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Oct 25 2019
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Cienega Spr Tr #145 Explore - Sierra Ancha, AZ 
Cienega Spr Tr #145 Explore - Sierra Ancha, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2019
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Hiking3.00 Miles 750 AEG
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Sometimes it's nice to have a day of hiking with no end result in mind.
Today was one of those fun and easy hike days
.. and ..
doing so we had time to chat with ideas to solve a couple of the worlds greatest problems
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Cienega Spring

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Oct 24 2019
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Explore Above GH Camp #1 - FR235, AZ 
Explore Above GH Camp #1 - FR235, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2019
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Hiking1.30 Miles 485 AEG
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My second day, and first hike of an 8day/7nt Sierra Ancha Wilderness vehicle camp / hike explore Autumn week.

Larry arrived around 10:30am and after setting up his camp and a lunch break, we left from the campsite heading North to explore for a couple of hours as a first warm-up hike for a planned busy week ahead :)

This off-trail hiking area North of our campsite offered some very interesting areas to observe but turned-out to be too difficult for us to get to.. The sometimes typical "Sierra Ancha Wilderness" Explore :D
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Oct 23 2019
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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha FR235-C/Site#1Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Car Camping avatar Oct 23 2019
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Car Camping8 Days         
 
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I originally located this great vehicle single or group campsite on a previous May'13 week of camping-hike exploring at the upper end of FR235, up from the Billy Lawrence TH. I did an edit soon after returning to add a HAZ Hike Guide for this new vehicle camping location thinking I would be back here soon to camp. Other HAZ members did soon camp here and now six and one-half years later I finally did too :)

HAZ-Oregon_Hiker (Larry) and I had big plans for this 7-8 day trip to explore a number of areas between this FR235, FR410 (The Reynolds Creek TH), and FR487 (Upper Workman Creek Rd). I decided to arrive a day earlier on Wed-10/23 to take my time putting-up time consuming "Camp Grasshopper" so I would have some free time for a nice breakfast and other needed camp duties prior-to Larry's arrival, late morning on Thurs-10/24. Arriving a day early also allowed me to be ready for the first planned short hike exploration with Larry after his arrival.

This trip HAZ-friendofThundergod (Lee), Blanco, and friend (Katie) with her two pups had plans to join us for the weekend period with Larry, Lee, and Katie planning to do a serious hike (Deathmarch-Bushwhack) in on the Moody Point Trail #140 to an area (Uppermost Moody Point) that had been on our radar for over two years. Since I had plans to remain in camp most of this entire Sat-10/26 after a short hike in from the Billy Lawrence TH for a short distance on the Lucky Strike Tr 144, I had previously planned to prepare a hardy, hot, home cooked Grasshopper meal for all since their day hike, leaving camp before dawn at 5:30am and not arriving back until sunset at 5:30pm, I knew they would appreciate it [ photo ] . We also had a fresh tossed salad with dressing, Italian bread, and chocolate chip-nut-coconut cookies for dessert! :D

The 8 day temps for late October was not that cold/windy at night-early morning except for our last night and departure day Wed-10/30 which was wicked brutal (see last two pic captions on my photoset).

Overall I can confirm this is an awesome vehicle campsite 👍 with another rewarding visit to our Sierra Ancha Wild.
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Autumn - Color Foliage
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Jul 22 2019
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Reynolds Crk Tr RIM Loop - Sierra Ancha, AZ 
Reynolds Crk Tr RIM Loop - Sierra Ancha, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2019
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Hiking5.53 Miles 1,268 AEG
Hiking5.53 Miles   6 Hrs   47 Mns   1.06 mph
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With some challenging off-trail and route finding required, this was my fourth (and last) day hike on day five of Oregon_Hiker and my planned 6nt/7day Sierra Ancha Wilderness Vehicle Camping Trip on upper Workman Creek Road (FR487).

I had originally hiked this remote and very scenic, enjoyable Sierra Ancha Wilderness area nine years ago in May, 2010, with our late HAZ-GPSjoe. It had left a lasting memory, especially our primary destination [ photo ] and I was very pleased to have interested Oregon_Hiker in adding it on our trip hike agenda for this week trip/monsoon period revisit to enjoy cooler Summer temperatures above ~7000 feet.

With all the off-trail bushwhacking that we do enjoy hiking which most always includes a certain amount of overgrowth, down trees, and etc. that we just take for granted, I should mention that for this 7/22/19 loop hike on these three official trail sections linked above, that there is presently a significant amount of heavy Spring overgrowth with down trees to negotiate over, under, and around.. but still a beautiful, peaceful, and remote deep forest/spectacular canyons area to be and to enjoy.. which we did! :D
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Jul 21 2019
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Murphy Mtn Viewpoints/Summit - Sierra AnchaGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2019
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Hiking1.20 Miles 169 AEG
Hiking1.20 Miles   2 Hrs   51 Mns   0.55 mph
169 ft AEG      39 Mns Break
 
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This was my third off-trail day hike on day four of Oregon_Hiker and my planned 6nt/7day Sierra Ancha Vehicle Camping Trip.

HAZ-nonot (Steve) came up on Friday of this week and before his departure on this Sunday, he had time to join Larry and myself for this short, but very scenic out-n-back hike to first summit an awesome plateau view area, then continue on to summit Murphy 7732ft Benchmark (with no Benchmark present).

This short and relatively easy to navigate off-trail hike to the Plateau View Areas [ photo ] is a most enjoyable area to hike to, then I recommend just returning back to the TH the way you came in. As I mentioned in the notes of my posted and recommended to download and follow Gps Route, it is recommended to "only hike to the noted Gps Route very scenic Viewpoints area as the more involved hike to the 7732ft Summit is not worth the effort and no Summit Benchmark is present."

Oregon_Hiker and my posted and geocoded picsets with captions and tag notes will hopefully confirm this short off-trail hike, shortly before arriving at Aztec Peak summit is a winner! :DANCE:
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Jul 19 2019
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Sierra Ancha Exploring, AZ 
Sierra Ancha Exploring, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2019
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Our first full day out on a 6 night/7 day vehicle camping- hiking trip. A great day exploring a new area and find (for us) in our Sierra Ancha Wilderness which will justify a return trip!
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Jul 19 2019
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Billy Lawrence TH Upr RIM Views - Sierra Ancha, AZ 
Billy Lawrence TH Upr RIM Views - Sierra Ancha, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2019
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After our first short three mile but :sweat: adventure this 7/19am [ photoset ] with a short rest stop back at Camp G/H - FR487, we headed out to the Reynold Creek area up FR410 to FR235 end to hike the 4WD Rim Mining Road to check-out the always great views of the huge Cherry Creek Drainage areas down from the Billy Lawrence Park/TH Start area for the Lucky Strike Tr #144 and along the ~.5ml one way Metate (asbestos) Mining Road to Rim End.

:D My very first Sierra Ancha Wilderness hike was on 6/24/06 with HAZ-topohiker (Ken). Over many years since, I have had some really superb memories hiking and remote camping trips within this huge area below and out from the Billy Lawrence TH :D
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Jul 18 2019
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Camp Grasshopper - Sierra Ancha - FR487Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Car Camping avatar Jul 18 2019
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Car Camping4.80 Miles
Car Camping4.80 Miles
 
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I had plans to do a week Vehicle Camping/Hiking/R&R heat escape trip this summer for June-July-August.

Oregon_Hiker (Larry) joined me for a week in June up on the Mogollon Rim which was a good trip away at 7435ft. In July I was thinking about going back up to the Mogollon Rim again, but after some discussions with Larry and recalling this great higher elevation campsite far up Workman Creek Rd (FR487) at 7160ft where we had previously camped in April'16, another visit was soon on our planning calendar and the timing was also good this July trip for HAZ-nonot(Steve) to be able to join us for 2nts/3 days of our planned 6nt/7day visit.

I had one Sierra Ancha Wilderness hike in this area that I really enjoyed hiking nine years ago in May, 2010: The
"Reynolds Crk Tr RIM Loop" and I knew that Larry would also enjoy it since he had yet to hike this area around the Reynold Creek Trail #150. We invited Steve to join us but he had recently hiked this one. As it turned-out, Larry came up with two additional "off-trail" hike areas that sounded interesting, so now with me slowing down, three interesting hikes along with a nice campsite to enjoy with cooler Summer temps was all I needed to commit for another week away from our PHX area FURNACE in July! :D

July and August is Monsoon Season in this area of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness, but with a late arrival this year, we lucked out with only one night of moderate winds and rain, so all worked out well and my "Camp Grasshopper FR487" [ photoset ] tells the rest of the enjoyable story at camp.. :yes:
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Jun 18 2019
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Camp Grasshopper - Mogollon Rim-C/Site#4Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Scenic Drive avatar Jun 18 2019
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Scenic Drive13.50 Miles
Scenic Drive13.50 Miles
 
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On my departure day- 6/18 drive out on the Rim Road FR300 from a very enjoyable 6nt/7day vehicle camping/hiking trip on our Mogollon Rim, camping at a different Camp Grasshopper location at 7435ft elevation, I decided to stop by my recommended Vehicle Campsite #4 location only a short distance off of FR300 down FR398.

This Campsite #4 sustained a controlled wildfire burn (The Bear Fire) in June'17 [ photoset ] and I wanted to see what a difference two years makes in recovery. Two years did make a positive difference!

This vehicle campsite is my recommended Autumn camp location for the last week of Sept- first week of Oct to hike and view awesome Maple Colors in the nearby "West Bear Canyon".
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Jun 16 2019
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Dane Spring from FR321A TH / PARK, AZ 
Dane Spring from FR321A TH / PARK, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2019
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This was Fathers Day 2019 :D and was the next to last full day of my 6nt/7day (6/12 to 6/18) Mogollon Rim Vehicle Camping/Hiking/R&R trip.

I had a planned late start today after a healthy :lol: camp breakfast. I only had two short hikes on my agenda for today. This first stop was to check out the Dane Spring Riparian area which included a very short hike down the U-Bar Tr #28 from Dane Spring to the documented on HAZ- Gps "off-trail" location and route ( [ Dane Cyn LOOP Option fm 321A TH :: map ] ) to connect with an active Elk use route that decends into Dane Canyon to proceed on a very enjoyable, moderate route finding with Gps Route download and route following required, for this Off-Trail/On Trail Loop.

All went as planned for this first hike stop. My second hike stop did not go as well..
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Dane Spring

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Jun 16 2019
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Barbershop Tr #91 from FR321 TH / PARK, AZ 
Barbershop Tr #91 from FR321 TH / PARK, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2019
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This was Fathers Day 2019 :D and was the next to last full day of my 6nt/7day (6/12 to 6/18) Mogollon Rim Vehicle Camping/Hiking/R&R trip.

I only had two short hikes on my agenda for today. This second stop was to hike the last one mile out-in-back segment of historic Cabin Loop Trail- The Barbershop Tr #91 from where it crosses FR321 to the Buck Spring Cabin Complex and Perinneal Buck Spring.

Because of my late start with sun heat exposure on my .5 miles hike in and taking a hard trail fall (doing some minor damage to my right elbo), I decided to turn around at this Yeager Canyon fall area and head back to the TH and on to Camp G/H where it was a safer place to be :oops:
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Yeager Canyon
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Jun 14 2019
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Merritt Draw Loop (Lower) - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 14 2019
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Hiking5.60 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   4 Hrs   47 Mns   1.71 mph
600 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
 
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On my recent 6nt/7day Mogollon Rim- Camping/Hiking trip (6/12 to 6/18), for my second full day outing this was my planned (a favorate :D ) moderate off-trail loop hike from camp to check out this scenic, pleasant, and always in June, lush-green with water flowing Lower Merritt Draw and an excellent choice it was for my HAZ milestone 500 !!

Since August-2012, this was my third time hiking this enjoyable loop and this visit having the most lush greenery and most flowing water :) . The only minor complication this visit was with the harsh Winter'19 season with record snow and Spring runoff, there were more down trees to navigate over, under, and around.

🙌 🙌
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Drift Fence Spring Merritt Draw

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Jun 13 2019
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Houston Bros Tr Loop via U-Bar Tr-FR139GPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2019
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Hiking3.50 Miles 335 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   2 Hrs   25 Mns   1.68 mph
335 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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On my recent 6nt/7day Mogollon Rim- Camping/Hiking trip (6/12 to 6/18), for my first full day outing this was Oregon_Hiker and my first planned hike stop of three to check out the perennial status of local springs in this area.

This short loop hike takes the back way into the scenic, historic, Aspen Spring meadow area, perennial Aspen Spring, and the historic Aspen Spring Guard Cabin complex, then north onto the Houston Brothers Trail #171 to perennial Pinchot Spring and on to the historic Pinchot Guard Cabin area connecting with the U-Bar Trail #28 back to FR139G to complete the loop.

This was my 3rd time to hike this very pleasant, short loop, and this visit with the most lush greenery and water flowing from perennial Aspen Spring, perennial Pichot Spring, and within Houston Draw drainage.

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Jun 13 2019
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FR95 Closure at Bear Cyn - Mogollon Rim, AZ 
FR95 Closure at Bear Cyn - Mogollon Rim, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2019
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On my recent 6nt/7day Mogollon Rim- Camping/Hiking trip (6/12 to 6/18), for my first full day outing this was Oregon_Hiker and my third planned hike stop to check out the announced Mogollon Rim Ranger District FR95 "Road Closure" due to a serious Spring'19 road washout at the intersection of FR95 at Bear Canyon.
It is serious! :o [ photo ]

This FR95 closure has been in effect now for a couple of months with no indication of any reconstruction efforts to date. It is now estimated that this "Road Washout Closure" will be in effect for the remainder of CY2019 at a minimum.

Also, it should be noted that this closed road section of FR95 at Bear Canyon effects trail/route hiking for two HAZ Hike Guides:
Fred Haught Trail #141
Bear Canyon (Middle) - Mogollon Rim

(both of these HAZ Hike Guides include a hike section of FR95 at this washout location. Presently, it appears that hikers are just bypassing the washout by leaving FR95 and decending into the Bear Canyon wash drainage then up the other side (which may or may not be legal?).. but eventually when heavy equipment arrives and reconstruction begins, hiking through here may be a mandatory 90 days in jail) :lol:
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Jun 13 2019
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McFarland Spring - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2019
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Hiking1.00 Miles 247 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   1.00 mph
247 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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On my recent 6nt/7day Mogollon Rim- Camping/Hiking trip (6/12 to 6/18), for my first full day outing this was Oregon_Hiker and my 3rd planned hike stop to check out the perennial status of local springs in this area.

McFarland Spring is a reliable perennial spring source which is unfortunately often overlooked by overnight backpackers hiking the [ Cabin Loop - Mogollon Rim ] trails. This quite nice, secluded and more private overnight backpack camp area just up Trail #171 from the popular, sometimes less private Aspen Spring camp area with a quick hike connection to the Houston Brothers Trail #171 [ photo ] is a good overnight choice!
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McFarland Spring

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A reliable Perennial Spring with a quick connection to Houston Brothers Trail #171
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Jun 12 2019
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Camp Grasshopper - Mogollon Rim-C/Site#3Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Car Camping7 Days         
 
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In my opinion, June is the best month (no rain, awesome temps, with lush flowing canyon creek drainages) to spend some extended time on our Mogollon Rim and I've been doing so now for a number of years to also include week visits the months of Monsoon July-August and Autumn late September.

This planned trip with Oregon_Hiker who was also interested in joining me became somewhat more complicated by the timing of the Mogollon Rim Ranger District's lighting strike, controlled burn ~17.5k acre "Coldwater Fire" [ Coldwater Fire - Mogollon Rim Ranger District ] which was active with driving road restrictions during Larry and my planned but different arrival dates.

Larry drove up late Sun-6/9 to hopefully avoid any road fire closures at Hwy 87 / Rim Road FR300 and I had planned to drive up early morning on Wed-6/12 which was more risky. As it turned out, we were both able to pass through this controlled intersection without a delay, but when I arrived Hwy87 / FR300 at 8AM, with my headlights on I could barely view the one Forest Service guy that was directing traffic at this location :sweat: He pulled me over and asked me where I was headed on FR300? He looked at my vehicle, viewed my tires, and noted my 70qt cooler in the passenger seat and he could not see back past my front seat..lol.., then I said "16.3 miles down FR300". His eyes opened wide with a slight hesitation, then he said "be careful". On the first 2-3 miles on FR300 there were tree stumps still on fire on the controlled burn side of the road with absolutely no one around for my entire 16.3 mile drive.. I considered myself lucky to drive through on this day!

Originally three other HAZers (Trishness, BLK, nonot) were invited to join Oregon_Hiker and me, but the "Coldwater Fire" complications, bad FR300 driving conditions, and other planned commitments allowed Larry and me extra space to enjoy this area for a week all to ourselves. On Thurs-6/13, we had an unexpected surprise visit by our HAZ- MountainMatt who had been exploring for the day within the Barbershop Canyon and surrounding areas hunting for shedder Elk Racks and he again hit the jackpot [ photo ] so I thought the least I could do after a hard day of off-trail exploring was to feed him! :D

Another overall awesome week Summer escape at 7435ft from our PHX area furnace with a wonderful week of relaxation, some hiking, good weather, good food, and good memories! 👍
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Apr 19 2019
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Turkey Creek Cliffs Explore - Sierra Ancha NW, AZ 
Turkey Creek Cliffs Explore - Sierra Ancha NW, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2019
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Hiking3.40 Miles 525 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles   4 Hrs   19 Mns   0.79 mph
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This sixth day, my fourth day hike, of our seven day Car Camping trip to Camp Grasshopper-Redman Mesa, was a great choice to end our first 2019 Sierra Ancha NW visit.

Even though it's a long out and back day drive-short hike from the PHX area, for a short 3.4 mile off-trail hike, this one is not that difficult to navigate the "out and back" and even if Turkey Creek is mostly dry when visiting, this very scenic red slick rock section of Turkey Creek with it interesting cliffs geology, easy access TH (just off FR609) and remote, less visited area with other interesting off-trail hike explore options would still offer an awesome, relaxing payoff with solitude!

I spent some extra time on my posted picture set detailing in hike sequence some of the awesome scenery with pic captions, geocoding, and tag notes to hopefully show some of the reasons why this hike is a winner :DANCE: - :next: [ photoset ] My posted and downloadable Gps Hiking Route with key waypoints is also available.

This new Turkey Creek area find (for us) really deserves it's own, new published HAZ- "Hiking Guide" and maybe at a later date I will be able to complete this for others interested who may desire more HAZ- Hike Guide stats and narative detail.
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Apr 18 2019
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Upper Salome Crk Overlook - Sierra Ancha NW, AZ 
Upper Salome Crk Overlook - Sierra Ancha NW, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2019
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Hiking4.40 Miles 953 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   6 Hrs   14 Mns   0.71 mph
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This fifth day of our seven day Car Camping trip to Camp Grasshopper-Redman Mesa was my third of four off-trail exploration hikes in this area and was my favorite hike of the week :)

This one was filled with rewarding, scenic surprises, and unexpected moments that kept my attention and adrenalin up all day.

I spent some extra time on my posted picture set detailing in hike sequence some of the awesome scenery with pic captions, geocoding, and tag notes to show some of the reasons why this hike was my favorite- :next: [ photoset ]
There is still more to explore and enjoy in this remote, rugged, and less visited area of our amAZing state :worthy:
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Apr 17 2019
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 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
VerizonText Send-Receive at Camp GH-RedmanMesa, AZ 
VerizonText Send-Receive at Camp GH-RedmanMesa, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2019
Grasshopper
Hiking0.24 Miles
Hiking0.24 Miles      5 Mns   2.88 mph
 
1st trip
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Oregon_Hiker
Oregon_Hiker roaming around the campsite area looking for ancient "rock walls", stumbled onto a minimal (texting- send/receive only) live cell reception location just .12ml walk from the campsite at a 5765ft highpoint area.

One can walk a short .24ml out and back or connect with campsite entrance road FR2753 for a short .4ml loop.
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Apr 16 2019
Grasshopper
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 Guides 47
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 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
Redman Mesa Cliffs Loop - Sierra Ancha NW, AZ 
Redman Mesa Cliffs Loop - Sierra Ancha NW, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2019
Grasshopper
Hiking3.50 Miles 614 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   4 Hrs   45 Mns   0.74 mph
614 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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This was our third day in this area and the second full day off-trail planned exploration hike of a seven day car camp trip. This day hike also departed from our convenient "Camp Grasshopper- Redman Mesa" location which meant no additional TH Driving.

We had two objectives planned for this loop hike:
1.. Explore the South end of Redman Mesa to a previously selected viewpoint area which would provide some awesome near and distant views South, East, and West of this very remote, rugged, and scenic Sierra Ancha Mtns and distance Salome Wilderness areas.
2.. Loop around this first above noted viewpoints area North-Northeast then East to an interesting upper cliffs and bench area above Turkey Creek Canyon to explore at the cliffs base for possible ancient habitation.
3.. On our route East across the southern part of Redman Mesa we discovered an unplanned third objective [ photo ] that would be later confirmed by Oregon_Hiker on his 4/17 day hike.

A very enjoyable day exploring this amAZing area eventhough we did not locate any ancient habitation.
(please see posted and geocoded picset with detail captions)
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Flora
Claret Cup Cactus
Culture
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