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Beaver Turkey Loop, AZ
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Beaver Turkey Loop, AZ 
Beaver Turkey Loop, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Aug 14 2020
bretinthewild
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Backpack14.00 Miles3 Days         
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1st trip
Nice relaxing weekend exploring this area.

On Friday we parked near the Upper Horton Springs TH and hiked into Beaver Canyon. Started to see some pools of water beyond the enclosures. Found the old red truck. We camped a little north of Beaver Park.

On Saturday we worked our way down Beaver and turned back up Turkey Creek. Camped with access to one of the better pools we saw all weekend.

Sunday we eventually climbed out of Turkey Creek to walk FR92 back to the Rim Road. Lots of aspens above the canyon on the ridge, though some have recently blown down.

Certainly met expectations for a leisurely off-the-beaten-path trip to the woods. The route finding is quite easy here and the elk trails can be very well defined. Water was a concern but we ended up coming across enough pools to make it work. Thanks to folks who have logged some trips in the area, it definitely helped in the planning.
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Truck Remains/Wreckage

dry Beaver Canyon Dry Dry
Just a dry creekbed

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Beaver Canyon - Upper Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
No flow but some decent pools

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Rattlesnake Creek - Knoll Lake Topo Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Small pool just outside of the enclosure
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