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Secret Canyon Trail #121Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2018
whycoyote
Hiking7.00 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
400 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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It was time to get out again, and this easy, but beautiful, little backpack was just the ticket. We arrived at the trailhead around 11 am on Friday. There were lots of people walking on Dry Creek Road, fortunately for us seekers of solitude they were headed to Devil's Bridge. We found five vehicles at the trailhead, and passed three groups of people who were coming out. Three down, two to go,, but we never saw any sign of those other two. They must have been hiking the loop and went out Bear Sign. There is no water to speak of in Secret Canyon. There were a few pools of fairly clear water that could be used in an emergency. I test filtered about 32 oz. from one pool, and it came out slightly colored but tasted OK. We didn't actually use it for anything.

This was the busiest I have ever seen this trail. On Saturday, while taking a side hike up David Miller we saw one couple with two dogs. On Secret Canyon we saw three groups of two. One had backpacks and the others passed back out later in the afternoon.

Given that it was Easter weekend, we felt luck for the relative peace and quiet and unobtrusive hikers who passed by our campsite about 1/2 mile in Secret Canyon. We could have done without the helicopters.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
A few Redstem Storksbill and Spring Parsley. The Manzanita was in full bloom.

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Dry except for pools of standing water that are varied in depth and will probably be dry soon.
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