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6Dec/090

Arizonia’s Apache Trail

I have been in Mesa, AZ for work for a few days now and I happened to have about a day and a half without any work that needed to be done, so I started looking for things to do.  I ran across some information about the Apache Trail that goes through the Tonto National Forest.  I had read that it is no all paved and that it is slow going at times.  Well, let me tell you is can be very slow going at times.  Even some of the parts that are paved are such sharp turns that that going more than ten to fifteen miles per hours is not a good idea.  When I got to the spot where the pavement ends this was still twenty plus miles to go before reaching the dam that created Theodore Roosevelt Lake where the pavement starts again.  The gravel part of the trail was very wash boarded and forced me to drive very slow.  Overall, it took me about three hours to make it from Apache Junction to Theodore Roosevelt Lake and about another two hours to make it back to Mesa.

I did stop and take a number of pictures along the way and they can be found in my gallery.  Also, I had my GPS tracker running for the entire trip, so you can see my route and all of the photos from today are geotagged with the location that they were taken at.

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