Jim Lyding wrote:
:sl: It's only 13 miles. Each way. From the top of Apache Maid Mtn to its intersection w/ the Bell Trail http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=384
Pack a lunch.
Looks like there isn't anything other than bush-whacking and boulder-hopping down that particular Jacks Canyon to Wet Beaver.
I definitely wasn't thinking about the Apache Maid Trail from the top of Apache Maid, I've most definitely read the triplogs and such. On the the TrailDEX map, using the MyTOPO overlay, where FR 620 crosses Jack's Canyon there is a very short spur road (FR 620B) that runs up to "Apache Maid Cabin". That's what I was referring to. I'm sure it's also at least 13 miles to get from Apache Maid Cabin to the Bell Trail, but I was thinking more of like a five mile trip each way. I'm also certain it only requires bush-whacking and boulder-hopping, but I was just curious if there was anything interesting be seen in the upper reaches. Mainly if the creek flows to any extent up that high in the canyon.