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Devil's Playground - PeFo, AZ
mini location map2018-01-27
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Devil's Playground - PeFo, AZ 
Devil's Playground - PeFo, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Jan 27 2018
MountainMatt
Backpack12.84 Miles 867 AEG
Backpack12.84 Miles   24 Hrs   38 Mns   2.07 mph
867 ft AEG   18 Hrs   26 Mns Break60 LBS Pack
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A last minute trip with Saturday morning luck snagging the 2nd of only 3 permits the National Park gives out each week for Devils Playground.
After receiving our permit and highly classified intricate map we made our way to the privileged trailhead.

2 gallons of water packed in extra preparation for my first overnighter with the dog with no sources of water for miles on end although we did find a surprising amount of leftover snow in the shadows and quite perphaps the most random two pools of water in the most obscure wide open flat with no shade.

Sounds cheesy but really does feel like another planet out there, the hoodoos, toadstools, and countless cracks and crevices make this an absolute wonderland that I could find myself exploring for months!

Perfect temperatures during the day, no wind and dipped down to the low 20's and high teens at night but not unbearably cold especially with a warm dog to cuddle with.
Slept with my water inside the tent but still ended up freezing but quickly thawed out once the sun rose.

The more I look back at photos and think about this place the more I feel the urge to go back, a truly special section of Arizona!
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