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Hellsgate 37 ( North ) to Tonto CreekPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 03 2015
dallen_ellsworth
Hiking14.10 Miles 3,200 AEG
Hiking14.10 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   1.48 mph
3,200 ft AEG28 LBS Pack
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This was a great trip, definitely a difficult hike. Me and my lovely wife were the first at the trail head (the forest roads were great I had no problem getting a 98 toyota Camry to the trail head). The hike in was a fun one, it was my wife's first backpacking trip so we stayed at a nice steady pace the whole time. The last bit of the hike when it drops down into tonto creek is VERY steep. It is a difficult set of switch backs going to the bottom. Once down there the creek was cool, not the most lush or beautiful thing i have ever seen but definitely cool. We crossed over the stream and set up camp on top of the hill that splits the creek and have and great night up there, a few other people made there way down but kept their distance. I definitely reccomend taking a swim in the big water hole, it was so cold but felt fantastic after a long days hike. lots of water in the creek and overall a good hard hike.
Additional note: Great camping spot just up the ridge from where the abandoned gear is at the location estimate is 34.215639, -111.095609 hope you enjoy
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