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West and Middle Forks Deer Creek, AZ
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West and Middle Forks Deer Creek, AZ 
West and Middle Forks Deer Creek, AZ
Canyoneering28.73 Miles 9,188 AEG
Canyoneering28.73 Miles
9,188 ft AEG
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
VI - Two or more days
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Day 1 - Descended West Fork - Short fork but fun. Last rap was a 260 so I luged around a 260 ft rope. The plan was to get water at deer spring , but it was dry. Hiked back down to the creek and grabbed water then hauled it up to surprise valley. 13 hr day - got to Surprise after dark
Day 2 - Got a 5:30 start and hiked up to the Middle fork. What an amazing canyon. Downclimbs, slides, rappels. Brought wetsuits but it wasn't too cold.
Day 3. Out via Bill Hall trail

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