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Grant Hill Trails, AZ
mini location map2019-07-19
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Grant Hill Trails, AZ 
Grant Hill Trails, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2019
markthurman53
Hiking7.74 Miles 829 AEG
Hiking7.74 Miles   3 Hrs   46 Mns   2.37 mph
829 ft AEG      30 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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On my second day of hiking I went back up to the top of the mountain to hike around Grant Hill. This 8 mile loop hike will be made up of two trails the Grant Hill inner and Grant Hill Outer loop with a few short interconnecting trails. Total elevation gain is 830 feet but it is spread out so it is hardly noticeable. With my feet all taped up and my boots cinched really tight I headed out. Felt really stiff at the start but after a few minutes was back to normal. This loop hike is also in an area that was affected by fire of 2017 but was sporadic in coverage in this area. about two thirds of this trail is along old logging roads and a bit overgrown but easy to follow. The other third is along trails that are no longer there. In most places even a good imagination won't yield a trail. There were rock cairns and tape ribbons along certain sections to indicate that you are on the right track even if you don't think you are. The tape ribbons were like fair weather friends, they are there when things are good leading you along a certain route but then they disappear when you really need them, leaving you in the middle of the woods guessing were to go next. My GPS route was for the inner Loop but for the outer loop I was on my own. Luckily with a little common sense and an idea of where I wanted to go I was able to stay on "trail". Eventually I would see more of my fair weather friend indicating I'm on track. After finishing the outer loop I back tracked to finish the inner Loop. Really beautiful area. Must of been something before the fire. There are great views to the west on the western side of the loop.
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