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Willow ValleyPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Aug 13 2017
adv_trev
Canyoneering6.50 Miles 760 AEG
Canyoneering6.50 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.44 mph
760 ft AEG13 LBS Pack
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I got a late start to this hike, around 11. I headed down the canyon and it was thick with locust trees. At the bottom of the canyon I arrived at 10+ foot drop off. I was able to get down without a rope, but it was a little tricky. The rest of the hike was a lot of fun bolder hopping and swimming. I saw a bear cub and heard the momma. I'm not sure where they went, but I followed the down the canyon for at least a half hour, hearing a growl every 10 minutes. Shortly after that, the sky stated to turn. Being that I am solo, there is a mamma best and cub, the monsoons, and I still had to ride my bike out, I decided to cut the hike short and climb out of the canyon. I found some deer and elk sign, so I tried to follow their path. That didn't happen! I ended up doing a little rock climbing and cactus grabbing, but I make it out and found a road to follow back. It was an awesome hike and I will definitely come back.
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