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Mingus - Clipped Butterfly Loop, AZ
mini location map2019-11-09
6 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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Mingus - Clipped Butterfly Loop, AZ 
Mingus - Clipped Butterfly Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking19.34 Miles 3,603 AEG
Hiking19.34 Miles   9 Hrs   37 Mns   2.27 mph
3,603 ft AEG   1 Hour   6 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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We started at the Potato Patch Parking lot off 89a on a new Trail, #530. This trail does not seem to be named yet.
It's actually a nice connector that gets you over to the Upper Mescal #550.

I had 3 goals on this hike.

First, find a route down from the Bug Hollow Trail #548, to an old FR connecting to the North Mingus #105 Trail. Success, there was actually a great use trail all the way. This route will be added to the rotation.

Second, find a route up to the rim using an old undocumented trail we'd found the last time up in the area. This is a well defined trail, up to to about the spot we we stumbled upon last time. We lost the trail and just decided to scramble to the top. It took some time and blood, but we made it to some great views.

[ youtube video ]

Third, we'd held out hope that we'd find the tail end of some color. We've historically had a tough time hit the color on the correct week. No real color to be had again.
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