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East Clear Creek - Winslow WallNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Kayak avatar Jun 03 2012
RickVincent
Kayak4.00 Miles 300 AEG
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After two consecutive days of hiking the Salome Jug, followed by the epic "Mother Lode" trek across the 4 Peaks, Dean and I were ready for something a bit more relaxing. Exhausted from the day before, we weren't looking to get on the water too early. We drove up to Winslow from Pine and ended up launching the boats after 9am. We shared the area with other kayakers, fisherman from boats and shore, rafters, climbers and others just out enjoying a day on the cool water.

Right away the walls of ECC begin to rise over the water and we began searching for dws (deep water solo) climbing routes and high places to jump. Our muscles were still sore from yesterday's adventure, but not so much that we couldn't enjoy a little bit of pocket-pulling fun.

We came to a couple of areas that required portage of the boats. Most paddlers don't seem to make it this far in. This made the trip all the more interesting as we now only shared this deeper south section with a few rock climbers. The creek also became more interesting with cool waterfalls and lush green plants and trees, and taller, narrower canyon walls. We spent a full day on the water, returning to the boat launch at McHood Park around 7pm.

Afterwards, we carelessly stumbled into Alfonso's Mexican food restaurant in Winslow. The way I inhaled my food would make an onlooker think the meal was fantastic, but it was really just "okay."
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