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Round the Mountain Trail upper, AZ
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Round the Mountain Trail upper, AZ 
Round the Mountain Trail upper, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2019
markthurman53
Hiking1.05 Miles 355 AEG
Hiking1.05 Miles      50 Mns   1.54 mph
355 ft AEG      9 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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On this trip to the Pinaleno Mountains I was going to do a couple of short trails on the upper part of the mountain before the snows close access to them down. For the first hike my intentions were to hike the Round the Mountain trail from it's north end about 3 miles to the junction with the Fry Canyon Trail. Parked at the end of the Old Columbine Road, The trail is signed at the trail Head. I headed out on the faint trail and within 100 yards the trail disappears in a grove of aspen saplings. I will never see the trail or any hint of it after that. I wander around crossing a couple washed out streams, crossing over lots of dead fall and scrambling across rock debris fields. My thinking was when I get through this "stuff" the trail will show up but the "stuff" never seemed to end. After a couple of trips and stumbles I figured I would bag this hike and go back and maybe attack it from the other end some day. This was no place to to have an injury especially since no one knows I'm here. For some reason GPS Joe kept going through my head.

If anyone has information on the existence of this trail and the condition of other parts would appreciate the info. From my GPS route I now know what a route of someone who is lost and wandering around aimlessly looks like.
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