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Casner Cabin DrawSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Canyoneering4.00 Miles 650 AEG
Canyoneering4.00 Miles
650 ft AEG
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We set off to do a recon mission of this canyon. Our goal was to drive down FS 231 and then take FS 231J as far as we could and then hike into Casner Cabin Draw. The plan was to hike down the draw to the canyoneering section and go as far as we could before finding a way back out to the plateau above.

Right off, we realized the area going down to the canyon is extremely overgrown and steep. We were slow movers hiking down. We both felt, "well, once we are in the canyon and hiking in and along the draw, things would pick up". Unfortunately, the choked out draw and thick vegetation got even worse. We still plodded along with out original plan. The canyon became very scenic with towering cliffs and a nice little creek (when we could see it under all of the fallen logs, flood debris and over-grown thickets).

We started looking at the dark clouds gathering above and began to hear thunder and the occastional drop of rain. Looking at the topo map of the area, there seemed to be very few exits the further we went in. We would almost have to traverse the enter canyon and meet up with the West Fork confluence to get a clear path out. That would mean canyoneering and rappeling we were not prepared for. So, we made the decision to call it a day and picked the best path up and out.

The slope was steep and completely overgrown with thorny and slippery bits, including large patches of poison ivy we had to avoid. As we made it to the top, the rain started. We found a nice rocky out-crop and had a little snack. The rain did not last long and we finished up our ascent and made it back to the car.

We did some additional recon from an overview above the Casner Cabin Draw/West Fork confluence and decided we would try hiking in from the West Fork along 231 next time. The area looks stunning. So, another day.

Afterwards we made it to Instagram Point and took our selfies and TikTok videos to increase our bonavides with all the beaufitul people. (Just kidding, we just took pictures)

A long day in a great area. I have not done a bushwhack this wild in a long time. Our recon efforts did not give us much, it was a good day nonetheless.
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