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Benham Trail #38Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 08 2018
azbackpackr
Hiking9.00 Miles 2,195 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs   31 Mns   2.34 mph
2,195 ft AEG   1 Hour   40 Mns Break
 
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Back to my old haunts, I hiked to the top of Bill Williams Mountain. It was a very warm day, and the forest is dry. I was surprised when I got there (hadn't been there for a year and a half or more) that there is active logging at the trailhead. Off and on through the hike I noticed a lot of burn piles where thinning had been done.

A word about this watershed. Bill Williams Mountain drainage provides a lot of the water for the little town of Williams. There is kind of a precarious relationship there. If there is a big fire on the mountain it will not only affect the drinking water supply, but also would cause devastating floods in the town. Even now, during a strong monsoon, many streets are flooded up to the curbs. If the forest on the mountain were to burn off, the flooding later on in the summer would push houses off their foundations. So, although the thinning project looks kind of ugly, I hope it will make it easier to stop any future fire.

I haven't kept up with news of the Tinder Fire. I noticed it was a bit hazy off in that direction, but there were no plumes of smoke to be seen.

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