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Kofa Exploring, AZ
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Kofa Exploring, AZ 
Kofa Exploring, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2018
chumley
Hiking9.95 Miles 2,465 AEG
Hiking9.95 Miles   5 Hrs   18 Mns   2.04 mph
2,465 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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It's the Kofa time of year, and there were a few new places I wanted to check out while introducing 9L to some gems that he hadn't been to before.

Managed to hit High Tanks 7, 8, and 9. All had water, but were lower than last year. Which was a little strange because last week's rain left no shortage of pools and pockets of water anywhere there was bedrock. Tunnel Spring was full as normal, and the rope in similar condition to the past few visits. Tunnel Spring Canyon is really picturesque.

Towhee Canyon is a gem. It also had less water than last year, but still ample pools at Cripple and the narrows.

Next, decided to find out if there was water at Budweiser Spring. Indeed there was. There's no distinct spring, and barely any flow at all, but enough for their to be moisture in the canyon that fills the bedrock pools. This "flow" is likely overwhelmed by evaporation during warmer months and a higher angle of sunshine.

There was also a great view of the pathetically named "natural arch" and an old rock wall that I think is more likely to be related to mining than to habitation.

We explored a very cool narrow slot off Burro Canyon in hopes of finding water. We didn't, but I was surprised to be able to make it through. There were a few obstacles along the way, but I was able to get past all of them. This was a real surprise.

De La Osa well has an unusual wooden screened structure, exactly like one below Tunnel Spring. I have no idea what it was used for. De La Osa Falls were not running.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Budweiser Spring Dripping Dripping

dry Burro Canyon Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Cripple Tank 26-50% full 26-50% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max High Tank 26-50% full 26-50% full

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max High Tank Nine 1-25% full 1-25% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max High Tank Seven 51-75% full 51-75% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Towhee Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Tunnel Spring Dripping Dripping
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