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SPUR in Estrellas-ABORT, AZ
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SPUR in Estrellas-ABORT, AZ 
SPUR in Estrellas-ABORT, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 23 2016
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking2.66 Miles 272 AEG
Hiking2.66 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   2.66 mph
272 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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Well there’s a first time for everything.
The plan was to first find an azimuth mark in the desert, then hike up a mountain and locate a benchmark that no one has reported on, since the initial surveyors put it up there in 1936.

I aborted the hike at the azimuth mark, while still in the flat, Rainbow Valley desert, right next to the Sierra Estrella Mountains.
While at the azimuth mark, I noticed my back pack was leaking water. Upon further inspection, the hydration reservoir had a 1/2 inch tear in a seam. That’s a first for me, especially since I do a ‘pre-check’ of all my hike stuff before leaving on every hike. Hours earlier at home, the reservoir was fine.

From the azimuth mark, I turned around and went back to the car and drove out.
Easy decision - No water, no hike.
On the way home, I went back to the store where I bought the reservoir. They exchanged it for a new one, with no hassle and no charge. All is good, except I lost the day’s adventure, but that’s OK.

I’ll post this tiny hike now and will post the real, full hike when I have time.
(Its ‘Spring Break’ for my favorite 9 and 10 year old Hike-Masters, who are in town now. They want to take me on a hike too - busy, busy time).

To be continued - -
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