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Kendrick - Bull Basin - Pumpkin Loop, AZ
mini location map2018-06-23
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Kendrick - Bull Basin - Pumpkin Loop, AZ 
Kendrick - Bull Basin - Pumpkin Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 23 2018
joebartels
Hiking17.18 Miles 4,864 AEG
Hiking17.18 Miles   7 Hrs   39 Mns   2.56 mph
4,864 ft AEG      57 Mns Break
 
Kendrick Peak Trail #22
Still one of the easiest ascending treads in AZ. Fire damage is notable if you concentrate on it. On route to the trailhead and on this trail most of the burned trees still had green crowns. Expected worse, plenty of untorched forest remains.

Bull Basin Trail #40
Perhaps a hundred plus trees to crawl over. It's tidy mess. Travel is just slow and tedious not horrible as other burn areas I've been through in other areas. Personally I would descend it again. Forget ascending until serious trail maintenance.

Connector Trail #80
Albeit semi moonscape in areas this trail gets a bump up from 2 to 3 for myself. Views are easier to appreciate now that the prickly shrub is all gone. Route finding still demands your attention in areas. Enough pine covered islands/stretches to enjoy a lunch break.

Pumpkin Trail #39
Aside from a little more route finding in the mid-lower section, same tree cover and tread as years past.

Synopsis
Busier than ever with lots of nearby areas closed due to dry conditions. Piestewa Peak is still busier in 100+ temps... Humphreys if open would have five times the visitors so enough with the I don't have the most popular part of the wilderness all to myself in prime season sniffle syndrome.
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Yellow Columbine
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Light for most of the loop. Lower mountain ridges of the Pumkin Trail are a blanket of lupine.
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