|Davenport Wash Trail Work, AZ|
|Davenport Wash Trail Work, AZ|| |
Davenport Wash Trail Work, AZ
|Backpack||25.00 Miles||3 Days 47 Mns |
|3,350 ft AEG|
|Hiked back into the Mazzies and Davenport Wash Trail for some follow up trail work. Friday left work early and drove to Barnhardt trailhead to start hiking little after 3pm. Was able to make South Fork of Deadman Creek in little over 4 hours for camp first night.|
Next morning got up early and filtered 12.5 liters of water from South Fork creek which still had good flow. Needed all the water for two days of trail work and cooking etc. Then had to haul the water plus pack uphill 1.5 miles to camp spot in the work area. After arriving quickly setup camp and grabbed daypack for the day’s work. Worked from about 9am to 530 before heading back to camp for the night. This section is the thickest brush on the entire Davenport Wash Trail so slow going for sure.
After good night rest got up early and started around 7am working my way through the brush. Did periodic checks in the brush to find old tread and stay as close to on track as possible. By the afternoon I was able to find the better tread, less brush and cairns placed from years past. Working until about 6 was able to reach the better tread less brush section and made for a good place to stop.
Definitely good two days getting through the worst brushy part of Davenport Trail. The rest will have to wait until fall or next spring. Next morning just hiked out with a few trail touch ups on the way out.