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Houston Creek, AZ
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Houston Creek, AZ 
Houston Creek, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2017
MountainMatt
Hiking2.86 Miles 623 AEG
Hiking2.86 Miles
623 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Pushing the limit on these after work exploratory hikes!

The drive out to this one was a adventure on its own, the road I took is more designed for UTV's as it is a very narrow road even for my versatile QX4, lots of areas where there is no turn arounds, lots of exposed cliff-sides and muddy rutted obstacles.

Once I arrived the fun only got better, dropped down using a steep slick-rock drainage and once at creek bed I was in for a hearty bushwhack with a lot of climbing and maneuvering over the massive amount of debris and deadfall from a recent flash flood.

This was one of those rare times where my research and satellite imagery paid off because the area I found was a complete dream!
Pink and red polished granite sections with numerous cascades and waterfalls along the way made this one of the best finds to date!

It was nearly 8pm when I reached that section but the sunset and scene was too good for me to not take my camera out and set up for a few quick shots although that left me bushwhacking upstream in complete darkness followed by a steep ascent back up.

After the monsoons die down I will most certainly be doing a full descent backpacking trip documenting the many more wonders this incredible creek has to offer.
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