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Pine Canyon / Donahue loopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2016
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking13.48 Miles 2,657 AEG
Hiking13.48 Miles   4 Hrs   17 Mns   3.15 mph
2,657 ft AEG
 
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Decided to head up to Payson to get out of the heat. Good thing I did too because it was only 106 up there. :lol: Even on top of the rim my Fenix displayed 100 degrees. :o

This is always a fun hike and today was no exception. Heading out on Pine Canyon I noticed the exceptional condition of the trail. I also noticed that work and re-routing is still in the works. Then I came across the crew that is doing the trail work. They were on lunch break so as I passed by I thanked them for there efforts. They said they work with the Conservation Corps otherwise known as ACE (American Conservation Experience). To them I say Bravo! :app:

Then on up that crazy East Rim Trail and across the top. I wish they were doing trail work up there. If doing this loop you will find that the GPS is your friend up there. The trail exists but fades in and out as I am sure it sees little traffic between the top of East Rim and the road. Coming down Donahue was easy breezy and then I hit the newly re-routed Highline. All of this added about a mile and a half to the previous hike but trail conditions are fantastic. Minus the brief stint up top of course.

I imagine I will be doing this one again before years end. I like it that much!
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