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Jul 04 2020
AugustWest
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47 male
 Joined Mar 16 2019
 Phoenix
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2020
AugustWest
Hiking11.97 Miles 2,472 AEG
Hiking11.97 Miles   4 Hrs      3.06 mph
2,472 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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I stretched this out a little bit since everything is so darn pretty in this part of the Bradshaw's.

The Trailhead was a little tricky for me because I just wasn't paying attention. The beginning of my route has me off trail for maybe a half mile. There are two roads that take off at the turnout. One leads right into Isabella (#377), the other leads to a dead end and I took the wrong road (the wrong one has a fire pit and chair in front of it). No problem as I was back to the trail in no time.

The trail description is the most simple one. This is a beautiful forest hike with Ponderosa Pine as the primary species. There are great views, more on the Western side of the Groom Creek Loop with deeper, more lush forests on the Eastern side of the loop and on Isabella.

I saw probably 20 people in 6 different groups and one very nice horseback rider and her very handsome horse Peeky.

One comment for consideration. There has been a massive effort to gather the fallen trees and branches from the forest floor into piles that are most reminiscent of the start of a bonfire. The effort to make these piles is beyond belief having cleaned up 22 blown over trees on my farm in Michigan after a small tornado rolled through. There are hundreds if not thousands of these piles.

I have never seen something like this outside of the piles of yard unmerchantable materials that follow a timber harvest in the Northwest which are all mechanically put together.

This wood will not degrade quickly, but mushroom plugs drilled into the wood could accelerate the process. Does anyone reading this know someone in the Prescott National Forest hierarchy that might be open to a study if this is viable? If not I may call over on Monday and start poking around.
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May 16 2020
jacobemerick
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36 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking8.98 Miles 1,995 AEG
Hiking8.98 Miles   6 Hrs   17 Mns   1.57 mph
1,995 ft AEG      33 Mns Break
 
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Hike w kiddos. Slept in, didn't reach the TH until 9am, was still an enjoyable 65 at the empty trailhead. Trail was absolutely beautiful and well-maintained. Lunch at picnic area before hitting the summit. Drop along Groom Creek was quite steep, kid #2 had two big faceplants in the first five minutes and required some emotional first-aid. Connector was overgrown and had some of deadfall to work around, though it was totally worth it, as it had the only running water for the kids to play with and some of the best vantages of the hike. Descent down the leg of the lasso was painless and we celebrated with some concrete mixers before tackling the drive home.

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About a dozen groups on the way to Spruce Mountain. Peak was crowded, we didn't spend much time there. Two groups descending down Groom Creek, no one on connector, and three groups descending Isabella. Everyone was super friendly, especially the handful of mountain bikers. I like Prescott.
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May 09 2020
The_Eagle
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65 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Davis - Moscow - 7675 - Union - Spruce Lode, AZ 
Davis - Moscow - 7675 - Union - Spruce Lode, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 09 2020
The_Eagle
Hiking16.35 Miles 3,989 AEG
Hiking16.35 Miles   8 Hrs   18 Mns   2.27 mph
3,989 ft AEG   1 Hour   6 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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This is a go to area for us for when the giant Orb, makes thinks toasty in the valley. We purposefully started in the middle of the hike to 1) Stay away from the more popular Groom Creek TH and 2) start in the middle, so we could leave our additional water and food in the truck.

We were the first 2 vehicles in the small lot for our 7:30 start. We made our way through Peters Potato Patch, crossed the headwaters of the Hassayampa and took a new approach to gain Mt Davis. We both agreed that this was probably the approach we'd take in the future. Mt Davis is my favorite up here. Mainly because of the solitude and views.

Next, we made a mid route change and decided to hit up Moscow Peak and Peak 7675. These were 2 worthy additions and will be added to the rotation. Some very nice views from the top. The preferred route to the top, was the way we came down. From FR261 go due South, following the ridge line to make your climb.

Next up was Union since we were in the area. The tower was manned, but I don't think it was our buddy John. We saw our first people of the day here.

Back down to the Isabella TH, we had our SD lunch.

Isabella is a well groomed trail through some tall conifers. In sections one of the prettiest in the state.
We took this to the Groom Creek Loop and headed up to Spruce Mountain. This tower was also manned but I don't believe it was Suzy. The truck had Idaho plates.

To complete our loop, we used the Spruce Mountain Crosscut. After I splashed in Wolf Creek a bit, we completed the climb to meet back up with the Isabella Trail.

Good times in the PNF
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Sep 14 2018
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2018
OdinWiski
Hiking7.85 Miles 1,730 AEG
Hiking7.85 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   2.09 mph
1,730 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break
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We parked off of Walker and had a late start from the Isabella TH. It was a bit warm, but for the most part we were under the tree cover. When we got to the Spruce Mtn Tower, it was just the start of the break time for the ranger. Waited for a while till that was over and went up and chatted with Sarah for a little while. Nice views from the top of Spruce Mtn. Looped around from the Groom side to come back. Had 5 deer sightings. Nice area!
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Jul 10 2018
kelly14
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26 male
 Joined Sep 27 2015
 Phoenix
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2018
kelly14
Hiking8.16 Miles 2,010 AEG
Hiking8.16 Miles   4 Hrs   54 Mns   1.85 mph
2,010 ft AEG      29 Mns Break
 
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Wow! What a day. With the monsoon firing off the last few days we knew we had to get out there and experience it! Saw the Mount Union rain gauge had gotten 1.8in over the last couple days and figured the northern Bradshaw’s might be good. And after an amazing day can say we definitely made the right decision. Decided to do the “Isabella loop”

Loved every minute of it! It certainly helped that temperatures probably never got over 75 and we had mostly cloudy skies the entire time. The Isabella trail was beautiful and climbed gradually in a very wet and lush forest 😊. Not 30 seconds In saw 2 little bucks sporting some small spikes and also were welcomed with multiple claps of thunder. The rain held off... till the end

Took the Groom Creek trail on up to Spruce Mountain. This was a gorgeous trail as well. The last few days of rain had it feeling like British Columbia. It was incredible. Had a quick lunch due to ominous skies and continued down to the little connector trail that would take us back to the Isabella Trail. Made a few stops in the canyon (which I believe were the upper stretches of Wolf Creek) There was a trickle of run off and some nice sized pools.

Got nervous looking for the connector trail it was atleast 100 yds farther down then we expected but found it, it was a very noticeable intersection.

Climbing up out the canyon we started hearing thunder!! We had our eyes on the radar the whole hike and yep it happened. A big ol thunderstorm developed right on top of us. Watching it develop on the radar as it happened in real life was cool. Immediately water was released from the sky and unleashed a hell of a downpour for a solid 10 minutes. Followed by another 10 minutes of drizzles. Kind of exhilarating having a thunderstorm break loose on top of you.

The trail turned into a mudbath but we had fun. Saw 2 more deer on the way out and heard some coyotes yipping.

The views of the storm clearing in the Bradshaw’s were breathtaking. Best hike in a while! I love monsoon season!
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May 12 2018
chumley
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48 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Bradshaws: Davis Union Spruce, AZ 
Bradshaws: Davis Union Spruce, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 12 2018
chumley
Hiking14.10 Miles 3,466 AEG
Hiking14.10 Miles   5 Hrs   44 Mns   2.76 mph
3,466 ft AEG      38 Mns Break
 
I had a few loops drawn up in the Bradshaws and we decided to see how we were feeling as the day progressed. The trip up to Davis and Union was the first leg of the trip, and I was actually surprised that John welcomed us up on a windy day with extreme fire danger. He informed us we were the highest people in Yavapai County, and also mentioned something about the elevation. :sweat:

I'm glad there's a tower here as it makes it possible to hit 8,000 feet on the second flight up. :)

I do prefer the views from Davis though.

Did you know: Mount Union was named during the civil war, and in response confederate supporters countered by naming the adjacent peak after President Davis. So there's that.

Back down to Potato Patch where the headwaters of the Hassayampa was flowing to my surprise. A quick break at the truck and up Isabella. At this point, I opted for the shortest of the options on the day and took the old Transcendent Mine trail down to 307 before heading back up to the Spruce summit. To the surprise of nobody, the tower was not open to visitors.

After a quick snack we headed back across the Spruce Mountain ridge and dropped back down to the car via Isabella. We saw surprisingly few people today. There has been a lot of thinning on both Davis and Spruce, but both are still littered with large slash piles that have yet to be burned. Still an improvement over last time.

@tortoise_hiker I promise 9L was there.

Side note: Don't speed through Mayer.
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Aug 27 2017
Hiking_Fool
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60 male
 Joined Mar 12 2011
 Cave Creek, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 27 2017
Hiking_Fool
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,661 AEG
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1,661 ft AEG
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Great Hike not too far from Phoenix.
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Jul 29 2017
The_Eagle
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65 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Groom Creek-Davis-Union, AZ 
Groom Creek-Davis-Union, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 29 2017
The_Eagle
Hiking16.29 Miles 3,743 AEG
Hiking16.29 Miles   7 Hrs   35 Mns   2.36 mph
3,743 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
 
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I woke up and read a text from Ray saying he woke up late and would be there in 15 minutes. My alarm never went off, I got ready in 15 minutes and was there 45 minutes late. Hopefully not an omen for the day.

Temps were 70 at the start and 73 to finish, with the mid 60's in the middle. Cloudy most of the day, with some sun and got a light rain for 15 minutes at the end. Pretty lucky all-in-all with nastier weather all around us. Muggy was the theme for the day.

We started clockwise on the Groom creek Loop #307. This is a steady climb and we decided to take the shortcut trail at the 2 mile mark to cut across to Isabella. It'd been 7 years since I'd been on this one. It's easy to follow, but since it's not an official trail, none of the dead fall is removed. No problems getting around it at all.

Right at the Isabella Trail turn, Ray spotted a Rafter of 3 hens and a dozen or more poults. I don't think I'd seen poults before in the wild.

Down the Isabella Trail #377 and the walk through Potato Patch, we tried to guess which house was Peter's.

I've never cared much for the climb up the Dandrea #285. It's rocky and loose.

At the saddle we made our turn to get to the off trail portion up to Mt Davis. I love the views up the top of the rocky outcropping. The Peak Register IS gone. It's not where it used to be and we checked other spots with no luck.

Next I made my way over to Mt. Union to visit with the lookout, John and get some scoop on the Goodwin Fire. The fire never got any closer than 4.5 miles from the tower. He said a couple of Forest Service workers called it in and it was not visible to him for another 1/2 hour. You could see some scarring from up there where it crossed Big Bug Mesa, but the majority of the burn was farther east.
He had some dispatch personnel come up in the tower while I was there, so I let them go about their business.

We went back the way we came and then completed the Groom Creek loop. It'd been awhile since I'd be on this section. Quite enjoyable. We kicked up a small buck still in velvet to close out the hike.

Enjoyable hike. Good to hike w/Ray again. Thanks for driving.
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Jul 22 2017
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53 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking7.98 Miles 1,720 AEG
Hiking7.98 Miles   3 Hrs   59 Mns   2.47 mph
1,720 ft AEG      45 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Great loop. No one at the Isabella trailhead when we left or returned. Lots of tree cover. Super friendly Ranger in the fire tower. Lots of people on Groom Creek loop.
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hikeaz
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65 male
 Joined May 13 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 09 2016
hikeaz
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,661 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   3 Hrs      2.47 mph
1,661 ft AEG
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Beautiful little jaunt - Much better than the Groom Creek loop; this incorporates the better portions of the Groom Creek loop and adds some scenic, seldom-traveled trail. 4 or 5 dead-fall trees on Issabela (as spelled on the sign) is all - easy work-arounds.
'No-extortion' parking too!
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Oct 11 2015
mazatzal
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2015
mazatzal
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,661 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   4 Hrs   10 Mns   1.93 mph
1,661 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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First time up Spruce Mountain - nice area. Enjoyed the loop in cool temps. Not too busy coming from this side. Lots of squirrels and heard some turkeys. I think they should be hiding just now :)
On the way back we saw a band of pronghorns on the west side a few miles north of Sunset Point.
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Apr 04 2015
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60 male
 Joined Mar 12 2011
 Cave Creek, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking_Fool
Hiking8.25 Miles 1,961 AEG
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 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Treehugging Hiker
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,661 AEG
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My faithful four-legged hiking companions (Hana and Koda) and I decided at the last minute to "beat the Phoenix heat" and enjoy a new trail near Prescott. Thankfully the trail was nicely shaded since we got a late start around 10:30am. 8)
After a nice lunch at the picnic spot below the lookout, we ambled up the hill only to discover that it was closed. That was fine by me, as the view was amazing! We started back down the trail and kept our eyes out for the turn off for the Transcendent Mine Road. The signs referenced in the description have been removed but it is pretty obvious where the four way intersection is location. This section of trail and the spring were by far my favorite portion of the hike. The climb back up to the Groom Creek Trail was good cardio and the rest of the trail went by quickly. What made the day even better was the fact that we saw a deer, coyote, hawk, and only ONE PERSON! A good time was had by all. :y:
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 Cave Creek, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking_Fool
Hiking8.36 Miles 2,152 AEG
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chumley
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48 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Bradshaws: Davis Union Spruce, AZ 
Bradshaws: Davis Union Spruce, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 28 2014
chumley
Hiking13.01 Miles 3,320 AEG
Hiking13.01 Miles   6 Hrs   38 Mns   2.74 mph
3,320 ft AEG   1 Hour   53 Mns Break
 
Somehow I got slightly more AEG but in nearly 1/2 mile less distance covered. I always walk on the inside of the curves. Over time it saves distance. But it's steeper, and that adds up. ;)

Nice day. Good hike. Wasn't in the mood for a really long day. Need to spend some nights at home. John in the Union tower was happy to have visitors. Lots of very informative chatter. Surprisingly, at Spruce we were not invited up by Suzie? (I think that's what John said her name was) ... then again, sure sounded like a male-generated noises up there, so maybe that explains some things? :o

The ridge on Spruce is a cf of downfall and needs a fire. It can't even be "prescribed" there is so much undergrowth and ladder fuels will bring even the calmest ground fire up into the trees. It's really just a matter of when.

Those Potato Patch folks really try to insinuate that you can't drive to the TH, but there is parking for a couple of cars at the base of the hike up Union. Also a spigot with fresh water at the last house. It looked like a public/FS water source, but I can't verify.

Missed the BobP shortcut, and it was just as well. On the way back when we paid attention to the track, we all decided it looked like crap anyway. Kudos to Tibber for putting up with that shit.

Good day. Hit up this new-ish place in JJ's Chandler backyard. Cheddars. 10oz steak, half rack of ribs, loaded baked potato, plus some mac n cheese for good measure. $17. Good place to replenish some lost calories. Too bad Sierra was the best beer they had.
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John9L
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Bradshaws - Davis Union and Spruce, AZ 
Bradshaws - Davis Union and Spruce, AZ
 
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John9L
Hiking13.01 Miles 3,320 AEG
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Headed up to the Bradshaws for a nice hike. We parked at the Isabella Trailhead and then headed over to Davis and then Union. I really enjoyed heading up to Davis on the off trail portion of the hike. The hike over to Union follows an old road and was easy going. Once on Union we went up into the Fire Lookout Tower which was very cool.

Afterward we returned to the vehicle and took our lunch break. From there we hiked up the Isabella Trail and then made a lasso loop stopping at Spruce Mountain. The return to the vehicle flew by and we were back in Phx around 6pm. Nice day hiking in some cooler temps.
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2010
joebartels
Hiking9.25 Miles 2,630 AEG
Hiking9.25 Miles   4 Hrs      2.31 mph
2,630 ft AEG
 
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Bruce and I headed out to anywhere that looked to be cool temps. We decided on Isabella & Union for the day. After Bruce showed me the back road route in we breathed a sigh of relief it panned out...

The hike up is just fabulous if you need a "get me outta the valley heat" hike. The pines are superb in this area and it's just tender pine lovin' care for valley fever that hit the spot. Up top we headed up the lookout tower. The nice attendant let us in as she was calling in a diminishing grey smoke call to Engine 11. Heading down we decided on the "loop" option. Which is basically a beef up your AEG option. Then Bruce wanted to show me a creek he heard about. Oddly enough we hiked down to within 50 feet and turned around. I'm not sure what was up with that but he's such a nice guy I didn't ask.

I like this better than the Groom side as it's very nice throughout and less trail traffic.
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 Far NE Phoenix,
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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The_Eagle
Hiking9.59 Miles 2,635 AEG
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Hiking with the sandeled one (minus the sandels today), and armed with driving directions out of the google maps provided by HAZ, we headed off the wonderful pavement of AZ69 on to Pouland Rd and our last view of the pavement for awhile.

After 10 or so miles we stopping to ask a nice lady if we were close to the next turnoff we were looking for (see men do ask for directions). We were informed that the turn we were looking for, for what she called the severe 4X4 road was just ahead. So we kept going in my 2wd Pathfinder. After reaching the ridge with another decision point of unmarked roads, we once again asked directions from a guy on a quad (prefered mode of transportation up there). He said we had two choices, the shorter rougher road, or the longer smoother road. We were in no great hurry.

The hike was nice, we made it up to the top of Spruce Mountain and the ranger tower in pretty good time. Joe took a nap in the ranger tower, while I watched the Ranger deal with a fire on her watch just down a mile or so from the tower (see pictures for both). After Joe woke up, and a short break we headed down to meet up with the loop portion of the trail. This portion of the trail had a bit of deadfall taking us up to the saddle where we reached another decision point, that we didn't realize was a decision point. We walked and ran down 1.1 miles from this point, trying to keep ahead of horses coming down the trail. When we got close to the creek that we didn't cross on our way up, I decided I didn't want to see it anymore. We headed back up the mountain, back to what we now saw was a decision point (They need to cut that tree down across the trail). I enjoyed views, great pine smells, and laughs on this hike.
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