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Highline Trail from See TH, AZ
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Highline Trail from See TH, AZ 
Highline Trail from See TH, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2020
CannondaleKid
Hiking8.60 Miles 1,289 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles   4 Hrs   22 Mns   2.13 mph
1,289 ft AEG      20 Mns Break18 LBS Pack
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Tracey wanted a cool on-trail hike so we took a quick early drive to See Canyon TH and did a simple (albeit 4+ hour) out-and-back. We had the trail to ourselves, no humans or wildlife.

I had set waypoints at each mile from the trailhead and would reset the "go-to" for the next mile. Just about the time I expected to reach mile 4 I took a glance at the GPS and it said we had 512 feet to go. However, after going at least a 1/4 mile I took another look and sure enough, we were now even farther from the waypoint.

So... it appears at about 3.8 miles west of the trailhead the official route continues straight whereas the now very much obvious 'new' trail (somewhere 2014-2015?) takes a semi-circle swing to the south before returning to the 'old' route.

We did not go far enough to reconnect the two routes before stopping for a break and turning around so we have no idea whether the old route is still visible or not. On our return leg we looked hard to locate where the old route had continued straight and although we found a couple possibilities in close proximity, I could say which, if either was where it had been.
Whatever, it appears Bruce & JJ's late June 2015 routes were the first to follow the 'new' semi-circle route.

While the hike was a nice cool 49-50° at the start it sure felt quite warm whenever we were in the sun on the return leg but it was cool enough for Tracey to enjoy getting away from work for a day.
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