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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
The_Eagle
Hiking14.62 Miles 3,173 AEG
Hiking14.62 Miles   10 Hrs   11 Mns   1.67 mph
3,173 ft AEG   1 Hour   25 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Joe suggested we get back to this area and it'd been on my list for a revisit.

Dropping into the meat of White Canyon is easiest and best (IMO) off FR319. After a short road walk for all but the toughest of 4 x 4's, It starts tamely enough at White Water spring. At the 3 mile mark, the fun begins. The canyon drops off too far to continue, so it's time to go up to start really enjoying the geology.

There's no other place I've been that is like this area. It's stark but really interesting. Views of Battle Axe and back down into White Canyon, never make you loose interest. We dropped back in and wandered down canyon to try to find a new way up the other side. It took awhile, but after sending out a test Karl, he found us a pretty sweet route up.

The plan from here was to lunch up top across from Battle Axe. The contour we took up was not panning out and we took lunch at the Height of Light with four of our bovine friends.
View from Height of Light :next: [ youtube video ]
After a check of time and miles remaining, we adjusted our activities and headed back down into White Canyon.

Travel back up canyon was slow, mainly because of the scenery. Karl felt the need for a swim at one point, so he forced Joe and I into a break. We checked out the Bat Cave and then made the final push back.
Bat Cave :next: [ youtube video ]
The transitions from White Canyon to Wood Canyon was a bit tricky, but worked out.

Wood Canyon is probably a one and done for me (compared to what's available right next door at White Canyon) , but it helped complete the loop and get'er done before dark.

I'll be back. There's unfinished business there.
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