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BCT - Bob Bentley TH to Table Mesa, AZ
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BCT - Bob Bentley TH to Table Mesa, AZ 
BCT - Bob Bentley TH to Table Mesa, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2018
The_Eagle
Hiking17.94 Miles 1,832 AEG
Hiking17.94 Miles   7 Hrs   8 Mns   2.69 mph
1,832 ft AEG      28 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
After we set up the Shuttle on Table Mesa Road, we started as the full moon was setting and the sun was rising.

We started from the area that some are calling the Bob Bentley TH. Not really an official TH, but it's shown on Google Maps. Parking is beside the road, with passage next to a locked gate and no signage. Not sure who this Bob Bentley is/was, but the best I can figure, this is, or is close to where the historic trail Native American/Sheep trail was located. Some start 1/4 east at 51st Ave. I tried checking the BLM BCT site, but because of the Government Shutdown, the web site is down. :?

I expected this section from Carefree highway to the Emery Henderson TH (about 6 mi.), to be a bore. It was not great, but better than expected. We were brayed at towards the beginning, but never saw them. The beginning portion (until you start to see official signage), follows game/burro trails. We hiked past running water that seemed to go on for a couple of miles, until we reached the source at the FCI Phoenix Federal Prison. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_C ... n,_Phoenix

At the unexpectedly nice Emery Henderson Trail Head, we continued North. I like this portion better. Interesting area for potential future little climbs to the west, that I'm sure would yield nice views of Lake Pleasant.

Saw one runner, one hiker and a handful of mountain bikers.

Without a doubt, the flattest 18 mile hike I've ever done, Just the hike I needed to test things out.

Another section of the BCT completed! Carefree Highway to Bumblebee Complete.

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