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White Tank's Loop, AZ
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12 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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White Tank's Loop, AZ 
White Tank's Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2012
The_Eagle
Hiking23.50 Miles 4,311 AEG
Hiking23.50 Miles   9 Hrs   55 Mns   2.65 mph
4,311 ft AEG   1 Hour   2 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Started on a dark, cool, clear morning in the Valley. The guy at the park entrance said I was his first customer on the day.

It'd been awhile since I'd been out to the White Tanks, and it sure felt good to not have to drive at least a couple of hours to get out of the heat to hike.

Ford Canyon is one of my favorites in the park, so I started my big loop there. I enjoy both Willow and Mesquite, so I did some off trail to the top of Willow Spring and then included the upper portions of Willow then Mesquite. Now on Goat Camp on my way to Barry Goldwater Peak, I kept my eyes open for any signs. None. I followed a wash to the road that goes to Barry Goldwater peak. I sat and enjoyed the views while I ate my lunch. I actually got a bit cold up there.

My least favorite part of this hike was the steep, rough, uneven downhill portion of Goat Camp Trail. I'd forgotten how bad that portion of the track is.

My goals were simple for the day:
1) Get to a spot where I could see Willow Spring from above - Check
2) Get to the top of Barry Goldwater Peak - Check
3) Hike the part Of the Goat Camp Trail that I hadn't done before - Check
4) Put together a loop in for some good exercise - Check
5) See a Goat on Goat Camp Trail - Nope....
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Willow Spring - White Tanks

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Willow Spring - White Tanks Dripping Dripping
Fresh water water in a pool on the wall. Pool on the ground 5' x 3' x 1 ' deep is the smallest I've seen. it.
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