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Mingus Inner Basin, AZ
mini location map2019-09-14
14 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Mingus Inner Basin, AZ 
Mingus Inner Basin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking18.10 Miles 3,722 AEG
Hiking18.10 Miles   8 Hrs   13 Mns   2.37 mph
3,722 ft AEG      35 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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A return to the Mingus area for cooler temps.
This hike features tall pines, decent trail and some off trail. A start in the 60's was perfect.

There was some smoke in the area in the AM, that dissipated in the afternoon.

Goal on this loop, was to try and find a way down from the dead end of the Powerline Trail. I'd seen on satellite, what appeared to be undocumented sections of a trail. Bingo, we found it and it was a much easier way down than the Ravine. Next time, I need to find where this goes up to? This is an old trail with great tread. I'd love to know the history of this one.

Now on the Mescal Gulch-Hull Canyon Trail, this one is fading away on the south side of the ridge. The steep north side of the ridge, has seen some recent and welcome love, all the way to Walnut Spring.

Out of the tree cover for the most part, we followed the old Jerome-Prescott Wagon Road, back to the TH.

A couple miles from the finish, some poor sole had lost a tire (not wheel) on his Silverado, and wound up 10' down/off the trail.

A good day for wildlife. 2 miles in, 3 deer with the buck still in velvet. 3 miles in, a dozen turkey lazily sauntered away from us. 12 miles in by Walnut Spring, a couple of Javelina.

The rain held off until the drive home.
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Wildflowers Observation Light

dry Mescal Spring Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Walnut Springs Quart per minute Quart per minute
This is a city water source, but there are filterable pools in the area
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