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Blue Ridge - AZT #27 - 33 members in 114 triplogs have rated this an average 3.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 30 2021
SunDevil3
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 Joined May 21 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar May 30 2021
SunDevil3
Backpack18.60 Miles
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My oldest daughter needed to be dropped off at sleep-away camp in Happy Jack on Memorial Day... lo and behold, the camp was less than one short mile from the Northern terminus of Passage 27. You mean, my wife HAS to be .72 miles from an AZT trailhead on a work holiday? Sign from the Gods received! Time to get Passage 27 in the books.

My Jeep's reliability has waned rapidly in the past six months and stalling at a stoplight the day before my trip enticed me to rent a car in the madness that is post-COVID rental cars on a holiday weekend at Sky Harbor. Hold your gasps-- it was all fairly painless-- and I was ready for a 5AM departure from Chandler in my fancy-dancy Kia Forte rental! I think it was Stephen Wright who said, "Nothing says off-roading like a rental agreement in the glove-box" and I did my best to make good on that statement this past weekend. FR300/Rim Road from 87 to the Southern TH was a bit further than I had guessed. The Kia made it just fine but I did use caution on my way over some of the larger ruts.

Hit the trail NB by 8:15AM and a good pace. Water was pretty plentiful during the first 1-2 miles but dried out quickly and permanently for the rest of the passage thereafter. I did not see much wildlife aside from a few various lizards and birds. About 8 miles in I hit the steep descent to the creek where I stopped for a rest and map check. I tried to figure out how the trail proceeded up the opposite bank on the topo but saw only two small switchbacks in an otherwise straight ascent. Well, that was correct, and it was a very steep ascent indeed. Not too long, but it had me breathing heavy for sure.

After that climb it was pretty level or gradual downhill the rest of the way to the Northern TH where I arrived around 2:45PM. I only saw four other groups totaling eight people the entire day. :D

My blister prevention skills still suck and my feet were burning so I hiked about one half mile into Passage 28 and found a camp spot off the trail and over a small ridge under some pines. I would have gone a bit further in to avoid the noise from 87 but was happy just to get my boots off and rest for a bit. Overnight was peaceful and quiet and only got down to about 45F so not too chilly either.

In the morning, I threw my boots back on my sore feet and grabbed some water for a quick jaunt further up Passage 28. I only ventured about 1.5 miles North before turning back to relax in the tent and read a bit before my ride arrived at 10:30AM. I met the family for camp dropoff and quickly turned back down 87 to retrieve the Kia. Storm clouds had rolled in about 40 min before they picked me up and I did not like the prospect of getting the Kia 12 miles out FR300 on wet dirt (sometimes known as mud.) Luckily, the storm held off save for a few sprinkles and the adventure ended successfully.

Passage 27 (and a teeny bit of 28) are done!
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May 23 2021
lhalloran
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 Phoenix, Arizona
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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lhalloran
Hiking13.80 Miles
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Out and back day hike from 87 to Clear Creek, slowly but surely completing another section hike of the AZT.

Trail is really nice, easy to follow, but completely bone dry including Clear Creek, which was 8 feet across and 4 inches deep last month. Doesn't make any sense that's not listed as a water source on this hike so I went ahead and added it. If that's verboten, let me know which gulag to report to.

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May 22 2021
clyde_joelle
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 Sierra Vista
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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clyde_joelle
Hiking15.40 Miles
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Hiked this Passage in 2 day hikes (5/22 & 5/23) North to South in conjunction with Pass. FR751 near Rock Creek CG to FR 300 on 5/22 and Blue Ridge TH to FR 751 on 5/23. Used moon-walk shuttle with RAV and Jeep
Jan 14 2021
MountainMatt
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 Arizona
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
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Hiking11.58 Miles 1,948 AEG
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First time hitting up this section of the AZT and it was delightful little segment for the small portions of it I used as an expressway to the surrounding land.
We bumped some bulls and Mellow pursued in chase but eventually came back, young guy and I need to work on some self control discipline when it comes to animal encounters as they will be plentiful throughout his lifetime.
Weather was eerily warm and wonderful, no snow on the ground besides in the deep shaded bottom of ECC.
All in all a great day in some slightly newish country.
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A little routin & scoutin on AZT Passage 27 today.

The grade down the north side to the East Clear Creek crossing is way steeper than anyone cares for so a realignment is on the "maybe-someday" list. These things start somewhere, first some computer doodling, then go look. Today was go-look. We dropped off the ridge down a gentle grade that connected to the existing route. On the way we crossed a couple fathom-drainages--deeply incised cuts through the landscape that don't show up on the topo maps. One option would be to renain on part of the current route to drop into the creek. Another more grandiose plan would be to contour west of the current route all the way to the top. This looks promising but has a serious cliff band to cross. Finding this will take some more scouting.

Another great day on the AZT.

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Sep 05 2020
Sredfield
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A full day working on signs along the Cabin Loop/AZT portion of AZT Passage 27. After adding a regulation sign at General Springs we felt we needed to replace the next one north, where the AZT heads north and the Cabin Loop stays in the canyon. And while doing that why not add a steel AZT emblem sign to make sure everyone knows what that other trail is? Boy Scout Jack from Peoria Troop 529 wanted some service hours so we roped him and his family into the project.

The crawler/hauler made getting tools and signs to the site possible, even though we nursed it down and back up the rocky switchbacks. We tried out Home Depot's foam post set mix, seemed to work ok except for the supposed mix-n-the-bag feature. But we brought two bags along and made it work on the second try. Not quite like 120 pounds of concrete but it will probably hold the post upright for many years to come.

Several sets of backpackers came by while we worked. I can only imagine what they thought when they heard the jackhammer, but we didn't run it for very long.

Thank you Roger and the scouts.

Another great day on the AZT!
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Aug 08 2020
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Miller Canyon - AZT #27 - Crackerbox, AZ 
Miller Canyon - AZT #27 - Crackerbox, AZ
 
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Hiking13.42 Miles 1,305 AEG
Hiking13.42 Miles   6 Hrs   3 Mns   2.42 mph
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To get to my start, I traveled in on the Rim Road, to FR 320A. The length of my hike hike today was dependent on how far I could get in on the FR. Success, all the way to the end with NP. Nice camp spot where I parked.

I hiked CW down into Miller Canyon heading towards East Clear Creek. Miller has pockets of water, but the farther you got down canyon, the water disappeared. This is the easiest canyon on the rim I've hiked in. I kicked up on good sized bull elk in velvet along the way.

Up the good ole' AZT to get back on top. The road portion of it drug on for awhile. I broke it up by exploring down FR9709Y to find a vantage spot for my lunch. It looked back down into Miller Canyon.

Back on AZT single track, I made my way to the drop into Crackerbox Canyon. The last 100' into the canyon was a bit of a pucker, but follow those elk trails and they'll eventually get you down.

Crackerbox Canyon was the gem of this hike. Clean water, flowers, greenery and flowers everywhere. I'll come back to this one. Some obstructions, but simple to maneuver around.

Once I hit East Miller, I made the climb back to my car.

On the way out, I took 141H, to 141. A bit longer by a few miles, but smoother and less yahoos than FR300.
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Fred Haught Trail #141Payson, AZ
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Hiking15.30 Miles 1,480 AEG
Hiking15.30 Miles   6 Hrs   8 Mns   2.75 mph
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Having car camped the night before, I decided to hike on part of the cabin loop on the Fred Haught Trail, which I had never hiked on before. From my campsite, I took the Rim Road to just past the turnoff to FR 95, and went on a forest raod to the left (I think it is FR 194, but I can't remember). I parked farther off of the Rim Road than I needed to, but I was at a nice shady spot -- which was a good place for a well-deserved post-hike cold adult beverage!

I took part of the General Crook Trail over to the Fred Haught Trail. After about a half mile on the Fred Haught Trail I stopped at the nicely restored General Springs Cabin. From there, I continued hiking and eventually came to the spur trail for the Fred Haught Cabin. I went to this cabin, but all that is left of it is the chimney.

From there I went back to the Fred Haught Trail and decided to head toward the Pinchot Cabin. Trail signage indicated that the Pinchot Cabin was only about 2.5 miles away; however, it was quite a bit farther than that. I continued on the Fred Haught Trail to the point where the trail continued on FR 95 through a hairpin turn. By this time I had already gone 8.5 miles, and in looking at my GPS I figured that the Pinchot Cabin was a good mile away. That would have given me more mileage than I was looking for on this day, so I decided to turn around and head back. Rather than completely retracing my steps, once I got to a trail crossing on FR 95, I took 95 back to the Rim Road and my vehicle. FR 95 seemed to stay on a ridge between Fred Haught Canyon and Bear Canyon. I hiked part of the time on the road(which was in the mid-day sun) and part of the time 100-200 feet off the road to enjoy a mix of sun and shade.

I really enjoyed hiking on the Fred Haught Trail -- the trail was very well maintained and it was nice to hike on. The trail went through a forest that had been well-maintained: trees had been thinned out and most of the underbrush was gone, and the trees were very healthy looking!

I saw a good bit of bear scat on the trail, but no bears. The only wildlife that I saw was an elk that I caught a glimpse of while hiking on FR 95.

I have never driven on the western section of the Rim Road before, and it was in much worse shape than I thought it would be. 4WD was not needed, but the road was a bit rough in a number of places.

This was a nice couple of days up on the Rim. I hiked for 2 days and car camped for one night, and I never saw another human the entire time.
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Jun 27 2020
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Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
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Run/Jog10.36 Miles 786 AEG
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Getting out of the heat for the day and doing some trail running on Blue Ridge AZT #27. It's relatively flat except for the part where it crosses East Clear Creek. Once I got down to the dry creek bed I went downstream to see how far until I hit the reservoir. Answer about 1/2 mile to water. After that turned around and ran back the same way. Really felt out of shape and it was reflected by the time. Just have to get out and run more :sweat:
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May 30 2020
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Blue Ridge Passage 3, AZ 
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Hiking5.93 Miles 810 AEG
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Out-and-back from Rock Crossing trailhead to the Moqui/Blue Ridge Campground cutoff, to complete my full traverse of the Blue Ridge Passage.
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Blue Ridge Passage 2, AZ 
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Hiking5.31 Miles 734 AEG
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This route connects a hike done on Arizona Trail Day last fall to the Rock Crossing trailhead. One big climb into and out of Clear Creek Canyon.
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May 28 2020
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Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
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trekkin_gecko
Backpack30.54 Miles 3,652 AEG
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john and i have been wanting to do some backpacking, both to hike some arizona trail passages and to test out some new gear
this seemed like a good section to cover with good water sources, accessible trailhead and the right mileage for an out and back
hit the trail around 0730 thursday morning and found a campsite along the fred haught trail about 12.5 miles in
set up camp, filtered water and lounged around for a couple of hours, then day hiked the remaining piece of the segment (which we had done before)
up at first light, hiked out and were done by noon
we had thought this might be a two night backpack, but easily finished in one
drove over to happy jack lodge for lunch, then down to blue ridge reservoir for a dip in the lake :)
we had decided on passage 29 for the next two days, so we headed up that way
it was nice to have a lighter load - mine was 24 pounds including two liters of water to start with
my rei quarter dome 1 is a keeper, the sleeping bag will take come getting used to
still need some work on my food choices
it was nice to camp near a water source
always good to practice
thanks jlp, good choice :)
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Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
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Backpack30.54 Miles 3,652 AEG
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I had not hiked an AZT segment since 2013 :o . Bought a new backpack last August and hadn't really used it. Time to get busy! Kelly and I backpacked/hiked Blue Ridge segment #27 from north to south and back north. So nice to be able to camp near fresh clear running water.
After we finished we drove to Blue Ridge reservoir for a dip. Saw a bald eagle fly by. We then drove up to segment #29.
Good times. Thanks Kelly.
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May 09 2020
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BiFrost
Run/Jog10.20 Miles 781 AEG
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Kathy and I wanted do some trail running out of the heat. So we headed up to Blue Ridge AZT section. I did and out and back from FR82 to Hwy 87 and back. Kathy ran slightly shorter distance with arranged pickup point at the end. Nice smooth section for trail running!
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Oct 12 2019
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
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Hiking14.11 Miles 1,266 AEG
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AZT-in-a-day. Five of us did section 27a (#54 on the AZT-in-a-day list),
We pulled three deadfall off the trail (completely clear and in good shape)
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Second chore of the day, replacing the trail sign at General Springs. We replaced the register box and message board a few weeks ago. The rain held off until we finished.
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Jul 27 2019
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East Miller AZT Loop, AZ 
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Hiking25.27 Miles 2,868 AEG
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I call the rim east of General Springs "kyleland". In the past year or so, it seems that west of there should be called "prestonland" given @kingsnake 's plan to hike all these rim canyons.

I was planning to put together a route that let me meet up with two different groups of people who I knew were backpacking separate trips. I was hoping to avoid the cabin loop, and was able to put together a route that covered all new hiking terrain for me.

We started at General Springs and took Crook to the west before dropping into Crackerbox Canyon heading upstream before crossing over to West Miller. We followed this downstream 7 miles before hopping out of the canyon and taking AZT27 back to General Springs. Sunday we resumed where we left off following the canyon north for the final 4 miles to East Clear Creek. Again, we used AZT27 to return back to our starting point.

It was nice to cover the full length of East Miller/Miller to the AZT crossing at the top of CC Cragin. And I had never hiked that section of AZT north of Fred Haught, so that was nice too. Gotta get Shawn out there to build some singletrack and get the route off the boring road! ;)

Miller was diverse over the 11+ miles. I'd definitely make a loop that drops in there again though.

[I wasn't sure what kind of water we would find. Historical satellite photos show that spring and fall can have much more water in some sections of the canyon than we encountered. But I think it could be drier in early summer pre-monsoon some years too. This year featured an especially wet winter, and though monsoon rains had not yet started to drain into the canyon, I think some of the residual winter moisture made it somewhat wetter than the driest it might get. Some times of year this might be require a lot of wading. This weekend it was possible to keep your feet dry, but sometimes just easier not to.]
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Jun 29 2019
Sredfield
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Sredfield
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Our AZT section hiking crew did a remnant hike today from General Springs to FR123A. We had the privilege of clearing 5-6 deadfall, and extinguishing an abandoned fire in the little rock fireplace in Box Canyon, maybe 2.5 miles into the hike. How can anyone in AZ not be sensitive to fire after the news of the last 2 weeks? We should not be surprised though, at Gen Springs there was a multi-tent camp down the trail, past the cabin and "Road Closed" sign, next to the exclosure fence. So it goes . . .

Lots of ferns, some water in the drainage, and plenty of tall pines.
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Jun 29 2019
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tibber
Hiking6.59 Miles 669 AEG
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a big weekend for us as we are connecting a whole lot of miles from Passage 20 to part of Passage 35. We got to stay at the North Place which is always a great place to spend part of our glamping for the weekend. We are looking forward to seeing Tracy's bear pictures framed the next time we come up...
We didn't have to get started early either which is nice. One of the highlights is always the PANCAKES!

It's now been a couple weeks since this hike and I just got back from 10 days in Montana and a whirlwind at my house so my memory is not the best. I think I'm just going to tell my story via pictures and videos. I do know I was very happy to finally get to hike the Fred Haught Trail that so many people have raved about in the past. It lived up to its reputation. The trail appears to be in great shape too.

We did do tree removal. Well actually Shawn did the bulk of it.

Highlights: the beautiful forested terrain, ferns, and the water of course
Lowlights: the still burning campfire [ youtube video ] and the temp got a bit warm toward the end of the hike.

Videos will usually include ferns, and more ferns, tree removal, water:
Part 1 [ youtube video ]
Part 2 [ youtube video ] (including the campfire put out)
Part 3 [ youtube video ]
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Jun 29 2019
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