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2014-09-12  
Alligator Pine Cottonwood, AZ
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Alligator Pine Cottonwood, AZ 
Alligator Pine Cottonwood, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2014
chumley
Hiking9.06 Miles 1,366 AEG
Hiking9.06 Miles   4 Hrs   24 Mns   2.83 mph
1,366 ft AEG   1 Hour   12 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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I had wanted to make a loop using Alligator Spring 9926 and a couple of off-trail canyons that appeared to have water. After the nearly 4 mile trail I dropped into Conger Canyon below South Mesa and quickly realized that the pace would be way slower than I had prepared for. Since I was solo and nobody knew where I was, I decided it was best to turn around and explore this canyon another time.

Before leaving however, I had to check out an area I had spotted on satellite and hoped to get to on my loop. Instead, I did a short trip in the reverse direction from the trailhead I started at.

It was the highlight of my day as I discovered a nice set of narrows with refreshing cool pools, and beautiful scenery. I took some time to cool off and relax before heading back to the truck. When I got back to camp, Tibber was there getting things set up, and Te-Wa arrived shortly after with a keg of delicious homebrew. :y:
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BT Butte Pine Canyon South Mesa

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Pine Canyon Light flow Light flow
Plenty of (swimmable) pools here with a light flow over numerous cascades. It doesn't appear that this area ever dries out entirely, though the flow may stop during dry seasons.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Pine Creek Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
I didn't see the source of this spring, because the entire canyon had flowing water. It appears that there would be at least pools of water here even in dry seasons.
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