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Wet Beaver Canyon LoopCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Aug 08 2015
Tsd906
Canyoneering22.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Canyoneering22.00 Miles
3,000 ft AEG30 LBS Pack
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Finally the moons and planets aligned allowing my wife and I to get away without the kids so I could show her why I am always raving about how beautiful and fun Wet Beaver Creek is. We were somewhat pressed for time, so we opted for the out and back hike vs. the full loop hike. Plus I was a little unsure of how she would handle the full 22+ miles and dropping in Waldroup Canyon etc. So we car camped Friday night (enjoyed the heavy downpour and lightning :scared: ) then woke early and started off around 6am. Got to the Crack and had it to ourselves for about an hour and a half, laying around on the rocks like lazy lizards. After the first day trippers showed up, we began our boulder hopping up the canyon. Sad to see the amount of trash at the crack ](*,) We hiked 3-4 miles upstream making sure to swim the big pools then eventually turned around and returned to the camp spot up on the ledge near the huge boulder perched atop another. Woke up and hiked back out. We were on the Bell trail back to the car around 10 am and it was getting hot. Passed several groups of people with little kids who looked to have very little water with them??? Anyway, it was a great weekend to spend quality time together in one of AZ's gems!

Some gear notes (Yes I'm a gear junkie). Tested on this trip: (1) 5/10 Water tennie shoes...awesome, although nothing grips the slimy rocks, these shoes do grip better than any others I've tried. Held up very well boulder hopping and gripping other surfaces. (2) Watershed Westwater waterproof backpack...This thing is incredibly huge (I carried 99% of the gear) and water tight. When I say water tight, I mean I could have used the bag as a floatation device while completely on top of it and it stays sealed! The Ziploc type closure is incredible. (3) NRS stealth life vests...these made the longer swims very relaxing and the low profile allowed us to wear them with a back pack on over the top of the vests while boulder hopping/hiking. My wife is not as good of a swimmer as I, so she really appreciated them. Made for floating and snapping pics very easy and enjoyable too.

Forgot to mention...brought along my brand new GoPro that I got for father's day...forgot it in the car. :tt:
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