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Ben Avery Trail - Indian Spring PetroglyphsSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking6.79 Miles 566 AEG
Hiking6.79 Miles   5 Hrs   39 Mns   1.68 mph
566 ft AEG   1 Hour   36 Mns Break
 
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Hike w/ kiddos. Trail was beautiful, great desert area, and plenty of flowers to slow down the pace. Petroglyphs were amazing. Was a bit disappointed in Indian Spring, there were puddles in the rock tanks and washes the entire hike, but the bedrock proper looked to be maybe a foot deep? I didn't explore enough to see if there was a huge puddle hiding further back. The distance turned out to be right at my kid's limit with the exposure, they were asleep five minutes into the long drive home.

Oh, and the drive was decent - Centennial had a few sluffs to slow down around, Pipeline had several thousand sandy washes to bounce over, and the final forest road was great except for the jug around 1731', which my 2WD was able to handle with a bit of coaxing. I think an adventurous sedan could make it all the way to 1731', which is a stone's throw from the trailhead. Also, there was a small army parked along the forest road in the morning, complete with contractor trailers and a helo, who were doing maintenance on the water tanks back there. Good people. Finally, only saw one couple on trail all the day #socialdistancing
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Courthouse Rock Indian Spring

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Indian Spring Dripping Dripping
"bedrock" tank had a foot of cool water up the side drainage
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