Looking at going up around Payson this weekend (or really anywhere three hours or less from Phoenix with flowing water for filtering). We will be leaving Friday afternoon and coming back sometime on Monday. We generally always wind up going to Horton creek and camping there, but I'd like something new.
There is just two of us and this is probably our 6th or 7th backpacking trip. We are in pretty good shape but generally this is more about hiking for a few miles, finding a good spot for a few days and relaxing. As I said above we have a water filter so we would be hiking in with minimal water and filtering from flowing water close by.
Any suggestions? Thank you so much in advance.