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Woods Canyon Trail #93 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2019
ThirstyLizard
Hiking11.85 Miles 1,119 AEG
Hiking11.85 Miles   5 Hrs   40 Mns   2.17 mph
1,119 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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i guess sometimes you head into a hike with you don’t know until you know.

At a friend’s suggestion, we opened this hike up as a group hike... it possessed most attributes which attract hikers whom may normally not attend longer distance hikes.

These attractors include, no special vehicle requirements, shorter driving distance, water, the word “Sedona,” Sunny, 55 degrees, low EG and of course, plan to eat after the hike.

I guess one is suspect when a trail starts out of the parking lot, of the visitor center— the Woods Canyon Trail #93 leads into the Munds Mountain Wilderness Area and at about hours drive from our North Phoenix meet point, the trailhead made for an easy 8a hike start..

As described in the hike details, the old Jeep road start allowed for side by side hiking which is a little break from the eventual nose to butt hiking that would be the mode through most of the wilderness.

Small water crossings were rock hopped easily and most of the hike is along side and above Dry Beaver Creek. The trail was pretty clear— a little overgrowth but not terribly so.

After checking the gauge reports earlier in the week, we knew we were in for water, and it was quite the gully washer. The roar of the water was a constant companion and the sight of it coming down the opposite canyon walls was also a view to behold.

Pace was about average for our group hikes. Several long stops along the red rock banks for photos added much time to this easy hike. I was the only one to wade in at couple of the stops. Never sure why people pass up the chance to dip up to their ankles icy cold stream waters.

No showy flowers yet although plenty of starts around. Plenty of track and scat—all fresh would make this a great place to visit earlier and quieter.

A better than expected trail experience, perhaps due to all the water and weather. Ok, the human experience was pretty good too.
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Anenomes, storksbill, Clover.. Sycamore trees were not leafed yet.
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