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Dripping Springs from WoodburyGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2019
ThirstyLizard
Hiking9.52 Miles 1,363 AEG
Hiking9.52 Miles   4 Hrs   58 Mns   1.92 mph
1,363 ft AEG
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This was another fine hike we got ourselves into...

We decided to take the JF / Woodbury route to Coffee Flat Trail instead of 172B road from the trailhead. A nice choice but we distracted ourselves too long and missed our turn and so we did a “Heidi” bushwhack across to get where we needed to be. I am not sure “Heidi” bushwhack is an actual hiking term, but I use it to describe something that involves almost no obstruction in getting across the land in between oneself and one’s target location. Cattle grazing has probably helped make the hillside less cumbersome to cross and no doubt added to the distribution of wildflowers.

Back on track, we made it to the ranch and headed out on the Coffee Flat Trail. Water running the entire way but not to a negotiation issue level. The views were nothing less than “Wow!” and while we didn’t see wildlife, plenty of varied track was left in the mud along our route.

Toward the intersection with Red Tank Trail, evidence of fall beauty could be found under foot, making this a possible return trip in a different season. Lovely water running all over the red rocks at the tanks. Due to the water level, we did a little bushwhack to Dripping Springs which was a full waterfall.

As we turned back, we ran into more hikers who told us they were going back via Randolph Canyon. That may have to be my variation for the next trip. We also saw some cowboys from South Dakota out for a ride.

The trip back was a bit faster paced but no less enjoyable. We hiked the road out and that was a bit of a cardio climb. That, along with the little gate climb over, provided a little bitty boot camp experience for the finish.

I am sure the basic and sad rule of HAZenomics applies to days like this... “If your boot is on one trail, it cannot be on another.” But if one must put a boot down somewhere, this is a very good “where” to be.
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