7-24 thru 7-26-19 ADAT Young trip

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7-24 thru 7-26-19 ADAT Young trip

Post by -Spike- » Fri May 17, 2019 6:57 pm

We're going north! This will be one of our trips to Young for the summer season. We are not sure yet if we will have rooms in the Forest Service barracks or not, so camping is a possibility.

We're planning on running from Tonto Basin through the Sierra Anchas on various routes, doing route inspections along the way. We'll play the return trip by ear.

We'll be up there for 3 days, but folks are welcome to join us for any or all of those days. Note that you can sign up for one or more days on the TRAL calendar, please sign up for each day that you plan to attend.

Meeting spots for the second or third day will be determined as the event approaches if necessary. If no one signs up to join us those days, there won't be a meeting place.

Also, as with any ADAT run, if no one is signed up 24 hours before the trip we may not go to the meeting spots, so make sure you sign up!

Meeting Time and Place:
7-24 9am at the Tonto Basin Marketplace- 45994 AZ-188, Tonto Basin, AZ 85553
7-25 TBD if necessary
7-26 TBD if necessary

Lunch will be provided for folks who let us know they're coming at least 24 hours before the FIRST DAY's event start time. Either register on the TRAL Event Calendar or reply to this thread (and let us know which day(s) you will attend). Please let us know if you plan on bringing guests. Look for the option to add a note if you register on the calendar.

Keep an eye on this thread for the latest updates.
-Ben

Contact Richard Lillard at adat@tralaz.org for information about TRAL's Adopt a Trail (ADAT) program.
Contact me via PM or tral.bene@gmail.com if you are interested in receiving training to inspect the trails in Tonto National Forest, offered through the ADAT program.

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Re: 7-24 thru 7-26-19 ADAT Young trip

Post by RichardLillard1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:54 pm

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of our recent changes was to make the more popular routes up for reinspection on a yearly basis. 609 falls into this category, so we decided to use this as a route over to Young for this trip.


A slight detour over towards the apple orchard at the J Slash X Ranch, then back over to 609.
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While putting in this sign, we noticed a number of bugs flying around. The bush also had a reddish hue to it.
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Upon closer look, we discovered a few lady bugs.
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Re: 7-24 thru 7-26-19 ADAT Young trip

Post by RichardLillard1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:55 pm

Signs like this were in need or of replacement.
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Wrapped up a couple small spurs, then enjoyed the sunset on our way into Young.
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Re: 7-24 thru 7-26-19 ADAT Young trip

Post by RichardLillard1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:58 pm

Day 2 we started by licking off a few small routes near Young before working our way down near Buzzard Roost.
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The views near Buzzard Roost never disappoint.
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Jerky Butte
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Post by RichardLillard1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:00 pm

Turning down into this canyon was picturesque but too narrow for a full size, so time to back up. But after a few pictures, of course.
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Re: 7-24 thru 7-26-19 ADAT Young trip

Post by RichardLillard1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:04 pm

Day 3 we followed our usual routine; work our way back to the highway by dirt. This time, one route took us down around Haigler Creek to round out our day.
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Found a small water feature. Human for scale.
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Rock play!
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