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Marsh Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 24 2017
ALMAL
Backpack26.10 Miles 2,330 AEG
Backpack26.10 Miles
2,330 ft AEG
 
I was very close to going into the eastern Supes to look for the FOTG/9L campsite on Pine Creek, and spend a few days in that area. Colder forecasts and potential muddy trails kept me from pulling the trigger...
This was more than the standard Marsh Valley Loop, to include some new trails for me. I got a later start Friday than expected and the First Water parking lot was almost full at 9AM. I headed out on Dutchman's to the Terrapin turnoff and did not pass anyone. I enjoyed the first half of the Terrapin :sweat:, and made a left on Bluff Springs. Both were new trails for me. Once I hit the Dutchman / Red Tanks intersection, I hung a right on Red Tanks and went maybe 100 yards to find a nice campsite on the left. After a quick setup, I went a bit further up creek on Red Tanks and found several more campsites close by. It was very cold Friday night. Saturday I took my time since I had a short hike to Marsh Valley for night 2. I passed more new territory for me along the Dutchman's before reaching Cavalry turnoff. Many potential campsites exist in this stretch. I reached Marsh Valley by lunch and setup in the usual spot, looking untouched since my last visit. Nice not having to gather firewood...Not nearly as cold Saturday night, but awoke to clouds and a sprinkle. Not many people out on these trails, but passed a bunch when I got to Garden Valley. I was asked at least 5 times "how far to the creek"?
Maybe March for the eastern Supes...
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