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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
joebartels
Hiking19.55 Miles 3,970 AEG
Hiking19.55 Miles   9 Hrs   7 Mns   2.44 mph
3,970 ft AEG   1 Hour   6 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Needed another non obstructive hike so I picked Mazzie Loop and added Bear Spring to put a little meat on the bone.

Up Y Bar and down Barnhardt. I think whichever you go down you will like least. That said, down Barnhardt is the wise choice.

An unburnt pocket or two and the stand of pines is heaven to me on Y Bar. A break in the pines was the magic of the day. A solid 3 out of 5 hazopelli. Bee hive along trail is marked on my route.

Windsor / Y Bar saddle over to Bear Springs has great views. Torched for the most part but the AZT has it in near pristine condition.

The spur to Bear Spring was possibly the nicest part of the hike. Manicured trail and lush.

Divide over to Barnhardt has nice views and the trail is in good condition. Not on my favorite list. The views up to Mazzie Peak are sweet.

Barnhardt is unique as always. It doesn't seem as smooth descending as ascending. Passed one hiker in the final quarter mile the entire day. Nice temps.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
good variety
paintbrush, lupine w/beans, poppies, sego lilies, antelope horns, claret cup, various daisies

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bear Spring - Fisher Quart per minute Quart per minute
full and seeping around, dead bird in water

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
just a trickle, still falling from above
good pools to filter

dry Garden Seep Dry Dry
appeared dry around area

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Hawaiian Mist Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
trickle, tiny pools
shocked the entire wall above was wet

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Y Bar Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
clean trickle flow
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