Pine Mountain (Lone Pine Saddle to Sunflower)
I spent two nights camped at Lone Pine Saddle, and explored around. I could not find where AZT Passage 21 began. Directions in the book, do not match my maps… and on the ground I could find no signs for a FR 422. I need to research this more and get full size topo maps for the entire AZT. But I hiked on AZT southward from Pigeon Spring Trailhead into Passage 20.
I think I should have turned left here down FR 143, but I felt I was going the wrong way to get back to Hwy 188, so I turned right. I think the trail picks up to the left a ways.
Bushnell Tanks Road (old FR 22). There is nothing else in Sunflower, nothing.
The rest of the Passage 21 is not accessible by road as far as I can tell, until you get to Sunflower. This was a disappointment. It is 19.8 miles through this section… and should be awesome.
Earlier I had gone to the northern end of this Passage off Hwy 87 at Bushnell Tanks Road. I hiked here into Passage 22.
I think it was at this point you could hike South on the AZT into Passage 21, or turn right going Westward into Passage 22. I have to admit some of the signage and trails are confusing.
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