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Salt River Canyon Wild - FR303 367 645 346, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 4,106 feet
Interest Historic & Seasonal Creek
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
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Overview: Scenic high clearance and 4WD vehicle Forest Roads withing the Tonto National Forest with views to the Salt River Canyon Wilderness area above the Salt River (for Hike Desc Data see posted trip logs, GPS Routes, and Picsets).

FR303 (Haystack Butte Road) High Clearance Vehicle

FR367 High Clearance & 4WD only Vehicles combo

FR645-Loop High Clearance Vehicle

FR346 High Clearance & 4WD only Vehicles combo

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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    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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    Salt River Canyon Wild - FR303 367 645 346
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    Get your camping gear ready for Camp Grasshopper
    This should prove to be a great camping outing in a scenic location of the Salt River Canyon. Monday morning, Hank (Grasshopper) drove over to my place and we loaded up my little truck for an exploratory trip out to a spot that he has visited a couple of times in the recent past; http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=22865

    Hank will be posting more explicit details of the trip that he was recording while I was doing the driving :wrt: The weather was perfect with lots of sun and blue Arizona sky's and almost no wind. We had to stop occasionally on the way in to take some photos of the amAZing scenery that lay ahead of us.

    Once at the end of the road, we hopped out and began exploring the area for camping sites and fireplaces. The rock formations that Hank had referred to as "white ledges" are spectacular as they extend from far across the Salt River, right through the campsite and continue on to the East. A dry wash flows through the site, makes a 30-foot vertical drop then continues on to the river.

    We took pairs of loppers and trimmed the brush from the campsite following an unnamed wash on down to the river where it joins Blackjack Wash at a place in the canyon called Jump-off Canyon. Although Hank recorded the trimmed route on his GPS, I think it would be easy to follow by all the blood I left on the stubble :o There was Catclaw, Cholla, Occotillo, Palo Verde and just about any other blood sucking plant along the trail that we cut back to make a reasonable path leading from the camp to the river.

    With the hard work finished we had to test out the facilities by having our lunch at a quickly set-up spot at the campsite and YUP, it's going to work out just fine. Looking forward to next month :y:
    Salt River Canyon Wild - FR303 367 645 346
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    A very rewarding and interesting day in a new area I had not yet visited.

    Exploratory morning day hiking down "Hess Canyon" with scenic afternoon driving on local FRs to scout-out other possible off trail hikes within this remote area of the Tonto NF- "Salt River Canyon Wilderness".

    While our Sierra Ancha Wilderness and Mogollon Rim are socked-in winter conditions, this SRC Wilderness area with mid to lower altitudes and much to offer, should be an excellent winter hiking alternative choice. Thanks to ASU Aviator and Little Knee for initially leading me astray via their posted pic.. http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=295188 which allowed me to further research (with Larry's help) this SRC Wilderness area :D

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