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Pivot Rock CanyonPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Hiking4.94 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.94 Miles
500 ft AEG
 
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With snow blanketing the higher elevations, nothing would satisfy MJ other than a hike through the snow. She'd never been to Pivot Canyon and I doubted anyone else would venture there given the conditions, so that's where we headed.

Driving the forest roads wasn't too bad. Some intrepid souls had already made it through, so figured we could as well. Parked on a patch of clear ground and set off for some white stuff fun.

All was very quiet. Only a few tracks by deer, coyote, and rabbits marked the snow. Pivot Rock was cutely snow covered and decorated with ice icicles. Not much snow had accumulated at the mouth of Pivot Spring. We turned back and almost went straight back the vehicle, but I mentioned the old cabin ruins, though I didn't exactly know how far down the canyon they were. We opted to go find out. The hike there and back was pretty, but tiring given the footing. Boots were getting wet and cold by the time we got back to the truck.

A quick drive to Pine rewarded us with warm showers, cold drinks, good company, a nice dinner an later a very hot hot tub. Pretty decent day in the high country to kick off Fall/Winter.
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A little drip out of the pipe and more running over the concrete lip of the cave.
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