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Pioneer Trail #196Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
Jim_H
Hiking9.65 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking9.65 Miles   6 Hrs      1.61 mph
2,400 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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My route was almost identical to nightstalker's May-5-18 hike, so I am using his stats. I did a little more road walking to see if the hummingbird feeders and birds were still there, but they were not. Still a lot of flocks of chipper forest birds, mostly what sounded like Chick-a-Dee.

What more or less constitutes a leaf peeping hike, except I didn't fight I-17 and Flagstaff, and it wasn't 39 degrees on top. A very nice relaxed scenic Pinal Hike. Walking towards Pinal Peak after looking for hummingbirds, I went out on FR 651E. I was surprised to see an Atlas or Lebanon Cedar, a Red Pine, a bristlecone Pine, several Giant Sequoias, and possibly a few California ponderosa pines, or Jeffrey or maybe Coulter pines, all planted in an area that might have been a cabin site in the past. The cedar managed to reproduce on the east side of 651E and to the untrained eye it might just look like another Douglas fir. It isn't!

Lots of color that will probably peek in the maples this week, oaks later on. Aspen and walnut also appear near peak, but locust and ash are past. Very enjoyable relaxed hike.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Maple!

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Squaw Spring Dripping Dripping
Mostly wet soil, nothing I think a human could use.
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