Yes, I'm a bit slow getting this posted... I've been working on Tracey's outside honey-do list, hoping to check everything off before it gets too hot. I don't mind hiking in the heat, but work... not so much.
Jason's triplog pretty well covered the high points of the hike so all I have to add is my agreement it was a fun day hiking with a new HAZ hiking partner.
RE: BearSafe water cache at the AZT#17 TH...Don't rely on it! Even if you cache your own water and mark it for your own use, it very well may be empty when you arrive.
Oh yeah, if you empty a bottle, PLEASE crush it and take it with you!