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Dec 14 2020
Grasshopper
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Western Sierra Ancha Foothills, AZ 
Western Sierra Ancha Foothills, AZ
 
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This large and remote Tonto National Forest area, NE of Roosevelt Lake and North of FR60 (A-Cross Road) that runs between the Sierra Ancha-Young Highway 288 and Pumpkin Center is known for its ranching history, ancient Native American history, some very challenging 4WD roads which provide a few official F/S trails with a huge amount of off-trail hike exploring available and very scenic driving if you are in the right 4WD vehicle.

Between early Spring of 2008 and Spring 2010 with HAZ-topohiker(Ken) and HAZ-ssk44 (Eric), I spent some very enjoyable time exploring in this area and had not been back since March-2010.

This long overdue return visit was prompted by Eric's early September'2020 interesting Google Earth find of another potential, lesser known, ancient Native American Ruin Site that had HAZ-Oregon_Hiker (Larry) and my name written all over it :) See our posted, geocoded photosets with captions for more details.

There are a couple of drive options North off of FR60 (A-Cross Road) to access this area where we needed to be. The access road we chose to drive in Larry's FJ Cruiser was FR97 with less off-road driving miles but requires a vehicle with high clearance, real 4WD (no Subaru's), off-road quality tires, and at least one locker recommended. The other driving option route North off of FR60 is to continue further NW on FR60 to intersect FR895 North (the scenic and historic Thompson Mesa Road). This FR895 drive option North to a second trailhead hiking option would require a capable 4WD, high clearance vehicle with quality off-road tires.

For anyone interested in visiting this remote, less visited hiking area, I spent some time on HAZ- Route Cloud editing all the recommended drive, hike, and key waypoint details. Here they are for just this hike: [ Western Sierra Ancha Foothills :: map ]

Also Note:
For the FR895 scenic and historic Thompson Mesa area drive, we have a HAZ Hike Guide for [ Boyer Cabin Trail #148 ] 👍 and [ Boyer Ridge ] 👍
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ALMAL
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Boyer Cabin Trail #148Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Hiking8.00 Miles 1,967 AEG
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After hiking out of Hells Hole, setting up camp near the trail junction, and caching some water, I set off for Boyer Cabin.
The first mile and a half or so is pretty nice. The trail leads through pines most of this stretch. There is a small spring and empty trough in this area. I lost the trail when it made a right turn and fumbled around in the woods for about half an hour before finding it again. Further on the trail exits the pines following a drainage into more open scratchy bushes. Shortly after this the trail condition worsens. Don't try it in shorts! Pretty soon the trail leads down into another canyon that had a small flowing creek with good water. Followed by more nasty bushes. After that, you come out into the open and can see a very long way including Roosevelt lake and Four Peaks. The trail starts taking you downhill at this point. Unfortunately, this is where I lost the trail in tall grass. I just didn't think I'd have enough time to reach the cabin and then hike back to camp, so I headed back to camp instead. Actually, I was only about 1.5 miles from the cabin when I bailed. Made it back to camp at 5PM so, maybe made the right call. It was a breezy night but not too cold. On the hike out Saturday (only 3.5 miles or so), I stopped at the Workman creek crossing and off trailed downstream. There is no trail, you're feet will get wet, and there are more blackberry bushes to negotiate than at Horton Creek. Still, I only went downstream maybe a half mile, and I found some really nice pools and waterfalls to check out on the next trip.
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Hell's Hole Trail #284 - Salome WildernessGlobe, AZ
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Only making one trip this year to HH, since the trout are all gone. The camp was empty as expected on a Monday, and surprisingly not trashed like the last several times. I worked my way upstream in the afternoon but only caught a few sunfish. The usually clear water was slightly stained on this trip, but still flowing as always. Tuesday I worked my way downstream. I brought rope this trip and after tying off to a large tree, was able to scramble down the big drop to some previously un-fished holes. No luck, except a few more sunfish. Boulder hopping towards Salome creek quickly turned to slogging in deep mud, so I turned around and headed back towards camp.
There are still a few scraggly blackberries at the workman creek crossing, just enough for a snack.
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CannondaleKid
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Peak 5940 via Boyer Cabin Trail, AZ 
Peak 5940 via Boyer Cabin Trail, AZ
 
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Hiking11.00 Miles 3,205 AEG
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We hiked from Reynolds Creek to about the halfway point on Boyer Trail last year, so now that we were on the other end of the trail we planned to see what the southern half looks like. Of course, unbeknownst to Tracey, my ulterior motive was a decidedly off-trail hike to the summit of Peak 5940. Truth be told, I had that same motive last year but being much warmer and we'd done a longer hike the day before I left it for next time and never brought it up. But now, it IS next time.
:whistle:
It was pretty easy the first mile following Forest Road 265 to the tank at the edge of the Salome Wilderness. not much farther along the trail it became a little bit more of a challenge to follow the trail due to most of the rock cairns being hidden by the tall grass, which simply added a bit of zig-zagging along the general route.

Once we reached last-years' turn-around point we kept going to the nice flat rocks where we had our picnic lunch last year... being time for lunch we did the same again this trip. While we were eating lunch I casually mentioned the original Boyer Trail took a steeper route through this area, aiming up higher along the eastern slope of Peak 5940 before re-connecting about a half-mile farther along the trail. Yup, I was trolling with bait, and Tracey bit it hard... Well, should we check it out? she asked. Oh yes!
:whistle:
Since we were already past where it originally climbed, we continued farther along the trail to the other end of the original route. From there we began by following signs of a very faint trail, which lasted all of about fifty feet and we were in the thick of things, and I mean THICK!
:bdh:
Although Tracey had yet to utter one word against this off-trail foray, I could sense her genuine displeasure from fifty feet away.
:x
If it weren't for the numerous deer and elk trails we would have had little chance to continue at all, but even then they made for a lot of dead-ends and the resultant back-tracking. By now it's no longer the fantasy of locating the old trail but the summit of 5940 is the new goal.
Ok, so it always was MY goal... [-X

About a quarter-mile from the summit I was this close to giving in to Tracey's inner fuming and bailing out, but bail out to where? By now it was mess in every direction. But two things made the choice easy...
1. The thick overgrowth appeared offer more openings a bit more often and...
2. More importantly, Tracey said, we're so close now we might as well continue.

So we continued. Once at the actual summit it was still so thick there was not only no point in shooting a panorama video, it wasn't even worth wasting any photos. That's a first for me... although I've reached some summits with thick vegetation before, I'd never thought to myself, there's nothing to see here... I mean NOTHING! Which did nothing to endear me and this off-trail excursion to Tracey.
:bdh:
Whatever, even though we found absolutely no further trace of the old trail we are NOT going back the same way we came so we decided to cut as straight a path as we could to the south (and toward the cliffs) as we could while seeking out the most-traveled elk trails as possible, hoping to drop back onto the Boyer Trail where we had seen some evidence of game trail crossing before our lunch stop.
Surprisingly this worked better than I expected... we only had to detour around one section of sheer rock face and eventually popped out at a spot we had noticed over an hour before before lunch as a well-traveled game trail. Perfect!
:y:
Now that all the off-trail thrashing was behind us the return trip was quite uneventful, except for one thing... back at the high-grass part of the trail while I was looking well ahead for more rock cairns I took a shortcut when Tracey said oh, look! By taking this slightly different route she found some petroglyphs. no having heard about these on any of the Boyer Trail trip logs it was a bit of a surprise, and a welcome one at that.
:)
The great scenery along the trail helped make up for the off-trail stuff... thankfully, as much as Tracey is wont to say Never again! after that kind of occasion she still is game enough to hang in there with me... except when the fox-tails get too far out-of-hand, which they will on our next hike.
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As I mentioned above, no video.
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whereveriroam
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 Apache Junction,
Boyer Cabin Trail #148Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Backpack18.00 Miles 4,000 AEG
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This was my 3rd backpack trip to one of my favorite 1 night AZ backpack destinations. On this trip I took 9 others from the meetup group BCH to the cabin. Being Helloween weekend I could think of no better place to go then the very remote Boyer Cabin to spend the weekend. What this place lacks in a spooky name it sure makes up in scenic views, lack of visitation, water availability and a handful of Arizona vegetation life zones. Oh! Did I mention a very intact cabin?

I pre-hiked to the cabin a few days earlier to confirm that there was water at the cabin. I did that by driving as far up FR 97 as I felt comfortable driving and dropped off my Jeep XJ and hiked up the road to the JCT of FR 895 on Lower Thompson Mesa. From that JCT I continued up FR 895 onto Upper Thompson Mesa and then made a couple of turns (bring a map) and descended off the NW corner of the mesa to the cabin.

The cabin had a surprisingly low amount of water but plenty for a group of 10 backpackers coming in a couple of days. At the cabin; go through the cowboy fences past all 3 structures, then through the double corral and follow the short road to the drainage crossing. The most likely spot to find water is going back up the creek, through the prickers about 50' (bring clippers, I cut it back last year but its coming back). We decided to explore down creek to see if the water would resurface. We went 1/4-1/3 of mile down stream and it was bone dry, we passed a couple of spots that you would think would hold water but nothing.

If you come from my recommended way from the Hells Hole trail, you'll pass 6 other places to get water! All had water on our backpack. The 4th source again seems to be perennial. It doesn't show up on my topo maps but its an amazing little area. There's some probable ruins in the area. Also LOTS and LOTS of big bear scat and also big cat scat too!
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Boyer Cabin Trail #148Globe, AZ
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Hiking11.30 Miles 2,357 AEG
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Stefan was supposed to join me and Wally for this hike since he’s moved back to AZ from Seattle, but he had a last minute home improvement emergency come up the day before.

The wildlife spotting started out pretty good on this hike as before we even got to the TH, we saw a flock of turkeys on 288 about a mile south of our starting point. We started from the Reynolds TH off 288 and hiked the Hell’s Hole Trail in and then took the Boyer Trail for about 2.5 more miles before we stopped, ate lunch and headed back. The Hell’s Hole Trail seems to be the busiest trail in this area, likely due to the camping area by the stream at the bottom. It seems to have shades of Fossil Springs, as the trail seems to always have some amount of litter on it. We saw 2 groups of overnighters hiking their way out. In addition to the litter, someone actually left a long sleeved camo shirt on the trail. Wally decided to remove that on our way out.

The Boyer Cabin Trail is actually a very nice trail. From the junction, there is a nice stand of ponderosas. Towards the beginning there was what looked like a cattle tank, followed by a corral. The trail is fairly level and then starts to gradually decline. As it declined, we saw about 2 doe. Then the trail gets much steeper as it makes its way thru a steep gorge. The hike out of the gorge was pretty rough, but at the top of that is a gorgeous meadow, that gives some really amazing views of the area to the east, as well as Four Peaks and the eastern Supes ahead of you. The only drawback for me was my allergies, and I tended to sneeze a lot thru this area. The trail descends thru another gorge and makes its way up to a saddle with another meadow that we could see. We decided to have lunch just past the first meadow in a small shady spot and head back. I’ll have to try to finish this trail one day from the other end once I get some new tires, as my current ones are over 5 years old with 40K+ miles on them.

The temperature was a little warm, but still very comfortable the whole time. The whole hike seemed almost too easy, I felt like we should have maybe done a little bit more before we headed back. On the ride home along 288, everything is still very green from all the monsoons and recent rain. Always a very pleasant trip out to this area.
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I've been curious where the Boyer Trail went so I was in. The air was cool at the start but soon warmed up. The start of the Boyer trail reminded me of Apache Maid with the cow pies and scrub brush but soon we were in a Pine forest with many squirrels and several whitetail deer prancing off. Near the end of the trees the trail was a little faint but thanks to the GPS we were back on trail. Once the trail opened up to some open areas the views were great. We hiked down to find shade and had lunch before starting back. The hike out seemed easier than the hike in and there was shade off and on to keep things cool. In summary it's a nice area that's worth a look.
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Hells Hole & Boyer Trails, AZ 
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Hiking10.00 Miles 2,277 AEG
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Day 3 of our Sierra Ancha hiking/camping trip brought a warm and sunny day so where do we hike today? We decided on starting from Reynolds TH along Young Highway but were unsure whether the destination would be Hells Hole or Peak 5940, just off Boyer Trail 148.

On the drive from our campsite near Moody TH to Reynolds TH we saw a number of wild turkeys along the road... with hunting season opening on Friday they better be hiding soon! :gun:

Just before reaching Reynolds TH we came upon Road Closed signs and around the corner we found huge double-dump trucks, back-hoes and other construction gear blocking the way. We couldn't continue for a closer look but it appeared the highway had been washed out by the heavy rains on Tuesday. Thinking we could still park at the trailhead I drove past the barriers and turned in toward the TH but a bunch of pickups were blocking the way so I drove up to the locked gate for the group campsite. When the construction foreman came and I asked if we could park there he said to go back up the road a ways and wait until the last two dump trucks passed by then I could come back and park next to a construction shed at the TH.

Not wanting to waste time just sitting and waiting, we drove about a half-mile up the highway and parked at the first wide spot next to the road and set off cross-country to hit Hells Hole Trail 284.

Lots of ups and downs on this trail and lots of trees so there weren't too many wide views of the area. By time we reached the 148/284 trail junction it was getting pretty warm in the sun so we sat there for a moment to decide, which is it? Hells Hole or continue on the Boyer Trail?

Hells Hole meant another mile along with a thousand-foot drop along with the thousand-foot climb back out later so we opted for the flatter route along Boyer Trail.

When we reached the spot where the old trail used to go slightly SW along the lower slope of Peak 5940, again it was decision time. Instead of turning off the existing trail to ascend Peak 5940, again we opted to stick with the Boyer Trail, planning on turning back when we hit the saddle at Peak 5404. But that didn't last long... not long after the trail began to drop fast we realized we'd be going well below 5404 before climbing up to the saddle and every mile we continued meant another mile added to the return. So we turned back and found a nice cool area of flat rock and had our usual PB&J lunch and a short nap. Ahhh! That's the life!

Ok, enough rest already! If we stayed any longer we'd never want to get moving again so it was time to hit the trail again. And again it is up and down and up and down all the way back. When we reached the Hells Hole junction we had a thought of going just a little way to see what it looks like, but that's just what it was, just a thought, and a fleeting one at that.

Cruising along the last stretch of Trail 248 Tracey managed to see something of interest off to the side. It looked to be a bunker of some type so we went over to take a closer look. Since the horizontal door was unlocked, that was just an invitation to check it out.
Wow! The horizontal metal door wasn't exactly light! :wlift:
I pulled the door up vertical to have Tracey keep it in place while I checked it out but she was having none of that!

What if the door slammed shut and you can't get back out?... and with other relatively irrational what-if's. Ok, to keep her happy I reluctantly closed the door and we left it. (for another time... I'll be back alone if need be) :-$

Still hearing the heavy equipment working near the TH we didn't even want to see how they were progressing so again cut a bee-line back to the Cherokee.

Another relatively small photoset so I posted them all on HAZ. Again no video... maybe there will be tomorrow.
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Went back and did this trip with the BCH (Backpacking, Canyoneering and Hiking) meetup group. We had a good GPS with us (Thanks Fan) and found that from the Reynolds Creek TH off of AZ 288 that the cabin is 9 miles one-way. There is more elevation than I guess-timated on this trip. The cabin is at 4100' and the TH is at about 6000' but don't let that fool you. From the TH on day 1 we had 1400' AEG and on our hike out on day 2 we had an AEG of 2600'. This is a great trip!
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I'd been wanting to do this trip for some time since I first read Grasshopper's report. I find it hard to believe that no one has posted anything about this trail after a very good writeup, so I will.

Since I've been putting off buying new tires for my Jeep XJ we decided (terricita10) to add distance and my favorite ELEVATION to this backpack by starting at the Reynolds Creek TH off of AZ 288. Not sure but I'll guess-timate that it adds 5 miles and 1000' of additional climbing R/T.

I won't go into great detail about this trip but a quick summary is;
1.We found this trail very easy to follow all the way to the cabin going from top to bottom,
no need for GPS
2.There are many, many cairns marking the trail, many looked new (no moss/lichen on rocks).
3.The grass was short so the cairns really stood out, especially for the last 2-3 miles
prior to the cabin.
4.Very recent brush removal has been done in spots, maybe horse riders or FS.
5.Given that it had stormed for 2 days we found 5 spots with water; A.The first (spring)
had water but messed up my purifier, its on the Boyer trail,
1/2 mile from the Hells Hole trail Jct.. B. Second source is about 1/4 mile+ further, it
looks to have recently been dug out. C. Third source was the best and seems like it
may be perennial and is located at the bottom of the drainage you must drop into
between 2 panoramic vista's about 2.5-3 miles from the Hells Hole Jct. (probable Indian
ruin just prior to descent).
6.Last 2 spots with water were; D. On the 2 track road leading to cabin but I wouldn't
count on it. E. Last water is in drainage next to the cabin, it surfaces in a couple
of spots but bring clippers, lots of thorny berry bushes to get through.

The cabin is in great shape but you will freeze your but off like we did if its a cold night. No wood stove to stay warm, but there is an very old wood burning oven with burners. It's much better then nothing when your wet and cold. We were able to dry off wood by placing it on the top of the stove top. The cabin is too clean, bring candles or some source of light. Also I'd recommend storing some kindle for fire for others in one of the outbuildings, sucks trying to get a fire going with wet wood.
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Boyer Cabin Trail #148Globe, AZ
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Hiking2.80 Miles 400 AEG
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Beginning around 1891(the year that local resident-Joseph Boyer registered his official cattle brand in Globe,AZ), the Boyer Cabin Complex became the site of a large working ranch. The isolated location of this ranch, below Thompson Mesa in a canyon bottom riparian area, surrounded by huge old shade trees, and bordering the Salome Wilderness boundary, confirms what hardy people these early ranchers were.

I first visited this remote area in March'08 with topohiker. Prior to this day trip we had found very little documented information on what this published 11 mile Boyer Cabin Trail#148 had to offer and even less regarding the rich history and scenic beauty of this remote Salome Wilderness- Boyer Ranch location. On March 15, 2008, we managed to turn our day hike on this Boyer Cabin Trail#148 from an 11 mile published round trip to a challenging 12.5 mile/7.5 hour route finding experience (from its TH start across from the Boyer Cabin to its 5.5 mile end at the intersection with the Salome Wilderness- Hells Hole Trail#284). As difficult and challenging as the route finding was this 3/15/08, we did complete the hike and we ended-up with a usable GPS Route as well. I was so impressed with this overall hike and the beauty of this remote area that I soon after completed a detailed HAZ hike description to share with all.

I much wanted to return on a full day trip to capture the rich history of the Boyer Ranch in pics, and also to do some hike-route verification and documentation to: 1) Complete and post GPS Driving Routes to also include a loop driving option, 2)to verify the TH Start location way point and to show this in explanatory pics, 3) to hike the first 1.4mls in on this TR#148 to correct the beginning GPS Route previously posted on HAZ and to also show this now corrected route in explanatory pics; I am now happy to say that with my 3/20 revisit, all these verifications and changes are now completed and updated to our HAZ hike description per my now posted 3/20 pic set with captions and also per my recently posted 3/20/10 GPS Driving and GPS Hiking Routes.

Eric and I had a most enjoyable day revisiting this area on 3/20/10. This was the 3rd or 4th visit for Eric and only my 2nd. This day we also found time to hike another very enjoyable Salome Wilderness area and shorter trail hike which also has its TH Start from the Boyer Cabin area- the Boyer Ridge hike.. http://www.hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=2380 .

Plan a full day of exploration for this area and I guarantee you will not be disappointed! ;)
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The Boyer Cabin homestead site can be accessed with a 4x4 vehicle from Thompson Mesa and is the starting point for TR148. The homestead site is a very special area to explore. The site consisted of a main house, a storage building, an outhouse, a large barn, and two corrals towards the back.

Also see... Boyer Ridge
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Hiking12.50 Miles 3,000 AEG
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I just recently completed a detailed Hike Description on HAZ for this great area to hike and explore in our Tonto Natl Forest- Salome Wilderness.

I hope some of you will take time to read my HAZ Hike Description and will be interested in giving this hike and remote area a try..
It really is: "Two TRIPS in One"!

Like I say in my HAZ write-up Overview:
"I can't decide what would be more rewarding- an exploratory off-road day trip to visit this most scenic, historical, and remote Salome Wilderness upper Thompson Mesa Watershed area and old 1890's Boyer Ranch Cabin Complex, or a most scenic, diverse, remote, & challenging day hike on the 6.25mi one way Boyer Cabin TR#148(to it's intersection with the Salome Wilderness- Hell's Hole TR#284). You really can't do justice to these two day trip options by trying to do both in just one day (unless of course, you decide to primitive camp and/or backpack in this remote area which is also recommended!)".

On this 3/15 exploratory trip, Ken and I have already figured-out and detailed here most all the TH and trail finding work necessary for you to have a more enjoyable drive to the area for exploration and/or a hike. Do hope some of you will consider it!
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Boyer Cabin Trail #148Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2008
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Hiking12.50 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking12.50 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   1.70 mph
3,000 ft AEG
 
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"Everywhere is walking distance...If you have the time"
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average hiking speed 1.65 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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