|Hiking||13.97 Miles|| 4 Hrs 56 Mns ||3.16 mph|
|1,479 ft AEG|| 31 Mns Break|
||no linked trail guides|
|For Joe and I, our final segment of the BCT. We started at Carefree Highway and finished today at SR169/General Crook Trail.|
Temps were perfect throughout, with light breezes, clouds and even a bit of rain on the drive out.
This section is entirely on two track, so no blood was shed today. Easy hiking with smooth surfaces and minimal AEG. Nothing dramatic out there, but you just get a good feel from the surrounding area and views. It's nice every now and then to be able to hike, enjoy the scenery, and carry on a conversation, without having to look at your feet constantly.
Wally mentioned that this looked like good territory for Prong Horns. I mentioned I'd seen them close to this area off off I-17. Not 5 minutes later we spotted 2 that ran uphill and stared at us and then took off downhill hauling arse. Wally then mentioned this looked like good country for tigers. Luckily it did not pan out this time. Later we saw another solo Prong Horn.
All the Cottonwoods in the washes and spring areas are greening up.
We finished up crossing the General Crook Trail, which Joe refused to walk on with Wally and I.
The BCT ended up being much better than I thought it was going to be and got me out to areas I probably would not have gotten to otherwise.
I've sent more than one email to the address on BCT website with questions. I have yet to hear back from them. We know something is still going on there, because the previous section we hiked had very recent trail re-routing.
We ran into not a single person on the trail all day.
Good to see the boys again.
||Pools to trickle
||Pools to trickle
|It looked like the cows enjoyed it.|
|Light flow and pools. The main area is fenced off.|
|There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."|