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Peter's CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Feb 14 2010
DanaLee67
Canyoneering2.90 Miles 500 AEG
Canyoneering2.90 Miles   4 Hrs      0.73 mph
500 ft AEG
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My daughter and I headed out early to find Peter's Cave, armed with the hike description, but I neglected to print the map or even look at it! First mistake! Not the last! After coming home and looking at the map I see where we actually went! We went left at Tortilla Canyon instead of right, not sure why but we did. Then went right up a small side canyon that we saw a cairn on so we thought we were headed the right direction. It pretty much dead ended. Back down to the creek we headed. After walking the wrong direction a little further we realized that it was just going to lead us back to the road so we decided to just climb the mountain on our right and see what was on the other side! It was well worth going the wrong direction! We wound up looking down into the canyon that we were supposed to be in! It was awesome from up there! We carefully made our way down the steep hill to the creek and made a loop out and wound up coming out the way we were supposed to go in! Oh well! At that point we weren't sure which way the cave was but was sure we knew how to get back to the car so home we headed!

There is still lots of water but we managed to keep our feet dry! It is such a beautiful area that we will definitely be back to find that darn cave......with map in hand!
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