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West Baldy Backpack, AZ
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West Baldy Backpack, AZ 
West Baldy Backpack, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Jul 05 2020
jacobemerick
Backpack12.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles2 Days         
1,500 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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Backpack w/ kiddos. Arrived at East TH around 10am and headed over to Crossover Trail. Route was easy to walk and went through some ridiculously beautiful meadows, some of them with water trickling through. Reached West Baldy, quick break at river before turning west. Only got a mile in before the 7yo started complaining about his (new) boots. There was no way we'd be able to do full loop so we stopped for camp early, giving them a solid four hours before sunset to play in the water, get dirty, hit rocks with other rocks, and be kids. Backtracked out the next morning, returning just after noon, and then set out on the long drive home.

Saw maybe two dozen groups on the trails, mostly day hikers doing shorter sections of the trails (not the full loop).
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