It took Bob almost a FULL hour to respondjoe bartels wrote:Cutting over from the last two wheel drive accessible area is about 13 miles roundtrip. That's a much more arduous trek (tell me when you are ready Bob) that would barely be doable in a day by the mid level extremist.
That's always a problem this time of year. Almost every AZ trip I've done has been a race with the sun.joe bartels wrote:With even an hour pre sunrise start we didn't have enough calculated daylight to conquer.
Presumably it's too late now, but have you done this yet, OP?HippyHaley wrote:haha, my cousin said he found a route to the cave from the lake via canoe at 4 miles, i only see one way and its very very long (as you know!) we're thinking of trying that next year in the summer so at least we can enjoy a swim now and then rather then freezing our bums off!
we've decided to take HHPR trail to the cave, it will be long but in my mind its wellworth it! if anyone is interested in hiking along with us, let me know! always room for more! ;) still setting date
Its not just your part...there is a lot of misinformation and opposing views out there. Skull Cave on topo isn't the Skull Cave(aka Skeleton Cave) Joe and I went to. Its like going to Sycamore Creek, or Sugarloaf Mountain decide which one you want to go to(like you said). If you want to go to the cave where the "Battle of Skull Cave" happened follow Joe's description and route. I saw an article that said the battle happened in 1972(instead of 1872) go figure. Volatile Places(book) lists it as 1873 and calls it Bloody Salt River Massacre.PLC92084 wrote:There definitely seems to be some confusion with the location (on my part!!)...