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Rock Creek Haunted Loop, AZ
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Rock Creek Haunted Loop, AZ 
Rock Creek Haunted Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2016
joebartels
Hiking18.52 Miles 4,001 AEG
Hiking18.52 Miles   9 Hrs   3 Mns   2.23 mph
4,001 ft AEG      45 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
I created this loop for a hike Bruce and I did March 8th 2014.

Rock Creek Trail #195
This one still rates pretty high in my world. Arizona Cypress keeps life in balance. Rock Creek is generally easier to follow than the trail. Once again catsclaw is not an issue for more than a few yards of the entire hike.

Bull Basin Trail #270
This one grew on me a tad so I upped it from a 2 to 3 rating. It has recently been cleared six feet wide from Rock Creek to maybe the saddle with Government. Still a shadeless toaster for long stretches.

Haunted Canyon #203
This loop utilizes the absolute best segment of this trail. Which is a large stand of cypress. Naturally I love it.

Tony's Backyard
Due to overgrowth I downgraded this one to a 3 rating. Whoever traveled this trail on horse in past years is long gone.

Overall nice temps. Pants saved skin but too hot. I like this loop but will look to switch out Haunted for Spencer next round.
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Arizona Cypress
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
Sycamores are just beginning to turn.

dry Blue Spring Dry Dry
Assumed as area was dry. I've never found the actual spring.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Tony Ranch Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
full and clear tank

slow flow
over a trickle, maybe a quart per minute

dry Yellow Jacket Spring Dry Dry
Karl said the ground was damp. You could probably dig in a pinch.
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