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Whitlow Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2014
Hiking12.70 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking12.70 Miles   7 Hrs   31 Mns   2.03 mph
1,600 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Our plan for the day was to climb Coffee Flat Mountain by going off the Whiskey Spring trail and out along a ridge. Loose, rocky stuff on the slopes and giant boulder piles on top made it slow going. By the time we got to the end of the ridge near the base of the mountain we realized we would probably run out of daylight if we tried to go up and over. But since there were some cool formations down in the canyon below us, we decided to go down instead.

Steep and loose again!! We both practiced some dance moves along the way! Luckily there were some game trails that got us through some thick spots, but sometimes we just had to bust through. We were rewarded with seeing the tallest saguaro either of us had ever seen. It was really unbelievable! We will go back to measure because it may be a record.

What a day! This one had some tough off-trail but turned out to be so worth it! We will make another attempt at Plan A once the days get longer.
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