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Forest Road 416B - Tonto NF, AZ
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Forest Road 416B - Tonto NF, AZ 
Forest Road 416B - Tonto NF, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2014
CannondaleKid
Hiking1.70 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking1.70 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   1.55 mph
450 ft AEG      5 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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For our last hike of our weekend camping trip we decided to retrace part of hike we did last year on a long-unused portion of Forest Road 416B, part of which runs through Gun Creek. The main reason for this hike was to see if the hiking pole I lost last year just might still be laying where I left it.

Last year we drove to the end of FR 416B and did this hike from the other side. At the end of the hike I wanted to get a few more photos that involved a short but steep descent followed by a climb back up to the Cherokee so I took a hiking pole to aid on the slope. When I returned I set the pole against the rear tire, while I took my pack off and put things away for the drive out. Since Tracey had already put all her stuff away while I was taking the photos, the last step of checking to be sure everything was put away didn't happen... and of course left the pole as I drove away.
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While we really didn't lay high odds that the pole would still be there, since it was all the way to the end of the unused portion of FR 416B we figured not many folks other than hunters would end up there.

Unfortunately when we arrived at the spot and looked around within a hundred feet or so there was no sign of it. I even wandered down the slope until it leveled out in case it had been washed down a ways but no luck. Oh well... such is life when you get old and can't remember why you went into the other room, let alone when you leave a hiking pole against a tire.
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But no matter, it was well worth it. It was the most peaceful and leisurely hike we'd taken in quite some time, with the tricking of water in the creek being the most prominent sound.

Being a retrace of a previous hike I didn't take many photos so will post them all on HAZ.

A short video of the trickling in Gun Creek is here:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/8dQhnVKTXe0
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