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Tonto National Monument - Upper DwellingsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2019
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Hiking3.10 Miles 752 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   1.86 mph
752 ft AEG   1 Hour   46 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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I had been wanting to do the Upper Ruins for almost a decade now after having visited the lower ruins. SCA, Henry, Jan, and Yolanda joined me for this trip. TNM now charges an entry fee, so be sure to bring your National Park Pass if you have one. I had to make this reservation 5 weeks out to get in and lucky we did as this is the last weekend of the season for the ranger led tours to the upper ruins. We had 14 total in our group not including the two rangers. The trek stops on a regular basis on the way to the ruins to allow the non-hardcore hikers a chance to catch up and take a breather. There's a spring that runs year round that you get to walk through, which on our trip, was a gauntlet of flying insects. Keep your head down and you'll be through in no time :) At a break after the spring, enjoying the shade of the sycamore trees and a ranger story, I spotted a snake, in a tree no less. Since when did they start putting snakes in trees? It's bad enough I have to look for them under my feet, but above my head, that's just not fair! Anyway, the group checked out my easter egg discovery and we continued up the switchbacks to the ruins. Much of the ruins are now off limits to tours due to stabilization issues and may reopen in the future once some restoration has been completed. The views and ranger stories were excellent, my group all enjoyed our visit to this hidden gem.
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