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General Crook Trail Volunteer Event
Mogollon Rim
June 28, 2022
by Rodney Baba

We partnered with the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Black Mesa Ranger District to clean up a section of the General Crook Trail #140 between Rim Top Trailhead and Carr Lake Trailhead.

During our inaugural event, we discovered the tread (trail) east of the Woods Canyon Lake access road (FR 105) was either washed away or covered with new growth. We worked with a Forest Service to blaze a new path (ridges along naturally occurring ditches, berms around water sinks, paths around downed trees) marking with plastic ribbons, trail markers and flags.

On 6/28/2022, 14 hikers rendezvoused at the Mogollon Campsite. We distributed gloves and trash bags and traveled north across the Rim Road (FR300) and intersected the General Crook Trail.

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At the beginning. [photo by Rod]
Standing:  Terry, Carl, John, Ann, Karen, Alex, Maggie, Wendy, Michelle
Kneeling: June, Lin, Jacki, Rudy, Rod
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Getting organized. [photo by Wendy]

We turned north and headed toward the trail.

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The Hikers Parade. [photos by Rod]

We hiked east along the trail and cross the Woods Canyon Lake access road (FR 105).

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Heading East Looking for Trash. [photos by Rod]
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Cleaning up near the road. [photos by Rod]
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New trail markers mark the way. [photos by Rod]
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New trail markers. [photo by Wendy]

From there we will travel ESE along the new trail.

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Chevrons mark the way on the new trail. [photo by Rod]
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Having fun with chevrons. [photo by Wendy]
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More trash even on the new section. [photo by Rod]
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Rudy repurposed his pole to pick up trash. [photo by Rod]
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Trash or artifact? [photo by Wendy]
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Original General Crook Trail marker. [photo by Wendy]

We met Billie, Neil, and Rich traveling west along the trail.

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Rendezvous in the middle. [photo by Wendy]
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Still time for flora and fauna. [photos by Wendy]

At the Rim Top Trailhead, we dropped our trash and took a break.

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Bags of Trash. [photo by Rod]

We returned along the same route back to the Mogollon campsite.

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Heading back next to the new preservation area. [photo by Rod]
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A tired crew returns for a well-deserved rest. [photos by Rod]
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updated July 4, 2022