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Hackberry Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2008
azdesertfather
Hiking5.15 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking5.15 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.38 mph
700 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Interesting hike. There were a few spots where it might have been easy for my hiking partner or I to have made a wrong turn (as we didn't have a GPS with us), but we were both on our toes and made careful decisions at each spot where we might have otherwise headed off in a different way from what Greg Jackson describes in his loop.

Was a little disappointed, thinking I'd see the stable area that IRIE_LION showed in his photos...but then in coming back home and reading his post I realized he was off of the trip poster's trail directions when he found this. Doesn't look like anyone else have found this other than him, based on the photosets.

Was some water out there still, I guess from the rains we had a week ago. Wasn't a constant flow, though...mostly what we saw were just several pools of standing water, with algae, tadpoles and worms inside.

Don't underestimate the cholla...they truly are everywhere. Even though we were careful, we still each had a little encounter or two with them. I had one little piece stick through my tough rubber boot, and then when I took my next step it latched onto my lower leg.

Really easy hike though...virtually no elevation to deal with.

Difficulty: :sweat: :sweat: (of 5)
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