Davy Crockett’s Running Frontier

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Browsing Posts published in April, 2006

April 29, 2006

The Zane Grey Highline 50-Mile Endurance Run is held below the Mogollon Rim near Payson, Arizona.  Western author Zane Grey built a large cabin near this historic trail (hence the name for the race).  In 1990 a massive forest fire destroyed the historic cabin, 46 homes, and also tragically took the lives of six fire fighters.  24,174 acres were burned.  (Cabin rebuilt in 2005)

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April 21, 2006

On a whim, I decided to take time off work and make a quick trip to the South Rim for another double crossing.   This would be my 4th double crossing, and my second double crossing from starting at the South Rim. The long 9-10 hour drive is a pain.  I arrived in the early evening.   The weather was sunny, warm, and wonderful   I decided to take a leisurely walk along the rim in the tourist crowd.   At Mather Point, I could see a great view of Phantom Ranch and The Box (canyon) heading up to the North Rim.   The Canyon was hazy due to some controlled burns in the area. I felt anxious to get going, but I planned to start around 1 a.m. (Utah time).   I like to do most of the first crossing in the dark, and make the return trip in the morning before it gets too hot at the bottom.

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