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Willow ValleyPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Aug 09 2009
nonot
Canyoneering6.00 Miles 760 AEG
Canyoneering6.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.50 mph
760 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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I didn't do the whole thing. I went from where Maxwell trail reaches WCC upstream about 2.5 miles and back. I swam and waded alot going upstream and was having a great time. I can't recall swimming w/ hiking poles before. :) The water was cool and invigorating!

On the way back I followed all the bypass trails. You can go 95% of the way on the trails, the difficulty is locating them.

On the way back I found a ton of campsites, and unfortunately a good deal of trash and graffiti. I also discovered some access trails from the rim east of the confluence w/Clover creek.

There was a rather obstinate raptor that kept dive bombing me as I waded and hopped through the boggy marsh he called home. I was getting angry but then I remembered that I was the one trespassing in his backyard.

It really is very marshy right now, expect to get wet and muddy!
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