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Clover Creek CanyonPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jun 29 2013
VolcanoCLMBR
Canyoneering16.00 Miles 1,800 AEG
Canyoneering16.00 Miles   11 Hrs      1.45 mph
1,800 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
IV - Long, full day, bivy possible
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With the extreme heat that hovered over PHX this past weekend i just had to get out of town and get a cool hike in so headed out to the West Clear Creek Wilderness' Clover Creek Canyon, i expected it to be a challenging WATER hike but all we found was mostly puddles of stagnant water, more heat, lots of bugs and plenty of dead dry wood that could potentially cause a wildfire. :scared:
The canyon itself had a few narrow areas and plenty of much needed shade. Ran across a few dead animals that included a deer that became dinner sometime ago and a smiling raccoon head that met its match. On the hike in i saw a very large brownish-black bird flying away at about 100 feet away in front, it could have been an eagle due to its size but thats just my guess as i wasnt able to see the front of it. This forest is alive, there was plenty of birds and plenty of roadents. There were plenty of perfect camping spots near the TH including a perfect looking cave were one could set up a tent.
One more cool thing was not having had to come across another single person the entire day....if you want solitude....THIS IS IT!
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