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Oxbow - Cold Springs - Tule Rim Loop, AZ
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Oxbow - Cold Springs - Tule Rim Loop, AZ 
Oxbow - Cold Springs - Tule Rim Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 16 2019
mgiowa
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The_Eagle summary is closer to what I experienced then the topohiker summary...without the app, and even with it, many areas are extremely difficult to find/follow. I have map/compass but without the app I would have struggled to make it out without a couple more days of choosing bearings and trying to follow them with all the bushwacking necessary.

At one point I just went down to the creek bed and boulder hopped it since I could not find the trail paralleling it. At the point the trail crossed the creek bed the trail still was not visible!

There had been no recent trail maintenance.

This is not an easygoing, enjoyable, even moderate backpacking trip.  It is frustrating, challenging and difficult.  Valley views are great....saw no one in my 2nites/3days...makes sense since the_eagle post was 7 years ago.

Water was available in Horse Tank(and other tanks) at the SW Oxbow TH and pools in the creek bed.

A bear went by my campsite night 1.
Saw white tailed deer.
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