|Point Trail - Sundance - WCC, AZ|
|Point Trail - Sundance - WCC, AZ|| |
Point Trail - Sundance - WCC, AZ
|Hiking||4.15 Miles|| 2 Hrs 49 Mns ||1.62 mph|
|1,181 ft AEG|| 15 Mns Break||12 LBS Pack|
|I can't believe I hadn't been into WCC from this trail before.|
When @LindaAnn did this earlier this summer it put it on my radar for a time when I needed a shorter hike.
I left this note from Route Scout using voice to text. I'm not changing it, you'll get the gist
0.03 miles - 7:56 am
The smell of campfires is overpowering at the trailhead. And here I thought cocaine Nina was a no campfire zone
I was the 5th car to the TH at around 8am. I got going and saw nobody all the way down to WCC. It's a steep, loose trail that is you need to take your time on. Making matters worse, the humidity had me sweating and fogging up my glasses going downhill.
At WCC there was a group of 3 fathers camping with their sons in the gravel area.
I headed downstream to check things out. There is no way to stay dry, so you just wade through the creek where you had to. For the part I did the water here never got more than Boys Deep. When I got to the first swimmer, I turned around. I was not prepared for total immersion today.
Going upstream I passed the campers again and exchanged pleasantries.
My goal was to see how far I could go upstream without having to swim. There are faint to decent use trails for my entire track, but once again, you are going to get wet. I saved Sundance Canyon for the return. I just love me some WCC. I probably took more photos/mile than on most other hikes. The lushness and geology is striking.
I passed a group of campers (in a sweet spot, there are many) and 2 guys fishing. At the first swimmer I took a short break and made my way back.
Getting into Sundance Canyon was the deepest water I went through. Nips deep here. Definitely a must see when you are down here.
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On the way out of Sundance I was going to check out a small cave on the right. As I made my way towards it I changed my mind as a black cat with a white stripe was making it's way in.
Getting back towards the climb out, there were now more than 20 people swimming and jumping into the water. On the climb out, I passed easily 30 people making their way down.
I had no idea how popular this place is.
If I do it again it will be a weekday.
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