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Gila River Canyons - AZT #16
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Gila River Canyons - AZT #16Globe, AZ
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Per Hanks recommendation . . .

We rumbled out on Battle Axe Road and then Rincon Road to the AZT crossing today. I left 10 gallons of water behind the rock there for whoever, there was none there when we got there. We saw 6 gallons where the trail leaves the road at the bottom of the hill.

Our purpose was to examine a spring just up the wash that parallels the trail to the west there. The spring is about .3 mile north of the road/trail/wash intersection at the bottom of the hill. Coordinates are N33.11669 W111.14442. A rancher told some BLM folks about it who passed in on to us. We did find it, and there is indeed water. Not a gushing stream mind you but sufficient to pump/filter if needed. It looked like a washed out stock watering effort; there are remains of a dam/berm, piping and a metal trough. Right now one would have to filter out of very shallow depressions; if permitted there are some things to be done to improve it for more use.

This spring will be an alternate to filtering and treating the Gila. I've really mixed emotions about the Gila, tests show that the heavy metals that were the scare for years are below municipal water standards, but that the bio-nasties are present. One expert says you have to filter it AND treat it with chemicals because simply filtering doesn't get the bio-nasties, and just treating it doesn't get the bio-nasties hiding in the particulates. I would filter and drink it if I needed to, I've drunk worse, but really don't like to recommend it for anyone else.
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A small flow at the base of a canyon/gully entering the main wash from the east. Look for a small cairn on the right as you head up the wash, the water is just off the wash behind some trees. An old metal trough and piping indicate you are there.
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