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Afternoon at the Museum, AZ
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Afternoon at the Museum, AZ 
Afternoon at the Museum, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2020
Hiking15.06 Miles 4,550 AEG
Hiking15.06 Miles   7 Hrs      2.32 mph
4,550 ft AEG      30 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
1st trip
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Now that the heat is on and the Museum burn is open I hiked part of what I did last July, and came back on the Brookbank and Sunset. Some of the area looks good, most of the slopes that are north facing and were covered in white fir and white pine, as well as some douglas fir and ponderosa pine, burned hot with nearly 100% tree mortality, thinned or not. The main difference may be the soil burn severity. Expect mud slides!

Other drier south facing slopes did not get hit as hard, and some areas look great. Basically, areas that were overflowing with dead material, which was typical of the areas with white fir, burned very hot. Shame, but these things happen.

I presume the GPS track I pieced together is accurate. At over 15 miles I know why I was so tired post hike.

While not on the hike, the est area of the project is the north slopes of the Dry Lake Hills with the eastern 1/3 or so being greatly improved by the activities.
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