GET 2017 Day 11, March 28, Tuesday.
Start on route to summit of Cottonwood Mountain, segment 8 mile 28 of 36.
End Klondyke Road, mile 1.9 of segment 9.
Miles walked: 9.9
The view coming down Cottonwood Mountain in the early morning is a good start to the day.
I heard snow pellets hit the tent last night, but it was melted in the morning. Here is proof, as snow pellets piled up in spots along the trail.
Continue reading “Cache Miss”
GET 2017 Day 10, March 27, Monday.
Start Black Rock Canyon trail, 3 miles from intersection with Holdout Canyon Trail at segment 8 mile 16
End on route to summit of Cottonwood Mountain, segment 8 mile 28
Miles walked: 15
I start the day following a creek drainage for several miles. A small fall at one of several drop-offs gurgles onward.
Continuing along drainage of Black Rock Canyon designated Trail 292, I start to see footprints as the trail merges with the main GET route.
Continue reading “Segment 8”
GET 2017 Day 9, March 26, Sunday.
Start at rim of Turkey Creek Canyon, near segment 6 alt mile 30.
End Blackrock Canyon trail, 3 miles from intersection with Holdout Canyon Trail
Miles walked: ???
The trail descends down to the bottom of Turkey Creek Canyon.
Trees with peeling bark that look like sycamores are at the bottom, growing where you would expect cottonwoods.
Continue reading “Aravaipa”
GET 2017 Day 8, March 25, Saturday.
Start town of Mammoth on Aravaipa bypass route segment 6 alt mile 9.5
End at rim of Turkey Creek Canyon, near segment 6 alt mile 30.
Miles walked: 20.5
Cowboy Miller Road heads east several miles toward a tall mountain ridge. Looking back at Mammoth…
Continue reading “Canyon Rim”
GET 2017 Day 7, March 24, Friday.
Start Freeman Road Trailhead, segment 5 mile 0, then to mile 13.8 to segment 6 alt.
End town of Mammoth on Aravaipa bypass route segment 6 alt mile 9.5
Miles walked: 23.3
The path tends to be on top of long low ridges, dipping down to arroyos (washes here) and back up.
Saguaro is nearly gone, preferring steep rocky areas. Antelope Peak stands out taller than the surrounding rolling hills
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