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Bog Springs Trail #156 - 12 members in 26 triplogs have rated this an average 3.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 16 2022
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47 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Bog - Kent Springs LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Hiking7.10 Miles 2,178 AEG
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did the bog/kent loop with a trip out to roger's rock.

started from amphitheater TH and took that spur out to main loop. There was actually still water in kent canyon, running in some spots with little pools.

route out to roger's rock is in predictably great shape. the big tree where the spur to the rock splits from the route up fern canyon fell. random. nice and green with the fern looking good early in the season. took a break on the rock - a great place to be

back to the main loop for the steep climb up to kent springs, i love this part of the loop. nice and shaded. great water flow in sylvester spring. nothing at kent spring. coming down bog there is maybe one downed tree - no issue at all to get over. went and checked bog spring - still water in the trough. i followed the pipe and found a loose leaky connection. tried to mess with it as best i could and i left it looking better than i found it but who knows how long that will last.

rest of the hike was just very pleasant.

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very slow trickle. almost stagant

dry Kent Spring Dry Dry

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Apr 15 2022
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69 male
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 Tucson, Arizona
Roger Rock Loop, AZ 
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markthurman53
Hiking6.33 Miles 2,028 AEG
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We got a late start on this hike but at the higher elevation and the relatively cool temps in Tucson it made for a pleasant hike. We started at the Bog Spring Camp Ground and hiked to Bog Spring then over to Kent Spring. From there we went up a portion of the Four Springs Trail to the ridge for the turn off for Roger Rock. Returned via the Pipeline and Kent Spring.

The trails are all in good condition with the exception of the trail down upper Rodger Rock Ridge. The trail is easy to follow but is very steep and looks to be maintained only by its heavy use. If I remember right from about 4 or 5 years ago I thought this was more of a route but now it looks like it gets a lot of use. Below Roger Rock the trail is a highway. There was a very light flow of water in sections of the creek along the Pipeline and Kent Spring Trail. Bog Spring had water in the trough but there did not appear to be any flow. Kent Spring had water trickle in the creek. No real flower report, appears to be a bad spring. We did hear a Trogan calling out. Two hikers we ran into were looking for them, they too heard them but no sighting. Views over the valley were excellent with high wispy clouds to give photos some depth.
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Jun 05 2021
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47 male
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 Tucson, AZ
Bog - Kent Springs LoopTucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Hiking7.10 Miles 2,149 AEG
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my schedule is screwy this weekend but i wanted to get out for a little bit at least. always a fun loop for me. it was warm out. some people out and about, but i had the rock to myself

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Jul 18 2020
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47 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Bog - Kent Springs LoopTucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Hiking7.42 Miles 2,470 AEG
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Did a loop including a trip out to Rogers rock. Checked out the Kent spring cabin too, it’s been a while. Nice and green up there but the flowers aren’t really going yet and the creeks are just trickling. Heard 3 trogons but didn’t look for them.

Madera canyon is kind of being overrun right now with the catalinas being closed. Felt lucky to find a parking spot
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Jun 28 2020
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55 male
 Joined Jul 12 2012
 Oro Valley, AZ
Bog Springs Trail #156Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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SpiderLegs
Hiking2.70 Miles 795 AEG
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Hike #2 of our Madera Canyon trip. Came back from Dutch John and my sons still wanted to get in a little more hiking. Strolled over to Bog Springs and did another out and back to the springs. Their opinion on the trail was that they preferred being in the shade most of the time on Dutch John, but the reward of a full spring surrounded by tall trees made this a worthy destination. Got to give them a nature lesson and point out all the bear scat along the Bog Springs trail. Upon our return, the camp host told us that Bog Springs has been the bear freeway for the past few weeks.

Compared to their normal hiking up and down the peaks around Phoenix Mountain Preserve, my sons appreciated tree lined trails with shade and water along the way.

Will probably go back to this area to explore more and try to connect these trails up to Josephine Saddle.
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Apr 06 2020
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68 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Green Valley,Az
Bog - Kent Springs LoopTucson, AZ
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Hiking10.25 Miles 2,511 AEG
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Just a beautiful afternoon for this hike. Once I decided to head up to Bog Springs I lost all the tourist. But by time I reconnected with Nature Trail all the tourist were back.
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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout

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Apr 04 2020
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Santa Ritas mega loop, AZ 
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Run/Jog26.51 Miles 7,083 AEG
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A friend in Tuscon invited me out to do a big route in the Santa Ritas that involved three of the only trails in the Santa Ritas I haven't completed yet, so I couldn't say no. One of these, Four Springs Trail, was particularly high on my list.

We started up from Bog Springs (safely distanced, of course). Lots of hikers, even above Kent Springs where the trail is no longer "official". The trail is still in really good shape. The six miles or so to the top was a serious grind. Topped off our water with some nice cold snowmelt near Armour Spring (the spring itself was just a drip), and continued up the Crest.

Being at the high point felt good, something like 8 miles and 4,500 feet of climbing later...

Once on Super Trail, some actual consistent running was possible, and we made good time down to Walker Basin Trail via Gardner Canyon. GC was not in terrible shape, just a bit overgrown in places. Couple pieces of migrant garbage.

Along Walker Basin, we found a side drainage with good flow, so I decided to top off my water here, not knowing what the water situation in Temporal Gulch would be... There would be 2-3 other flowing creeks before we even got to TG trail...

Temporal Gulch actually had good water, and some nice pools that I really wanted to just stop and swim in, but there are some signs of cattle in the area. This was an unexpectedly pleasant part of the route, despite the climbing and the fact that I was already totally wrecked. Lots of shade and vegetation in there, and in the upper half, pine trees.

Once up above Josephine Canyon, the trail levels out. Stopped at McBeth Spring for one last fill. The rest of the day was unremarkable, although I never thought it was possible for me to go that slow down Old Baldy...

This was a great loop, but easily the most challenging route I've done in probably six months.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Armour Spring Dripping Dripping
Little pool with seepage under a rock. Good flow in the drainage to the east (but not much snow left).

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Baldy Spring Dripping Dripping
Some water in the box.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Kent Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
No water in the spring box, but lots in the canyon next to it.

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Moderate flow coming out of the pipe.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Upper Walker Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
Creek is flowing.
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Mar 13 2020
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44 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Bog Springs Trail #156Tucson, AZ
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jtaylor
Hiking4.10 Miles 884 AEG
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Kids and I did this as part of our revised spring break trip to the Santa Ritas. The terrain is steep around here, but very picturesque with the scrub oak and alligator junipers. Apparently this area was my first backpacking trip. Around age 2, my dad and uncle took me up to Mount Wrightson atop their shoulders. They still complain about that, actually (which seems valid).

We got a little leftover rain during a cold break at Bog Spring, which served as our destination. Otherwise, the weather was mostly cloudy and beautiful.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Bog Springs Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Plenty of water in the trough. Some algae at the bottom, but otherwise fresh.
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 Green Valley,Az
3 Springs Loop, AZ 
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Hiking5.67 Miles 1,938 AEG
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Really wasn't the hike I planned but being sick seemed to get worse as we headed up. Rowdy also got sick and I decided to head back. I looked at a few options and chose this one which lead me up a trail I hadn't done before.
And I am glad we took this one. The stream was running very well with lots of small water falls all along the way. It really was nice listening to the all the water running down the stream.
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Nov 25 2019
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Bog Springs Trail #156Tucson, AZ
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Hiking4.37 Miles 1,502 AEG
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Just a beautiful hike that made me feel like I was hiking in Prescott. The weather was awesome and the trails were great I just need to adjust to the cooler temperatures out here.
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Feb 10 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Old Baldy - Super Trail LoopTucson, AZ
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Hiking17.73 Miles 5,806 AEG
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Pretty challenging hike. I didn't summit Wrightson until 4pm. My YakTrax crampons weren't really cuttin it . . . might just be the wrong size, though. There was a small portion making the final ascent up Wrightson where I could've benefited from an ice axe, and past Armour Spring, I was achin for snow shoes a bit. Snowed on me during the hike, too. I heard the rangers were looking for an 83yo man who had been missing in the area since Friday. Found a great spot to camp near an unnamed spring, though. I'm planning to do an overnighter there for President's day weekend. Might end up doing the Supes instead though . . . kinda cold.

Steepest, most challenging part of the trail for me was taking the Pipeline trail north off the Super trail through Roger's Rock connecting up to the Four Springs trail again.

Sun 9:30 am
Got started at the Bog Springs Campground. Was disappointed to see this is a fee area . . . didn't remember that mentioned in the hike descriptions I had read. I have a Nat'l park pass anyway though, so I was golden. Bog Springs Campground had ~5 parking spots labeled "trailhead parking." I mosied over to Bog Springs trail from here.

Sun 10:09 am
A little bit of sprinkle-sprankle. Time to put the poncho on.

Sun 10:19 am
Saw 9 bluejays

Sun 10:26 am
It began dusting.

Sun 10:54 am
Snow's starting to stick, and I think I heard an elk bugle.

Sun 11:08 am
Saw two white tails scuttling their butts up the trail just above Kent Spring.

Sun 11:15 am
Everywhere is covered in snow.

Sun 11:55 am
It stopped snowing.

Sun 12:01 pm
3in hard-packed snow

Sun 12:54 pm
I lost the trail a bit after Armour Spring. 6 inches of snow here. Was wishing I'd brought snow shoes at this point.

Sun 12:59 pm
Columbine spring frozen . . . but some drippin.

Sun 1:20 pm
Reached the Crest trail junction. Time to take the poncho off.

Sun 4:45 pm
Saw some leprechaun tracks

Sun 5:35 pm
White-tailed doe near sprung spring

Sun 5:48 pm
Rocky and muddy

Sun 6:31 pm
Headlamp time

Sun 7:30 pm
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Feb 17 2018
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 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Bog - Kent Springs LoopTucson, AZ
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Hiking6.19 Miles 1,888 AEG
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Met up with my hiking buddies Carey and Yolanda in Green Valley to go hike this loop in Madera Canyon. Lots of trees and leaves. Running water along the trail. Nice loop.
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Kent Spring Dripping Dripping
Water in the basin but none none running out

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Lots of water coming out
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 Tucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Hiking6.70 Miles 2,261 AEG
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bad forecast and having worked all evening the night before, i did not know what i could sneak in. just drove to the santa ritas and decided on the fly. figured i would get rained on, and really didn't care as long as it wasn't crazy stuff.

80% humidity hit me instantly. everything was wet and green. water starting to flow in the canyons again, not hearty yet though. saw numerous deer, including one majestically leap over a relatively large ravine...which blew my mind. underrated athleticism there folks. wow. Roger's Rock is always a favorite place of mine to visit.

last mile in the rain. heavy stuff mercifully waited until 5 minutes after i finished :y:
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Jun 12 2017
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 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Bog Spring and Roger's Rock, AZ 
Bog Spring and Roger's Rock, AZ
 
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markthurman53
Hiking8.90 Miles 2,383 AEG
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Last week while hiking to Roger's Rock, I continued on past Roger's Rock uphill along what appeared to be a fairly good trail. The trail was rather steep heading straight up the ridge. Not knowing were it went I eventually turned around and headed back down the ridge. Found out later that the trail connects up with the four Springs Trail. With a break in the hot weather I decided to finish up that section of trail.

I started at the Bog Spring trail head around 0600 and took the Bog Spring Trail to Kent Spring, then on the Four Springs Trail. (Still can't get four springs along that trail, Sylvester Spring, Kent Spring and Armour Spring makes three, what is the fourth.) From the Four Springs trail I took what I am calling the Roger's Rock Ridge Trail down to the Pipeline Trail. I took the Pipeline Trail South (upstream) to the Baldy Super Trail and returned to Bog Spring Trail Head via the Madera Nature Trail. Bog Spring and Four Spring trails climb pretty steadily to the Rodger's Rock Ridge, from there it is pretty much downhill back to the Trail Head.

Bog Spring still had water in the trough along with abandon sleeping bags, packs and food containers and trash left by illegals. Didn't look real recent though. Kent Spring Trough was dry (don't know if I have ever seen water in it) but the stream nearby was running pretty good. The Roger's Rock Ridge Trail Was easy to locate along the Four Springs Trail and exits north right where the Four Springs trail crosses the ridge. Still not sure if I would rather go up or down this trail, going up is a workout but going down is harder on the knees and higher risk of injury. The stream at the junction of the Roger's Rock and Pipeline Trail was still running where the trail crosses the creek. The rest of the hike back to the trail head was pretty uneventful and was finished by 1030 with the temperature still in the low 80's. There was a pretty strong breeze from the Southwest most of the morning, felt a bit cold in the darker canyons in the morning but later in the day felt pretty good.
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 Jackson, CA
Four Springs loop Madera Canyon, AZ 
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Hiking19.00 Miles 5,500 AEG
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From the amphitheater: up BS#156 and over to Kent Spring, continuing up to the crest on Four Springs trail, south on CT#144, down OB#372, down Nature trail to start. Generally good trail conditions on Four Springs except the east-west section near Armour Spring, where the track is faint and overgrown, with some pink ribbons to mark the route. Went back up KS#157 to close the Bog/Kent loop.
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 Mesa, AZ
Bog - Kent Springs LoopTucson, AZ
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Hiking5.50 Miles 1,895 AEG
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My numbers are a tad higher then the official route. Going to Bog Springs added a couple tenths and I went up Four Springs Trail a little by mistake. I left Bog Springs on my route but took the Four Springs Trail off so somebody didn't follow it.
I hit the trail a little before 1:00pm. It was a little warm with a breeze. I went clockwise. It's a climb but there are switchbacks to help ease your pain. Bog Springs was clean and Full. There are some big trees in this area. When I got to Kent Springs I was a little confused. I thought the trail going up was my trail and I was wrong. Great views from up here. When I looked at route scout I found the error of my ways. That trail is not marked. I found out later it was Four Springs Trail. I went back down to (dirty) Kent Springs and found the right trail. In two shakes of a lambs tail it opens up to look like a road. No switchbacks on this side so it is a little steeper. Sylvester Spring looked even better then Bogs. Shortly after the spring there was a creek running good and the water was crystal clear. The trail followed for a half mile or so then turned away. From there your back to the trailhead in no time.I saw about 8 people and a couple dogs. Maybe try and start a little earlier next time. :)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bog Springs Quart per minute Quart per minute
Spring box full and clean

dry Kent Spring Dry Dry
Half full and a little yucky. Looks like it use to have a float system but not anymore.

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Spring box full and clean.
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 Tucson, Arizona
Four Springs McCleary Peak Loop, AZ 
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markthurman53
Hiking14.00 Miles 4,889 AEG
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This hike is a hodgepodge of different trails strung together to achieve the Goal of getting to McCleary Peak and finishing up the Armour Spring Trail. Trails include
1. Bog Spring Trail
2. Kent Spring trail
3. Four Springs Trail (not an official trail I guess)
4. Pipeline Trail (maybe Pipe Spring Trail)
5. Baldy Super trail lower
Quite an interesting conglomeration of trails combining lots of springs on the lower half with lots of magnificent views on the upper. Great trail for early to late spring and even the fall after monsoons. Could be done in the summer but I think it might be a bit warm and humid then.
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After hiking Wrightson I wanted to do another short hike before making the drive back to Phoenix. I started around 3:30pm and followed the old road up. I left the road and made a clockwise loop going to Bog Spring first. The trail is a typical single track through the forest. It also features a steady elevation gain. I found myself taking numerous short breaks. My legs were really tired after the hike earlier in the day. I persevered and continued up and things finally level off near Kent Spring. I was surprised to find plenty of water in this area. The trail meets back up to the old road and the two parallel a drainage that had flowing water. This was a very enjoyable hike. It’s a nice area and I love the sound of running water. I continued down and was back to the trailhead around 5:15pm. From there I made the drive back to Phoenix. It was a nice day down south.
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 Mesa, AZ
Bog - Kent Springs LoopTucson, AZ
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Windy day. Didn't see anyone else besides us the entire hike. Lots of burnt orange leaves. All the spring boxes were full.
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We had a Time Limit on Saturday as I had to be in Tucson later in the Afternoon, so we chose this Hike...Nice Elevation and with our Photography lust, probably the right Mileage too.... :sweat: As it turned out, it was a perfect choice... :)

Started up a Road, climbing in elevation right away, and soon hit the Intersection...Randy and I had agreed to do it clockwise and come downhill on Kent...I left Randy behind a little while he stopped, and we met up close to Bog Spring...Nice Uphill, I've been needing that...Went down to the Spring and took a Break, hoping some of the Birds I was hearing would come in, but they stayed up in the Canopy for the most part... :(

After the Break we continued on up and up and finally started the descent to Kent Spring...This was a nice little Riparian area as well...Lots of Sycamores... :D Took a break here as well and had a Snack and some Gatorade. We then continued on down and down and down on the Road...Almost back to the Campground and we took a side Tour so Randy could show me a Cabin that the Forest Service rents out...Pretty Cool...And then, we were back at the Campground with time to spare...

This was a good little Hike with some Elevation to stretch the Lungs and Legs, through some really pretty Country with great views along the Top of the Loop...The Trails were in immaculate shape...A Runner could easily do this Loop...I could definitely see doing this one again with a few side Trips when there's more time... :D

Thanks for the Company Randy!!!
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Hard to know what Flow was, but Trough was full and clear.

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Trough was full....

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Trough was Full and Clear....
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