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Casner Canyon with Munds Mountain, AZ
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Casner Canyon with Munds Mountain, AZ 
Casner Canyon with Munds Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2018
The_Eagle
Hiking16.87 Miles 3,895 AEG
Hiking16.87 Miles   10 Hrs   8 Mns   1.85 mph
3,895 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break14 LBS Pack
 
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We drove the 6 miles in from I-17 on Schnebly Hill Road in to get to our starting point. Unless you are driving a rental car, the last mile would be best in HC 2WD.

We saw frost on the way up, 38 degrees at the start felt great.

Down Casner Canyon Trail #11, it's 2.5 miles to Oak Creek. The trail is in much better condition than I expected. The upper 2/3 yield some pretty nice views on Wilson Mountain and the Mitten Ridge area, but the magic happens the closer you get to Oak Creek. The riparian area and the geology, well... rocks.

If you plan on continuing to the Alens Bend Trail #111, plan on getting wet crossing Oak Creek. We turned around and headed back up.

Back at the Vista Overlook, we took the FR153A to meet up with The Schnebly Hill Trail #158. A nice trail with more good views of Sedona.

Munds Mountain Trail #77, starts with a bit of a climb. We opted to take some use trails to get to the top of this mountain. There are plenty of use trails, as it seems to support quite a few elk. Up top, traveling North to South, follow any of these to the views that you really came for. The views on the Southwest section, are hard to beat. We had some lunch here and then decided to try to and get access to a ridge for some more views.

Views from the SW end of Munds Mountain :next: [ youtube video ]

On the return, we also opted to take some use trails to meet up with the trail again. It worked out, but some would not like the last .1 mile.

Safety First..ish

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Oak Creek always flows...
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