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Ike's Backbone to Fossil Creek, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Camp Verde > Verde S
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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance One Way 2.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,038 feet
Elevation Gain -1,379 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,379 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 7.2
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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1  2011-08-09 Grasshopper
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Trips 1 ( 6 miles )
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Sun  6:08am - 6:36pm
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An intermediate and completely off-trail hike to access a remote and scenic, fishing and swimming section of Fossil Creek between Deadman Mesa Tr#17 intersection with Fossil Creek and Hardscrabble Creek/Canyon intersection with Fossil Creek;

Please note the attached GPS Route dated 8/9/11 (drawn not field data) attached to this hike description for reference and download with two hiking track options and ref waypoints: Track 1 = 2.6mls one way with -1379 elevation and AEG of +1379; Track 2 = 1.3mls one way with -1306 elevation and AEG of +1306;

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Ike's Backbone to Fossil Creek
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    Climbed up the Backbone last year as an exit route after descending Fossil Creek. Probably followed pretty close to the GPS route shown, directly up the prow of the mesa. Some sketchy 4th class right at the top, although there are probably many different ways you could go. Fun, just be careful.

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    Strictly 4x4

    To hike
    From Strawberry, AZ: Take Fossil Crk Road (FR708) to FR502 to FR502C end at "Ike's Backbone/Tank" (Park-TH Start); Note: FR502C is most probably a non-maintained secondary road requiring 4WD and high clearance;
    page created by Grasshopper on Aug 09 2011 7:27 pm
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