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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR203 Upr #2, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 4,000 feet
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Perennial Creek & Peak
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Camp Grasshopper Wander - Sierra Ancha
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9  2016-03-18
Sierra Ancha-Hist Ruins/ViewPts near Camp GH#2
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21  2016-03-17 Grasshopper
18  2013-11-13
Cherry Creek Road FR 203
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Preferred   Oct, May, Apr, Sep
Sun  6:53am - 5:22pm
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This remote, primitive, scenic, and ideally located "first come/first serve" group or individual vehicle camping- tent camping location with perennial creek drainage bordering a very rugged section of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness just off FR203 "middle upper end", offers an excellent base camp location at 4000 feet for drive-to various THs, rugged "of trail" day hike explorations. With a few level areas for tent and/or vehicle camping, a campfire ring and also included a dense and shaded mature grove of Arizona Sycamore trees to provide abundant shade during the warmer April/September/October camping days. A dense vegetation area all along this campsite perennial drainage flow also provides an abundance of fresh Arizona Blackberries when in season..and..maybe a few black bears also :-)


It should also be noted that camping here in mid-late March, sunshine does not arrive at camp until 8:am each morning and it is again shady at 4:pm each day.

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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    To car camp trip
    From the Phoenix area- Take Hwy 60E to Globe (at MP247) turn north on HWY 188 towards Roosevelt Lake and drive 14.7 miles (at MP229.4) turn right onto HWY 288 The Young Highway. Drive XX.X miles north on Hwy 288 to the intersection of Hwy 288 at Board Tree Saddle(signed) and FR203 Cherry Creek Road North End. Turn Right (NE) onto FR203 and continue driving ~10+ miles mostly downhill on the FR203 slow, rocky-rough, with some 4WD, High Clearance distance to the Right Turn (West) with unsigned, short uphill camping area at coordinates location: 33.86865 -110.88582

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