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South Mingus Loop, AZ
mini location map2019-03-20
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South Mingus Loop, AZ 
South Mingus Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking13.70 Miles 2,681 AEG
Hiking13.70 Miles   6 Hrs   50 Mns   2.76 mph
2,681 ft AEG   1 Hour   52 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Tracie and I had Geronimo's Cabin on our radar screen for over a year now, and we decided at long last to go check it out. I had reviewed some triplogs and maps, and decided to do a big loop that encompassed the Yeager Canyon Loop; also included are a couple of short out-and-back side trips to Kendall Peak and Geronimo's Cabin.

We hiked on several trails and roads, including Little Yeager Canyon Trail #533; Kendall Camp Road 105; Cherry Trail 132; Forest Road 413; Forest Road 9003T; Yeager Cabin Trail #111; Old Dump Trail #530; and Yeager Canyon Trail #28. We also did a bit of off-trail hiking, mostly getting to and from Kendall Peak -- this was some of the easiest off-trail hiking that I have done.

We started the hike at a pullout on 89A, where the Little Yeager Canyon Trail #533 and Yeager Canyon Trail #28 meet. We took the Little Yeager Canyon Trail #533 and then took a right on Kendall Camp Road 105 for a short distance. Then we went on a fun, easy off-trail excursion to the north side of Kendall Peak, and went up the north slope of the peak to the summit. After descending down the way we came up, we took a logging road to Cherry Trail 132, and took it west for a ways until we went off-trail to get to FR 413, very near to where FR 9003T starts. Then we went up to Geronimo's Cabin; retraced our steps back to FR 413, and made our way to the start of Yeager Cabin Trail #111. We then took #111 up to Yeager Canyon Trail #28, and took it back to the TH.

As for Old Dump Trail #530: my map, the HAZ GPS track, and the description of the trail on the Prescott National Forest website all indicated that Trail #530 ran from Trail #28 to FR 413. However, the signage for Trail #530 has the trail running from Trail #111 to FR 413. I took this revised Old Dump Trail from #111 to FR 413 and back. I also went up Trail #28 to where the Old Dump Trail junction was supposed to be, and did not see a trail or a trail sign. I am not sure why Trail #530 has apparently been moved.

At 7,088' Kendall Peak certainly isn't the highest in the area, but it had some nice 360 degree views nonetheless. I enjoyed seeing snow covered peaks in the Bradshaws. I noticed at least 3 HAZers had signed the trip logbook.

Geronimo's Cabin, with its logs vertical instead of horizontal, is definitely unique. The vertical logs makes it blend in with and mirror the environment

We saw around a dozen turkeys, but that was the only wildlife that we saw.

I really like hiking on Mingus, and this was a very enjoyable hike!
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