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Battleship Mountain from Canyon LakePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 06 2020
bretinthewild
Backpack20.00 Miles
Backpack20.00 Miles3 Days         
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Nice weekend in the Supes. 2-nights, 3-days. Some off-trail stuff. A Battleship summit. Avoided burned areas and camped near known water sources. As you might expect it's generally very dry out there right now.

Friday: Started from Canyon Lake on Boulder Canyon Trail, up to La Barge Box. Happy to find water in the pools. Camped for the night. Visited by a skunk at one point without incident.

Saturday: Woke up and summited Battleship Mountain. Very windy day and lots of dust blowing around all of the burned areas. After returning to camp we headed to Charlebois by taking La Barge Canyon off-trail from the box to Cavalry Trail. A route through La Barge Canyon is possible right now with a lot of bouldering. In a wetter time there may be some tricky spots. Made it to Charlebois and the spring is full and clean. My buddy saw a coatimundi near the spring the next morning.

Sunday: Back to Canyon Lake via Dutchman, Cavalry and Boulder Canyon trails (~10 miles). Saw a lot more people out with the nice weather, including a notable amount of folks trying to find the turnoff for Battleship.
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Charlebois Spring

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Big clear pools at the top

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The three largest pools still have filterable water. The best water is back in the box.
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