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North Peak Trail #24Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 19 2020
guyinthewoods
Hiking7.11 Miles 2,480 AEG
Hiking7.11 Miles   6 Hrs   47 Mns   1.42 mph
2,480 ft AEG   1 Hour   46 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
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My 66 year old dad has been wanting to hike up to the park for quite some time, so we took trail #24 up to see how far we could make it. Well it was tough going and we didn't reach the end of the trail... but we made it farther than i did 2 weeks ago on my recent solo hike up there, which was satisfying enough in its own right. After a couple consecutive experiences on this trail i can safely say it's one of the rockiest, roughest, and steepest trails I've hiked around here, with its 2000 feet of elevation gain in the first 2 miles or so. The ground is loose and tricky, and almost every step is an opportunity to slip and fall onto a cactus. Anyway, Mineral spring is still flowing very nicely, however the colorful leaves are all but gone for the year. While i was up there, i restacked several collapsed cairns to help out the next brave souls. It's a service i happily provide at absolutely no cost to anyone! At about the 3.25 mile mark the trail once again becomes hard to follow because of all the fallen trees, but if you stay along the same contour I don't see how one could get lost in this section. Beyond 3.5 miles up this trail is still a mystery to me, but we'll be back up there soon with grippier footwear and better cardio skills.
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Mineral Spring North Peak
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
Last of the colors near the springs, most leaves fallen already

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Mineral Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Improved flow vs. 2 weeks ago, nice clear water in drainage
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