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2014-12-07  
Turkey Creek Wandering, AZ
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Turkey Creek Wandering, AZ 
Turkey Creek Wandering, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2014
CannondaleKid
Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour      2.00 mph
100 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
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Continued from the Turkey Creek - Eastern ridge triplog...

Turkey Creek was similar to Oak Grove Canyon, it just didn't have the real tight winding feel of Oak Grove. Probably due to more and faster water flow in Turkey Creek over thousands of years?? Whatever, it was enjoyable and easier with more hard-packed sand area and less of the huge boulder hopping of Oak Grove. Still, each has its own pros and cons.

And then we encountered an expansive grove of huge Sycamore trees displaying slightly after-peak colors but it was such a peaceful spot. It brought back those memories of fall days... wind blowing through the trees, the whispers of the falling leaves along with the odd rustling of the fallen leaves of an intermittent breeze. It was peaceful enough to take a break but after numerous photos we continued on, hoping to see more of the same. Nothing quite like it, but there was still plenty to see and experience.

The only thing to spoil it all was the need to hit the road for the 4-hour drive back home. So, alas, we turned back. After all, on the drive out Tracey wanted to see the Turkey Creek Cliff Dwellings (whoops, make that dwelling singular) which after all our visits to the numerous cliff dwellings in Utah this single unit was a bit of a let-down for Tracey.
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On the drive out past the Turkey Creek/Aravaipa TH we noticed two vehicles (one a Subaru) with bright orange warning stickers on it for failing to display a permit. Since we'd seen Wendy standing by a Subaru on the way by on Saturday, I thought of waiting for Wendy's post and commenting on the nice new sticker she was sporting, but Tracey provided the reality check that Wendy's group was at the other TH.
No vehicles were there on the way out so Wendy, we hope your gang had a great time in Aravaipa!

I'm posting all 23 photos from this part of the hike with this triplog.
See my Turkey Creek - Eastern Ridge photoset/triplog for the rest of the photos and east ridge video.

One video:
A typical Fall day in a grove of Sycamores
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