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October Mazzies, AZ
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October Mazzies, AZ 
October Mazzies, AZ
Backpack22.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Backpack22.00 Miles
2,000 ft AEG
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Hit up the Mazzies for a long weekend. Really nice weather now that things are cooling off.

Friday afternoon/evening we hiked up Barnhardt to Chilson Camp, arriving just after dark. Plenty of water in the new spring box. Made good use of the table/bench set up. Windy and clear night on the divide.

Saturday morning we took our time and made the hike over to HCS. Set up as home base for the next two nights. Enough water directly behind camp and a lot more in the pools leading to the canyon. Took a dip in the water and hung out at the cliffs for sunset.

Sunday was a day off to hang around and explore. Loved the pace of this trip. We met two AZT thru-hikers going North to South this time of year. Went back to the cliffs twice, for lunch and sunset, to see different sections. As expected, no flow on the waterfalls this time of year, but still an incredible place either way.

Monday we made good time going mostly downhill back to the car. Met a guy in the parking lot with pack horses coordinating a supply run to Chilson with for an AZT trail crew. That was fortunate for us, because my car wouldn't start, and he gave us a jump. Phew!

All-in-all, I know this is a way more popular spot in the spring because of the waterworks -- but we enjoyed the solitude of this autumn adventure!
Fauna [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Scorpion
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[ checklist ] Campsite
Named place
Named place [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Chilson Spring Horse Camp Seep

dry Big Kahuna Falls - Mazatzal Wilderness Dry Dry
No flow this time of year.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Chilson Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Plenty of water in new spring box

dry Deadman Canyon Falls - North Fork Dry Dry
Nothing this time of year, as expected.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Horse Camp Seep Dripping Dripping
No real flow but plenty of water in pools. Some right behind camp. Much more down the creek drainage.

dry Sandy Saddle Falls Dry Dry
No flow this time of year. Some very small drips at the bottom.
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