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Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ
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Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ 
Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking16.09 Miles 3,651 AEG
Hiking16.09 Miles   10 Hrs   41 Mns   1.75 mph
3,651 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Camp Creek Falls
It'd been 9 years since I'd been out there. I remembered it as being nice. We hit it at the right time and it was much better, than nice. Running water and Fall colors made it special. We ran into our only hikers for the day on the way out of there.

Maricopa Trail - Bronco to Bartlett
We made great time on this well groomed trail, steadily climbing towards our first goal. I enjoyed this section more than expected. The views got better the higher we got.

Kentuck Mountain 5013
After a short break we starting our off trail. We took the approach off the Maricopa Trail from the SW. This proved to be a relatively easy, shorts friendly route. We passed through a couple of @Hansenaz rock piles on the way to the top. Awesome 360 views up top

Kentuck Mountain Views
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Now the fun begins.. Retreating to the NW off of Kentuck, is steep,THICK and slow going. Long pants please.
We had lunch on top of 4668.

We continued on down into Sycamore Canyon. Joe had be building up the area with "Trees". I don't think he'll do that again. We could have used a chain saw in that section. We hopped out of the creek for awhile before we had to get back in. The remainder of the canyon was scenic, with numerous required bypasses because of the waterfalls.

Glad to be back on the Maricopa Trail again, we tried to make up time so we could get through the remaining off trail before dark.

A steep drop into Camp Creek, followed by a steeper climb up the south face.

One more drop and the climb up to Sears-Kay. Headlamp on now, just a short jaunt to the start.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Camp Creek Falls Medium flow Medium flow

dry Lopez Spring Dry Dry
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Spring, what spring

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Sycamore Canyon Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Sycamore Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout No sign of the actual spring but the creek has been flowing since Lopez spring should be pools for quite some time
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