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Mint Creek Trail #345, AZ
mini location map2023-01-14
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Mint Creek Trail #345, AZ 
Mint Creek Trail #345, AZ
Hiking5.56 Miles 787 AEG
Hiking5.56 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.42 mph
787 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
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This route includes all of Mint Wash Trail #345, plus the first 0.8 mile of Tin Trough Springs Trail #308 from the parking lot of Williamson Valley Trailhead. I'm calling this route Mint Creek Trail #345, because on January 14, 2023 the waters in Mint Wash were in full flow, requiring the use of stepping stones on a half dozen crossings in the south half of the trail, even with waterproof boots. The waters in Mint Wash and its tributaries provided an accompaniment for the hike, twice in stereo as tributaries came down from the north.

About 1.5 miles from the Williamson Valley Trailhead there is a fishhook departure from Mint Wash Trail #345 to view petroglyphs. When you find the sign with the natural rock house on your left, climb the trail behind the sign to view the petroglyphs on a nearly horizontal rock (see photos).

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There was substantial flow in Mint Wash
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