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Mingus the Butterfly & I, AZ
mini location map2016-05-29
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Mingus the Butterfly & I, AZ 
Mingus the Butterfly & I, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 29 2016
joebartels
Hiking19.90 Miles 4,200 AEG
Hiking19.90 Miles   7 Hrs   41 Mns   2.84 mph
4,200 ft AEG      40 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
With ten minutes to figure out a hike I pulled this up in Route Scout. A personal favorite I designed for Autumn 2013.

Only crossed paths with 1 other hiker on Coleman. Near perfect weather on this fab figure eight loop.

Might be easier to take 89A down to Mescal than short cutting through the locust thickets. Not a scratch and the foxtails are currently friendly, just saying. A little trouble figuring out the trail on Bug Hollow Trail #548 near the 6,600 contour. Over half the ascent is in the last 5 miles. No biggie with the breeze. Took an early and late nap.

Did pass a family taking flowers up to the grave site Bruce visits when we pass the area. Believe they called it the the Indian grave.

carried 4 quarts, about 4 ounces unused
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paintbrush, a sprig of lupine, a large field of unknown yellows and another of whites

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Butterfly Spring Dripping Dripping
just a trickle at the pipe under the dam
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