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Big Maggie May Creek, AZ
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Big Maggie May Creek, AZ 
Big Maggie May Creek, AZ
 
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I was looking for a nice drive that was also about a half day long. I decided to check out the Big Maggie May trail. Its really FR468 just off of FR24 (seven springs road). The turn off for 468 is shortly the Cave Creek campgrounds/trail head. The road out is listed as 4wd, could probably be done in 2wd as long as you had a good amount of clearance. There are a few steep climbs. The main reason I wanted to go was to check out the old cabin. I had read that it had burned down during the Cave Creek Complex fire, but I still wanted to check it out anyway. There is still a good amount of the stone walls still there.

Also, the fall colors in the Seven Springs area were very nice.

I've also had some wierd encounters lately when I've been out which I I usually don't post but this one I will. On the drive out on FR24 a guy flagged me down. there was a Jeep parked a just off the side of the road and the guy had rope wrapped around him. He told me he and his buddy were looking for campsites down by the creek. This is just before the official campgrounds. He said his buddy either lost the keys or locked them in the Jeep and hiked out to call someone. He wanted some water and I had 2 gallons in my cooler so I gave him one. On the way out I saw their jeep, now moved and parked on the side of the road and the rope was tied to the roof rack. I also saw one guy tossing a sleeping bag and stuff down the mountainside. I'm guessing his buddy had used the rope to descend the mountainside and were going to camp down there. Just seemed like an odd spot, and they would have had to leave the jeep there to climb back up.

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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Nice yellow trees in the seven springs area
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