First Water

GET 2017 Day 1, March 18, Saturday.

Start First Water Trailhead, section 1 mile 0.

End near Upper Black Top Mesa Pass, section 1 mile 5.

Miles walked: 5

The east-bound start of the Grand Enchantment Trail (GET) begins at First Water Trailhead, near Apache Junction on the eastern edge of the Phoenix metro area. The start is only a few miles from the Arizona Renaissance Festival, so it seemed like a good idea (at the time) to spend a day at the Ren-Fair before starting the hike late in the day.

The ‚ÄúPleasure Feast”, a six-course meal with entertainment and merriment, is a splendid way to build up fuel reserves before a long hike.

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