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Haunted Canyon #203
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7 by photographer avatarAugustWest
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Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2021
AugustWest
Hiking9.79 Miles 1,245 AEG
Hiking9.79 Miles   3 Hrs   38 Mns   2.77 mph
1,245 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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Took Luna out to get some of her 4 year old puppy energy out in the snow and to see the almost full moon.

Got to the gated end of the road at about 4 PM. FR 287 was muddy, but I didn't have to drive through any snow. No other vehicles to be seen except the normal mine traffic. The original plan was to do a bike shuttle incorporating the upper trailhead, but better judgment had me change plans to an out and back using the lower trailhead.

Haunted Canyon had a good bit of snow and the entire Canyon looks amazing. Numerous pools and good stretches of running, crystal clear water defined the majority of the path. Luna was in heaven. She grew up in the snow and it was really clear she was in her element running up and down the path, jumping over logs and even splashing around in some of the pools.

My only negative comment is that parts of the trail were really overgrown and the snow hanging on limbs and the bushes made the path tough to push through at points. Nothing was so overgrown that the track couldn't be followed, just annoying in a couple of spots. There was probably 3" of fresh snow covering most of the trail.

Caught the moonrise almost perfectly through the canyon on the way back. This moment got me thinking about how special the southeastern corner of the Superstitions are to me.

The canyon bottom is probably 10 degrees cooler than higher up on the banks and even cooler than the higher elevations on the way home. Probably low to mid thirties on the hike and low 40's after dark away from the creek. Saw two campers at the entrance to the trailhead who indicated they were on their way to Peralta TH. Other than that, had the canyon to myself.
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Wildflower seed in the sand and wind
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