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Hells Half Acre Lasso Loop, AZ
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Hells Half Acre Lasso Loop, AZ 
Hells Half Acre Lasso Loop, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2015
Hiking17.97 Miles 2,093 AEG
Hiking17.97 Miles   8 Hrs   47 Mns   2.21 mph
2,093 ft AEG      40 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
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We hiked a loop in Kaiser Canyon and Burro Creek in Feb. of 2012. [ triplog ] There was a feature that intrigued us [ photo ] but we weren't sure if it'd be worth the effort to get back there.

I'd started a track right after that and it just sat in the To-Do folder. It being my week and needing to quickly put together a Saturday hike, I gave this track my full attention and put in the full 10 minute effort to put a loop together. I didn't know if the road off of 93 was passable (it was great) and didn't know if the loop was even possible through the canyons I had us traveling (piece of cake).

For those with a capable 4x4, you can cut off 4.8 miles(RT) of road walking. After that the road goes down a twisty steep loose marble covered hill.

The Hike:
After the aforementioned road walk we headed down What I will call Hells Half Acre Canyon (no name on Topos). I could not tell from the Satellite shots, if this canyon was even possible. Wow was this canyon a treat. It was slow going in a few places, but mainly because of the scenery. Slots, tall walls, craggely looking rocks, water, Fall colors and even some PI.

After 2 miles, we were in Hells Half Acre. This is a special place and the highlight of the trip. Lots of alcoves, rocky areas , water and foliage. There are plenty more nooks and cranny's to check out in this area. Worthy of a trip.

We headed down a canyon/wash to the west to meet up with Raster Wash. There were some interesting areas through here also including a 15' drop covered in house size boulders that we called "The Trap".

Burro Creek was mostly dry, but there were areas of water and we chased up a few small paddlings of ducks. The first 1/2 mile in Burro Creek was slow going, but after that, not too bad. We saw several bands of Burros in "Burro" Creek.

We up into Haleys Wash and stopped for some lunch. Next we explored Haley's Spring. It's more than just a wet spot. Evidence of past daming, and hoses to catchments. Haley's Wash was also a treat.

Perfect weather with temps ranging from the upper 40's to 70's

If you don't have a life, here's a Video :next: ... ozZo

Fauna for the Day, 7 bands of Burros, 2 Javelina, Ducks, Cows and a huge crow that Joe failed to see sitting 4 feet in front of his face
Fast Fact: Ass (A S S) is the correct term for the animal known as the donkey, burro, or jackstock.
The young of a donkey is called a foal.
A young male is a colt and a young female a filly.
Wild Burro
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Haleys Spring
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
In areas where there was foliage, it was pretty nice

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Haleys Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Follow the old black hose 50 yds to it's source for some water.
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