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Aravaipa CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar May 03 2013
cindyl
Backpack20.00 Miles 300 AEG
Backpack20.00 Miles3 Days         
300 ft AEG
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aravaipa canyon is a special place. this was my third time and a completely different experience than the first two times. the first time i was here i hiked in from the east side to hell hole canyon. we went into hell hole and down aravaipa as far as booger that time but no further. the second time was from the west. we went to horse camp and no further.

this time we camped at horse camp, but then we went to hell hole on the second day. this day was spectacular. as we hiked up aravaipa, robin pointed out that the cottonwoods looked like giant broccoli. from that moment on, i was nearly ready to gnaw on those broccoli trees. once we got to hell hole, the real magic began. i had forgotten what a treasure, what a surprise awaits, around every bend.

we went as far as the hell hole spring, then headed back. it was hot and i was thankful to be hiking through water again in aravaipa creek. while in camp and i sat in a shallow part of the creek with my chrome dome making my own shade. it turns out i got a little sunburnt, which caused me to walk funny until the tequila (self-medication) set in. i got a few mosquito bites, but not so unbearable until i got home.

from this trip i learned: i need to go back to fully explore hell hole canyon. not carrying a tent rocks (southpawaz carried it - and i carried the food/filter/stove). liz can sing and play the ukelele (who knew?). i've backpacked with robin before - i forgot how much fun she can be. mosquito repellant only works if you put it on before the mosquitos bite you just as sunscreen only works if you apply it before you get out in the sun.
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dry Hells Half Acre Canyon Dry Dry
we walked in only to find it dry.
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There are just two switchbacks left. And another half-mile to the destination...
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