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Dripping Springs from PeraltaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2014
wallyfrack
Hiking16.20 Miles 3,440 AEG
Hiking16.20 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.16 mph
3,440 ft AEG
 
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Two weeks earlier while hiking the super loop I noticed a few areas I wanted to check out in Randolph Canyon. Denny was looking for some pain so he came along for the trek. We started just before 7a and used headlamps for a few minutes then realized it was light enough hike with no added light. The hike up Dutchman and over Coffee Flat went well and the loose rocks didn't slow our progress. By 9:11a we were at Dripping Springs and talked with 3 backpackers who were at the end of a 6 day stroll. They commented that last night was nice and warm with the cloud cover but a few days earlier thier water froze overnight near Upper La Barge Box. I guess Lee picks the cold camping spots so he can build a big fire. After our chat Denny and I checked out the cave with the cot. It was warm inside there and we decided it would be a good place to spend the night if we ever got stuck out there. The next stop was a cliff base on the north side a short way back toward Reeds Water. Denny did spot a small wall which look exactly like one Lee posted a photo of a few weeks back. The next spot wasn't as easy. We hiked up to the alcoves on the south side which were higher up above some nice scree slopes. The alcove was large with good views but no ruins or others signs of habitation. On the scramble down we saw a gray fox but he wasn't as friendly as the previous on I saw in the Supes so no photos this time. There was one other alcove on the way down but it was a dud as well. Eventually we hiked out to Reeds Water and took a short rest. We still had enough time to hit Reeds Camp so off we went. The plan was to locate the old road on the way and get another look at the area. The road is overgrown but fairly obvious is areas as the burm is stacked with rocks. Denny got some photos of the refrigerator, engine and other cool stuff and it was time to head back. We made it back to the trailhead by 2:14p and cruised out on the recently graded Peralta Road. Thanks for sharing the pain Denny.
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