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Devil's Canyon HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Feb 19 2016
kelraen
Canyoneering4.80 Miles 1,093 AEG
Canyoneering4.80 Miles
1,093 ft AEG
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Had a good portion of the day and decided I wanted to head out to Devil's canyon since it had been about 3 years since I last ventured out that way. I convinced a buddy of mine to go with me and we headed out. Last time I was there I benefited from the fact that Resolution Copper had graded the road pretty well all the way out down the last big hill and it wasn't too bad coming down that road. Well... 3 years and excessive erosion has made that trip a lot sketchier. I went down in my 97 Tacoma, and with 4WD it was doable, but I was sweating heavily on the way up and down the big hill before you park. :scared: Once we got down the hill the field surrounding the tank at the bottom was found to be muddy, but the muddiest bits were easily bypassed and we had no problems.
Was happy to find a decent little flow through Hackberry creek. It had been about a month since some serious rain so I guessed it was possible but wasn't trying to get my hopes up. Because of that the "dry falls" were a little wet, so scrambling down it was a bit trickier but not impossible. Devil's creek had a nice flow to it, and we had lunch and turned around at Peninsula falls (didn't know it was called that until looking at the water reports, makes sense though given the formation).
Ran into people for the first time ever in Devil's canyon. 3 guys from Resolution Copper were there at the creek taking water composition measurements. They said they take the trip every quarter to establish baseline readings so that they can track the impact of the mining. I don't have the greatest of feelings for Resolution Copper and how they've transformed an area I've loved since I was a kid (even though I've benefited from some of their road improvements), but these guys were nice and wished us well on our way. They seemed pretty surprised to see anybody in there too, and I heard them remark as we left that they hadn't seen anyone in there before.
Due to the flooding back in January from the week of serious rain, all the poison ivy has been washed away, making for easy going.
The drive out was as nerve-racking as the drive in :scared: , but we all made it out relatively unscathed! :D
Overall, a great trip to a place I've loved for a while.
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Peninsula Falls

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Devil's Creek - South of Oak Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Hackberry Creek Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Oak Creek Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Peninsula Falls Medium flow Medium flow
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