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Aylor Arch - Little Boulder Cyn - Boulder Cyn, AZ
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Aylor Arch - Little Boulder Cyn - Boulder Cyn, AZ 
Aylor Arch - Little Boulder Cyn - Boulder Cyn, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2014
The_Eagle
Hiking15.98 Miles 4,200 AEG
Hiking15.98 Miles   10 Hrs   55 Mns   1.61 mph
4,200 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Time to hit some new areas in the Supes.

Palomino Mountain / Aylor's Arch
From the 1st Water TH it's 4.3 miles to the lightly used, unmarked turn off from the Dutchman, down Little Boulder Creek to the 4.75 mark just past the Red Rock Spires. Take a turn to the East (Left) and Aylor's Arch comes into view, at the 5.2 mile mark, following the cairned route, you are on top of Palomino Mountain.

There were far better views than I expected up here. We took our time and explored the top of the mountain and the Arch. I'll be back up here again...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/y6YJNyGEDT8

Someone put a Mailbox, with a sign in register up 2 years ago (1/31/12). It's mounted to a steel post and very secure.

Next it was time to go back down the way we came, and head SW up Little Boulder Canyon, and eventually hitting the NW edge of the Ridgeline that we were to travel on to the SE. This Ridgeline is unnamed (Boulder Ridge?), but rises to as high as 4003 feet between East Boulder Canyon and Boulder Canyon to the west. From the base of Palomino, to the high point on the ridge, we rose 1650'. We saw a few deer on the scramble up.

Travel on the ridge is slow, boulder hopping, mild climbing and foliage dodging. You get a whole new perspective of the Supes from up here. 1.5 miles scrambling along the ridgeline and it was time to drop down to the west and Willow Spring.

Water was actually flowing slightly at the spring. It could be seen off and on for at least a mile downstream from the spring.

We took West Boulder Canyon all the way to the Dutchman and back to the car.

We passed and then later talked with an older gentleman and his wife who had a Hike Arizona Trip Description as a guide in their possession.

The weather couldn't have been much nicer in the Supes.

Good times HAZman....
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Willow Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Plenty of filterable water.
Water from the spring could be found as far as a mile down stream.
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