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Spur Cross Petro Wander, AZ
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Spur Cross Petro Wander, AZ 
Spur Cross Petro Wander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2019
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,020 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.19 mph
1,020 ft AEG      25 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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Our trip to the Cline Creek Ruins planned for today fell through, so this was plan B. Basically just a short semi-workout hike for us with the secondary objective being to see some petroglyphs within Spur Cross Ranch without the 9 mile round trip trek up the creek to Chalk Canyon and to what @Alston_Neal calls "Petro Plaza".

Nice and cool (almost cold) 6:45 am start with gusty winds. We were hot and sweaty within the hour. :( We first bush wacked off of Cottonwood Wash to see the Schoonover Rock and then down into the wash to find the Archer Rock. Finding both of those we crossed the creek and started the climb up towards Elephant Mountain to see the third rock we knew of which has a nice geometric design. The first two sites were mainly zoomorphic and anthropomorphic figures.

We came back down on the Dragonfly Trail to see if the Cottonwoods were changing yet down at the 'Jewel of the Creek'. Still a bit too soon but the yellow colors were starting. There was still some water running above ground and the whole area had that wonderful smell that riparian areas always seem to have.

Mrs. SloFolks was breaking in her new Teva boots and no problems were had with this length of trip anyway :) Ran into quite few people and a couple of dogs on the way out. The sometimes totally unprepared winter visitors are making their way back to the valley. On our way back to the car we walked by the horse concession corrals and OMG, what the heck are they feeding those animals? 8-[
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