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See Canyon Trail #184, AZ
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Payson, AZ
 
Hiking6.00 Miles          
1,720 ft AEG   
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Although we did arrive a bit early for the full explosion of Color in See Canyon (see Trish's trip log below), the Canyon was remarkably different than when I hiked it last Spring. My wife and I began the hike at the top then, this time Trish, Michelle and I started from the lower trailhead. The Canyon was beautiful, and I can see it almost being surreal in it's full glory. During our quick jaunt on the Highline, we stopped for a rest and heard drumming and singing in that recognizable Southern Plains style. Was there a Powwow in the area? This experience really lent a peaceful aura to the hike.
With the beautiful color and great hiking partners, the Canyon was a wonderful.
Afterwards, we enjoyed a leisurely car camp above Chevelon Canyon, and with Trish and Michelle's camp cooking, this was certainly a luxury camp! A nice fire, great conversation, and a beautiful sky led us all to dreamy contemplation, and I slept soundly despite the chilly 30's temp!
In the morning I took a short but fairly strenuous side trip down into Chevelon, scouting out a route for a future backpack. There is color beginning in Chevelon as well. I'll post pics of Chevelon's early glory in my personal gallery.
This was a great trip with wonderful hiking partners! Happy Birthday Trish!!
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Lost? Hell, I ain't never been lost. But I have been a mite confused for a week or two.
-The Mountain Men
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