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Tortilla TH to Tortilla WellPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2020
Daytripper
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,190 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.50 mph
1,190 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break22 LBS Pack
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This past spring I came across the broken glass jar of the fence line register along FR 213 next to the cairn by the remaining gateway pole , found the small notebook also blowing in the breeze so I rescued it from the summer monsoon season. No one pm me to request it so I finally got around to the mission of returning it today. Spent some time rebuilding the cairn before placing the new non glass jar containing the old and a new blank notepad. The cairn would have been bigger if there were more rocks out here :D Undisturbed by other hikers or vehicles I continued on past the old ranch site to the start of Peter’s Trail, on the way passed by the so called Environmental Monitoring Station , as it was there in April I was surprised to see it bereft of bullet holes, only the concrete pad along FR 213 shares this distinction. Peters trail had minimal vegetation leading up to the first creek crossing but after the crossing the trail looked too painful to proceed on. Decided to start heading up the creek bed instead of the trail , the last couple of times here it was flowing like a river of course now bone dry. This was a pleasant stroll. Smooth sandy tread, minimal vegetation , Sycamore Trees with some gold leaves remaining , red tinged cliffs rising above the interesting narrow passage and no significant boulders to circumvent. Instead of trying to reaquire Peters Trail to venture further when the creek bed turned Easterly so did I, after less than a mile stumbled onto Hoolie Bacon Trail, ended up doing a reverse of Carlson’s trip 41. On the road back saw one modified Jeep coming outbound right after passing the iconic T structures at the old ranch site, then about halfway back on the road walk a couple of hikers also heading out. It was breezy all day with temperature of 59° when I started and 70° when I departed, clouds had interesting patterns all day. Finally mission accomplished.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
Brown and Gold leaves on creek bed Sycamores
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Scattered Chuparosa

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