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overnighter with water

Post by bryanmertz » May 28 2003 5:46 pm

This is a little last minute - but a couple friends and myself are looking to do an overnighter this Saturday 5/31.

I was looking at Hells Gate, West Fork, etc. I would love some input from others on a good <10 mile round trip hike that has some water on it. Also - since it's getting a tad warm (105+ yikes) it should be Sedona/ Flagstaff/ Payson/ Rim/ Canyon etc.

As usual - everyones input is welcome and appreciated.


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Post by AK » May 28 2003 8:31 pm

Try Reavis Ranch. Start from the south and its 13.6mi round trip. Start from the north and its about 18mi r.t.. You can find plenty of filterable water in Reavis Creek and plenty of shade at the ranch. Best overnighter i've been on yet.


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Post by Nighthiker » May 28 2003 9:03 pm

Horton Creek east of Payson on AZ 260.

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Post by hoppy47m » May 29 2003 9:42 am

The good 'ol standby Fossil Creek Flume road......water all the way......and swimming holes at the end......
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Post by hikeaz » May 29 2003 2:48 pm

You could try West Fork from the top (off Woody Mountain Road, SW of Flag) exiting @ the West Fork trailhead in Sedona. (this would involve a shuttle, of course) It has water after mile 4 or so, and is about 12 miles total. There will be 3 or 4 pools to swim; none longer than 50' , if memory serves. There are numerous overhangs and caves along the route, so you could even leave the tents at home.

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Post by jmangum » May 29 2003 3:45 pm

Nighthiker wrote:Horton Creek east of Payson on AZ 260.
Horton Springs gets my vote. It's part of the Highline trail and has plenty of filterable water!
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Post by bryanmertz » May 30 2003 1:34 pm

What's the word on Wet Beaver?

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Post by CindyC » May 30 2003 2:35 pm

My son was at East Clear Creek this past wekend. Lots of good water. Nice swimming holes. He caught a 21 inch trout and 7 more pan size if your into the fishing thing. Most important is it was Memorial Day weekend and he didn't see another soul.
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