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Burro Creek-Kaiser Canyon Loop, AZ
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Burro Creek-Kaiser Canyon Loop, AZ 
Burro Creek-Kaiser Canyon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2013
The_Eagle
Hiking19.06 Miles 2,838 AEG
Hiking19.06 Miles   10 Hrs   3 Mns   2.19 mph
2,838 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Finally got to scratch that itch.

After driving over the Kaiser Canyon and Burro Creek bridges on Rt 93 in the past, I always wanted to throw together a loop through this area. A bonus, another hot spring on the hike.

Burro Creek was flowing nicely, so it was another week of COLD water crossings, but none were more than waist deep. Me and the boys survived. Just under 8 miles of this hike were around and through Burro Creek.

We took a side trip UP to Burro Mine. We saw / visited a few horizontal shaft mines, the longest went in about 100' and had had a side shaft. A first for me was the collection of core samples, all labeled and laid out in a wooden case.

Next, off to visit Warm Spring, up Warm Spring Canyon, just across Burro Creek.
The water collects in a 5' Oblong catch basin, about knee deep and about 98 degrees in Temp.

On our way up Warm Spring Canyon, close to Rt 93, John found a new outdoor activity he wanted to participate in. http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=313152

Kaiser Canyon was enjoyable with only a slight bit of boulder climbing.

We followed a way old jeep road after a bit of a scramble. The road took us back down to Burro Creek and the home stretch. A few more crossings, and an interesting perspective of the bridges under Rt 93, and And we're done.

Video==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbtJV3o3fsc

Live Fauna for the Day, 10+ Burros, Blue Herons, Ducks, Cows.
Dead Fauna for the Day, 3 Cows, 1 Burro
Fauna
Fauna
Wild Burro

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Kaiser Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Did not witness actual Spring, but the water was flowing up to the area of the spring.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Kaiser Spring Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Wet/Damp in the lower sections by the Gushing Burro Creek.
Wet in the upper section East of 93

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Warm Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Temp around 98.6
Flowing nicely into 5' Oblong catch basin.
About knee deep.
aka "Kaiser Hot Spring" on some Topos
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