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Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 11 2019 2:30 pm
by AkaTavy
Has anyone done Haunted Canyon #203 in the past few weeks? I'm concerned water levels or mud will make it a miserable hike.
Thanks.

Re: Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 11 2019 5:25 pm
by jameslcox44
@AkaTavy
I was planning to go to Haunted Canyon as well and would like to hear about any reply you may get.

jim

Re: Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 12 2019 2:05 pm
by JakeG
My girlfriend and I hiked Haunted Loop last Saturday and Sunday. This was our first time on this trail but it seemed fine. There were obviously lots of creek crossings but we experienced very little mud. We thought it was great!

Re: Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 12 2019 2:34 pm
by AkaTavy
@JakeG
How deep were the creek crossings? I'll have some younger teenagers with me.
Thanks.

Re: Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 12 2019 9:27 pm
by JakeG
@AkaTavy
We were able to rock hop across every crossing except the very first one (we started from the east side). We took our boots off for the first crossing and the water came up to just below my knees (I'm 5'9"). Of course the creek could be running a bit higher now with this week's rain. Almost every crossing after the first one were less than a foot deep.

Re: Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 13 2019 11:00 am
by AkaTavy
It looks like you caught it at the right time. The water level in Pinto Creek has spiked again:
https://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/az/nwis ... 2019-03-13

Re: Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 14 2019 7:14 pm
by gmaclachlan
Went there today, creek was up, all crossings were over the knees. Made it to the canyon where the tape is and you have to go up stream in the creek. We quit there and had lunch on the hill to the right (above the tape). Water is cold, boots were full :-)

Re: Haunted Canyon Conditions

Posted: Mar 14 2019 7:58 pm
by big_load
gmaclachlan wrote:Made it to the canyon where the tape is and you have to go up stream in the creek.
That beats trying to go up over the top where the tape is.