Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wow, last day tomorrow.
Right now I don't really know how to feel. I am excited about the future, but I am also sad that my time here is almost up.
Today our plans were to go to Apache Creek Wilderness and hike the 9905 trail. Instead, Jason was called to the Woodchute fire and I was left to visit the only wilderness I hadn't been to yet, alone. On the way to Apache Creek I decided to stop by the trail head we had worked on 5 days prior to today. At the trail head of trails 1 and 2, there is a user-created "road" that shouldn't be there. We spent all day blocking it off 5 days ago, and today, it was cleared and ready to be driven on. I took a picture of it with my cellphone (before and after. I added much more debris to the road this time and built a small rock blockade two rocks high. I don't really understand why people would ignore a closure sign, removed all the debris from the road and drive into that area. It's leads to nothing more than a few basic campsites and that's it. I hope today's work will keep the people out.
By the time I was done with that it was lunch time. After lunch I went to Apache Creek Wilderness to complete my visits to every wilderness managed by the Prescott National Forest. I didn't get to spend a whole lot of time there in the wilderness because I couldn't find where I was supposed to be right away. The road was very confusing and the signs weren't really there. All in all it was a good strong day and I feel ready for tomorrow, my last day with Prescott.