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Brian (Buck-30)
Begins: Apr 23, 2019
Direction: Eastbound

Daily Summary
Date: Wed, May 15th, 2019
Start: CC Flat
End: Ridge Above Greer
Daily Distance: 18
Trip Distance: 356.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 134
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Guestbook Entrys: 3

Mongollon Rim Trail Day 23

Weird I don't have much to say but it was one of my favorite days. We spent
almost the entire day walking old roads and an old railroad grade through
huge meadows. Although we were below treeline it felt like being in the
alpine. Just endless green and golden grassy meadows. Tons of water too.
Not even cow ponds but practically lakes at times. Good, clear water. I did
see a herd of elk way off in the distance but otherwise I thought I'd see
more elk. We did see 2 antelope which was surprising. The little mountains
were strange. At times one half would be perfectly bare, almost mowed like
and then the other half would have trees on it. Pretty good weather except
for a strong wind at times. We stopped about 2 miles outside of town early
again, 3:30 pm. Too much camp time this section and we could have made it
into town today if we'd planned better, this section has just been really
easy. There was no point going in tonight as the cafe closed at 3 and the
grocery at 5. An OK camp spot off the dirt road under some small aspens and
Jeffrey Pines.

Oh, and we tried to resupply early to no avail. Our Greer resupply tomorrow
is a small pain and Heather noticed we were about to cross Highway 260 and
about 15 miles east was a decent size town with a Safeway. We planned
poorly and thought there was a decent grocery in Greer but it doesn't look
to good for a 5+ day resupply. We needed to take a break so we figured we
would just taken break at the road/trailhead and if someone picked us up
within 30 minutes then we'd go to town. If not, we'd walk on. No one picked
us up. We did only have about a dozen cars. Not a problem really, just a
tougher resupply in Greer and 6 miles roundtrip off trail.

[There's a good chance I'll have no reception this next 1.5 weeks as we
finish the trail, maybe in 6 days when we get to tiny Blue]

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The Mogollon Rim Trail

The Mogollon Rim Trail is a 500 mile route across Arizona primarily following the Mogollon Rim, an escarpment dividing the high Colorado plateau to the north and the subtropical desert and basin ranges to the south. This spectacular and rugged route crosses four national forests and the largest ponderosa pine forest in the worldmrt

 

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