Found a nice little car camping spot along Coon Creek and made the pleasant stroll to the nearby ruins.
Lots of hunters out on the roads and in the area with OTC archery starting but they don’t get out of their vehicles much and when they do it’s a short distance so for the most part the beautiful land out here is left unspoiled.
Dwellings were amazing and special to see as with every ancient place of inhabitnace.
Overcast and prefect temperatures were ideal the entire day followed by a nice quiet cloudless sky at night.
Woke up early to take sunrise photos above Coon Creek at a nice little vantage point and instead of diving right into the riparian paradise I went back to camp to wake up the girlfriend and we returned together for the descent.
I never really found any tread of anything that resembled a “trail” but then again I wasn’t really looking and we stayed directly in the creek bottom for the most part which was rather slow going due to thick sections of reeds and brush.
Not much else to say other than that Coon Creek is truly a thing of beauty and seeing saguaros and running water in the same scene makes me feel some type of way!
Autumn Foliage ObservationModerate Cottonwoods and sycamores past prime but the alders were rocking!