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2019-12-12  
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Louie Louie, AZ
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15 by photographer avatarLosDosSloFolks
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Louie Louie, AZ 
Louie Louie, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 12 2019
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking4.66 Miles 710 AEG
Hiking4.66 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.25 mph
710 ft AEG      6 Mns Break4 LBS Pack
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No, not the 1963 hit tune with the catchy 1-4-5-4 chord progression, but a reference to Louis W. Menk. Aside from having a trail named in his honor here in Cave Creek he was at one time president of the Northern Pacific Railway and later the Burlington Northern Railway. That concludes todays history lesson.

The trail bearing his name is pleasant enough but we have found a better and more scenic way to get to it without using a car. Leaving our home we can walk to the Surrey Hills Trailhead and hike the Slate Trail to the Menk Trail and then make a lasso loop at the summit of the small hill and then return. There are some great views once you drop down from the saddle at Surrey Hills. Returning up to this saddle is a huffer but well worth the effort. This area is a hidden gem for being so close to town.

I'm not going to ramble any longer, I'll just add some further info in the photo captions. Hope you enjoy them.
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Black Mountain
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Cottonwoods and other trees finally turning yellow along Cave Creek
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