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Rock Creek/barnhardt Loop, AZ
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Rock Creek/Barnhardt Loop, AZ 
Rock Creek/Barnhardt Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 23 2013
BiFrost
Hiking20.03 Miles 5,417 AEG
Hiking20.03 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   2.36 mph
5,417 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
1st trip
Went along with Kyle and John on the Rock Creek/Barnhardt Loop. We started from the Barnhardt TH on Half Moon Trail out of the parking lot which is decent trail over to the Rock Creek Trail except for a few spots of cat claw. First half of Rock Creek is good trail and steep but then the top half is clogged with manzanita and other brush. Trail was hard to find at times but John was really good on point following all the trail signs and basically keeping us on what used to be the trail. In addition to the poor trail Rock Creek is very steep with over 3500 elevation gain in this one section.

Once over the top we crashed through the remaining manzanita thicket to the AZT near Hopi Spring. From here it was a super highway over to Horse Camp Seep and then we checked out the falls on North Fork of Deadman Creek where we had lunch. This is a great spot to have lunch with some amazing waterfall shots and cliff drop offs.

After a good lunch break it was out past Chilson, over the divide, and out Barnhardt trail with a stop by Big Kahuna falls before reaching the TH where we enjoyed a celebratory adult beverage and our days accomplishment :)
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Hopi Spring

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Big Kahuna Falls - Mazatzal Wilderness Medium flow Medium flow

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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Deadman Canyon Falls - North Fork Medium flow Medium flow

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small pool that you could filter

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Rock Creek Medium flow Medium flow
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