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Mingus Meander, AZ
mini location map2019-06-01
9 by photographer avatarkelly14
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Mingus Meander, AZ 
Mingus Meander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2019
kelly14
Hiking5.79 Miles 752 AEG
Hiking5.79 Miles   4 Hrs   29 Mns   1.43 mph
752 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Our little family has had a busy month. We made the move from our small apartment into a house! Even with how exciting that was we couldn’t wait to get out and hike. Especially since the weather has been so nice lately. We did the butterfly trail #536 nearly a year ago to the day so we thought we might check out that area again.

Most off this was off trail but we did bump into butterfly trail #536 briefly and west rim trail # 538. Temps were high 60’s and breezy which was perfect. Seemed like every 5 minutes we bumped into deer and even found the largest deer shed ever! 😬

Saw 3 turkeys and saw bear sign everywhere. In one very steep drainage coming off the north slope of Mingus there was very fresh bear crap and torn up logs and stumps everywhere. It also smelled really bad so we told ourselves we just missed a bear! Probably not though.

So with perfect temps, killer views, picturesque forest, and lots of critters todays hike made for a good day!
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Named place
Butterfly Tank

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Butterfly Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full
Found some water in the canyon bottom. Didn’t see anything resembling a tank though
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