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Jewel of Spur Cross, AZ
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Jewel of Spur Cross, AZ 
Jewel of Spur Cross, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2020
The_Eagle
Hiking13.17 Miles 2,179 AEG
Hiking13.17 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   2.56 mph
2,179 ft AEG      16 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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I hadn't hit up The J of the C or SC recently. With the cooler temps, I was looking for something close, so this fit the bill. The parking lot at the J of the C was 1/2 full, a good sign for the whole SD thing. The weather was in the 60's to start.

J of the C is just starting it's autumnal thing and should get better over the coming weeks.

Dragonfly, to Spur Cross Trail, to the Elephant Mountain Trail, where I took a cool down break at the saddle.

Next up was the Limestone Trail. I ran into 2 groups of 2 on this section. The breeze simmered down here, so it got a little warm. The spring box at Limestone Spring has not held water for quite a few years now. I went to look for the source in the vegetation, but it was too thick for my liking.

Through the Cave Creek #4, to the Metate, to the Tortuga Trails I expected to run into more people. My neck gaiter got a work out as a face mask as 1/2 the the other hikers I passed did the same.

Back over in J of the C, I opted to hit the rest of the loop

Temps were good for the most part as long as the breeze kept up. I successfully negotiated the area, without being discovered by @LosDosSloFolks. Yea me!
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated


water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Metate Pond 76-100% full 76-100% full
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Page Spring - Spur Cross Dripping Dripping
Shallow spring box was full. Filterable if needed
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