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Aug 22 2021

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 Joined Nov 30 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Hannagan meandering, AZ 
Hannagan meandering, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 22 2021
ShatteredArmTriplogs 202
Run/Jog13.59 Miles 1,431 AEG
Run/Jog13.59 Miles   4 Hrs   22 Mns   3.62 mph
1,431 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
no photosets
1st trip
Bit of an ill-fated day, didn't get a whole lot of sleep after I saw a wolf jog by in the middle of the night. The plan was to go down Fish Creek trail. Got to Hannagan TH in time for a 7am start, and immediately got lost in the campground. Wandered around a bit looking for the trail, then went back, when I found a "Fish Creek Tr" sign about 15 feet off the main trail, with no visible route. I followed blazes, with a few stretches of what seemed to be tread, to a fire road west of the campground. Wandered down the road a bit looking for the continuation, but decided it must have been right on the other side. Indeed, I found the tread, which quickly disappeared into thick locust. The upper part of this trail is pretty much a no-go at this point, unless you like climbing over deadfall while being scraped to death.

Headed back up to the TH, debating on whether to just go to a different TH, but decided to check out the Aker Lake trail (spelled "Achre" on the trail signs). This was a nice meandering trail, with only a few slightly overgrown patches. The lake itself had one of those ambiguous shorelines where there's tall grass and you're not really sure whether you're in or out of the lake. Probably easier to go around the south side.

Decided to take the dirt road back to 191 and cross over the highway to make a loop. Headed down KP Rim trail, which is all through burn scar, but well-trimmed. Took the Steeple connector north, which I had done previous day. Not much changed over a period of 20 or so hours, but I was surprised to find I had left plenty of raspberries unpicked.

Intended to explore down Upper Grant Creek a bit, but the trail quickly disappeared into raspberry vines. Didn't really want to deal with that, so I decided to check out Clell Lee Spring trail instead. This trail was A-OK, a nice gentle grade down a pretty valley, ending up at the spring, where there's the remains of what could be an old building. After this it was just a jog back up to Hannagan Meadow.
Jul 03 2017

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 Joined Nov 18 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Foote Creek Trail #76Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2017
nonotTriplogs 511
Hiking8.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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76 north to P-bar, then back on 24. 24 is not on HAZ yet so I'll have to find time to add it. In general, 76 and 326 have way too many downed trees. However, 24 is very nice, even though most of it is a dirt road, it winds through a meadow and doesn't suffer from much in terms of treefall to spoil it.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Clell Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Stream was running slowly in area, didn't look for actual spring.

dry Spruce Tank Dry Dry
I couldn't find a tank per se here

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Triple Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
Where you first cross the highway a stream was flowing nicely.

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