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Javelina - Willow Basin - Willow Canyon Loop, AZ
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Javelina - Willow Basin - Willow Canyon Loop, AZ 
Javelina - Willow Basin - Willow Canyon Loop, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2020
Hiking5.33 Miles 673 AEG
Hiking5.33 Miles   4 Hrs   21 Mns   1.36 mph
673 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
1st trip
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Hike w kids. Started down the Jeep Road and jumped on Javelina Crossover / Gold Eagle Nuggets. This trail was a ton of fun, especially with the frequent water obstacles. Found a creative side trek to Little Chance Canyon that ended in a long butt-slide for all three kids over soaked rocks. The rest of the canyon, and the trail to Willow Spring Basin, began to wear on the gang, the roller coaster sucking the energy right out of the 3yo. Once the trail decided to trend down towards to the Basin Tank, which was overflowing, they cheered up. Had lunch in the canyon and began the long trek back, interrupted four or five times with ORVs. Tried to stick to the creek through the spring area, the water and climb was a bit too much to handle with them, so we took another way back to FR12 and followed it the rest of the way. No significant carries needed for any of them, just some light encouragement and sugary bribes.
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