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Gila River Canyons - AZT #16Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2008
Grasshopper
Hiking17.30 Miles 2,430 AEG
Hiking17.30 Miles   8 Hrs   40 Mns   2.00 mph
2,430 ft AEG
 
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First of all, my thanks to Sredfield(Shawn) & the committed Arizona Trail Crew for all their dedicated trail work on this AZT-Passage#16 this past November into December. Excellent job on that middle ~7 mile section! : app :

My first attempt at hiking part of this AZT Passage#16 began back on 4/19/08 when we went in from this passage#16 northwest start at Wood Canyon. Because of much difficulty in accessing this northwest passage end as a day hike, this second day trip on 12/13 we decided to start from the newly constructed southeast TH(in from the Kelvin Bridge) off the Kelvin-Florence Highway..see HAZ-Hike Desc for driving details and more Passage#16 trail condition details.

Now (December-March) is the preferred period to hike this most enjoyable area. I can certainly confirm Shawn's 11/30 trip log comments "The plant life along this route is quite spectacular. The cactus are thick, and of all ages. We saw two crested saguaros last time out. One nurse tree had 5 coming up through the branches. The views down the Gila were very nice; some gold color yet in the mesquite and cottonwood".

Because of our long day hike with shorter daylight hours, we decided to exit the AZT approximately 3 miles from the TH and hike the Southern Pacific RR tracks which for safety reasons only would get us back to the TH just before nightfall which was important (see hike desc for this 3 mile section of AZT Passage#16).

Also, I've got PICS!! :DANCE:
(from my very first, new digital camera and will post some from this most enjoyable hike just as soon as I can figure-out how to transfer from camera to computer to HAZ) :doh:
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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