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Coon Creek Ruins, AZ
2010-05-1514 by
 
Globe, AZ
 
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns    2.29 mph
579 ft AEG   
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Took a friend and hiked down to the ruins this morning. We started at the 203/38 junction since my little truck isn't all that tough. The hike back was pretty nice. There were a couple steep sections where I almost wanted to see a 4WD come through just to see them manage. Most of this hike is pretty exposed so I wouldn't recommend doing it much later than this-- although, it was pretty warm on the way back but never too hot. The creek was totally dry as expected and we unfortunately didn't see any interesting wildlife but there were still a lot of wildflowers in bloom. Once we dipped down into the creek, we found a lot of shade and the ruins are pretty awesome. One room still has a lot of its ceiling and was relatively cool inside. The Salado indians really knew what they were doing when it came to building. I also marveled at the level of disrespect and stupidity on whoever carved their name into one of the ceiling beams. Why would someone think that's acceptable? On the way back we came across one small group. They managed to get their vehicle up amazingly far on FR1076. We saw their truck parked about a 10-15 walk from the trail down to the creek. Nice job on their part but I prefer to hike it!
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