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Grant Creek Goudy Ridge Loop, AZ
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Grant Creek Goudy Ridge Loop, AZ 
Grant Creek Goudy Ridge Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2015
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking15.50 Miles 4,300 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.89 mph
4,300 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
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Choices, choices, choices! Our plan for a mid week hike included the following options:

1. Cactus to clouds in Palm Springs
2. Shiva Temple at the Grand Canyon North Rim with Claude Birdseye added on
3. Grant Creek, Ash Creek, Goudy Ridge Loop in the Pinaleno Mountains

A bridge washout between here and California and a 14 hour round trip drive to the Grand Canyon north rim had us heading towards Fort Grant.

I have never done Grant Creek nor the Goudy Ridge Trails so this was a real treat. Heading up Grant Creek Trail was the best part of this hike for me. Super lush and water flowing next to the trail the whole way up.

Threats of rain and dark skies above had us questioning if the Ash Creek add on was a good idea? I said let's flip on it however neither of us had a coin. My American Express Card with it's head on the front stood in for George and the toss came up tails. This meant bypass Ash Creek this time. Both of us have been there prior so that made this pill a little easier to swallow.

The trek down the Goudy Trail is enjoyable and views open up along the way. Fort Grant off in the distance gets closer and closer as you descend. Along our way down the skies started to clear up and we only received a small sprinkle just prior to the finish line.

After the hike we headed south on Fort Grant Road to Willcox for a last meal at good ol' Salsa Fiesta. They are closing for good in three days after a run of over 17 years. I wish Jennifer and the Salsa Fiesta team much success in their future endeavors.
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