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Hellsgate 37 ( South ) - Smoky Hollow
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Hellsgate 37 ( South ) - Smoky HollowPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2021
chumley
Hiking3.27 Miles 175 AEG
Hiking3.27 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.28 mph
175 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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After some logistical hiccups we got started on the trail a bit before 2. There were a couple of quads parked at the trailhead whose riders we guessed were on a day hike. The heat of the day took its toll, and I was happy to be carrying my shade umbrella.

About half a mile from the bottom we encountered an unusual find ... a cooler, abandoned right in the middle of the trail. Still cold and full of food we learned later it had been left by the two quad riders, two utes from Young. Apparently, after 6 hours of hiking they had given up and decided the finish the hike without the cooler. They also left their ice cream containers on the trail, as I'm sure those too, were quite heavy.

Their quads were gone when we returned to the trailhead so apparently they survived. Numerous signs of their presence here had also survived, which is always a bit disheartening to see, and somewhat unexpected in such a remote area.

Despite the stain of their visit, I was happy to have finally set foot on this trail, which has been on my map for several years.
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