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Lime Creek Cabin - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack15.73 Miles 2,600 AEG
Backpack15.73 Miles3 Days         
2,600 ft AEG
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Nice area to visit. Thanks to OregonHiker and Chumley especially for sharing their trips.

It appears there was a moderate landslide in upper Lime Creek in November 2017 where a 100 ft cliff collapsed into the creekbed (about 2 miles north of the ranch). My estimate of the time is based on the appearance of the stuff that got crushed. Also, there are brand new fences and fouled springs throughout upper Lime Creek, likely the result of some land deal with local ranchers.

The cabin is OK. Looks like it dates to 1945-1950 or so. Wasn't a permanent residence though since it lacks a stove/chimney. Probably just a place for the cowboys to sleep. Disappointingly, the creek is not really flowing, just a small quarter mile section or though where the trail crosses.

Rain throughout most of Saturday was mildly problematic but it seemed to keep all the people else away. Maybe even the wildlife too as I saw only one small deer all weekend.

Sunday it was dry so that was nice for a change. Found a bit of snow hiding in the shady spots on the ridge on the way back, and the Mazzies in the distance had quite the dusting.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lime Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
3-5 gallons/minute.

dry Professor Creek Dry Dry
Dry at Lime Creek intersection
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