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Burro Flats LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2017
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Hiking5.90 Miles 913 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   3 Hrs   2 Mns   2.25 mph
913 ft AEG      25 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
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Had a great hike on Walkin Jim trail last week and returned to the Hells Canyon Wilderness to enjoy the wild flowers. Saw a big pack of burros right off Castle Hot Springs road near the Walkin Jim trailhead on the way in this morning. Followed Castle Hot Springs Road out to Cedar Basin to the Burro Springs trailhead. Lots of water crisscrossing the road near Castle Hot Springs resort. Also noticed some new construction going on at the resort. Driving Cedar Basin is the toughest part of getting to this trailhead. High clearance required! Travel time from Carefree Highway to the trailhead was a little over 60 minutes in my Wrangler. 44 degrees and overcast start to the hike this morning. I certainly don't think this loop sees many hikers, but the log book was full of UTV'ers that felt the need to sign in at the wilderness boundary. Today we did the loop counter clock wise, last time I did the loop clock wise, so it was a nice change of pace. Waist deep wild flowers through most of the hike. Lots of thorn wielding plants encroaching the trail at spots. Definitely a great choice for the season. We left the wilderness and drove the Jeep south on Cedar Basin and Morgan City Wash back to Castle Hot Springs road. This route probably cut 10 to 15 minutes off the travel time. Morgan City Wash was definitely a treat and had running water at spots.
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