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Pinery Canyon Campout Walkabout, AZ
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Pinery Canyon Campout Walkabout, AZ 
Pinery Canyon Campout Walkabout, AZ
Hiking avatar May 28 2016
Hiking1.25 Miles
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we decided to spend the long weekend with friends, dispersed camping off of pinery canyon in the chiricahuas. of course after we set the tent up, bobby went to take a nap, and i went exploring. our friends had dogs, and i decided that i would take one of them with me. we happened to be right next to the pinery horsefall trail. i followed it up for a bit, we saw a turkey and that good dog didn't bark a bit, but i didn't get a picture because i was pulling on the reins, making sure she didn't run after the poor bird. we continued on, but before long, the downed trees and the creek crossings made the trail disappear. then i decided to get a better view of the place by going up a side canyon. the four-year-old medium sized dog, coco, didn't really like going uphill, and would just sit occasionally with no warning. just like me, i suppose. i was hoping to get to that spot (you know the one), the spot with the really great view at the saddle. i pointed and told coco that this spot is the one we were going to, so she could see i wasn't crazy, bushwhacking up this hill in the heat of the day in all kinds of prickly shrubbery while wearing shorts and teva sandals. we finally got to the spot and it didn't have the nice rocks to sit on that i was hoping for, but coco found a comfortable spot to sit, i got her some water and i looked around at the views. the way back down was a bit smoother, since i let coco lead the way for the most part. nice way-finding doggy. bobby had given me the gps so i could just put the word camp in - but he had also put the word bar in sometime before... that was for barfoot, but i thought it was funny. i could either go to camp or to the bar... turns out camp has a pretty good bar, so that's where i headed. when we got to the bottom of the hill, we came to the trail again, and found our campsite right where it was supposed to be. another nice little walkabout.
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There are just two switchbacks left. And another half-mile to the destination...
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