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    camping Mt Graham - Labor Day Wknd 2012

    Led a group up to one of my Arizona favorites, Mt Graham for Labor Day wknd.
    There were some complications at first but it leveled out, then peaked pretty well.
    I think at one point we had 24-26ish people.

    Graham puts you at 10,000ft overlooking regular old boring AZ. At its height, there is at least a 30degree difference in temperature from its base.
    It recorded an average the last couple years of 10" of rain in the August months.
    Phoenix's average in an entire year is 8.29
    Mount Graham's rainfall measured 33.91" total in 2011.
    Add all that up and you have in some spot what equates to a Washington State looking forest, with waterfalls, mushrooms and wildflowers.


    Big K's camp by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    Team Yellowsub camp

    Little k's camp by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5163 by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    Climbing down to a negative edge pool on Moonshine Creek - no room for error

    Moonshine creek swimming hole by Skatchkins, on Flickr

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    IMG_5186 by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    2nd night sunset

    Jesus Babcock trail sunset by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    Jesus Babcock trail sunset by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5238 by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    The guys in Moab had theirs. We had this

    IMG_5244 by Skatchkins, on Flickr
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    hike

    I had a beard when I took these so it's okay


    IMG_5255 by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5263 by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5270 by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    Pool fall by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    Lead sister by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    Less flow that last trip

    Ash Creek Falls by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    Rainy path by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5340 by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5354 by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5372 by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    Pushing through by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    IMG_5388 by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    Little world by Skatchkins, on Flickr
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    hike

    Last night.
    Climbed to top of highest point and up the abandoned Fire lookout tower. Cranked the old windows open and watched the sun set.


    Webb Peak tower by Skatchkins, on Flickr


    Webb Peak lookout tower by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    Sunset through storm

    Storm set by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    Goodnight

    Storm set by Skatchkins, on Flickr

    Hiked back down without the flashlights.
    Smaller group around the campfire.
    Was great.
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    Beautiful pictures Mike, love the "sunset through storm" pictures.

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    Awesome!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome07 View Post
    hmmm Awesome....... That sounds you enjoyed the trip. Pictures indicates that they are took by some professional and skilled person. Anyhow thanks for sharing the photos. I like all of them if you have any others then please share them.
    They were taken by Mike (Skatchkins), who is both skilled and professional.
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