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La Barge Mountain Loop, AZ
mini location map2021-02-04
5 by photographer avatarLJW
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La Barge Mountain Loop, AZ 
La Barge Mountain Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 04 2021
LJW
Hiking25.64 Miles 4,989 AEG
Hiking25.64 Miles   9 Hrs   15 Mns   3.02 mph
4,989 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Another week in the Superstitions looping through unfamiliar ground. This time from Woodbury with La Barge Mountain the centerpiece of the route. Started a quarter after 8am and went counterclockwise.

JF trail up to Tortilla Pass. Trail's in great shape and doesn't pass through much burn until after Tortilla Pass. Broke away from the trail there and hiked up La Barge, which is almost completely burned, especially near the summit. Doesn't take much away from the views. It's a light bushwhack at worst but steep in places. Started later than expected, so headed down quickly. JF passed through the burn area and into the grassy fields toward Hoolie Bacon.

Hoolie Bacon up Tortilla Creek, which had a light flow of water. Over Horse ridge and caught the wind the whole way down into Horse Camp Basin. Passed the only person of the day around Trap Canyon. Probably my favorite new trail of the day.

Red Tanks south like last week to CFT/Fraser Canyon. Had trouble finding the trail and stuck to the creek bed. Nicest hiking surface I think I've ever been on for the bottom of a Creek. Lots of cat claw and other annoyances, especially before I gave up on the trail.

Fraser to Woodbury trail, which I was too tired to be worried about finding, so I spent some more time in Fraser than I wanted. Got back with a little under an hour before sunset.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Cedar Basin Canyon Light flow Light flow

dry Fraser Canyon Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Red Tanks Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
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