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Deer Creek Trail #45Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2016
The_N
Hiking11.56 Miles 1,490 AEG
Hiking11.56 Miles   4 Hrs      3.08 mph
1,490 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Due to lousy weather I cancelled on a trip to Willow Creek today and opted for a little exploration on Deer Creek instead. From prior trips I knew there were a few small cascades and swimming holes I wanted to see up close. When I left Payson it was cool and lightly raining. By the time I reached the Deer Creek TH it was warm and sunny. Amazing what a 15min drive can do as far as weather goes. I knew at about the 6 mile mark there was some nice, lush creek area to explore so that's what I aimed for. A quick scramble down into the creek bed brought me to an amazing little riparian area with tall Sycamores, ivy and wild grapes. I found a few small swimming holes and watched as tons of birds of all colors chattered and flew around. I wandered up creek a little, which required long hops across boulders and less than ideal footing, but managed to keep my feet dry. Just as I made it back up the the trail I heard my first rumble of thunder from a storm passing just north of me. I certainly enjoyed the cooler breeze and neat looking clouds all around me for the trek back. The most noticeable change on this trail from last month was the amount of catclaw growth, some up to neck high. More annoying than anything but be prepared if planning on visiting this area anytime soon.
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