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Aug 06 2016
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Christopher Creek GorgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Brown, frothy, tons of water, an absolute blast!!
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Mar 12 2016
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Y Bar CanyonPayson, AZ
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Canyoneering10.00 Miles 3,200 AEG
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A long day through this very seldom-traveled Mazatzal canyon. The approach was a pleasant several miles up the Y-Bar trail, eventually cutting over and down into Y-Bar canyon. The canyon itself is gorgeous and drops sharply with some really awesome long waterfall tiers to rappel down. There was enough flow to be fun plus a couple of frigid pools to swim through, and there was a crazy strong wind that had all of us pretty cold at times despite wetsuits and the sunny weather. Found some anchors intact but had to set new ones on several drops where they were completely missing.

And then, the exit. It's long, tiring and... long. After the last rappel there's 2 miles of boulder-hopping, which is pretty slow going with all the pools and dead fall to navigate. Beyond this is another section of narrows that require rappelling, but by that point it was too late in the day so we climbed up and around to bypass. We stayed high for awhile, hiking through wildflowers and eventually navigating back down to the creek so that we could find the Deer Creek trail. This section is extremely overgrown with thickets of catsclaw, so it was easier to just stay in the creek instead of attempting to thrash along the "trail" that was designated with tree branch markers. Eventually we saw a real trail cutting up off the side of the creek, and we were all happy to see that this part of Deer Creek trail was very nicely maintained. Once on here we picked up the pace and made it back to the car we staged at Deer Creek TH just as darkness was setting in.

There's a reason why this one doesn't get done very often (the exit) but it's worth it if you done all the other Mazzy canyons in the area. As always, a great trip with wonderful people.
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Jan 24 2016
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Robbers Roost Canyon - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AWESOME!!! Super steep hike up Carney, a few short rappels, some crazy bushwhacking. Loved the big rappel, it was so nice and sloping and didn't feel as long as it really is. It was a great day with awesome peeps followed by instant sushi happiness! :y:
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Dec 19 2015
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Skull Mesa from Spur Cross THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Excellent hike up to Skull Mesa. Beautiful area, cool ruins and snowball fights on the mesa. Also encountered several christmas cactus plants, pink wildflowers in full bloom and an extremely polite cowboy along the way. It was a great day for a hike!
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Oct 09 2015
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Antelope Canyon via Lake PowellNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
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Yeahhh!! :y: :y: :y:

After cramming the truck full of kayaks and camping out under the stars in Flagstaff, we headed up to Lake Powell on Saturday morning and hit the water at some point before noon. We paddled along the lake and took the turn-off off for Antelope canyon which was so beautiful and filled with many amazing views. I am quite partial to gorgeously-striped sandstone canyon walls and dancing reflections of sunlight on water, so I thoroughly enjoyed the paddle up Antelope.

At the point of dry land in Antelope canyon, we were greeted by a thick bog of rank water which wafted a smell that resembled something like eau de port-o-potty mixed with a dash of septic tank. Luckily that section was short-lived, and on our way we headed up the canyon. Some pools and up-climbs were encountered, with lots of slippery mud. The whole group made it to where the side-canyon-full-of-potholes dropped in, after which almost everyone turned back except us 4 intrepid canyoneers who made it all the way back to a sheer and impassible dry fall. Back we went, hiking down canyon, then kayaking back out across the lake to where our friends had found a SWEET campsite including a little inlet to park the 'yaks for the night.

It was a night of good food, warm campfires and lots of ridiculous laughter as the milky way winked along above us. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't fall back asleep, so I just laid there counting shooting stars and finally fell back asleep after bringing the tally for the night up to 7. Woke up to coffee with a dash of sand, sunrise yoga and finally a paddle back across the lake towards the boat launch. The whole weekend went much too fast, but it felt so good to be out having an adventure after being cooped up for several weekends in a row. :D
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Sep 13 2015
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Palisades CanyonTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Canyoneering13.60 Miles 5,050 AEG
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Life has been insanely busy lately so being able to join in on this trip a few weeks ago was extra awesome. We crammed in the car and headed down to the Old Pueblo for a trip through Palisades canyon. Wow!!! It turned out to be an incredibly fun descent down a tier of beautiful waterfalls. Almost all of the rappels were done as hip-slides, as it was extremely slippery in the water. At one of the waterfalls, the angle of the sun was causing these long beams of sunlight to shine through the droplets of water as they fell, what a sight to behold. Had a great time with excellent friends in a beautiful place, exactly the wilderness therapy I needed. :y:
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Aug 21 2015
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Portland Creek, CO 
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We had some time to kill after getting to camp and so we headed to nearby Portland creek. Super short but sweet little canyon, it has barely started by the time it was over. :D

The real excitement came much later that evening. A strange noise woke us all up in the middle of the night... bears! A big one and a little one. We scared them off but they just went to the campsite below us to continue their mischief. For the next hour they went around the campground causing mayhem, and you could tell where they were at any given moment by the amount of loud noises, dogs barking and car alarms going off simultaneously. It was my first time hearing a bear snarling within close vicinity and I learned it is a noise that will make your blood run cold!! :scared: Good times.
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Aug 16 2015
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Immaculate CanyonSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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You know what my favorite thing is about camping in Sedona? The cool temps, tall pines, fresh air and... loud techno music blasting from a big nearby rave ALL NIGHT LONG. Despite the fact that the next morning, many of us were cranky and sleep-deprived, we hit the trail bright and early for Immaculate canyon. Wow, gorgeous! Easy approach, mossy sculpted walls and some fun rappels with a great group. Took the sneak route out. Excellent day!
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Jul 25 2015
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Illusions CanyonSedona, AZ
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Canyoneering3.30 Miles 1,900 AEG
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Illusions sneak route!!! Ahhhh wow, it was so good to be back in one of my absolute favorite places. Illusions has changed a lot and gets a lot more traffic now but is still as beautiful as ever! Many of the deep pools are partially filled in so there was a lot less swimming than I remember. I'm sad to report the rappel off the floating log is gone too, as that pool is pretty much filled in. The big keeper was full of water and also seemed to be filled with debris, and thankfully no dead bears in it! But as with every canyon, one good rain could change everything.

Moving at a pretty mellow pace, with efficient rope work it took our group 6 hours car-to-car. The sneak route does not mess around and quickly ascends everything you just descended and brings puts you back on the road approximately .25 mile away from the car. It was a fantastic day with great people in a beautiful place! :y:
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Jul 02 2015
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Chicago Basin from Purgatory THSouthwest, CO
Southwest, CO
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A mellow backpacking trip through an incredibly beautiful area of Colorado. So lush and green with raging rivers, wildflowers everywhere, waterfalls, incredible views of alpine peaks and... GOATS!!

Day 1 - Purgatory TH to Needles Basin (8.8 miles, on 2 hours of sleep!) The trail takes you down and then along the gulch of Purgatory creek. We had a few miles of hiking in the rain but nothing too crazy. Camped at Needles Basin and was lulled off to sleep by the sounds of the thundering river.

Day 2 - Needles Basin to Chicago Basin (then back down to the Animas River, 15.4 miles). So yeah... goats!!! They were roaming around everywhere once we got up to Chicago Basin. There was even a baby goat frolicking around which was by far the cutest thing I've ever seen on a hike. Chicago Basin was unreal, so incredibly beautiful that I can hardly believe we were really there when I see the photos. After hanging out with goats and eating lunch, eventually we turned around to head back to one of the sweet campsites we found along the Animas river.

Day 3 - Back up to Purgatory TH (3.7 miles). We saved the remainder of the elevation for the last day. Hiking back along this peaceful trail in morning light, through sunlit meadows and thickets of dew-covered wildflowers... I was not ready to leave!! We were out much too fast and a big part of me wanted to turn right back around and go back into the woods. Going to Grassburger in Durango was a good way to get back to civilization though. :D


Notes... There are several 14ers you can hit up from Chicago Basin. Had our start not been delayed by weather, we would have attempted to hike all the way to Chicago Basin on Day #1 and summit Windom peak on Day #2. It is such a great area that coming back is an absolute must. It would be fun to do this as a loop using the Durango train as well. Staring up at those peaks REALLY gave me the itch to do a CO 14er now!!!!
Colorado = :y:
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Jun 13 2015
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Christopher Creek GorgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Canyoneering1.60 Miles 200 AEG
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An absolute gem, this one. I am bummed we hadn't been here sooner as this area rocks! We had a super fun frolic through the pools and waterfalls of this beautiful canyon. Some slides, jumps and waterfall rappels mixed with rappelling "aussie" style (facing forwards) and playing with simul-raps (2 people at once) equaled a ton of fun with a great group. Plus the approach and exit were both pretty nice and easy... :y:

I lugged the wetsuit along for no reason as I never ended up putting it on, the water was perfect. We had a sunny warm day for most of our way through but the clouds started rolling in towards the end and it got a bit cold, especially when the wind kicked up. My technique for warming up was to hug some big warm rocks... laugh as you may, it totally works. :D

Also saw some climbing routes on the exit which look pretty sweet!
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Wilbur CanyonPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Canyoneering2.00 Miles 900 AEG
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West Clear Creek Sneak Route = :y:

Had an absolute blast with a fun group descending this AMAZING wcc canyon. I nearly forgot how fun and beautiful this one is, it blew my mind once again! Doing the sneak route cut off about half the average time and greatly improved the reward to effort ratio, since we were able to skip the usual long slip-n-slide out of wcc.

The muddy roads were another story altogether, had some pretty crazy wheeling to do but we made it one piece, just barely. It turned out to be an absolutely beautiful day, everything was all happy and green and mossy from the recent rains. Love this area so much!! Already ready to go back. :D
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Jun 03 2015
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Right Fork of North Creek Canyon, UT 
Right Fork of North Creek Canyon, UT
 
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Canyoneering15.80 Miles
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You know it's been a good adventure when the skin on your hands is so sanded off that afterwards, your iPhone no longer recognizes your thumbprint!

This 2-day canyon was the grand finale of our CO-UT road trip. We did the Hammerhead/Direct approach, which added more rappels and a long, deep, cold section of water-filled narrows. The first day was full of hiking and several drops before we reached the direct route, which takes you through a seemingly endless string of frigid potholes. At first they are super fun and warm, like splashing through bathtubs, but then they get deeper, colder and a bit more difficult. Although this section was pretty amazing, we were all happy when the walls began opening up a bit again.

Soon after, we were upon the obstacle known as the "black pool", a very long swim through a dark and narrow sculpted corridor. Simply beautiful, but pretty cold and tiring even with 2 layers of wetsuits on. More hiking and rappels afterwards... nearing almost 11 hours of non-stop action, we were all running on empty but kept pushing on. Shortly after encountering a serene spotted owl who didn't seem to mind us passing by, we finally arrived at the aptly-named Grand Alcove, our campsite for the night. The views here were out of this world, as we were perched above a long hallway of hanging gardens and pristine pools. I fell asleep staring up at the only slice of stars I could see from below the canyon walls, feeling very satisfied, alive and humbled to be in such a place with some of my favorite people.

Day 2, no rest for the weary. Several rappels and a few incredible waterfalls later, we were back on something that sometimes resemble a trail. After several hours and a hot climb out of the canyon, we were at the cars celebrating the success of another amazing adventure.

This was a remarkable journey indeed, incredibly demanding but also superbly rewarding. The area between the Grand Alcove and Double Falls was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen... it just kept getting better and better. We were all a bit worse for wear when we finally climbed out to the cars as pants were shredded, packs ripped, and camelback bladders broken. A seldom traveled area in Zion National Park, Right Fork of North Creek was a trip I'll never forget!
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Conundrum Hotsprings, CO 
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co·nun·drum (noun): a confusing and difficult problem or question.

A conundrum indeed, when you find yourself hip-deep in snow without any snowshoes and miles to go before reaching your intended destination of alpine hot springs. We were not expecting there to be quite that much snow as the first few hours had been easy sunshine hiking through the beautiful Elk Mountains. The last 3 miles were covered in several feet and was turning into an exhausting slog of frequent deep post-holing. The difficult question on our minds was... turn back, or keep going?

We decided to cautiously soldier on, slowly but surely, and we finally arrived to find that we had the entire place to ourselves (except a lone porcupine, who was partying by the hotsprings but vacated as soon as we rolled up). We were pretty cold and wet upon arrival, and as soon as we set up camp (in the only campsite not covered in snow), we made a beeline for the hotsprings. The warm water was incredible and I'm pretty sure I now know what an ice cube feels like when it's melting. We relaxed in the pool, watching the clouds roll in from the valley below us. It was wonderfully peaceful and we wanted to stay forever in the hotsprings but it started snowing a bit so we made our way back to camp to hunker down for the night.

We awoke to about 4 inches of fresh powder for our hike out the next morning, which made for some amazing views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. It was a tough hike due to the conditions but absolutely worth the effort. Spring is a tricky time to do this hike but I would love to go back and see Conundrum in the summer as this is one of my favorite areas of Colorado. :y:
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May 07 2015
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Lower Salt River Kayak, AZ 
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Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream... under the stars with a group of great friends, while having a ridiculously fun time (including getting dumped out thanks to the tree from hell and a variety of other shenanigans). Absolutely loved kayaking and hope to do more of it soon.
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Cali Canyon Weekend, CA 
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Canyoneering6.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
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Day 1: Cougar Canyon, 3BIII. 4.7 miles, 1600' elevation, 10+ rappels, 9.5 hours.

We arrived in the Anzo Borrego late Friday night for a weekend of excellent California canyons. Something about sleeping right out under the stars in the open desert with the peaceful bright moon and swaying ocotillos overhead... it was one of the best, most satisfying nights of sleep I've ever had. The adventure the next morning began immediately with a 4X4 road that was a little (ok, a LOT!) more exciting that expected, followed by a hot uphill approach before dropping into this total gem of a canyon.

We spent the day traversing down canyon and enjoying the many spectacular waterfall rappels. There were enormous palm trees in the middle of the canyon which was pretty cool too. The lower part of the canyon was especially beautiful with grotto-like geology that looked a lot like Salome Jug. There was one section where it sounded like someone was nearby blasting music, but it was just the acoustics of the falling water in a narrow area of the gorge creating deep bass notes. So cool. This group can usually efficiently hustle through technical sections but this time we just moseyed. It was an excellent trip with a great group as usual and had me feeling so incredibly grateful to be able to have these kinds of experiences in places like this.

We also stopped by the crazy metal sculptures in Borrego Springs on the way out of town towards the next adventure.



Day 2: North Fork of San Jacinto, 3BII. 6 rappels, 3 hours.


Another California gem. We did the short approach which means we walked a few minutes from our campsite and then cut down a steep grassy slope to finally end up in the creek. After a few minutes of boulder-hopping across deceptively slippery granite, the technical section began. We had 6 drops pretty close to each other, most of them at beautiful waterfalls followed by big pools to swim across. It was over much too soon and thus began the climb/scramble/bushwhack straight up the side of the canyon and back to the car. It was another short but sweet adventure with good friends. The whole weekend was a blast and I would love to return to both these areas!
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Battleship Mountain - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
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It's been a few years but finally made it back up Battleship Mountain. Love this hike so much! LaBarge Box was flowing and gorgeous; somehow I found myself caving into peer pressure and taking a running-screaming jump into the freezing cold big pool. :D Instead of catching the trail we just rock-hopped the canyon all the way back until we hit the lake. Excellent day. Lots of familiar names (and HAZ nom de plumes) in the summit register too. :)
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Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
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A thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying day hike out to Reavis from the north. The hike to the orchard was mellow and the weather couldn't have been better. Once at the orchard we spent a few hours climbing trees, picking apples & pears and checking out the ruins. We headed back with our packs brimming with apples, hustling to get ahead of the thunderstorm we could hear brewing in the distance.

We decided to take the long way home past Roosevelt Lake with a specific destination in mind for dinner: Big Daddy's Pizza in Tonto Basin. Enjoying a huge slice of deep dish after a 20 mile hike, there's really no better end to an awesome day than that. :y:

Plus there was the added bonus of meeting Bruce (The Eagle) at the trailhead. I noticed a HAZ sticker on the vehicle of the gentleman who pulled in next to us and had to inquire. It was nice meeting you Bruce and hope you had a great hike at Reavis. :)

As for all the apples we hauled back? Plans for a batch of homebrew hard cider is already in the works. :D
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Garden CreekNorthwest, AZ
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Epic good times this weekend at the Grand Canyon. The waterfalls in here are all just... :y: :y:

Perfect temps, perfect flow, waterfall wonderland, great friends and then collapsing into happy exhaustion around the campfire at the end of the day. That grueling hike out on Bright Angel makes it all the more worth it. The canyon was a little different this time now that it's bolted, even at some of the down-climbs. [-( We saw a tiny bobcat kitten climbing around as we hiked out which added to the overall awesomeness of the day.

Take care on the pull at the midway anchor for the 400' drop - it doesn't matter how diligent you are to not cross the lines, the rappel goes around a corner and can create a bit of a snag.

Also learned that Starbursts roasted over the campfire are amazing. Another excellent adventure in an awe-inspiring place!
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Elder CanyonFlagstaff, AZ
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Finally got to do this one. Hiked to the summit of Elden and then took the technical route back down. One bolted rap, mellow downclimbing and a really cool fluted narrow section. The waterfall at the end was flowing a little and was such a pretty spot. Loved getting a different view of this mountain. Forgot what a great hike up it is too. :)
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