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East Cabin Loop Trails, AZ
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East Cabin Loop Trails, AZ 
East Cabin Loop Trails, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2016
trekkin_gecko
Hiking9.65 Miles 1,464 AEG
Hiking9.65 Miles
1,464 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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tibber
day two of camp grasshopper
the cabin loop trails have been on my wish list for quite awhile
we had planned to do some trail/off-trail combos, but with the 30% chance of thunderstorms sunday, we decided to stick to established trails
angela and i met up with mary jo and another hiking friend around 8:00
set up a shuttle to go from where u-bar crosses forest road 321c
started out on u-bar on a clear, cool morning, hiking through nice pine forest
sights included dane cabin and dane spring
went in and out of dane and barbershop canyons, finding a beautiful campsite in barbershop canyon
ended this portion of the hike at forest road 139c, then drove over to check out pinchot cabin
went back to camp for some lunch
drove to where barbershop trail crosses 139, intending to take barbershop to the where the other vehicle remained from our morning start
i'm not usually a big shuttle fan, but this worked out well
some rumbles of thunder in the distance when we started around 2:30
in retrospect, we would have been much better off continuing the morning hike, but then we would have missed out on the lightning, hail and rain that hit us at the halfway point :lol:
we got blasted and had to take shelter under a shorter fir tree to keep the hail from leaving a mark
be sure to check out the upcoming tibber productions video for the hailstorm
i didn't mind that so much, but i do mind the lightning that close :o
not as bad as last summer's hike with chumley, [ photoset ] but still too close for comfort
hail continued for about 45 minutes, along with heavy rain
we had to start moving, and continued down the water filled trail
i discovered that my ten year old rain jacket has become just a windbreaker, so i was a little chilled
got to the car, warmed up at camp and all was fine
quite an experience with so much hail
grasshopper made his world famous linguini with an excellent sauce for tibber and i, and the full group got together for desert after dinner
an exciting day
would love to do the full loop sometime
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Dane Spring
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