GET 2017 Day 35, June 4, Sunday.
Start mile 15.1 of Segment 33 near Stapleton Ranch ruins
End Segment 33 mile 40.9, along CR115 a couple of miles from US60
Miles walked: 25.8
The day starts with a climb up an arroyo for a couple of miles, with pour-offs.
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.
GET 2017 Day 33, June 2, Friday.
Start Magdalena Segment 32 mile 0
End San Lorenzo Canyon Segment 32 mile 23.4
Miles walked: 23.4
Having taken a few days to rest and recover, KK drops me off at Magdalena. I hike out of town on dirt road.
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.
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.