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Webb Peak Loop, AZ
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Webb Peak Loop, AZ 
Webb Peak Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2019
markthurman53
Hiking4.06 Miles 948 AEG
Hiking4.06 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   1.90 mph
948 ft AEG      25 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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The last hike for the day was to Webb Peak then down what I guess is the Blair Ash Ridge Trail but instead of going all the way down Blair Ash Ridge I took a connector trail to Ash Creek. I took Ash Creek back to the Starting point. The Webb Peak Trail #345 was in good condition, the best trail I have seen all day. Good views from the Webb Peak tower in all directions.

From Webb Peak I continued down Blair Ash Ridge for about a mile where I headed south toward the Ash Creek Trail. Much of the first mile along the ridge follows an old logging road but is heavily overgrown and in places hard to locate the trail. In places the trail shows up nicely then it would just disappear. The last half mile of this section is easier to follow because the old road is more obvious. Not much to see along this section but it didn't matter as I was pretty occupied with trail finding. At 1 mile in I took another old logging road toward Ash Creek. This trail was easy to follow but lots of dead fall along the way. Once in Ash Creek the trail is very hard to locate. I did notice red ribbons tied to various things and it didn't take long to realize these were trail markers. These ribbons were real time savers because even though there wasn't much of a trail in many places it would eventually lead to a recognizable trail. They also indicated where the trail crossed the stream. This trail eventually leaves Ash Creek and heads up to the Trail Head at Columbine Campground. Needed to watch for these ribbons along this stretch because it is really overgrown and the trail almost non existent or hidden under brush.

This is a nice loop Trail with a little bit of elevation gain, a little path finding skills and a peak with great views. Probably the best and closest view of the Telescope and Mount Graham. Temperatures were in the upper 60sso it was perfect hiking weather.
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