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Clover Canyon - Sierra Ancha
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Clover Canyon - Sierra AnchaPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jul 02 2011
Grasshopper
Canyoneering3.75 Miles 992 AEG
Canyoneering3.75 Miles   6 Hrs   35 Mns   0.75 mph
992 ft AEG   1 Hour   35 Mns Break
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
 
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Our second time to this remote Sierra Ancha Mtns primo area southwest of Young, AZ, and the first time up this seldom traveled canyon that with a welcomed afternoon monsoon storm to cool things off, proved to be a fun and interesting riparian canyon to scramble up with numerous pools and manageable water fall areas to enjoy.

We left my place in south Scottsdale at 6:35am with a one way drive to the TH of 140 miles in my open air Grasshopper on our hottest summer day and night yet. We began our hike at 10:30am and I arrived back home at 1:AM the next day :o The late arrival back was partially due to our previous plans to spend the entire day soaking in the remoteness of this area, soaking in riparian-perennial Rock Creek, and taking in the history of this area- Rock Creek Cabin and the Rock Creek "Rose Tungsten Mines" with an open 40ft lower adit (where 3-4 total upper/lower 30'to 40'adits produced a few tons of concentrated tungsten from 1937-1958).

A very rewarding and long day it was with a few trials and tribulations along the way. On our way back, fifteen minutes before dark, I had an unexpected flat tire on Hwy 288 by Armer Mountain which took forever to change-out to my spare. Dinner at Judy's Cook House in Globe at 10:45pm and a more than brutal drive back from Superior to home in the night heat and dust :sweat: topped-off with an unexpected stop two miles from home at 12:45am by a motorcycle patrol officer who claimed I was driving on the freeway shoulder lane.. :? After he discovered we had 12 empty water bottles tossed in the back of my Jeep and another two full water bottles within reach, he moved on.. :D

Please Note: View pic.. http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=199673 caption comments and tagged notes prior-to attempting a drive across Rock Creek from the recommended TH Start.
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