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2017-07-15  
2015-11-28  
Bear-East End-MRP-Pine Canyon, AZ
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Bear-East End-MRP-Pine Canyon, AZ 
Bear-East End-MRP-Pine Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2017
The_Eagle
Hiking21.34 Miles 3,570 AEG
Hiking21.34 Miles   8 Hrs   57 Mns   2.56 mph
3,570 ft AEG      36 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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I've had this one drawn up for quite some time. I was always interested to explore a bit more of Milk Ranch Point and find a way to connect MRP to the Upper Pine Canyon TH.

The East Rim Trail is still steep one. I was shocked to actually run into someone else on the way up. Or should I say, he ran into me. I chatted with Ryan for a bit before he disappeared above me.

I tied a bunch of old FR's together with some off trail, to follow the western side of MRP. There are quite a few spots where you get some decent views. Around the NE portion of this track, the breeze picked up a bit and I could hear a rumbling in the distance. I checked the radar on my phone and there was a big one coming my way.

I skipped lunch and decided to try and get off the rim before it hit. A good thought, but no luck. I hiked in a steady rain with Sky Crackles in the area. Luckily only one crackle that did not allow me to count between light and sound. I did a quick 360 to look for hits and saw none.

I had planned to try the area close to the rim on the north edge of Pine Canyon, but the storm had me wanting to stick to the middle ground.

Finally on the Pine Canyon Trail, I started down the switchbacks. I found a rock outcropping to get partially out of the rain and sit for a moment. After 20 minutes, the rain let up enough for me to complete my hike.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Parsnip Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Pine Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Decent flow from Camp Low Mia North


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