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Kendrick Bull Pumpkin, AZ
mini location map2018-06-23
15 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Kendrick Bull Pumpkin, AZ 
Kendrick Bull Pumpkin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 23 2018
The_Eagle
Hiking16.66 Miles 3,543 AEG
Hiking16.66 Miles   7 Hrs   37 Mns   2.47 mph
3,543 ft AEG      52 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Because of all of the closures, this was the most cars I've seen at the Kendrick TH. Luckily, this did not equate to jammed trails, as there is plenty of room out there.

Kendrick Peak Trail #22 is a jem. Great shape, nice gain and great views. Only slightly noticeable fire damage.

The Bull Basin Trail #40 took the brunt of the fire damage from the last couple of fires up there. Starting from right behind the cabin at the saddle, some places look like a moonscape. There is one 200 yard section up top, through the non-existent Bull Spring, that a GPS is you main means of finding the trail. Even with this devastation, you can't beat some of the views up top. This trail is really needed to make this wonderful loop happen. I'm guessing we went up, under and/or around, 200 or so trees on the length of this trail getting to the Connector Trail. With all the trees down, I find it unlikely the FS would bring in hand saws to clear this wilderness trail. I for one, would not mind giving the FS special dispensation to use chainsaws in cases like this. I know the purists will yell at me for this, but I can't ask FS workers to do what what I wouldn't/couldn't do.

The lower sections of Bull Basin Trail and the Connector Trail #80, are wide open and exposed. It provides an eerily picturesque landscape.

Having accidentally drained my backpack's bladder at lunch and not feeling the best, I split from Joe and Karl at the Connector/Pumpkin intersection, They went up and I went downhill on the Pumpkin Trail #39. This is the first time I'd been on this portion of the trail. It's actually quite nice and just as steep as the upper portion. I always thought this trail got it's name from the steepness of it. I was wrong [ photo ] .

Taking some FR's back, I met Joe, then Karl back at the TH. An enjoyable day.


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Wildflowers Observation Light

dry Bald Hill Tank Dry Dry

dry Bull Spring Dry Dry
Since the Boundry fire, this may now be gone..

dry Elk Tank Dry Dry

dry Little Tank Dry Dry

dry Newman Tank Dry Dry

dry Pumpkin Tank Dry Dry
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