Highwater

GET 2017 Day 34, June 3, Saturday.

Start San Lorenzo Canyon Segment 32 mile 23.4 of 27.6

End after 15.3 miles of Highwater Bypass Route Alt 33A, then miles 9.6 to 15.1 of Segment 33, near Stapleton Ranch ruin

Miles walked:  25

Here is Polvadera Peak in the morning from the front (east) side.

My daughter has friends from out of town, and she is taking them for a hike in the canyon. The dogs will stay on leashes to help protect from snakes.

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Magdalena

GET 2017 Day 32, May 27, Saturday.

Start Segment 30 mile 12.1 of 16.3, near stock pond in Milligan Hills near national forest boundary

End Magdalena Segment 31 mile 16.9

Miles walked:   24.5

The route on this section of trail has certainly changed from my practice hike last year, apparently due to a landowner shutting off access through a forest road that goes through private property. The new route includes difficult cross-country zig-zags to finish Milligan Hills.

On dirt road on the back side of Magdalena Mountains, I saw a bear that acted different, not running off like most black bears.

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Potato

GET 2017 Day 31, May 26, Friday.

Start Segment 29 mile 7.4 of 19.8, on FR138 on high ridge of the San Mateo Mountains

End Segment 30 mile 12.1 near stock pond in Milligan Hills near national forest boundary

Miles walked:   24.5

My nice forest road is eroded due to a very recent burn. This was smooth road last year during my practice hike.

A side trip adds another lookout tower.

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