3 night backpacking trip in October

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3 night backpacking trip in October

Post by tharris » Oct 03 2012 12:33 pm

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.

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Re: 3 night backpacking trip in October

Post by chumley » Oct 03 2012 3:31 pm

Lots of options:
Cabin Loop / Houston Brothers Trail
Fossil Creek
West Clear Creek
Wet Beaver Creek
Haigler Creek upstream of the campground and Fisherman's Point
Reynolds Creek
Workman Creek
Chevelon Canyon
Canyon Creek downstream from the campgrounds
Kinder Crossing or Horse Crossing

Type any of these into Find ( top of any page ) for links to the guide descriptions, photos, gps tracks, etc.
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Re: 3 night backpacking trip in October

Post by DBmooner » Oct 03 2012 4:43 pm

reavise ranch is also a nice place and there are lots of places to explore to keep you busy for 3 days

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Backpacking this October

Post by Ampaz » Sep 30 2019 6:42 am

I'm looking for a good solo through hike (loop) for a 4 day 3 night sometime in October. Any suggestions?

Can be 3 day 2 night. I just need some fresh air and silence, lol.

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Re: 3 night backpacking trip in October

Post by joebartels » Sep 30 2019 10:24 pm

Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

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Re: 3 night backpacking trip in October

Post by sajor75 » Oct 07 2019 1:49 pm

@Ampaz you can try any part of the Highline trail, baldy loop is a sweet short one nighter.

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Re: 3 night backpacking trip in October

Post by azlaurie » Oct 08 2019 2:01 pm

Cabin Loop Trail. I'm doing it in 2 days this weekend. 24 miles. SWEET
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