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BCT - Antelope Hill to Old Sycamore Rd, AZ
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15 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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BCT - Antelope Hill to Old Sycamore Rd, AZ 
BCT - Antelope Hill to Old Sycamore Rd, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2021
The_Eagle
Hiking18.62 Miles 1,968 AEG
Hiking18.62 Miles   7 Hrs   10 Mns   2.82 mph
1,968 ft AEG      34 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Denny suggested years ago that we complete the BCT. I have completed a section from Carefree Highway, to SR 69. Denny has yet to join on a single section. ](*,)

Early morning views to the Bradshaw's were one of the highlights of this section. Reasonably flat smooth grades, with easy access make this popular with MTB'ers and runners. This is not one of my favorite sections, with one caveat.

We ate lunch at a cliff above Dripping Spring. We had plenty of time, so we though we'd climb down to the area. With the dry summer, fall, winter, how wet could a spring named "Dripping" be? We followed an old path down the canyon side. Much to our surprise, there was an old rusty 5'x 4'x 10' tank, that we could hear gushing with water, from 20' away. Many generations of piping heading down canyon, were indicative of a system that has been quite active for a long time.

We headed up canyon to check out the source. From above at lunch, we never noticed the abundance of cottonwoods. Quite a few areas of deeper pooled running water. The oversized black pipe went deep into thick, past prime deciduous trees.

We decided on a more direct "up" route out. I would not suggest following this route down.

On the day, 15 or so MTB'ers all heading southbound (Downhill, wind at their back), 2 hikers, 3 runners, 2 horses.

Great temps and very windy.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Dripping Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Definitely not dripping, it was gushing. Pooled water everywhere around this spring.
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