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Devil's Canyon HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 03 2016
GrottoGirl
Canyoneering4.87 Miles 1,748 AEG
Canyoneering4.87 Miles   6 Hrs   43 Mns   1.24 mph
1,748 ft AEG   2 Hrs   47 Mns Break
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
 
1st trip
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airkewled
gloope
John_seJerman
justmike
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Our Labor Day weekend plans changed and suddenly we were doing a Tour de Central Arizona! We started out early from Tucson Saturday morning with our first stop being Mi Pueblito in Mammoth. This is a must! Their breakfast is wonderful! My green chili burro and green corn tamale filled me quickly so I took half of it for later.

HOW NOT TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD
The plan was to take highway 177 to FS 315. The start seemed fairly benign but soon I was glad to have left my Forester at home. We dropped one Toyota off at the locals TH and then continued on the road. We started to descend a hill and things stopped looking like a road. cRAZy! This section of the road required spotters and a support crew! Enjoy my video at :
https://youtube.com ... o32o

We finally made it down with the three Tacomas and the headed over to start up the rest of the road. We were about a mile from the Devils Canyon TH. Mike knew it was futile. But Airkwled thought he just might make it up the hill that started with bowling balls and continued on as steps! So we settled in to watch. Airkewled made it a little way up but then his tires started to dig a grave for his Tacoma. It seemed that each press of the peddle just sank him deeper. He tried to use some skeds that John had but nothing helped. He ended up calling it and backing out. I bet that section of road will eat at him until he returns with more 4x4 gear on his rig!

FUN NOT OVER YET
I figured the day was shot! It was well after noon and we still weren't at a trailhead. The team however was not done with adventuring and all 7 of us decided to head to the 5 Pools in Devils canyon. From scouring HAZ I was certain that from our original exit we'd drop into Devil's Canyon right above the candy. I was right!

We jumped, rappelled, and swam through all the pools. What a delight. After spending hours in the sun Devil's canyon was Heaven on Earth
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