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Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 02 2007
nonot
Hiking5.60 Miles 1,602 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   3.20 mph
1,602 ft AEG
 
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Parked pretty much at the intersection with First Water and hiked the road in.

Boy, people don't know how to get to Massacre Falls. There are some great new trails out there this year that lead...nowhere.

I ended up on the wrong side of the needle from the "trail" and bushwhacked my way back over a ridge to where I knew the trail should be. I spent some time building new cairns where they were needed and kicking down the ones that were in the wrong places. I also built several lines of rocks to indicate where the false splinter trails shouldn't be followed.

The Falls have a decent flow, but I probably missed the peak, which would have been yesterday. I also checked out the old Jaft/O'Higgs Mine along the way. Nothing was sheltering from the storm in there, luckily. The view from the ramp is still pretty awesome.

Wore boots expecting mud, but there was very little. Trail runners would probably be just fine.
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