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Asbestos Pt & Zimmerman Pt, AZ
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Asbestos Pt & Zimmerman Pt, AZ 
Asbestos Pt & Zimmerman Pt, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2017
The_N
Hiking12.54 Miles 3,246 AEG
Hiking12.54 Miles   7 Hrs   27 Mns   2.09 mph
3,246 ft AEG   1 Hour   27 Mns Break
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It was a nice day to be in the Ancha. I'm always happy to trek to some off-trail peaks. Throw in some mining history, a few rattlers, and Linda is happy as well. We walked up FR489, which was a mess. It goes right through the heart of the biggest burn scar in the area we occupied this day. Huge pine trees were burned all the way to the top. Lower vegetation was thriving, plenty of flowers, too. The entire hike was a butterfly wonderland. Great views start once reaching the saddle. We decided to explore the mines before going up to Asbestos Point. Cool to see. Many, if not most, are very expansive. On this sun exposed side of the mountain, it's no wonder these mines are crawling with snakes. That last mine was so heavily guarded, a rattler was positioned in a bush, like a sniper on a rooftop. That was enough to send even the snake whisperer running. We then took the jeep road, followed by short off-trail, to Asbestos Point and relaxed for a few before heading back down to the saddle. Continuing off-trail to Zimmerman Point was fun. Not too scratchy, lots of flowers, even a nice breeze if postitioned just right. I enjoyed this summit and it's views more. Flat rocks allow for comfortable scenery viewing. The trip back down to FR489 was over quickly. Having not seen anyone all day, it was surprising to cross paths with about 12 jeeps and 4runners. These volunteers were making the road passable again (for vehicles like theirs) and were doing a great job from what we observed. I'd imagine deadfall removal will be ongoing for many years. This turned out to be a fun, more exploratory, kind of day. I enjoyed every moment.
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