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Marsh Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2016
survivordude
Hiking15.65 Miles 1,784 AEG
Hiking15.65 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   2.30 mph
1,784 ft AEG      32 Mns Break
 
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Last day off during the week for a while so wanted to make a good hike of it and explore some areas I have not been to yet. Wanted to go to Charlebois but didnt have enough time, so opted for Marsh Valley. Started at 6:30AM. I love staring hikes right at sunrise. There is something about watching and feeling the desert come alive as the sun peeks through and reflects over the mountains and valleys that makes me profoundly grateful. The hike on the Dutchman to Bull Pass was nice and quiet. There was a lot of water in West Boulder. Its easy for me because everytime there is a water pool, Gabby finds it! The hike up Bull Pass was a good little workout with some real nice rock outcroppings and sheer cliff side views. As soon as you start coming down the hill on the north side, another valley opens up and I could see the water at the bottom down there. Marsh Valley was not spectacular. Sat by the flowing creek and ate some lunch while Gabby played in the water. Chilled for about 35 minutes and then headed back. Chose to loop around Black Top Mesa on the way back. 2 cars and a (Boy scout) van in the parking lot at the start.. completely packed on the way out. Got a little sunburnt on the way out, not much longer before a hike like this is death defying.
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