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Hackberry Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 01 2013
big_load
Hiking7.15 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking7.15 Miles
800 ft AEG
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Mrs. big_load joined me for a nice dayhike. This one hits a lot of her favorite things, such as creeks (running water!), variety of terrain and vegetation, off-trail wandering, and a few historic and prehistoric relics.

We traversed clockwise and entered the creekbed a lot farther upstream than the normal trip. We also explored some side canyons north of the ranch, including one that has a well-defined path that appears to lead back to the horse lot. I examined more of the canyon face at various places, especially near the campsites, after which I gave up ever finding the spring. Then I went to the one place the spring couldn't possibly be, and there it was. I don't know how we missed it last time, but I must have had the coordinates wrong.

On the uphill leg, we took a short detour on the trail back to the horse lot, and took a wander in Garden Valley before a break at the ruin.

On the way out, we met a couple hikers going the other way who didn't appear to have a map or know anything about the route they asked us about. We gave them some advice and mentioned it to the ranger on the way out. I hope they made it out OK.
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