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Willow Springs Canyon - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2012
chumley
Hiking5.33 Miles 639 AEG
Hiking5.33 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.37 mph
639 ft AEG
 
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Having visited here in the summer, I had high hopes of a beautiful mountain stream bathed in autumn color. I was disappointed. I was a little late for much of the foliage here, as it looks like most of whatever grows along this creek is subject to frost and basically just dies. Nonetheless, this is such an awesome hike. I don't know why it's not more popular.

It could be the irrigation tubing I keep running into. It's only 2 miles from the lake, which seems a little bit close to civilization for idiots to have a grow site, but I'm not a big fan of exploring stuff like that, so I ended up turning around a little bit earlier than I had planned. The bright orange ribbon marking one of the spots where the tubing was drawing water seemed very fresh, and makes me think that law enforcement had marked it. After all, what kind of fool would draw attention to their illegal dope with bright ribbons?

Anyway, another nice day in Willow Springs Canyon. Always a pleasant flow of water making the hike really relaxing.
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