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2012-09-22  
ColdWater 27 / Tule 162 / Oxbow 163 Loop, AZ
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ColdWater 27 / Tule 162 / Oxbow 163 Loop, AZ 
ColdWater 27 / Tule 162 / Oxbow 163 Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2012
joebartels
Hiking16.17 Miles 4,314 AEG
Hiking16.17 Miles   11 Hrs   30 Mns   1.89 mph
4,314 ft AEG   2 Hrs   56 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Cold Water Trail #27
Steep at the bottom with loose footing. Junipers dominate. Good distant views. Not difficult to follow if you pay attention. We didn't and paid dearly. Foxtails are a hearty nuisance.

Tule Rim Trail #162
Cold Water Spring area is a surprising oasis. Turn around and save your sanity. The rest of the trail is a bushwhack and difficult to follow. Non existent in areas. Excellent views. Pants required.

Oxbow Trail #163
The top has a cool area at a tributary to the origin of Gap Creek. Great views. Majority of "trail" is a cairn hunt through cow pastures.

Chalk Tank Trail #506
"looked" semi promising, may take a few years to forget and forgive this area for a looksee

Synopsis
Cold Water oasis is sweet. Lunch views rocked. Top of Gap Creek is intriguing. The rest is hellish. Understand why it's rarely visited due to lack of use and maintenance. Distant views are good to excellent throughout. I just couldn't recommend to anyone. Nice to see a new area. Happy to have experienced, no desire to return.
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Coanbru Seep Cold Water Spring
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excellent clean flow
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