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Hoolie Bacon Trail, AZ
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Hoolie Bacon Trail, AZ 
Hoolie Bacon Trail, AZ
 
Hiking17.21 Miles 2,827 AEG
Hiking17.21 Miles   8 Hrs   41 Mns   2.45 mph
2,827 ft AEG   1 Hour   40 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Hoolie bacon Trail attempt 2. The last time I tried this hike Tortilla Creek was running to high and decided to turn around. Gave the creek a little over two weeks to settle down and it appears it did. Started once again at the Tortilla Trail Head and took the 3 mile SVR 213 to the JF Trail. Much easier on the JF and Hoolie Bacon without the snow and slush. Tortilla Creek was low enough to allow rock hopping. Still 3 foot deep pools in the area of the crossing, don't know how deep it would of been last time I was here. The only concern this time was keeping my feet dry, failing that would only mean I get wet feet. If I do fall in the task will be to keep the camera dry at all cost (well almost all cost). The trail I thought was in fairly good condition, easy to follow. The catclaw that was overhanging the trail was either broken back or in a few places cut back. The big climb out of Cedar Creek to Horse Ridge was not that hard, I found the climb on Peters Trail more difficult. Once on the saddle at Horse Ridge it is a gradual descent down to the Red Tanks Trail on LaBarge Creek. There is a small ridge to climb as you exit Trap Canyon and cross over to LaBarge Canyon. Trap Canyon Creeks and it's tributaries were all running. There are some really nice camp sites along the trail where Trap Canyon Creek heads west through a narrow canyon between Music Mountain and Herman Mountain. Very large Cedar trees and plush grass.

Ran into 3 people on the Hoolie Bacon Trail, a group of two and a loner.They were both doing the Grand Enchantment Trail. Heard of this trail but know nothing about it, supposedly it ends up in Albuquerque. Was kind of surprised to find anyone on this trail. The water report is everything is still running but will probably dry up on the smaller creeks like cedar and upper Trap Canyon in the next few weeks unless we get more rain/snow.

The 3 mile walk along SVR 213 is getting old but only have to do it one more time to do the JF Trail. Getting pretty good at it, can almost do it in my sleep. I could drive the Jeep up the next time but it would seem like it defeated me so I will probably just sleepwalk it again.
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