Took a friend into Fossil Springs http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=183 for a fast 24 hr trip. I took my blackbird and set up my tarp to try and funnel any breeze into my hammock to help stay cool. Overnight lows were about 70 degrees and a dip in the spring after our hike in was a nice way to cool down.
I had not been here since our AZ group hang last winter. Besides trash and unburied toilet paper being everywhere a lot has changed. It is obvious that the enormous amount of rain we got in the spring sent a huge wall of water down that canyon. There were downed trees everywhere. No problem scouting for firewood if fires where allowed.
We arrived early afternoon and set up camp. To my surprise we were the only ones there. That would shortly change. After dinner, scout groups showed up by the dozens. To my surprise, I discovered a camp of about 10 hammocks made out of bed sheets with one tent from one scouting group.
The hike out was the same death march uphill made even more complicated by my taking of sleeping pills which had not quite worn off.
No pics this time but we had a good enjoyable time. Except for waking up to the blasting of air-horns at 0600