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Cottonwood Creek - Hells Canyon Wilderness
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Cottonwood Creek - Hells Canyon WildernessPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jan 21 2017
JoelHazelton
Canyoneering5.00 Miles 500 AEG
Canyoneering5.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Camped along Cow Creek Road, near the banks of French Creek, and hiked out Cottonwood Creek with a return on the Walking Jim Trail in the dark. French Creek was flooding a thin film of silty water over the road when we set up camp, and Cottonwood Creek was flowing strong as well. Beautiful time to be out there - easy hiking no matter how you choose to tackle the creek (trail or creek walking), perfect shallow flow that my dog loved splashing around in, and chilly but reasonable temps. Had a nice fire that night while listening to people drive up hills nearby. Those people came to the campsite next to us as we were going to bed. Obviously they were loud, though there was no shooting so that was nice. Around midnight we were jolted awake by loud country music as they started up their trucks and left. The rest of the night's soundtrack consisted of braying donkeys and howling coyotes. Next morning I made another foray into Cottonwood Creek for sunrise. Creek was about half of the flow and made keeping my feet dry very easy. Upon returning to camp, I saw that French Creek was totally dry.
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