I was planning on taking my small boy scout troop of three 14-to-15-year-olds to West Clear Creek for a 3-day backpacking trip next week, but it's looking like the weather's not going to cooperate. I know, shocker. I wanted to do this in June but it just wasn't in the cards, schedule-wise.
The dates for the trip are firm, though, again due to scheduling conflicts in August and school starting. This is going to be the one and only time we can do this backpacking trip, so I need to have a plan B in the likely event that the weather doesn't clear up enough for West Clear Creek to NOT be a death trap.
It looks like pretty much all of AZ is going to get dumped on next weekend, so does anyone have any recommendations for a good, adventurous, scenic 3-day backpacking trip within 4-5 hours drive of Tucson that is relatively safe in the event of a monsoon? That likely means no slot canyons or recently burned areas or areas with lots of exposure. Am I out of luck here?