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Abineau - Bear Jaw Lasso Loop from Inner Basin, AZ
mini location map2020-10-03
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Abineau - Bear Jaw Lasso Loop from Inner Basin, AZ 
Abineau - Bear Jaw Lasso Loop from Inner Basin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 03 2020
The_Eagle
Hiking16.72 Miles 3,215 AEG
Hiking16.72 Miles   7 Hrs   32 Mns   2.43 mph
3,215 ft AEG      40 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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I just loves me some Autumn Gold. The IB is always a go to for that color. We've been pretty fortunate getting the timing right. The recent trip reports from the area and 100 car limit parking at the IB TH had us questioning doing this hike. We decided to give it a whirl.

We got lucky and found a parking spot. Temps were perfect and not too many people on the IB trail to the Waterline Trail. There was a mix of green and golden aspens, but mostly golden.

The Waterline Trail is actually a road. The sporadic distant views and tunnels of golden aspen make this a special track. Down Abineau, not a favorite, it has some decent views/color.

Up on Bear Jaw, is the direction to go. The trail is great for the most part, with only a few rocky, semi-steep sections. Back on the Waterline Trail, we cruised back to the masses.

Hitting the IB Trail, on a prime autumn Saturday afternoon, as we all know can be a tad busy. Most hate this, but I enjoy seeing the mix of people. The once a year hikers, those with the finest hiking gear that's never been dirty, big cameras lenses never making it more than a 1/2 mile, dress shoes, stressed yoga pants, couples that have an entirely different idea as to what fun is. I enjoy this ONCE a year.

What I don't enjoy, is getting behind some Bozo, driving in a vehicle that does not belong on that road and being 8th car behind Bozo.

Until next year IB.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial

dry Bear Jaw Canyon Dry Dry

dry Black Tank Dry Dry
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