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Boynton's BackyardSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2009
gpsjoe
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.43 mph
2,000 ft AEG
 
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My version of Boyton's Backyard goes an additional 0.8 miles past Joe's endpoint and goes up 700 feet to a saddle at 6,250 feet. There were 2 advantages to extending the hike. First, the down canyon views are spectacular on both sides of the saddle but the Boynton side is the winner here. Second, the best patch of fall color on the hike is a short distance past Joe's end point.

There is a trail past Joe's endpoint that will take you up to the saddle (and beyond). The trail is on the 24K maps and Garmin's mapsource 100K map. It is rarely used and overgrown and hard to follow sometimes but it is definitely there. The map shows it continuing past the saddle on to Secret Mountain which makes it a candidate for adventurous hikers to do a shuttle from Boynton to Loy canyon THs. This would have some bushwhacking involved since the trail is overgrown.

I have the roundtrip at just under 10 miles and have submitted a track (edited because GPS reception in the canyon was poor). Hope you enjoy the pictures. I think the extension of this hike to the saddle adds much value to it.
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