|Parker Abby Lasso loop, AZ|
|Parker Abby Lasso loop, AZ|| |
Parker Abby Lasso loop, AZ
|Hiking||15.40 Miles|| 8 Hrs 48 Mns ||2.01 mph|
|3,828 ft AEG|| 1 Hour 9 Mns Break||14 LBS Pack|
|Good to get back to the Ancha|
Parker Creek Trail #160
58 degrees to start at the Parker Creek TH. It's not often you need a GPS track to start a hike, but the start of this hike is no longer obvious. This trail is tight and overgrown in many spots. The first mile seem the worst including some catclaw and the highest concentration of poison ivy. Some as tall as head high. Just needed the GPS for one other time on the way up after bypassing an overgrown switchback. The geology and views make up for any negatives on the climb to the saddle.
To make your way over to the top of the trail, you need to drop down, pass the Rim Trail #139 and then back up. This is the tightest part of the trail. With long pants and long sleves it's not a problem, but will be totally overgrown in a year or two.
A road walk up to Bedrock, but Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty and their kids were busy with the furniture. We opted for a decent lunch spot at the beginning of the drop on Abby's way.
Abbeys Way #151
This trail left a bad taste in my mouth the last time I was on it. The raspberry bush just chewed the hell out of you. Thanks to all the hard work by @AnchaGladtrailz, this is no longer the case. Thanks!
We stopped to check out the appleless orchard at the Peterson Ranch site. Leaving the area, Joe tripped on the remnants of a fence that was hidden. He cut his lip on the fall. I told him that everytime he tried to talk the cut opened up and that he should not talk for a couple of hours. The next two hours was a very pleasant hike.
The trip back down Parker Creek was a lot less annoying than the trip up. Great to spend a day in the Ancha
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