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Boulder Canyon Labarge Creek Loop, AZ
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Boulder Canyon Labarge Creek Loop, AZ 
Boulder Canyon Labarge Creek Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 16 2015
rayhuston
Hiking10.32 Miles 2,085 AEG
Hiking10.32 Miles   5 Hrs   49 Mns   2.11 mph
2,085 ft AEG      56 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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Another ridiculously cool day in May, so another hike in the Supes. Yay!

With temps projected to top out in the low 70's, there was no reason to rush. Went for a 2+ mile walk around the neighborhood with Rhonda, had breakfast, then headed out to Canyon Lake. Started the hike a few minutes after 11am. Wow, that's really late, but temps were still in the 60's.

With the exception of the initial 3 miles on the Boulder Canyon trail, most of this hike is in creek beds, fun stuff if you like boulder hopping. First time hiking in La Barge Creek. I lost the trail just before La Barge Box and had to climb over some rather large boulders before landing back on the trail. Or maybe that was the trail. Route finding skills are needed along La Barge Creek during the return to Canyon Lake. The scenery through this area is awesome. I was very happy I took this route back.

A mostly cloudy morning gave way to beautiful afternoon sunshine. Saw (and heard) one person standing on the stern of Battleship, just above the alcove, as I was crossing the saddle. He was commenting to an unseen person how nice it was "...up here." I passed a group of backpackers at Boulder/2nd Water junction, resting before heading up the hill to Garden Valley. I was mildly surprised I didn't see more people out.

Good workout hike on what turned out to be a gorgeous day after the skies cleared. Very enjoyable hike.
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