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2018-02-10  
Jerky/Rock/El Paso, AZ
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Jerky/Rock/El Paso, AZ 
Jerky/Rock/El Paso, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2018
MountainMatt
Hiking4.38 Miles 734 AEG
Hiking4.38 Miles
734 ft AEG30 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Grasshoppers suggestion of the Jerky-Rock sounded perfect so my friend, dog and I set out for The Anchas.
First stop was JB which is such a prominent figure and I remember being glued to it the first time I drove by it and had to make it up there.
I knew there would be some bushwhacking but was nowhere near prepared for the battle that was about to begin.
Hats off to G-man and Ssk because my friend and I retreated after .64 miles of the thickest manzanita brutality I've ever experienced.
I enjoy a good Arizona bushwhack but this was straight stupid, there would be a break for maybe 3 feet and then it was back to a wall of hearty 4-6 foot manzanita.
We made a good dent and my legs took a beating wearing shorts but with no sign of give until on the buttes slopes I decided to call it, I wanted to be up there but not that bad not to mention my dog probably wasn't enjoying herself.

Relaxed in Rock Creek for awhile and made a stop at all the structures and mines with a worthy side detour in El Paso.

A great day went completely wrong on the way home.
Had a rollover on the Young Highway involving only my vehicle.
Fortunately nobody was seriously injured besides a broken hand and few gashes on my friend, my dog and I were blessed to walk away unharmed.
Trucks down for the count for awhile or possibly for good but above all feel very blessed that Miss Payton, my friend and I are all alive and breathing considering what could have happened.
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