|Mazatzal Red Hills AZT Trail Maintenance, AZ|
|Mazatzal Red Hills AZT Trail Maintenance, AZ|| |
Mazatzal Red Hills AZT Trail Maintenance, AZ
|Backpack||17.50 Miles||3 Days |
|2,892 ft AEG|
|Working weekend in the Mazatzal range on Red Hills AZT #24. Roger setup the event starting Friday morning and with a crew of 5 we backpacked in 6 miles from City Creek TH to the AZT junction. From there we camped about a mile into the section and started working north of that. Mostly brushing and a small tree cut was the afternoons work before heading back to camp.|
On Saturday we continued brushing about 1 mile section to completion. Also, two of the group split off to crosscut 13 trees in the same section. That was a major undertaking with the largest tree almost 3 feet in diameter. We continued to work until about 430 before heading back to camp for another night.
Sunday the goal was to hike out and do some brushing on the Mazatzal Divide Trail on the way back to City Creek TH. We were interested in one section where the trail is a bit confusing so that was cleaned up to make the trail obvious. And the other section was everyone’s favorite nasty catclaw that needed to be cleared. Arrived back at the vehicle about 2pm and headed home. We were able to get a lot of work done but still more to clear on the section. We will be back!