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Bluff Spring Mountain LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2019
friendofThundergod
Hiking16.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles
3,000 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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I decided to give a complimentary premium tour (with a 30 waterfall guarantee) of the western Supes to a small group of lucky hikers on Saturday. The tour was a hit and we just met the guaranteed waterfall count with 31 waterfalls.

There is no shortage of water in the Supes. The major creeks were flowing, every side drainage was flowing, and the trail was trickling along in most spots at about 5-10 cfs. As expected, La Barge was absolutely raging. In fact, one crossing required a little bit of human chain action and we lost Blanco in the swift current. He narrowly, but calmly missed going down a little cascade of boulders that might have led to a pretty bad day for him. The hike got cold towards the end and the snow got crunchy. We were all happy to be back to the warm car, after hiking about 7 miles in wet pants and wet footwear without the presence of the sun.

Overall, we did not run into many hikers or backpackers. Charlebois had no backpackers and the premium spots along La Barge were all empty, which I assume was due to the high crossings. I really do not think there are too many better hiking options than the western Supes when there is water and snow like this.

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