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Sugar N Cimeron, AZ
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Sugar N Cimeron, AZ 
Sugar N Cimeron, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2014
chumley
Hiking17.24 Miles 4,796 AEG
Hiking17.24 Miles   12 Hrs   18 Mns   1.50 mph
4,796 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Somehow, neither Lee nor I was carrying today. Good thing we both still have faith in humanity!

Lee promised me an 8-mile hike and it sounded nice. So in the dark 13 hours later, pushing 20 miles and 5,000aeg, with over 8 miles of OFF-TRAIL, we managed to hit two new peaks for me, including Cimeron, which is a great destination that I would recommend to anybody.

The off-trail was slow, especially in Rough Canyon, as we were both pretty fatigued at that point. It was very welcoming to reach the trail again, even though we had such a long way to get back and knew that darkness would fall. At least there was a full moon.

Of course, along the way, Lee had to take a few detours to find piles of rocks. I had established that if they weren't still assembled and held together with mortar, I would have no interest. Luckily he delivered. There's some cool stuff out there!

And to think the Coliseum was built only like 1,000 years earlier than any of this stuff!

Saw a huge black-tail below the Cimeron summit. Also a nice turtle in the water in Rough Canyon, who didn't really like me picking him up, and a great horned owl in Rogers Canyon. My photo was a little sub-par by Outdoor Lover standards, so I didn't even bother posting it.

Great day out there. A little warm in the afternoon sun, but otherwise damn near perfect.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Hole Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Couldn't discern the spring specifically because there is plenty of water in the canyon. Pools abound, and light flow occurs periodically. Some underground dry areas also exist.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Roger's Creek Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Plenty of pools in Rogers right now. Some occasional light flow. Should easily last another month with no further precipitation.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Rogers Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Plenty of pools in Rogers, from just below Rogers TH, all the way to Rough Canyon. Some dry areas, but probably 50% flowing. There will be pools here for a while.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Rogers Canyon Spring Dripping Dripping
Couldn't discern spring specifically. Entire canyon has pools of water and occasional light flow.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Rough Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Tons of deep pools. Many with more than just a trickle. No shortage of water, certainly will last at least into May 2014, and likely into June in some places, even if it doesn't rain again.
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