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White Cyn Wild-Old Alignment AZT 16 No & 17 So, AZ
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White Cyn Wild-Old Alignment AZT 16 No & 17 So, AZ 
White Cyn Wild-Old Alignment AZT 16 No & 17 So, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 23 2017
Oregon_Hiker
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,820 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   6 Hrs   40 Mns   0.98 mph
1,820 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
 
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Went on a day hike in the White Canyon Wilderness with Grasshopper. It was my first visit to this wilderness located 9 miles south of Superior but is old (2009) stomping grounds for GH who planned this trip. Our hike followed an old abandoned section of the north end of AZT 16 and the south end of AZT 17 up an un-named canyon lined with cliffs. Long ago the AZT was re-routed up the Gila River to bypass these old trail sections. The drive to the trail follows Battle Axe Road off of HW 179 south of Superior. Battle Axe Road is in good condition but the last mile of the turnoff road to the trail head definitely has some high clearance four wheel drive sections. The first mile of this turnoff from BA road goes through a sandy area which could also necessitate four wheel drive but on this trip the excess sand had been recently graded off. Parts of the last 2 miles of this section of road follows a creek bottom which had a trickle of water on this trip but would be prone to flash floods during heavy rain.

It rained just enough in the morning to make for a little slipping and sliding in the FJ as we descended the one steep section of the road where it passes on the north side of Battle Axe Butte. The rain also required putting on my old Oregon rain gear which doesn't get much use here in AZ. But the fresh cool air that went with the rain was welcome. We took our time photographing this rugged scenery and the many wild flowers. The trail is easy to follow along the old abandoned 4x4 road but once past the end of the road it is easy to loose it in the overgrowth so having a gps track to follow is recommended. By afternoon the clouds were scattering providing a beautiful sunny ending to our hike and a dry road for the drive home.
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