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La Barge Lower - Box LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2012
RickVincent
Hiking11.00 Miles 3,540 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   3 Hrs   37 Mns   3.35 mph
3,540 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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Goal: First Water to La Barge Box in 90 minutes.

Mission accomplished. I started from the trail head at 7:22am, hustled across Garden Valley and down into Boulder Creek. From there, I criss-crossed the creek and boulder hopped my way for about a mile to the cairned exit to the left that leads up the saddle near Battleship Mountain. Reached the top of the saddle with minutes to spare. Quickly navigated the route down and arrived at the creek's edge. I touched the water, then checked the timer on my GPS which ticked over to 1 hr:30 min:00 sec. The water flow at La Barge Creek is light and provides a relaxing soundtrack inside the Box. But, no time to relax on this trip. I ate a quick snack, snapped some photos and within 20 minutes I was on my way back to First Water.

I had to battle some leg cramps on the way back which slowed me down a bit. Took me an hour and 47 minutes to return. Total time for this 11 mile adventure, 3 hours, 37 minutes. The hot tub at home was glad to see me, or maybe it was the other way around.
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