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Cataract Creek Sinkhole, AZ
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Cataract Creek Sinkhole, AZ 
Cataract Creek Sinkhole, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2016
azbackpackr
Hiking3.11 Miles 144 AEG
Hiking3.11 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.63 mph
144 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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I learned about the disappearing waters of Cataract Creek from my boss, who is a geologist. Cataract Creek starts at Bill Williams Mountain and ends up being Havasu Creek after a long traverse across the plateau. However, north of Williams, within the town limits, it disappears into a sinkhole. I am not sure where it reappears.

My photography skills are not up to showing how the creek just runs down into holes in the basalt lava in its bed, and it is just gone. There's a big sinkhole adjacent to this. My boss says there must be a cave under there. On my GPS route, the sinkhole is kind of in the north east corner of the track.

I saw a deer and lots of cows. Flowers are coming out due to more rain lately. This was my pre-work hike.
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West Cataract Creek
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