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Fish Creek Ridge - Fish Creek Canyon Loop, AZ
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Fish Creek Ridge - Fish Creek Canyon Loop, AZ 
Fish Creek Ridge - Fish Creek Canyon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking14.79 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking14.79 Miles   9 Hrs   6 Mns   1.83 mph
2,400 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
I'd always wanted to hit up the Fish Creek area. We though we might be a little early for some color, but the Temps were gonna be perfect.

We were the first to park at the Fish Creek Bridge area and headed up the Apache Trail towards our turn off, across from the Comfort Station. We hit up the Fliver mark and made our way across Ridge. We had things we wanted to get to and travel across the top was slower than anticipated, so after 2.5 miles of travel we hit up FR213 to make up some time..

Next past the old ranch area, we found our way to the old cairned route of Fish Creek via Lost Dutch. This trail is still there, but easy to loose if you don't pay attention. Down in Fish Creek, the first goal here was to find the Fish Creek Cave. [ photo ] Without knowing it's location, you'll walk right past it.

We had some lunch outside the cave and started the trip back down Fish Creek.

Smaller rocks turn into bigger rocks turn into boulders, turn into houses. You pick up more and more pools of water and the the superstitions turn into a jungle in spots. I kept getting mad at the scenery as I'd already taken way too many photos.

The last 1.5 miles is the slowest and demands you have to pick the correct route up, over, under, through boulder mazes. Joe called it a Ninja training ground and that pretty much sums this portion up.

What a special area and fun time.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate

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From the Apache Trail Bridge south, there were numerous small to large pools of clear cool wster to filter from
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