• AZT 2020 Day 3, March 11, Wednesday
  • Start Middle Canyon mile 31 (passage2mile10)
  • End 3 miles past town of Patagonia, mile 54.1 (passage4mile2.9)
  • Miles walked: 23.1

From camp the trail climbs up to a saddle, and one can look back on the east Canelo Hills.

The trail altitude profile shows a gradual descent into town, but the up-and-down rolling hills take a lot more effort than expected.

With last night’s rain, plenty of pools stand and creeks flow.

I meet and pass Paul and “Best Western” a few miles from town.

Downtown Patagonia is along a long narrow park, with shops on each side facing towards the park.

The convenience store has low prices for hiker staples, and I buy enough for three days to the next town.

Wild Horse Tavern has a pleasant elevated porch where smelly hiker trash can eat outside, where I meet “Crunchmaster”, “Eagle Eye”, and Corey. Soon Paul and “Best Western” come by to chat.

Most hikers are staying in town for the night, but I continue on 3 miles out of town to national forest land to camp. Storms are expected tomorrow.

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.

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