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Loy Canyon - Secret Mountain, AZ
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Loy Canyon - Secret Mountain, AZ 
Loy Canyon - Secret Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2018
trekkin_gecko
Hiking14.83 Miles 2,855 AEG
Hiking14.83 Miles   6 Hrs   7 Mns   2.62 mph
2,855 ft AEG      28 Mns Break
 
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we kind of threw this one together last minute, deciding on the sedona area
i had been intrigued by the area west of the fay/bear/doe mountain trailheads
saw @dixieflyer had done a version of this hike and found a track of @chumley's that led to two cabins, making for a destination up top
my vehicle made it to the trailhead just fine (high clearance is helpful) and we got going around 0900
gradual ascent up loy canyon with a few dry creek crossings
some red rock views, but usually obscured by trees
the trail gets steeper at about four miles, with switchbacks and slanted slickrock to negotiate
views of loy canyon and secret mountain open up
isolated fall color in the canyon
hit the intersection with secret mountain trail at a saddle
went to secret cabin first, hiking through some burn areas
no roof, mostly just an outline of timbers, along with a corral
returned to the saddle and headed for hidden cabin
better views close to the edge until the trail ends and a forest road leads to the cabin
this one has a roof and three rooms, corral and water tank but is kind of trashy and full of rat/mouse turds
we peeked in but tried not to breathe
striking contrast between burned forest on the north side and green on the south side of the road
back to the saddle and down to a ledge where we took a snack break and enjoyed the views
good trail for the descent although there were a few sandy areas
while not the typical red rock sedona experience, a nice hike in a canyon and forest
we didn't see anyone else on the trail
if i did this one again, it would be to look for the ruins, and maybe go to the end of secret mountain trail, like bruce and joe did earlier this year
new and different, so all good
we had planned to camp off 525C, but ended up going into town for an early dinner and some football
found a great campsite just before dark off forest road 618 along the walker basin trailhead access, south of wet beaver creek
enjoyed a beautiful sunset and a fire
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