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Christopher Creek GorgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jul 21 2017
MountainMatt
Canyoneering2.43 Miles 546 AEG
Canyoneering2.43 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   1.89 mph
546 ft AEG      37 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
 
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Originally was going to head back to the AG but it was flooded to the extreme with no safe access and would have been lethal to walk in the creek bed like the evening before.

So my next plan was catching "The Boogeyman" flowing in Spring Creek which I encountered firsthand on a descent to Tonto Creek last summer and also of course saw in the "Hucking Huge" films.

Payson received the torrential rainfall that day but all the drainages and side canyons around the rim were surprisingly just a mere trickle.

So again plans changed and I was always curious about a different route to get inside CC Gorge.
I carefully made my way deeper and deeper into the gorge with a few down climbs, major bushwhacking and a lot of determination to see some waterfalls.

Made it down to a rock peninsula that rose about 40ft above the raging silty creek with the power of a river as it roared and thundered down the narrow canyon.
Captured a couple shots I was very pleased with and made it out of the gorge before nightfall and topped off the night with a Pub House Butter Burger from Culver's!

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 less than maxwater less than max Spring Creek Light flow Light flow
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