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Barks Upper Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2010
juliachaos
Hiking6.60 Miles 885 AEG
Hiking6.60 Miles   5 Hrs      1.32 mph
885 ft AEG
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I love the Supes; they're just so magical! The colors are more vivid, the air is fresher, and the scenery is breath-taking! Or maybe it's just all the caffeine I had before starting on the trip. ;)

We started our fanciful day on trail and ended on trail, but the best parts were sandwiched in between. Route-finding and bushwhacking through Barks Canyon, checking out hoodoos, and climbing up and around rock walls and boulders, all makes for a great day of adventuring. Even got to check out the ever-so-awesome Fat Man's Crack, as we are calling it. Had lunch up at the little campsite overlooking Weaver's Needle (bonus to see Four Peaks off in the distance!), and then returned via the Cave Trail.

I think what made this hike particularly great is that we focused more on exploring and playing around on and between the rocks, rather than sticking to one rigid route. Had plenty of time to look around and appreciate everything around, instead of trying to get done in the quickest amount of time possible. Beautiful day, and so nice to get back out to that area!
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