Flew from Seattle down to Phoenix for a quick weekend trip May 17. Joined the guys for a 2.5 day backpack on the Highline Trail along the Mogollon Rim outside of Payson. The trail end to end is 52 miles. We did 13 miles from 260 Trailhead to Horton Creek for the first night, 20 miles from Horton Creek to Washington Park day 2 and then the 19 miles out to the Pine Trailhead the last day.
It was a great trip, cool scenery, awesome weather with temps in the mid-80's, and abundant water. Saw a few elk and almost got blasted by a black rattler. Also went face first over a log on the trail and snapped one of my LT4's :(