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White and Wood Canyon Wander, AZ
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White and Wood Canyon Wander, AZ 
White and Wood Canyon Wander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2018
BiFrost
Hiking14.95 Miles 3,183 AEG
Hiking14.95 Miles   10 Hrs   11 Mns   1.72 mph
3,183 ft AEG   1 Hour   29 Mns Break
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We had a great loop planned that Bruce put together. It was a bit modified but possibly for the better and we managed to see the main attractions. We dropped into White Canyon early on and ventured downstream passing a spring and some narrow sections. Eventually we hit a large pour off that we had to exit the canyon to get around. However, it was well worth the re-route with great geology and views all the way. Eventually we dropped back into White Canyon and enjoyed the scenery along with some nice pools. Followed the canyon for another ½ mile before exiting again. We found a cool exit route that I wasn’t sure would go but persistence prevailed and was able follow the exit all the way to the rim.

Once out of the canyon we hiked up a ridgeline to Height of Light survey marker where we had lunch with a view and a group of cows that seemed to own the ridge. After lunch we followed another route back into White Canyon exploring a different section. We went by the bat cave which Bruce had scouted on a previous trip. The cave is perched up in the cliff just above the canyon and was fun little scramble except for the pile of bat guano but what do you expect in a bat cave :)

We continued up canyon until we reached another side canyon and the eventual exit. Nice pools in this section and some fun rocky climbs to keep our attention. It was about 3pm when we still had over 6 miles to go and some off trail in the canyon. But we managed to make short work of the tough terrain and crossed a saddle over into Wood Canyon. Once in Wood Canyon the going got much faster with wide open space despite still being off trail. Eventually we picked up some trail passing by Crucifixion Tank and Black Hill Tank on the way back to the vehicle making it just before dark. Great hike and awesome area!
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