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Arizona Trail Day 38 – Oak Spring | Average Hiker

April 18, 2022 I was hiking by first light. The snoring last night was synchronized and non-stop, wi…

Lone burnt tree from an old wilderness fire

Arizona Trail Day 37 – Way, Way Down | Average Hiker

April 17, 2022 My sleep mind acknowledged the whisper of a tarp dropping softly to the ground. I rol…

Trail up through the Maztzal Mountains

Arizona Trail Day 36 – New Friends | Average Hiker

April 16, 2022 My eyes slowly opened with the first distant lighting of the sky. I usually settled t…

These are two of the longer trails I hiked this year. I enjoyed hiking in the southeast and northeast this year. Next year I will be heading West.

Map of Northville Placid Trail on Average Hiker

Northville-Placid Trail

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