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Did a 3 day trip on the Mormom Lake Trail near Flagstaff,Az. This is passage #30, a 34 mile section of the Arizona Trail that stretches over 800 miles from Mexico to Utah
trail starts out on Forest Road
this would become known as the Spiders den. When the sun went down the spiders came from everywhere! Glad I had bug netting.
Anderson Mesa is a large plateu that doesnt have nearly the tree cover as the first stretch. Trail again follows a Forest road for awhile leaving you out in the open. I pick up my water stash and figure I better find some place to set camp due to the Thunderstorm on my heels
After alot of thunder and a good light show storm goes around me without a drop. Was a windy night but dry.
heavy rain, wind and a little hail for the next 20 mins before it blows over. Thats typical Monsoon action. Hits hard and fast. Fortunatly Im only about 1.5 miles from the truck, the trail becomes a greasy mud canal and all aroud it aint much better