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Humphreys - Philomena - Walker Lake, AZ
mini location map2016-06-04
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Humphreys - Philomena - Walker Lake, AZ 
Humphreys - Philomena - Walker Lake, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 04 2016
The_Eagle
Hiking15.13 Miles 3,656 AEG
Hiking15.13 Miles   9 Hrs   24 Mns   1.84 mph
3,656 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Parking Lot to Humphreys Saddle
4.05 miles, 2545 AEG

The lot was probable 1/3 full at our 8:10 start when Ray dropped us off. The trail was not as crowded as expected. Met HAZ members @mr14ner, @DallinW & @adrenna on the way up. Great to meet you all! Temps were perfect.

Humphreys Saddle to The Top of Arizona,12,633'
1.07 miles, 819 AEG

A 200' patch of snow to get to the peak, 72 degree temps and gnatty when the wind stopped. Two fires could be seen north of Kendrick, close to each other and two more in what I'm guessing to be the Pivot Rock areas. The Inner Basin has a bit of snow and the Aspens are greening up nicely

Top of Arizona 12,633' to Philomena Spring
.57 miles, -972 AEG

Not as bad as feared

Philomena Spring to Hot Tub Time Machine
.26 miles, -358 AEG

Dodged some snow to get here.
Time Machine has not changed in 3 years since we'd been here.

Hot Tub Time Machine to AZT#34
2.76 miles, -2333 AEG

We had to get off the unofficial trail because of snow. We Jigsawed around the snow and downfall to get back to the trail. Once out to the meadow area, we ran into the couple who unofficially take care of the trail. They said they did not get to any maintenance last year. They gave us some great info about the area and Philomena Spring. There used to be a trough system that ran over to the old ranch carrying water from Philomena Spring. My rough estimate shows that to be more that 3 miles of trough! The trough has been replaced by pipe and the pipe no longer works. There are remnants of both in the area.

AZT#34 to Walker Lake
6.42 miles, -1059 AEG (+252)

Nice to be back on a trail, and the AZT to boot!
Ray was waiting at Walker Lake when we got there.

We took a quick spin to the lake to check it out.
Walker Lake Video :next: https://youtube.com ... DkTc

Thanks for driving Ray!

dry Lew Tank Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Philomena Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Guessing at flow, you could hear it under the rocks. The catch basin was covered in snow.

dry Walker Lake Dry Dry
Mud at best
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