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Ash Creek Trail #307, AZ
2010-09-119 by
 
Tucson, AZ
 
Hiking4.50 Miles   2 Hrs       2.25 mph
1,500 ft AEG   
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After choosing a spot to camp, we headed down trail 307 to view the falls and catch up with some backpackers we knew. The sun was quickly setting, so we grabbed our headlamps and nearly ran down the trail. Caught up with the backpackers after not too long, but then continued on down the trail. The trail has been altered and now directs hikers away from the creek, but we took the old trail because it is far more interesting. Poor light for the photos I took, but a really neat area nonetheless. We caught up with the new trail right before the waterfall overlook. Stopped for some photo ops but then headed back up to the backpacking campsite. Visited there for a little bit while the sun and temps dropped.

With darkness quickly approaching, we started back up the trail again, trying to forgo using them for as long as possible. At the creek crossings it became a must, so we switched them on and continued our swift pace up the canyon. But, it's just not a juLIZiachaos trip without a little chaos, and we were soon off the trail and into the brush. Not sure when that happened, but luckily the GPS was still working. Stars had come out at this point, so found north based on the position of Cassiopeia and lined it up with north on the GPS (which was slow to reset because of all the trees.. otherwise all would have been fine). The GPS pointed us in a direction that went against the instincts of both of us. However, I have learned from great trial and error that this little machine is ALWAYS right, so even though it felt wrong to travel in that direction, we continued. After a great deal (~10 min?) of bushwhacking and creek-jumping, we finally found the trail where it passes by the little boy scout fort. Relieved, we finished the trail and headed to camp to set up, have some food and some drinks, and burn things.

I love fires. Dearly. :D
CultureCamp-fire
Named placeAsh Creek Falls
Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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juliachaos'

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