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Marsh Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 04 2017
ALMAL
Backpack16.25 Miles 2,330 AEG
Backpack16.25 Miles
2,330 ft AEG23 LBS Pack
 
Started at 7:30 on Saturday to a quickly filling parking lot at First Water. Boy scouts camped at Black Mesa junction. Lots of water in Boulder creek. Easy cruise into Marsh Valley, La Barge creek flowing all the way. Selected my favorite campsite again, unchanged since my last visit, firewood too... Hiked upstream later, about half mile upstream encountered a large group, 8-10 tents, maybe 20-30 people. They were about to embark on some sort of day hike I guess, they had several large video cameras, microphones, and other equipment most of them were carrying. There was this other guy with a British accent, maybe Aussie, sort of dressed like he was ready for some sort of survival outing, except it looked like he was wearing a golf glove on his right hand. Couldn't figure that one out... They headed downstream and returned about 4 hours later.
About an hour before sundown, I saw what looked like a helicopter in the distance coming across the mountains next to camp. As it got closer it was a drone. It swooped over my campsite then headed upstream and out of sight. It was so quiet, if I hadn't seen it first, I don't know if I would have heard it. And yes, it was out of rock throwing range... It got pretty cold Sunday morning. When I removed my tent fly the condensation on the under side immediately froze. Only a fair amount of folks on the trail for the hike back on the Dutchman.
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