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2017-05-13  
2017-05-13  
Mazzy Peak Loop with Bear Spring Spur, AZ
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Mazzy Peak Loop with Bear Spring Spur, AZ 
Mazzy Peak Loop with Bear Spring Spur, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 13 2017
The_Eagle
Hiking20.01 Miles 4,166 AEG
Hiking20.01 Miles   9 Hrs   8 Mns   2.49 mph
4,166 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
I'd never done Y-bar or the Mazzy Peak Loop. When Joe offered it up, I though it might be on the hot side. Checking the HAZ weather forecast had highs of 78 down low and 71 up high. It wasn't too far off of that. The winds help keep things cooler. The warmest I was all day was on the steepish climb up Y Bar. Another plus is this one is in the 100 hikes book that Denny is trying to complete. But no Denny. :(

Y Bar was not as bad as the rumors. The bottom section was cleared. There was one short section before getting into the gloriously cool pines, that could use a bit-o-work. The pines were a glorious 67 degrees, perfect for a break.

Good to be on the AZT again! heading over to Bear Spring. The 1/4 mile to Bear Spring were a slice of heaven. Bear Spring, while full of water, unfortunately had a dead bird in it.

Back on the Divide trail we headed 6 miles over to The Barndardt Saddle and trail. The trail is in great shape with only a few trees over the trail from winter. Great views.

The top of Barnhardt is not my favorite, but made a lot more palatable now that it's an 8' wide trail! All the fun on this one is still from Big Kahuna to the Trailhead.

Saw 2 Whitetail, 1 dead snake on the way in, one Blacktail Rattler and one Gopher on the Divide Trail. One Gopher snake that I could not avoid driving out. One Gopher Snake that I did avoid on the way out.
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Bear Spring - Fisher
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Wildflowers Observation Light

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bear Spring - Fisher Quart per minute Quart per minute
Plenty of water.... and a dead bird

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Big Kahuna Falls - Mazatzal Wilderness Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
There still some to filter here

dry Garden Seep Dry Dry

dry Hawaiian Mist Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Y Bar Spring Dripping Dripping
You migh get enough to filter
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