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Bulldog Ridge, AZ
mini location map2020-06-30
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Bulldog Ridge, AZ 
Bulldog Ridge, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 30 2020
rayhuston
Hiking4.51 Miles 927 AEG
Hiking4.51 Miles   3 Hrs   12 Mns   1.48 mph
927 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
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With cooler weather, although more humid, Mark put together a loop that took us to the top of a ridge in Bulldog Canyon for nearly two miles, then a return along the east side of the ridge via a wash and forest roads.

Mark drove well into the canyon before parking on the northwest end of the ridge. On the way in, we passed through a small burn area that appeared to have been quickly contained. Maybe the "Dome Fire" that was reported in the forum? On the way through the burn area, we saw a scorched square on the sandy road with burned areas to either side. Perhaps a car fire started this small burn?

After parking, we hiked up the side of the ridge to a saddle, then headed south along the ridge until we reached our end point. From there, we exited down a steep drainage on the east side. Near the bottom of the drainage, we found a kinder gentler slope to the right, which we followed down for a soft landing.

The trip back along the wash/forest road was uneventful. Time to catch up on politics and current world affairs. Just before the final stretch, Mark took us to an area where the forest service planted some milkweed intended to help increase the Monarch butterfly population in the area. Some of the plants have taken, and seed pods are starting to open, but we need some rain for the plants to flourish, or even have a chance.

Another area in Bulldog Canyon checked off. As usual, we didn't see another person :) . Wonderful hike on a very nice morning. Thanks again, Mark!
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