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La Barge Lowest LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2014
bballard
Hiking6.00 Miles 925 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.00 mph
925 ft AEG
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Another wonderful day in the Supes. Have never hiked from the Canyon Lake trailhead, so figured this loop involving the off-trail La Barge Canyon and Boulder Canyon trail would be perfect. This is very close to trip 35 of Carlson's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness- it is the longer alternate to Paint Mine direct through the canyon.

A warm day and beautiful magical moments in the creek- plenty of water and glimpses of incredible remote Superstition wilderness. There were times when the water appeared to be non-existent, but around the corner we would find large pools and small streams. Some very deep areas, but nothing was continuously connected top to bottom. Just when you think you have a path figured out to one side, it would become overgrown and blocked by water. So, very slow going through the canyon, but once we reached Boulder Canyon Trail things were much easier.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Boulder Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Good amount of water intermittently throughout.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Boulder Creek at #103 / #236 Jct Medium flow Medium flow
Good amount of water if you hunt around for the right spot.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max La Barge Creek Medium flow Medium flow
Good amount of water intermittently throughout.
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