Hike #89 – Telegraph Road – South – 16 miles

Location : White Canyon Wilderness (NOBO Mile Marker 292.9)

Date: 12-12-2019

Weather: Clear skies, starting temperature 55 degrees, Cool throughout the day .

Total Mileage Completed : 16 miles on AZT plus approach trail of 10 miles

Hike Description:  This hike was located right in the center of the White Canyon Wilderness south of the I60 and a little west of Superior Arizona. Sandwiched between Hike #10 out of Picketpost TH and Hike #85, this is the most difficult section on the AZT to get to for a day hike. Hoping that Telegraph road would be doable with the 4×4 Jeep Wrangler, Tom and I set out early on a crisp December morning. After three failed attempts, in the dark, to get more than 1/4 of a mile down the road, we parked the Jeep and decided to just hike the approach, Adding 10 miles to the day….. The hike itself was really gorgeous, especially as we really got into white canyon. There is a way to get to the opposite end of the this section, but you would need to brave Battle Road from the east via Highway 117. Not particularly a tough hike but long day. If you can get back here, do it. Only one more hike to the finish.

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