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Walnut Canyon Loop via Sandy Canyon Trl, AZ
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Walnut Canyon Loop via Sandy Canyon Trl, AZ 
Walnut Canyon Loop via Sandy Canyon Trl, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2013
joebartels
Hiking21.30 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hiking21.30 Miles   11 Hrs   52 Mns   2.09 mph
2,700 ft AEG   1 Hour   40 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
A nice loop with varied and unique views. By no means easy.

Two small snakes and one tiny one too. Perhaps a pound total in weight. Bruce found a skunk. Didn't tell me. Told to get out of area. Kinna backfired as why set in.

Only 2.5 quarts agua consumed as the weather was extremely nice for the most part. Wet foliage hampered us with wet feet for twenty miles, otherwise enjoyable. A half mile and quarter mile section are the worst parts. No cats claw just plenty to tear you apart if you come unprepared. Arizona rose was thick for long stretches which would destroy a hiker in sandals/shorts.

Intrigued that we hiked "down" canyon. Like most north Mogollon Rim canyons it flows... north

The canyon walls narrow up nicely down to maybe fifty feet in a couple spots. Lots of easy free solo climbing opportunities for those interested. No desire to redo this one. Nevertheless an experience I will cherish.

video that will touch a nation...
http://youtu.be/2V7dXRZ-Wto
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
No huge fields of iron bleeding yellows.
Plenty of smaller varieties to keep anyone interested engaged for hours.
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