Northern Terminus Monument
On Saturday, May 5 a crew of stonemasons from Payson met with Passage 43 Trail Steward Paul Ostapuk at the Stateline Campground on the Arizona/Utah border to construct an official northern terminus monument. For anyone who has completed the AZT or visited this location, you know it’s impossible to determine where the trail ends. Not anymore!
Carlos Rodriguez (RB Stonework) and his crew expertly crafted a sandstone monument that matches the dimensions of the southern terminus marker on the US/Mexico border. But instead of concrete and steel, this marker is made from natural rock that blends perfectly with the surrounding landscape. They completed the project on Sunday, May 6 just in time to see a northbound thru-hiker finish his 800-mile journey.
This project was made possible through support from the Bureau of Land Management and Arizona Trail Association members, donors and volunteers.