Cache Miss

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.

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Segment 8

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.


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Aravaipa

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.


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Mammoth

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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