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Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2020
rayhuston
Hiking12.03 Miles 1,138 AEG
Hiking12.03 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   2.73 mph
1,138 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 
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Out and back to Tony Ranch.

In Fritzski's trip description, he calls this hike "some sugar for your feet." During this most beautiful Thanksgiving week when it seems like Fall has finally arrived, I'll call it a slice of pumpkin pie topped with a generous helping of whipped cream. What a wonderful hike.

I got started around 10:45. The high was projected at 60 degrees. I brought layers, but it was warm enough that I left them behind. Shorts and a short sleeve shirt was all I would need today. Golden cottonwoods shimmering in a nice breeze greeted me as I started the 1.5 mile plus road walk to the actual trail. There were pools of water in the creek, mostly covered with leaves, but it was nice to see water of any kind. The road was flooded in one spot near a pump station, probably from a leak nearby.

With 80 percent of the Superstition Wilderness burned the last two years, I was delighted to see that there was no visible burn area in any direction within eyesight. Aside from the painted red arrows along numerous creek crossings that some knucklehead thought prudent to add, this hike was the gem that I remembered from the last time I was through here, four years ago this month.

The trail is excellent throughout. There are some tedious sections, but they pass quickly. The canyon floor was covered in leaves where the giant Arizona sycamores dotted the creek. Ankle busters lay beneath, so tread carefully. You know you're getting close to Tony Ranch and the cabin when the trail transitions to soft, black soil, maybe two miles away. It's the best section of the trail.

I stopped at the cabin for lunch just before 1:30. It was too chilly to sit in the shade near the cabin, so I looked for something in the sun. I found a campsite next to the creek with a log to sit on. Perfect. Sitting there in the sun on the edge of the meadow washed away the thought of red painted arrows at creek crossings. I would have taken a long nap if I had the time, but I was responsible for dinner and I still had six miles of hiking and 90 minutes of driving ahead of me. Time to go.

On the way back, I passed a couple with a well mannered dog heading for the ranch to camp. I told them there was water, not much but enough, and they had it to themselves. They were the only people I would see today.

This would make for a wonderful post Thanksgiving hike. I wish I would have thought of that before I jumped on it today. Fall is in the air and it is gorgeous out.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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A little here and there, most covered with leaves.

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I didn't see any drips from the pipe, but there was water in the trough. There were a few gallons and it looked good.
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