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Monument Canyon - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jan 08 2012
DanaLee67
Canyoneering5.76 Miles 1,230 AEG
Canyoneering5.76 Miles   4 Hrs      1.44 mph
1,230 ft AEG
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What an adventure! I had done this same trek a few years ago but didn't make it all the way to the impact site...this time we did! Last time I was alone, this time I took my two youngest. Don't worry, they are 20 and 22 so they handled it just fine! Ha ha!

Headed up the the old homestead. Took a few pictures then the real adventure began! Made our way to the mine and checked that out! Then the serious boulder hopping, bushwhacking, cats claw scratching began!

I pointed off in the distance about where we needed to head and they were game so on we went! When we found the first piece of the WW ll wreckage we were all excited! Then a second and third piece! Woohoo!

Either I don't know how to use my new GPS quite yet or the downloaded route wasn't quite right. I was just saying that we were finding quite a bit of wreckage for the impact site to be much further but the downloaded route said it was a ways up. Probably user error...me being the user! Anyway, I looked up to the right and there it be! We were really excited now! Got the binoculars out and took some pics, had a snack and headed back out!

Found a young couple by the homestead on our way out that was looking for the Broadway Cave so we took them up there (my son hadn't been so what the heck). Isn't that what everyone wants to do after a brutal bushwhack is climb up a steep, loose rocky hill? Ha ha!

Back home and apparently brought a little of the adventure home with me....found two ticks on me! Geez! I have heard that deer carry ticks but have never picked any up here in Arizona! Lesson learned, while crawling through a canyon, who knows what you might pick up!
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