FOOTPRINTS THROUGH THE FLOWERS | Cabin Loop Trail System (Eastern Loop) | Part 3 of 4

FOOTPRINTS THROUGH THE FLOWERS | Cabin Loop Trail System (Eastern Loop) | Part 3 of 4


Hey guys! Just finished pumping water up
here Dane Spring, getting ready to head out. it started raining again last night
like 30 minutes after we had our fire was perfect timing but then it was
pretty significant rain all through the night. I know I woke up at like 12:30 we
had to close all the rain fly like flaps because we had him open hoping to get a
little bit of ventilation and then it didn’t let up raining until the Sun came
up so it was raining for at least a good like six hours. I’m sure all the plants
and all the streams around here are pretty happy about that as well as the
firefighters just up the way so we’re gonna be starting the last leg of our
trip down the rest of U-bar trail to barbershop and we get to do basically
like two miles of flat cruising to start out the day get warmed up back in the
saddle if you will and we find Coyote Spring but hopefully It’ll be flowing. I
don’t know we filled up here at our capacity just in case but it’s always
cool to see water flowing the desert it’s just neat and then from there we’re
gonna cross through the same two canyons we did yesterday just several miles
upstream so hopefully they won’t be quite as deep so Dane Canyon first and
then barbershop Canyon and then on the way out of barber shop Canyon will hit
barber shop Springs and that’s about a half mile from where correspond so yeah
really excited for today feeling good rested much better last night than I
didn’t night before and yeah ready to go out an adventure and make some
footprints the summer wildflowers are absolutely
gorgeous not sure if you can really tell from the video that whole field over
there it’s basically blanketed with these bright yellow flowers ah so pretty
especially because it’s like everything down in the desert where I live it’s
dead and dry. nice change of pace. BRB gonna go frolic in that big field
with yellow flowers Oh No I’ve been stumped. I think we’re
almost to the barbershop trail now just went up a couple hills lot of flat it’s
been nice just enough to get the heart rate going and then chill out and cruise
and get some miles done trying to get into very zen mindset it’s a shame that
we have to go home today but I’m looking forward to the Arizona
Trail them know I haven’t really said much about it in a video yet so might as
well talk a little bit now so the Arizona Trail is eight hundred
and three miles and it goes from Mexico to Utah or Utah to Mexico depending how
you walk it basically through the middle of the state it goes through the Grand
Canyon the *San Francisco peaks and a bunch of the sky islands in Tucson and basically
gives you a taste of all the sort of camping and hiking that Arizona has to
offer and in September I plan on taking off on that hike and starting at the
Utah Arizona border and walking south hopefully to be done by Thanksgiving
except some hunting trips planned after that
but uh yeah getting ready to do an 803 mile backpack trip and this has
really help to prove to me that you know mentally all be as taxing as I make it
well on that I guess the idea of loneliness because I’m gonna be hiking a
lot of it by myself I wasn’t sure how I feel about that especially on the
wilderness but now after planning and executing this trip I definitely feel
more confident in my abilities hopefully not overconfident yeah I
learned a lot from this trip and it’s really enjoyable and what do you know it
just hit the crossing of the barbershop trail what do you know more trails to
make let’s do it alright guys so what I thought was the barbershop Canyon it’s just a road and we have signs showing
trail closures and whatnot so by the looks of this
oh yeah we’re like yours are we are and that’s where we have to go
so I guess my guests met with too far but good thing we didn’t take a turn oh
no we’re going now this one’s a bit of a bootie buster maybe to the top of that
hill hopefully the canyon isn’t too big. guys it’s so important on a backpacking trip especially at a higher
altitude than you used to stay hydrated you don’t even know how many fluids
you’re you losing when you sweat this much or the electrolytes ooh it’s really
important like past couple days when I’m getting to camp I’ve mixed myself up
some drink mix has some electrolytes some sugar some of that stuff yesterday
after that long day had a really rough headache going into camp but after I
drank a fully eat her it went away so I knew it was just dehydration but it is
so important to stay on top of that guys cuz you can get in a lot of trouble found some interesting
mushrooms growing out of this tree just had to stop and share it’s like all the
way down what’s being close to that spring if you guys have watched some of
my other videos like for what Beaver Creek I talked about riparian areas a
little bit and this counts as a riparian area it’s just a meadow right there in
area because this is a little bit of a
drainage there isn’t the same capacity of water to grow the really big ripe
Arian trees but it is damp enough that you see an oak here or there you’ll have
to see a bunch of Aspen’s and things like that
these areas are really important because they filter a lot of the water that ends
up in our big streams like the ver de or the salt and these little wetlands they
filter out contaminants like heavy metals or bacteria like e-coli from the
water completely naturally that’s any wetland and any like meadow similar to
this if it’s functioning properly that’s the key caveat and there’s so many of
these that have fallen into sort of a defunct operation because of human
impact on them or because wildlife impact because humans have driven
wildlife to these concentrated areas of national forests instead of being able
to sprawl out all over the state they’re pressured to these areas where there
really aren’t many people but there’s plenty of resources for them I think
this is our water – how exciting oh there’s a little fire pit there
oh there’s a game camera so they’re really keeping an eye on this spot

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