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Whitewater Spring from AZ177, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,343 feet
Elevation Gain -300 feet
Avg Time One Way 1.25
Kokopelli Seeds 1.8
Interest Seasonal Waterfall & Seasonal Creek
Backpack Possible - Not Popular
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
23  2017-01-02
White Canyon Upper - SW Approach FR319
25  2016-12-17
White Canyon Loop - White Canyon Wilderness
Author bmbeard
author avatar Guides 4
Routes 0
Photos 12
Trips 3 map ( 14 miles )
Age 35 Male Gender
Location Superior, AZ
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr
Seasons   Autumn to Spring
Sun  5:14am - 7:34pm
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Lime Point springs a leak
by bmbeard

This is essentially walking along a rough road that is FR2260 on the Teapot Mtn quadrangle. Take the first left (few hundred yards) and hike up a small hill and down to a fork (fork is FR2260 and FR319). Take the left fork and hike the road up over a hill and switchbacks down. You will see, as you go down the switchbacks, the cottonwoods at the spring down at the bottom. Stay on the road, go slightly uphill, and look for a slight road going left (west) to the spring. A road/trail takes you down to the spring, which consists of a tank and a concrete well.

The hike goes past an old stone house, stone cattle walls, and through diabase, pinal schist, andesite tuffs, and some quartzites. Taking the left, instead of going right to the spring, takes you up the hill to some old prospects.

If you look at the topos, it is possible to link this hike into Wood Canyon or White Canyon(upper,lower). Those hikes would involve hiking along cattle trails and good orienteering skills.

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2012-11-17 bmbeard

    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    Take AZ177 south from Superior (or north from Kearny) about 5 miles south of Superior town limits. Go west on FR319, which is a quarry mine road underneath Lime Point. Go about 0.3 miles, nearly to the quarry gate, and pull off to a road on the right. Park (or drive if you have high clearance) and hike down the road.
    page created by bmbeard on Nov 17 2012 8:22 pm
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