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Caught in a Trap (Canyon), AZ
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Caught in a Trap (Canyon), AZ 
Caught in a Trap (Canyon), AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking18.40 Miles 3,578 AEG
Hiking18.40 Miles   8 Hrs   42 Mns   2.39 mph
3,578 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby


With the weather being nice, I decided that this would be a good day to go check out a bit of Trap Canyon, which I had never been to. I decided to go in on the east side, and I wound up going on 3 trails that I had not been on before: Whiskey Spring, Red Tanks, and Hoolie Bacon.

I started a bit later than I intended, and the going was a lot slower on the Red Tanks Trail than I envisioned, so I was not able to get very far into Trap Canyon due to time constraints. I plan to get out there again and go into the canyon from the west side and check it out. Sometime I'd like to go all the way through the canyon, but I'll have to start earlier than I did today. On today's hike, from Trap Canyon I went back the same way that I came, so it was an out-and-back hike.

I enjoyed hiking in a part of the Supes that I had not been to before, although there was some significant fire damage on some portions of the hike. The worst damage was on the Dutchman Trail, including the area around Miners Needle. I imagine that thousands of saguaros will die -- even if new saguaros started now, as slow as they grow it would take 75-100 years for them to get back to the way they were.

The Whiskey Spring, Red Tanks, and Hoolie Bacon trails were all a bit overgrown -- you'll brush up against a bit of catsclaw on these trails, although it isn't TOO bad.

I did not encounter even one person on the hike -- there were a few cars at the parking lot, but I guess that the people there went up the Peralta Trail trying to find the Wave Cave!...lol
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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. -- Edward Abbey
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