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Spruce Mountain, AZ
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8 by photographer avatarPeter_Medal
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Spruce Mountain, AZ 
Spruce Mountain, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2016
Hiking6.13 Miles 1,109 AEG
Hiking6.13 Miles
1,109 ft AEG6 LBS Pack
1st trip
Partners none no partners
HAZ - Event
Its been a while since I bagged Spruce. Been having too much fun with all the possiblities Tritle has to offer. Nevertheless, been taking my new hike partner on something new every week. Two weeks ago I took him up Tritle; last week was Union/Davis, today was Spruce. Next week we will hit Sun Devil Peak (6903') and Bear Down Mountain (6962').

Back to Spruce: Beautiful Fall colours. Breezy and cool. Wonderful day for a pre-work fitness hike. South ridgeline of Spruce Mountain forest bushwhack to junction of Isabella Trail & Groom Creek Trail. Not much of a bush whack anymore, I have cleaned up the route pretty good. We were on the Isabella for all but 8 feet before connecting onto GC #307. Turned off to find the "Spruce Heli-pad" which I think does not exist. Am I missing something? I look for it everytime I'm up here. Ohh well. Ridgelined up and over from "heli-pad" area, until connecting to 307 again thence on to summit. Never saw any wildlife, nor any hikers, mtn bikers, or horse peeps on the 307.
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"Before there was a trail..... there was no trail"
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