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Tramway Trail #32Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 10 2007
joebartels
Hiking1.09 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking1.09 Miles   4 Hrs      0.27 mph
750 ft AEG
 
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The last mile of road in is rough. If it's not muddy a non 4x4 truck could make it. Whereas the south side of WCC roads are more severe stone mixed mud. The ranching family here has one of the more robust operations I've noticed yet in Arizona. Obviously charged by the sweet surrounding land.

Headed down in the summer heat. It's steeper than Camelback or Squaw but nothing as bad as the rail jump to the Cataracts or Massacre to Flatiron. There's one or two places where hand assist is necessary due to large steps. A strong backpacker shouldn't be weary, heck it's an actual trail. Will be adjusting trail data as this is only a half mile, not 0.7mi as previously assumed.

Explored the dense draw across the creek for a few hours. There wasn't any evidence of human travel. A couple seeps keep the area rich in an abundant variety of flora including a few raspberries. A man and his two young children jumped off the rocks and played in the creek for hours. Aborted a loop option with Maxwell as time passed quickly. I could have spent even more time photographing, even in the worst light of the day.

Bring a salt block for the hike back up in mid day sun, it's a huffer.

Bear Hunt III - Wind Runner Heading back home (about 3pm) through Maxwell Park I thought I spotted a huge elk running through the field loaded with cows. Then realized it was a BIG healthy black bear more resemblant of a bison.

This boy was clipping a pace that rivaled low class thoroughbreds. I'm not kidding either. A black bear can push a little over 30mph. The winter coat will quickly slow them down though. TOP thoroughbreds average 35-36mph with peaks (short sprints) in the 50mph range. A human typically flaunts 15mph avg to 20mph adrenalin charged.

There was no way I could get even a distant photo. By the time I realized what was going on, unbuckled and started to reach for my camera this turbo charged bear had cleared the pasture and vanished into the woods. Oh well, hard to be disappointed seeing yet another bear. This is the third I've spotted in six weeks, must be something in the air.
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