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Munds Wagon Cow Pies Hangover Loop, AZ
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Munds Wagon Cow Pies Hangover Loop, AZ 
Munds Wagon Cow Pies Hangover Loop, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2017
Hiking8.59 Miles 1,294 AEG
Hiking8.59 Miles   3 Hrs   23 Mns   2.60 mph
1,294 ft AEG      5 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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I had perfect weather for making this loop. Although you need a Red Rock Pass to park at Huckaby TH, there is a machine for purchasing them at the TH, which makes it very convenient. Following the lead of others who've hiked this loop, I hiked counter-clockwise (thank you to those who suggested this, I was happy to have gone this way). I was pleasantly surprised at how much shade and how few people were on the trail. The south portion of the Hangover trail doesn't offer any shade, but other than that, shade was intermittent. I saw only a few groups on the first half of the trail. On the second half of the trail, I saw more hikers and some mountain bikers (they come up on you FAST!).

There were a couple of times that I got off track - once was when the trail crossed Schnebly Hill Road and you're supposed to hike on the road for a short while. I instead followed the trail on the other side of the road, but quickly realized my mistake. The other times were on the slick rock portions - some of those white hexagons are pretty light and the trail goes down some pretty unbelievable slopes.

Even after hiking in Sedona plenty of times prior to this, I was blown away by the views this trail offers. Not only do you get great views, but you get up close and personal with weird rock formations. I enjoyed this hike so much that I didn't even mind listening to the jeeps and the ATV's on Schnebly Hill Road. I got to hear one Jeep tour guide teach his passengers how to do a true "yee-haw." Several times (I guess you gotta practice a lot when you're learning?). :D

This is going to be a new favorite Sedona hike for me.
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