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Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop, AZ
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Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop, AZ 
Dorsey - Kelsey - Sycamore -Winter Cabin Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2016
The_Eagle
Hiking17.28 Miles 3,784 AEG
Hiking17.28 Miles   10 Hrs   36 Mns   1.93 mph
3,784 ft AEG   1 Hour   40 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
With the 1" of rain the night before and 20 miles of dirt roads, Karl slid us to the Trailhead in 4wd. With my 2wd Pathfinder, there is absolutely no way we would have made it. We started at 62, got as high as 95 degrees twice on the climb out and finished at a pleasant 68.


- Dorsey Spring Trail #7
This trail is just a wonderful walk in the woods.

- Kelsey Trail #3
At Dorsey Spring, we got on the Kelsey Winter Trail making our way closer to Sycamore Canyon. This also is a nice trail with a few good camp sites on it. We checked out Babes Hole Spring on the way down which had some good filterable water.

- Little Lookout Trail #6
At Babes Hole Spring, we got on to the Little LO Trail. towards the bottom, fill up at Geronimo Spring. Getting to this point is a pretty steep drop. The water is great at the spring

- Sycamore Canyon
While there are some great looking canyon views...
5.8 miles of boulder hopping gets a little tiring for me.

- Winter Cabin #70
From Sycamore Canyon, don't miss the cairned turn on the east side. This is a steep totally exposed climb to Ott Lake. After Ott lake you pick up some trees and is gorgeous at Winter Cabin. Filter some water here if you need it.

- Hog Hill #133
Pleasant grade up from Winter Cabin. This appears to be an old road in many spots

We saw a huge Fox running at top speed with a 3' bone in it's mouth on the way in, a dozen or so elk and plenty of Mule Deer on the day.

I love this area, just need to work up a better loop minimizing the 5.8 miles of boulder hopping
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Babes Hole Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Plenty in the Spring box and the pools below

dry Colcord Canyon Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Geronimo Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Flowing nicely from the black plastic pipe

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Kelsey Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Good filtering source


dry Ott Lake Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Winter Cabin Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Spring box is filled in and useless.

We filtered 6 quarts from the pools below
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