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2021-05-01  
AZT25 Alder Ridge reroute, AZ
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AZT25 Alder Ridge reroute, AZ 
AZT25 Alder Ridge reroute, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 01 2021
toddak
Hiking27.50 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking27.50 Miles   12 Hrs   30 Mns   2.20 mph
3,500 ft AEG
 
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Went to check out the new AZT25 re-route section, out-and-back from the Pine trailhead. The new trail is EXCELLECT - ugly, boring, super-rocky has been replaced with scenic, interesting, much-less-rocky. Standing O to all those who made this massive project happen : app :. The AZT website says the re-route is 6.7 miles but my GPS has it about 7.9 miles.

Water: The trail crossing at Rock Creek was dry but immediately upstream trickles and small pools appear, and about 100 yards upstream of the crossing is a deep, clear pool in a beautiful shaded oasis, with additional pools further upstream. I would guess that after a normal wet winter there would be flowing water here in the spring. Reliable Oak Spring also had clear water.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Oak Spring Dripping Dripping
clear full trough, steady trickle inflow
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