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Feb 18 2017

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64 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Cave Weavers Robbers Loop, AZ 
Cave Weavers Robbers Loop, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2017
Hiking17.03 Miles 4,679 AEG
Hiking17.03 Miles   9 Hrs   56 Mns   1.81 mph
4,679 ft AEG      33 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
1st trip
We did this loop starting from the Lost Goldmine Trailhead. The first car in the lot, shared only with 20+ porta-potties for Sunday's marathon.

We opted for a CCW loop, starting on Bluff Springs #235. This is always a good way to get the heart started first thing in the morning, climbing cardiac hill.

I'd never been on the Cave Trail #235 going this direction. I think I like it better. Lots of interesting rock formations, the Devils Bathtub and then climbing up the Devils Slide. The cairn collection seems to have been slimmed down at "The Cave".

Joe found us a well cairned and used track down the east side into Barks Canyon. We tried to play out the well used path, but it started taking us in the wrong direction. We reversed our direction and bushwhacked over to Bluff Saddle.

Now on Terrapin #234, the off and on rain, was on for a while now. This trail has seen a very recent and welcomed trimming.

On the Dutchman #104, we were looking for some shelter from the rain and wind to have some lunch. No luck.

It finally let up a bit on Peralta #234 enough to have a brief bite.

Also the first time climbing to the Robbers Roost from Peralta, a nice change up. We had the Roost to ourselves.

The sky was starting to get noticeably darker. Starting down my least favorite trail in the Supes, West Boulder Saddle, the deluge hit. Nothing like hiking down a steep, loose, rocky path, while holding an umbrella with glasses that are fogged up.

Another fun day in the Supes....
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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry
average hiking speed 1.81 mph

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