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Kendrick double, AZ
mini location map2022-10-09
13 by photographer avatarjoebartels
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Kendrick double, AZ 
Kendrick double, AZ
 
Hiking17.88 Miles 4,836 AEG
Hiking17.88 Miles   9 Hrs   8 Mns   2.15 mph
4,836 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
 
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LindaAnn
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Linda has a high midi-chlorian count and is remarkably good at navigating potholes along FS171 before sunrise. A new restroom at the trailhead is currently in pristine condition. There were a few cars, expected more.

Kendrick Peak Trail #22
Crisp morning, with only a hint of walking into a deep freeze higher up. Rare perfect calm on the cement pad. Many clear views but clouds blocked the north rim views. Large stretches of ankle-buster rocks surfaced outta nowhere with tired legs descending later in the hike.

Pumpkin Trail #39
Nary a breeze for good stretches descending the ridge, typical minor route-finding.

The big ditch on Connector Trail #80 is getting bigger and there are three narrower ravines to jump. We lunched after hurdling ravines then proceeded with proper nourishment, a short rest, and a zest for adventure.

Zest for the final ascent was waning from two but we survived the cool breezes through the technicolor dream of shimmering aspen.

We passed three heading up Kendrick, one on the crossover, and a family of four near the top of Bull Basin Trail #40 that sprinted past us with a wide girth upon sight of us. Chatted with a small group reapproaching the cabin and a few along the final descent too.

Fauna netted one elk in the distance, a small flock of birds, several songbirds, one annoying perched crow, and a horny toad. Recorded one Pinyon Jay, which I would not know without eBird. Yet I'll likely remember a 22-second reenactment of the mate selection process, it is remarkable what happens to the seed too.

Roughly a dozen deadfall were encountered all day. All were easy to get over or walk around. Spam and dill casseroles are on the horizon to leave the same experience for those who will come after without being subjected to the evils of the knowledgable.

Katie netted her biggest hike by a whopping 60+% without one complaint, it was good to get a hint of her slice of life. Likewise, Linda's polar expedition stories were fun to hear. A refreshing October hike with great company!
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 Flora [ checklist ]
[ checklist ]  Fetid-Goosefoot
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Seemed substantial for the area. Reviewing photos, Massachusions and Canadians would barely sneeze light. There were a few patches of aspen with red crowns. Unless the area gets a hard freeze, colors should be worthy through next weekend.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Aside from 3.74 billion tiny white daisies on the lower north side... a light dose of Indian paintbrush, penstemon, lupine, dandelions, small daisies, and a few perfect Princely or similar purple daisies.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Bull Spring Dripping Dripping
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Linda estimated four cups of water that you wouldn't drink even if you're dying
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