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Black Mesa Creek Spur Cross, AZ
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15 by photographer avatarLosDosSloFolks
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Black Mesa Creek Spur Cross, AZ 
Black Mesa Creek Spur Cross, AZ
 
Hiking6.69 Miles 840 AEG
Hiking6.69 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.59 mph
840 ft AEG6 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Doctor day for Cathy so I went back to the ridge above Black Mesa Creek to hopefully find some new (to me) petroglyphs. I saw the ones I found earlier this year but nothing new. I also went farther north this time and visited some collapsed Hohokam ruins. The recent rains have uncovered lots of pottery shards at this location... so much that I had to watch my step so as not to break anything.

I took a detour on my way back to the parking lot to find the park's game camera @Sun_Ray was looking for yesterday. It's gone again. I could see the marks in the tree bark were it was mounted however. I sure hope no one stole it.

The weather was perfect for the hike and didn't see anyone until the very end as I was coming down Tortuga. There were two groups of octagenarians, about 14 in total creeping up that steep grade. Good on them. :app: I hope I'm still able to do that in fifteen years.
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[ checklist ] Spurge
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Black Mesa Creek - SPRCA Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Creekbed was completely soaked with some standing pools. No visible flow on the surface but likely moving underground.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Cave Creek - SPRCA Medium flow Medium flow
Audible from 100 yards away. Still flowing well from last weeks rainfall.
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