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Red Tanks Super Loop - Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 19 2019
sandyfortner
Backpack19.00 Miles 2,870 AEG
Backpack19.00 Miles3 Days         
2,870 ft AEG30 LBS Pack
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7 of us enjoyed the 3 day weekend with a loop in the Supes. We started at Peralta TH, headed up past Freement Saddle, with a goal of staying at White Rock Spring that evening. There appeared to be no water at White Rock so we turned onto the Dutchman and continued towards Charlebois. We found nice camping about 1/4 mile from Charlebois - stopping there because we thought that the spring area may be a tad busy on the 3 day weekend. Set up camp and a few people went and gathered enough water to hold us until we hiked to the spring in the morning. Played a couple games of Wolf, then tucked in for the night. It was pretty damp, therefore cooler all night. Turns out that Charlebois wasn't too overrun, but we were happy with the camping spot we had. A couple backpackers we knew came through camp Sunday morning and visited for a few. Good to see you, Corwin and Alex! Headed to Charlebois - didn't go to the spring as there were pools with running water right on the Dutchman. Continued towards Whiskey Spring - our destination for Sunday night. We passed several large pools, many with running water along the way. We were pleasantly surprised to run into few people out on the trail since the parking / jump off area at Peralta had been PACKED! From the Dutchman we hooked up to Red Tanks and then to Whiskey Springs trails. Made it to Whiskey Spring, which had water in the box but it was really discolored from leaves and didn't appear to be running. Instead we filtered from pools along the stream bed. We were able to see the eclipse although there were times when the clouds obscured a clear view. Packed up and on the trail at a leisurely 9am Monday morning. Nice hike out as the wind picked up and kept us cooled off.
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A few globe mallow, some purple flowers, something that looked similar to milkweed and smelled REALLY good, brittle brush

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Plenty of pools - most with running water - all along

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Whiskey Spring Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Whiskey Spring box had water but it was discolored from leaves and not running. Pools along the creek were plenty to filter from. Some green setting in in spots, but plenty of good water if you looked around.
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