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White Box & Hanging Gardens of WCCCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jun 08 2015
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Canyoneering3.60 Miles 540 AEG
Canyoneering3.60 Miles2 Days         
540 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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Barrett goes on an Adventure.... :y:

He wanted to do this Last Year, but we just couldn't get the Logistics together...This Trip was in Danger of not Happening a few Days before, as another Tropical Storm was Headed our Way. Checked the Weather again on Sunday and decided to Go for it, praying that for a Change, the Weathermen had it Right...They did and it was Perfect..a few Sprinkles on the Drive out and that was it! :app: Really desired to hit this around this Time on the Calendar, as I wanted to try to Catch the Columbines at their Finest...That Strategy worked too.... :D

Last Time I did this, I managed to Cram everything in a 40 Liter Pack, but this Time, I was taking the Bivy and decided to Tempt Fate and took my Good Camera as well as the Waterproof One...Last Time, all I had was the old Crummy Non-Waterproof Point and Shoot...I had a Feeling I would be taking a lot more Photos this Time...I was Right.... :sweat: And I ended up taking my Backpacking 70 Liter Pack and it worked just Fine, although the Size and Weight took a little getting used to for the 1st Hour.

It was Fun watching Barrett enjoy seeing this for the First Time. Was Bummed that his Packing Configuration didn't work out as well as Hoped and I know it made the Trip much Harder for him...I felt a little Helpless about what to do to Help him though. But he Persevered and did really Well...I think I finally found a "Hike" where I could Match his Pace though.... :lol:

We made great Time to the Gardens and had lots of Down Time there, which was Different than the Last Time I was here...The Last Time I was here, it was a First Time doing anything like this too and we were pretty Slow, didn't Camp at the Gardens and had limited Time there. So this was a Nice Bonus this Time around. And Barrett really likes Building Furniture...Having a Backrest on my "Chair" was Heaven... :y: Didn't quite get the "Golden Hour" I was hoping for as the Clouds coming in got in the Way that Last Hour. But it was still a Gorgeous Setting and we did have a little Color with the Clouds at Sunset. By the Time Darkness hit, I was too exhausted from lack of Sleep the Night before, to stay up and Watch Barrett play with some Light Painting. He had Fun and they turned out Well... :app:

Got up before the Sun hit, although it wouldn't have mattered, it was Overcast and stayed that way all Day...Wasn't looking forward to getting in the Water so Early, but after the First Gasp, it was ok.... :sweat: Just didn't have the Sun to warm things up getting done with a Swim, but it was nice to not have the Sun for the Hike back up too...Made Good Time going back to the Vehicle as well. Good Time was made in both Directions by staying out of the Immediate Creek when Possible...This was probably a Mistake however, as the Poison Ivy was thick in Spots and apparently the Long Grass had Chiggers.... :o I think Barrett and I are both Paying for this Trip in different Ways... :sk: I was prepared for the Gnats this Time around, but the Chiggers totally Blindsided me.... :( I thought I reacted badly to Gnat Bites...I think I'd rather have the Gnats... :o

On the Drive in, I had Barrett go past the 142 Turnoff and take 144 to 149 and then 142 back to 142A. When Brian and I did this, 142 off of 260 was Terrible most of the Way and I wanted to see what 142 looked like coming from the other Direction...We went back out on 142 to the Highway...Given a Choice, I think coming in on 144, 149, 142 was the better Choice...Still some Rough Spots on 142, but not as bad, although like Barrett said, with Heavy Rains, it may not be the Better Choice...a lot more Mud that Route, but no big "Steps" and Boulders....I think, even though it's longer Mileage Wise, it was actually Shorter Time Wise...Lunch in Camp Verde and back to the Barns...

Another Great Trip into West Clear Creek...Paradise Found once again and with Good Company! Glad you got to finally see it Barrett and Thanks so Much for the Invite and doing all that Driving! :app:
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Columbines going Strong...Indian Paintbrush starting up on the Rim. Other Small Wildflowers starting pretty well in the Meadows on the Rim as well....

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