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First Water Lower Creek Shuttle
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First Water Lower Creek ShuttlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 01 2008
kanode
Canyoneering5.75 Miles 300 AEG
Canyoneering5.75 Miles   4 Hrs      1.44 mph
300 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We started from the north end at mile marker 208 at 7:15 am and a comfortable 81 degrees. We spent 95% of the creekbed portion of the hike in the water. Most of the water was close to air temperature.

There were a lot of waist deep sections in the northern half with one section that required swimming. This section was between 5 and 20 feet long depending on how much we used hand holds on the rock face to keep our heads out of the water.

I lost the bottom for 5 feet on another section but my partner then took a bypass around it.

The highlight of the trip was when we came around a corner and saw a tree next to the creek that was full of coatamundis. My UV filter had fogged on the inside and by the time I got it off, they had climbed several hundred feet away. We counted 11 but there could have been a few more.
Fauna
Fauna
Coatimundi
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