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Spencer Spring Trail #275Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2020
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Hiking10.60 Miles 10,000 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.36 mph
10,000 ft AEG
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Up at the crack of dawn this morning to head back out to the Superstitions. Drove out to the Miles TH to hike West Pinto to the Spencer Spring Trail. My goal today was to hike the remaining 2 miles I didn't get to last time. There was a small group camping at the TH, turns out they were doing some trail maintenance on West Pinto. Surprisingly came across some nice flowing pools about 2 miles up West Pinto. Last time here there was nothing alive because of the Woodbury fire. Man things sure have changed since then. Ton's of growth and color along the creek, some riparian areas are coming back nicely. West Pinto is much easier to follow now as there are a good amount of cairn's and foot track to follow. Spencer is a different story. First 1/4 mile is great, after that it's a mess, spent a lot of time hunting for a trail or a marker. And the cat claw is out of control on Spencer, my legs and arms again took a beating, it needs some serious maintenance! I wore a new pair of shoes today which caused a couple of blisters. I was trying to push through but about a half mile past Cement Spring I decided to stop and head back as they really started acting up. So I will have to return to finish the last mile and a half. Saw a group of three cowboys on horseback that had a pack of 7-8 dogs with them going up Spencer and that was it for the day. End of the day got in just under 11 miles. Always an enjoyable day in the Superstitions.
Flora
Flora
Catclaw Acacia
Culture
Culture
HAZ - Hike HAZard
Named place
Named place
Cement Spring
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial

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