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Highline Trail #31Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 25 2017
The_N
Backpack51.15 Miles 10,000 AEG
Backpack51.15 Miles1 Day   11 Hrs      
10,000 ft AEG22 LBS Pack
 
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We'd spoke about doing the Highline as an overnighter, this weekend seemed like a good time to go for it.

Pine TH to Washington Park TH.

This AZT stretch of Highline is in great shape. Lots of new signage in the beginning. A smooth re-route and a couple nice Cypress groves. Stopped for a nutrition break at Webber Creek. The flowers along the creek are out already. Made good time to Washington Park. Clouds had loomed all morning but the sun made it's first real appearance as we crossed the East Verde.

Washington Park TH to Hatchery TH.

The 'burn area' may now be the best stretch of Highline, tread wise. Trail crews were still out working as we put several miles of freshly groomed trail behind us. Truly a highway until the grass lands begin and no navigational issues at all. Stopped at Bonita Creek for water and decided we should look for a camp spot for the night. Settled on a nice little flat in the sea of manzy beyond FR144. Enjoyed a nice sunset, awesome fire and a decent night's sleep. In the a.m. we knocked out the rocky half of this segment, Ellison Creek area and cattle country on down to Tonto Creek for a snack break.

Hatchery TH to 260 TH.

After a nice sunny stroll we were glad to hit some pines again. We made our way down to Horton, expecting somewhat of crowd on a nice day. No crowds at all. We converged on the spring area at the same time as Linda and the kids. Had the place to oursleves while briefly chatting. That ended up being a nice breather before the climb up and away from Horton and East Fork of Horton. Plenty of new deadfall along this stretch. Made our way down to See Cyn where we added Rosie to the mix and she finished out with us. A very pleasant weekend in Rim Country.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Bear Spring - HighlineTr #31 Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Big Canyon Creek @ Highline Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Bonita Creek @ Highline Heavy flow Heavy flow
Great water. Beautiful creek. Follow side trail to spring.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Bray Creek @ Highline Heavy flow Heavy flow
Flowing great. New signage near the creek and a new spring tube squirting out next to trail.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Christopher Creek Heavy flow Heavy flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Dick Williams Creek Medium flow Medium flow
Best flow I've seen here.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Dude Creek @ Highline Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max East Bray Creek @ Highline Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max East Fork Horton Creek Light flow Light flow
Great flow. First time I've seen water present here.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max East Fork of Chase Creek @ Highline Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 East Verde River @ Highline Heavy flow Heavy flow
Good and cold.


water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Ellison Creek @ Highline Medium flow Medium flow
Most water I've seen here. Flowing great. Plenty of pools.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Horton Creek Heavy flow Heavy flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Horton Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Gushing.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Mail Creek Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max North Sycamore Creek @ Highline Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Perley Creek @ Highline Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Pine Creek Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Pine Spring Dripping Dripping
Still just a muddy seep.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Poison Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Overflow across the trail.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Red Rock Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Spring trough was overflowing. Runoff from spring source was flowing across the trail.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Tonto Creek - Mogollon Rim Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Webber Creek @ Highline Heavy flow Heavy flow
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