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Mail Trail #84
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mini location map2018-03-16
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Mail Trail #84Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking15.75 Miles 1,193 AEG
Hiking15.75 Miles   6 Hrs   8 Mns   2.84 mph
1,193 ft AEG      35 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
1st trip
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I parked just off highway 260 but should have gone a short distance farther to the trailhead. That would have saved me maybe 200 yards of walking.

There were three geocaches I wanted to find today. Two are on the Mail Trail and the third was SW down the power line road so after I found the second, I turned off the Mail Trail and headed down the power line road. The power line road was about halfway out for me.

On the Mail Trail, I tried to follow the cairns as best I could but at times I had trouble spotting the next so I fell back to checking the track on my GPSr. There really is no tread, though at times there are game or cattle trails to follow. The ground was rocky and soft dirt. It would be a nightmare to walk on if it is wet so avoid it during those conditions. Navigation was a bit easier on my return as I was able to follow my own tracks to some extent.

Once I turned on the power line road, I was able to keep a good pace. It's a rocky road and parts would be troublesome to drive, but walking was steady and fast.

It was brisk when I started and breezy most of the day. All in all, good conditions for a long walk.

I saw three elk, followed by two more. I'm sure there were others hidden in the Junipers that I missed.
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 Named place [ checklist ]
[ checklist ]  Sheep Corral Tank
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