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5 by photographer avatarDigital_Sherpa
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Pinto Creek CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Apr 14 2015
Digital_Sherpa
Canyoneering1.50 Miles 75 AEG
Canyoneering1.50 Miles
75 ft AEG
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This is a fun little remote canyon, though very short. I started the hike just as the sun was cresting over the surrounding hills and began raking the scree slopes with warm light. The peace and quiet was shattered when I flushed a couple of whitetail deer near the start of the trail, which sounded like a herd of charging bison due to the thick underbrush and dried leaves. Once my cardiac arrest was over, I continued along the creek finding only a few very small waterfalls. The box area was definitely the highlight with massive boulders to navigate and great pool reflections beneath stunning canyon views. It would be great to be here with a higher flow as the waterfalls would be more numerous and impressive. Perhaps another visit in the Fall...
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