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Cave Creek Trail #4
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Cave Creek Trail #4Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 22 2017
Eartheist
Backpack5.95 Miles 534 AEG
Backpack5.95 Miles
534 ft AEG21 LBS Pack
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Took the lady on her first backpack trip, thought this would be a good initiation. Started at the trailhead at Seven Springs, hiked to the first campsite at around 1.9 miles, it was ok, but very small and right on the trail. This is where I camped when I did the Skull Mesa Loop a few years ago. Continued on the trail for another half mile, three quarters of a mile, passed another site on the south side of the trail, but it's pretty exposed and not too pretty. A little further there is a clearing and a big campsite at the edge of a little cliff that drops down to the creek on the north side of the trail. We were looking for a shady spot to put the tent and walked a little farther into the trees and found another small kind of hidden campsite, perfect for two; shady, small fire ring, also right on top of the water. A short walk down to the creek to get water. I am hesitant to talk about it, since it seemed like a hidden gem, but it wouldn't be right not to share with this community, so others can enjoy it. Only bad thing about the trip was the bugs, tons of gnats, and of course the one thing I didn't bring was bug spray.
Very quiet, just us and the birds. Got to see a Rattler swimming across the creek towards us as we were sitting beside it chilling in the late afternoon. Scared the lady a little, but it got to our side about 8 feet away and slithered into the tall grass with nary a rattle. We left it alone of course, and needless to say, but waited a little while longer before we made our way back since we had to pass by where it had disappeared into the grass.
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