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Maple Hunting, AZ
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Maple Hunting, AZ 
Maple Hunting, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2020
outdoor_lover
Hiking4.80 Miles 889 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles
889 ft AEG
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I pretty much struck out on Fall a couple of weeks ago, so it was time to try again, albeit just for a day. Cruised the 300 strip on top of the Rim. I went to the Barbershop, and chatted with a Maverick. Visited the set of McClintock, but John Wayne was nowhere to be found. Bill was there though. Talked with Uncle Buck and tried to find a Bear in the Beaver Turkey Domain. The Bear's been around, there was plenty of toilet paper to be found. It was a good day, but a ton of driving and not enough Hiking. I was still worn out by the end of the day. 16 Hours out and about is a long time. Road Construction continues on 300 and they start at 6:00 A.M. so I was out of luck and had to wait. Wasn't terrible though. The morning and afternoon were very quiet when it came to people, but traffic picked up dramatically as the day wore on. No Smoke to be seen anywhere on the rim, but the sunset was pretty dramatic when smoke collected on the horizon. Found out that was from the Horse Fire. HAZ was right on top with the news. Beats the other local stations hands down. See Details in Foliage Report for Color Finds. Photos coming soon, or later, depending on distractions. Wildflower Report: None to be seen. Water Report: None to be seen. Dry and Dusty Everywhere, even in the Trees....
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
FR 139 Barbershop Canyon Substantial Patches Peaking but will be done soon. A week left
FR 139 Maverick Canyon Substantial in Upper Maverick, but will be done soon. A week left
FR 321 Bill McClintock Draw Lots of Peaking but some quantities done. Less than a week left
FR 137 Upper Buck Spring Canyon Lots of Peaking, but some quantities done. Less than a week left
Beaver Turkey Ridge Wildlife Quiet Area - Aspen are Peaking, Maples are all over the place. Some Peak, some done, some in-between. Oaks are also Peaking.
Wind will not be your Friend and may shorten what time is left on top of the Rim.
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Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty & well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming, "Wow What a Ride!"
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