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Tonto Natural BridgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2021
cactuscat
Hiking1.50 Miles 500 AEG
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500 ft AEG
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Work retreat at TONA/Goodfellow Lodge.
I didn't stay at the Lodge because there weren't enough rooms for everyone, and I don't do roommates. Finally got to check it out though ... room 10 is the haunted one, where David Goodfellow died and at least one guest reported waking up to three child ghosts in the room.
Tuesday was nice and rainy, but the rain stopped by mid-afternoon in time for us to do an outdoor activity... I choose archery over geocaching, since I had never done it- it was fun.
Wednesday we enjoyed a hike in ideal weather conditions. We hit all the viewpoints, then down Gowan, under the bridge and up Pine Creek. It was the first visit here for many of the volunteer coordinators from around the state - everyone loved it.
The new observation deck is very nice - and apparently built to code, unlike the old one.
Not too crowded on this gorgeous day.
Before the small climb out at the top end of the Pine Creek Trail, a few of us discussed getting together again sometime to hike the rest of the Canyon from Pine down to this point - ranger from TONA says it's a great stretch of Canyon.
It was nice to visit this beautiful area again after a few years away, and assuming that I don't get call saying someone turned up sick and we've all been exposed - I'm glad I went.
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