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Hog CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 01 2018
rayhuston
Hiking9.46 Miles 1,585 AEG
Hiking9.46 Miles   5 Hrs   42 Mns   1.72 mph
1,585 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
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A previously scheduled hike with a friend was postponed so I decided to check out Hog Canyon instead. I started from the Hieroglyphic trailhead because I am considering a future loop going up Hog Ridge to 5057, coming down the balanced rock route.

Soon after starting off trail towards Hog Canyon I decided to head up to a hill northwest of the glyphs, just to see what was up there. I found several rock walls up there, but wasn't sure of their age. No artifacts other than a shot gun shell.

From there I angled back towards the original goal of a cross country route to Hog Canyon. Easy going until I reached the canyon, and pretty much easy going the rest of the way to the glyphs/waterfall. If you like rock hopping in a creek. I do.

I wish I had researched this a little more. The best glyphs were a couple scrambles away. I will make sure to catch them next time around.
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