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Devin Bear Fred Lasso, AZ
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Devin Bear Fred Lasso, AZ 
Devin Bear Fred Lasso, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 05 2017
chumley
Hiking16.33 Miles 2,568 AEG
Hiking16.33 Miles   7 Hrs      2.43 mph
2,568 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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Not thrilled with the prospect of hiking somewhere that wasn't the Grand Tetons, Sierra Nevada, or Yellowstone, we set out despite it all to chalk up some miles in cooler elevations.

After a little hiccup with the new AZT cut we figured it out. Nicely done, but the signage needs to be updated. Footings for two foot bridges over the East Verde look ready to be poured, but aren't done yet. I was disappointed that the new cut only leads right back to the powerline road, and not all the way to the switchbacks of the railroad tunnel trail. Not sure if that's the next step or not. (@sredfield ?) Last night produced a prolific monsoon storm on the rim, and the main Devin cut and all side drainages were flowing with water all the way to FR300.

That was the theme for the day, and actually made this a really nice hike. We met Blanco and Cup near their camp and dropped down into Bear Canyon. It's fine. Absolutely ideal burn. I'd go so far as to say fire managers probably wished it had burned more.

Water, water, water. We skipped from Bear over to Fred Haught, where there was even more water flowing. Where we had previously managed dry crossings, that came to an end. General Springs Canyon was flowing nicely, and the AZT was a slushy mess in places. There were 3 mandatory wet crossings, and some others that weren't worth the effort to try to stay dry.

It was a real treat to see this area under these conditions. After sending the pups back to camp with their humans, 9L and I headed back down to WashPark as a light rain began to fall. No lightning and perfect temperatures so nothing of concern. Good day all around! :)
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