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Mt. Union - Davis, AZ
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Mt. Union - Davis, AZ 
Mt. Union - Davis, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2016
DallinW
Hiking5.34 Miles 1,497 AEG
Hiking5.34 Miles   2 Hrs   28 Mns   2.56 mph
1,497 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
 
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I had a different plan in mind for today, instead I opted for a fun relaxing trip up to a new area I hadn't seen before, the Bradshaws.

I was pleasantly surprised driving down Walker Rd to see very healthy looking groups of Aspen so close to the Valley. The area was a little more developed than I had anticipated, but it is done in good taste. The temperature was around 83F when I arrived around 3:30PM, very comfortable when you're in the trees for the entire hike. Yet another great place to escape to when the mercury rises in the Valley, without breaking the bank on gas.

At the top of Union I enjoyed a summit beer and cool breeze on the wooden platform, climbed the tower, and then headed for Davis. I was expecting the route to have cairns so I just continued walking down the trail (or road?) from Union looking for a pile of rocks. After consulting Route Scout and discovering said piles of rocks probably didn't exist, I searched for a good opening in the brush and hopped off the trail.

It has been a good long while since I've done some off-trail bushwhacking. A refreshing change of pace really! I need to do these more often. It wasn't particularly bad, only one section of being creative with my trekking poles to avoid the cat claw. The views from the summit of Davis are ok, but I liked the views from Mount Union slightly better, despite the towers. I think the journey is better than the destination on this one.

Can't wait to come back and explore more!
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