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I'v been wondering all day but can not verify since the HAZ Library was reorganized** in my recent absence. Believe the hike was inspired by https://hikearizona.com/books.php?REV=1&ID=9chumley wrote:Maybe Ellison Creek Cascades is just one of those hiking names that @joebartels invented!?
chumley wrote:Not that I'd take AllTrails as gospel, but that's just a GPS track that somebody posted and named Cold Springs. AT doesn't have a hike description by that name, though it does have descriptions listed for Water Wheel Falls and Ellison Creek Trail, both of which end at the cascade.Tough_Boots wrote:The listing on Alltrails (created in 2010) calls it Cold Springs so there is some evidence to it being a commonly used name.
But it certainly seems as if there are locals who call it Cold Spring. I was just curious since I hadn't heard that name used before.
chumley wrote:@hikeazIs there something useful on the map you attached that I'm missing?chumley wrote:Cold Spring is on Ellison Creek on private ranch property.
Pre-1960, topo maps refer to Ellison Ranch as Cold Spring Ranch. Which makes sense since it was built adjacent to Cold Spring.
Cold Spring Campground at the end of FR420 is referenced in the HAZ writeup, but that seems to have disappeared over the years as well. It may have been on old FS maps, it isn't on any of the USGS historical topos.
I find it interesting that if locals knew of it as Cold Springs swimming hole that name didn't get more widespread use over the years. Maybe Ellison Creek Cascades is just one of those hiking names that @joebartels invented!?
I should have been more clear. I was talking about the name being used to identify the swimming hole, not the spring (which I referenced in reply #1, so obviously I had heard that name before )chumley wrote:I was just curious since I hadn't heard that name used before.