Restart Klondyke

GET 2017 Day 12, May 7, Sunday.

Start Klondyke Road, mile 1.9 of segment 9.

End Segment 9 mile 8.1, near Two Troughs.

Miles walked:  6.2

Papa (father-in-law) and Mary just happened to be taking the Bucket (RV) from New Mexico to Arizona, and would be going past my home and Safford, so they agreed to give me a ride to Klondyke Road so I could restart my hike.


I get on the trail mid-afternoon, with conditions windy, cold, and scattered showers. After so many weeks off the trail, I had dreaded hot temperatures, so cool weather is a pleasant surprise.

A dirt road rises into rolling foothills of the Pinaleno Mountains, in mesquite and juniper.

After a few miles the way is cross-country up a ridge.

The light fails at 7PM on a short hiking day. Good to be back.

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.