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Gila River Canyons - AZT #16
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Gila River Canyons - AZT #16Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Volunteer avatar Mar 10 2021
Sredfield
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ATA volunteers helped BLM install three sets of gates and ATV barriers to keep the lowlife off the National Scenic Trail. It only takes a few jerks to spoil things, so now there are locked gates blocking the routes they were using. Let’s hope it works.

Getting there was more than half the fun, Battle Axe and Rincon roads are in pretty tough shape; it took us two-and-a-half hours to get out from the Cochran area last night. Rob dropped the steel off Monday and came back with the mini-excavator with us Wednesday for the installation work. The Toyota 4Runner did not fail-overloaded to the gunwales with generators, jackhammers, water and tools, it just keeps on going, maybe because I stress about it so much.

Most of the crew camped at Cochran and walked across the river, a bit chilly in the mornings I’m sure. I believe the gage at Kelvin was showing about 150 CFS when they crossed. Rob and I camped about half a mile east of the Cochran corner near one of the gate sites. I set up on a small flat area overlooking the river bottom and enjoyed the views. We started early the second day and pushed to get out before the rain, which would have made the road impassible even if only a bit wet.

The trail just keeps getting better, which is a mixed blessing. From the “cache-water-for-me-give-me-a-ride-can-I-crash-at-your-place” social media buzz it’s starting to feel more like an amusement park than a rugged, raw, challenging adventure in self-sufficiency. But maybe that’s just an old guy’s perspective; when I did it way back in ought-10 it was uphill both ways thru the snow all by myself.

Regardless, more fun on the AZT!
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Shawn
The bear went over the mountain to see what he could see.
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