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Reynolds to Aztec, AZ
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Reynolds to Aztec, AZ 
Reynolds to Aztec, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2016
LindaAnn
Hiking10.76 Miles 2,723 AEG
Hiking10.76 Miles   5 Hrs   6 Mns   2.53 mph
2,723 ft AEG      51 Mns Break
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1st trip
Chumley's triplog summed up the hike pretty well, so I don't have much more to add. I've spent very little time out in the Anchas, and the last time was more than a decade ago, so I was happy to just follow along without much of a clue where I was. Prior to starting the actual hike, the only info I had was a one paragraph text from the day before with drive time, distance, aeg, and a very detailed weather report--at least I knew to bring a jacket! Although I made the unwise decision to wear white clothing on a hike through a burn area, which gave myself the extra challenge of attempting to avoid anything burnt the entire day.

Plenty of uphill in the first three miles, but it was nice and cool, so it wasn't too bad. We missed one switchback near the beginning, which I half suspect (once again) was done to see how much poison ivy I'll walk through without complaining. Walking along the creek to the sound of running water was very pleasant. The views from the top of Aztec Peak were great in all directions. Did a short distance of off trail on the way back down, to which I heard the comment "This path looks like it was padded down by a bear, let's follow it!" Oh yay. Once we got back on the "trail" it wasn't much easier to follow for a while. The last few miles were an easy walk back down, and the afternoon lighting allowed for pictures of some of the scenery that was too shaded for pictures in the morning.
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