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Shawmut Trainspotting Ridgeline Loop, AZ
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Shawmut Trainspotting Ridgeline Loop, AZ 
Shawmut Trainspotting Ridgeline Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2017
The_Eagle
Hiking8.02 Miles 2,150 AEG
Hiking8.02 Miles   5 Hrs   21 Mns   1.62 mph
2,150 ft AEG      24 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Got out to a new area of the state to throw a new dot on my map.

With the promise for Poppies (or was it Puppies?) Joe put together this loop.

We had a train parked in front of where we had to start our hike, but it shortly moved out of our way.

The beginning of this hike is a walk across the mainly flat desert.
This is not a place I'd want to be in the summer months.

We started our ridgeline roller coaster hike of 3 numbered and 3 unnumbered peaks, starting to 2264 and ending with 2654. We took a break at the top in took in the views all around. Great visibility up here.

Our escape route followed a steep ridge line down to the North, until we dumped into a Ravine. We found it curious that we started seeing other footprints, but could not tell which way they were going.

It became obvious shortly after when we ran into a very recently used camp. Empty gallon water bottles, clothes, blankets, a large tuperware storage tub and the first time I'd actually seen Carpet Shoes.
There had to be 20 pairs scattered around. [ photo ]

Once down we flat-landed it back to the Truck and went through numerous small Poppy patches on the way.
Also, we did see probably the largest Ocotillo I'd ever seen.

Good choice of hikes Joe (Poppy Poser) Bartels
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Mainly Poppies here
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