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East Verde RiverPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2017
MountainMatt
Hiking3.64 Miles 418 AEG
Hiking3.64 Miles
418 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
 
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A fun day exploring new and familiar terrain along the East V complimented with a spalsh of fall color.
There was no point in keeping the feet dry for this one as there is a few necessary crossings along the way to avoid some of the deeper pools.
But with the temperatures in the low 70's and nothing but sunny skies the cool river water felt great as we maneuvered through the more rugged sections of the mini gorge at slow 1 mph pace from all the portaging and scrambling required.
Lots of deer tracks and some bear scat here and there but no wildlife encounters for the day.

Higher water levels than normal made for a few creative knee deep crossings in some powerful current that required picking up the dog a few times but nothing too crazy.
After a nice break at the most scenic section of the trip we looped back up to the road and followed that back to the truck further upstream about an hour or so before the sunset.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Very nice sections of gold, yellow and rust but quite a few bare trees as well.

dry Ash Creek Dry Dry

dry Brushy Canyon Dry Dry

dry Cypress Canyon Dry Dry

dry Horton Canyon Dry Dry
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