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2020-10-04  
Bears basin, AZ
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Bears basin, AZ 
Bears basin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2020
jillyonanadventure
Hiking21.51 Miles 4,121 AEG
Hiking21.51 Miles   8 Hrs   31 Mns   2.53 mph
4,121 ft AEG
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1st trip
Started off at Bear Jaw around 9am. The parking lot wasn’t full just yet, but was getting close. We had camped nearby the night before, so our plan was to start a bit ahead of @john9l and the girls and meet up on the trail somewhere. Went up Bear Jaw to waterline road, followed that to inner basin and then took a lunch/hammock break in the golden Aspens there. We finally ran into our friends at inner basin, yay! They proceeded on, but I wasn’t into additional elevation gain, so we elected to roam around the aspens at inner basin and then head back. The climb up Bear Jaw is steep, and definitely gets the heart pumping but it is just so stunning, so it’s worth the hard work! Waterline road was awesome; felt great to be on flat ground and the leaves coming down while walking on the road was just so beautiful. Shockingly it wasn’t even that crowded! There were lots of groups, especially bikers around inner basin/waterline road but aside from that definitely not too busy! On the way back, we reached the turnoff for Bear Jaw, but I was feeling good and I insisted that we should head down Abineau to complete the loop. This added about 3 or so miles to our hike, making it my longest day hike ever! The trek down Abineau was just miserable. First it’s super steep with tons of scree and little baseball sized rocks then it’s just a variety of unpleasant steep terrain and just not a pretty trail at all. James and I both commented that it looked like a tornado had come through there due to all the downed trees. John later confirmed it’s actually an avalanche zone, so that made sense. I did not care for Abineau at all and would not recommend this part of the trail. Just so much prettier and better maintained on bear jaw. Anyways, the aspens were just magical along the majority of our hike and it was truly stunning. I was thrilled when we finished and we waited for our friends while watching the sunset. Went into town and grabbed some dinner to avoid any traffic. If you’re going here, go ASAP because a lot of leaves had already fallen!
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Golden aspens galore! Lots of leaves already falling.
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