After seeing signs for the Arizona Trail, I get curious how it traverses Molino Canyon, where we’ve been climbing a little at Jailhouse Rock. I’ve also noticed that some trails show up in this area at OpenStreetMap.org, but not the AZT. Thus today’s mission is born – map the AZT in Molino canyon while enjoying a little barefoot travel. We make the outing in the morning, and find excellent trail and signage, so navigation isn’t difficult. The gravel on the trail is too sharp for me to make the whole outing barefoot, but I feel great otherwise. We get a nice view south on the canyon rim before turning around.
Later I join OpenStreetMap, learn to use the editor, and presto! My section of trail is added. This could be addicting!