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Mar 18 2012
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35 female
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Hassayampa River PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar Mar 18 2012
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Walk / Tour4.00 Miles 300 AEG
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A romp in the Preserve with my sweetheart. Great Birthday walk and beautiful Preserve! GREAT for Kids, can't wait to bring my daughter next time! Also will be donating a deceased scorpion I've had in my freezer...theirs is falling apart :D
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Mar 01 2012
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Mormon Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2012
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Hiking1.25 Miles 754 AEG
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Took this bad boy up to Fat man's pass and let my 4 year old daughter poke around and explore the desert haha she loved it!
Brought the dog and my best friend brought hers, great day for a nice hike on SoMo!
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Feb 23 2012
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Arcosanti- Visitor's Trail, AZ 
Arcosanti- Visitor's Trail, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Feb 23 2012
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Walk / Tour1.25 Miles 200 AEG
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I've never taken the Visitor's Trail at Arcosanti before...the view of the building...stunning and beautiful, this trail is short, easy and lovely in the spring, be sure to also take the tour of Arcosanti itself inside! Very cool.
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Dec 04 2011
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Waterfall Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 04 2011
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Hiking2.00 Miles 170 AEG
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Part of the 100 Miles of Hiking Challenge from Maricopa County's Parks & Rec! Lovely little hike lots of people and litter, looks like we oughta set up a clean up day along this trail!!
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Dec 03 2011
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McDowell Mtn Park - North Trail, AZ 
McDowell Mtn Park - North Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2011
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Did it again on the 3rd with a group of fellow Maricopa County employees, including David Smith county manager, RJ Cardin Parks & Rec head, Rand Hubbell park supervisor at McDowell Mtn Park, Jan the county fitness coordinator, Linda Mendenhall our records advisor i think she's called and a few others, had a great time!

Turning this into a monthly thing, "Hiking with The Head Honchos" it's pretty fun! To get out and do these fun little trails, lead by a Ranger (Ranger Amy at McDowell Mtn is AWESOME go visit her!) and get to know people throughout the county. Good times!
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Dec 03 2011
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Lousley Hill Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2011
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Hiking1.23 Miles 268 AEG
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We did a quick walk up Lousley Hill trail after our North Trail hike on the same day, good times! Got sprinkled on a little bit but enjoyed the beautiful view!!
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Nov 20 2011
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Pipeline Canyon TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2011
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Hiking3.60 Miles 220 AEG
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4 Miles of dark,, chilly hiking last night, got sideswiped by a bat, there were TONS of batty bats, we heard coyote puppies whining in the canyon, we got spooked by some sort of equine that blew it's nostrils at us and ran off :sl: , saw 3 or 4 mules on the drive home, saw some beautiful stars that you can't see in the city and best of all saw two HUGE javelina nosing around at the trailhead :y: .

No moon last night but we did walk by the city lights reflecting off the clouds for a while. light pollution, geez!

had a wonderful easy hike!
This is hike #2 of our 100 Mile Challenge of county park trails.
We started with North Trail@ McDowell Mtn Park, next we'll be tackling that same North Trail followed by Scenic Trail, Pemberton Trail and finishoff the 11.9 miles of selected county trails with Tonto Tank trail that day, totaling out at 15 miles that day, cannot wait!! That should be in the next few weeks whoo! :D
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Nov 06 2011
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McDowell Mtn Park- North Trail, AZ 
McDowell Mtn Park- North Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 06 2011
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Nice trail, very east walk, great for kiddos and families wanting to enjoy a nice time out in the middle of nowhere together.
LONG Drive out from Peoria but it was chilly and lovely.
Very informative self-guided tour on landmarks and flora in the area.
If you're out in McDowell Mtn Regional Park, drive to the far end and enjoy the North Trail Loop!
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Jun 26 2011
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Havasu Canyon TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Jun 26 2011
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Backpack19.10 Miles 2,400 AEG
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We came, We Saw, We Conquered.

When we rounded the last bend before the campgrounds and our eyes landed on Havasu Falls...that's how I felt. I'd done it. We'd made it! Here we were!

For years I'd wanted so badly to visit this lovely legend and hidden paradise. But never was I able until my boyfriend and favorite hiking partner helped plan it!
Since January 2011 we'd been planning to go...go figure the boyfriend breaks his foot 2 weeks before we planned to go..alas, I HAD to go, we had 8 other people joining us...

We drove out of Peoria, AZ around 11pm on June 25th and reached The Hilltop (parking lot!)around 430am!
Slept a sleepless hour in our cars, geared up and headed out! Took us a good 5-6 hours to get to Supai, none of us were awake, I personally hadn't slept in literally 27 hours, what good a 10 mile hike did me! I slept a good hour when we finally reached camp! :)

Lots of exploring, not too much wildlife, the Reservation Dogs were our best friends the whole weekend.
First day (the 26th) we reached camp, set up, napped, hit Havasu Falls, wandered round, had a lovely lunch then dinner and snuggled half in our bags before the sun went down...EXHAUSTED hahaha I slept like a rock!

Monday dawns...we were up with the sun and ready to go. We wandered to Havasu again, then up to the Village to send some postcards :wrt:
And then back down with my two girls for a quick excursion to Mooney Falls. The 2 guys had gone ahead and hiked out to The Colorado River when we headed to the Village. Figured we'd all meet up that late in the day. Made it about 1/4 mile from Beaver Falls around 5pm and decided to head back.
Btw, the climb DOWN to Mooney Falls is amazing, the view from the TOP of Mooney Falls is amazing, the story behind Mooney Falls is a classic mining story haha "Drunk Miner plunges to death, falls named after him" Good old Miner Mooney.

Made it to Beaver Falls the following day, I wanted to go on to The Colorado River but part of me had silently promised to save that part of the trip to be experienced only alongside my beloved boyfriend.

The rope mentioned near the solitary palmtree does exist as of this posting and is quite in tact, we did not take that route and wandered downstream. Hoping to take the cliff route next time around!

You know what amazed me the most...the Natives, I asked a few of them and they were born and raised in that tiny village and visit Peach Springs/Williams/Flagstaff etc maybe 2x a month or so for supplies...
I wonder how many of those cars at The Hilltop belong to the Natives?
They were all kind and answered all our questions and I have only good things to say of them. I expected nothing less!!

The water...oh my Darwin...THE WATER! It was chilly and crisp and blue and green and deceptive!
Deceptive you ask? At the bottom of the 200 foot madness that is Mooney falls would you not expect the water to be dozens of feet deep? Umm...well...it LOOKS that way...but me, in all my 5 feet and glory :D stood IN the fall, literally being blown backward from the force of the madness and yet..I STOOD! Maybe up to my chest at one point but I STOOD...I wouldn't recommend everyone take this risk but I had my feet secured (thanks to my VFFs!)and I was feeling ballsy!
There is, downstream, a nice little pool that was a good 9 feet deep, but it looks maybe 3 feet, the waters are so deceptive!! I carried a 4 foot long stick with me half the hikes to test the depths...btw...there is a rope with a log tied to it before you reach the palmtree and cliff rope...it's only like 2 feet deep...be careful! :sl:

So...here I am again, home, in the city...wishing I was still there, in Paradise. What have I taken away from that trip? So much...love for the humans that live there, knowledge of the hidden Paradise, and yearning to return...

but most of all...
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I did it. And I'll do it again. Every year until I am physically unable!
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May 23 2011
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Pueblo Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2011
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Hiking7.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
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Let me just start out by saying this was not a SIMPLE hike nor was it STRENUOUS by any means, tough yes, but not quite strenuous...that said let me tell you our story :)

We left Saturday morning and made it to Devil's Chasm, set up a temporary camp there, played in the creek, wandered up the trail a bit then actually REALIZED we were headed FOR Devil's Chasm...with our 2 first-timer friends with us we promptly returned to the camp, packed up, cross the creek with some difficulty (only have my best friend and I built an impromptu "rock ramp" for the 2 front tires to grab...ingenious!)and wandered along the road in our 2 wheel drive rental car :sl: until we were forced to park less than 1/4 mile from the little campsite and the "trail head" (which is a sign post just off the road telling you some history about the Cliff Dwelling in Pueblo Canyon).

So we loaded up, walked to said "trail head" and set up camp. Met 2 hikers along the way each wearing 2 pairs of pants and long sleeved shirts, red in the face, out of water and warning us (me in particular in my columbia hiking pants and sleeveless shirt) that we better put on "tougher clothing"... :o

Let me pause here a moment and say this...NOT NECESSARY. at all! Yeah my legs would've gotten tickled maybe scratched here or there but my arms were fine, I am 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, that trail was MADE for people my size. Maybe a Suma Wrestler would get scratched up but even they wouldn't need two pairs of jeans!! Unless of course one is allergic to manzanita... :D
You'll be fine...wear a camelbak though don't carry a water bottle, there ARE spots where you'll want to use your hands to hang on to any roots or rocks to keep your footing. Nothing overly dangerous at all. And these same hikers mentioned "gushing waterfall"...maybe to a desert dweller that was gushing, and desert dweller I AM...but Chocolate Falls is GUSHING...this was a strong trickle, enough to drench me after a few seconds standing in it...caution slippery when wet and pond below is very shallow.

Okay, so we stayed in camp saturday night and hiked up the "old mining road" the next morning at 8am. Easy enough to follow, the "spiral" boulder was wearing down but was gently touched up, btw this boulder is not HUGE as we thought it was, you come across maybe 5 HUGE boulders BEFORE coming upon the "spiral boulder".

During this first mile or so it's a bit steep, I admit it, I was winded, but I have the lungs of a 90 year old smoker with half a working lung and emphysema. :yuck: aaaanyway! Awesome first mile or so to the Tonto National Forest Sign, that is where the old mining road is blocked off and NO vehicles may or can pass. Saw an awesome Sahara Jeep parked up before the sign...I WANT!

Once you more or less stop climbing you enter the DUN DUN DUNNN! Bushwhacking stage! It was niiiice! :y: Absolutely loved every step of it!! We took our sweet time, took lots of breaks and photos, had an amazing time! No buzzworms though! Lots of vultures and other birds, tooons of lizards...oh look we can see the ruins now!
Perfect view across the canyon, the mine, first little ruin and waterfall must be getting close! Yeah...not as "close" as we thought but boy it was an amazing hike.
The whole time I was humming the Indian Jones tune haha I felt like we were deep in the jungle somewhere "bushwhacking" through the vines and such (on a trail ;) )

The dog (Queensland Heeler) did fine on the hike, I recommend only well trained dogs come along but you know :M2C: we didn't leash him at all but he sticks close by us and never strays off the trail so...keep that in mind.

So here's the mine, it doesn't look like it was ever actually mined...just tested and quested a bit as at the end of the 3 short tunnels are a few sample holes, not actually "mined", just my opinion, I'm not a mine expert at all...so I doubt there is any actual radiation from Uranium...but who knows, be cautious and don't chance it if you are worried about that kind of thing! Head lamps/flashlights are a must if you are a Wild Woman like I am...

Oh hey! There' the first little ruin...pretty darn neat!! Keep an eye out for 1000 year old hand prints left in the mud on the insides of the dwellings...its absolutely amazing!! I almost felt like I could FEEL the native american's coursing through my veins as I ever so gently touched my hand to their prints... :-$ it's so peaceful, such an amazing feeling, be gentle don't disturb the walls or logs or rocks...

Awesome little walk through "the jungle" the whole time you're along the side of the cliff, brace yourself and take a glance down, I admit it, I freaked out for a minute :sl: but it's amazing to see the water seeping through the rocks seemingly out of nowhere...WHERE DOES all this water come from anyway?!?! Next trip?! A trip to the source of the Pueblo Canyon Waterfall seems due! : rambo :

Okay, water fall = beautiful, lush, chilly, fresh...WATER!!! We brought along our water purifier hand pump filter thingy so we didn't have to carry 2 bladders in our camelbaks. Easy climb down to the pond at the bottom if you're interested, there's a slippy trail on the "mine side" of the trail and I shimmied up and down the roots and boulders on the "ruins side". Leave no trace!! Try not to tear up the landscape! (that's why I hop boulders as much as possible!)

Okay, about the same distance as the mine was from the waterfall (just the other way!) you'll come across the first main ruin, pretty sure this is THE BIG ONE. again, look for the hand print in the mud, AWESOME. I'm gonna lump all 3 of the ruins in this paragraph here.
There are logs holding up some walls and other large logs, imagine how intense it must have been to build these buildings!!!

Anyway...I'm exhausted after our 3 days 2 night adventure, btw...back at Cherry Creek by the Devil's Chasm area, follow the creek down and you come to a lovely little pool perfect for skinny dipp...I mean dipping your toes in! :whistle:

ALSO...actually FINDING the Trail Head to this trip isn't too accurately described but you know what...maybe it shouldn't be. Do your research, get some maps...the harder it is the find the more it should be protected! :-$

My only advice is this, take it as you may:
the post that says 6, stay right, the "buried steel drain pipe" is only reachable WITH a high clearance vehicle and it's not "off the road" it's right in the middle, and we walked right over it twice :sl:

Anywho...awesome hike, not too hot! It's not "direct sun" until you're crossing the cliff from ruin to ruin, love it! WILL be back! :y:
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Apr 17 2011
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Superstition Peak 5057 - CarneyPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2011
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Hiking9.10 Miles 3,408 AEG
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We attacked 5057 again, LOVE this hike!!
For starters, the boyfriend and I started out at 7am, followed a white truck to the "parking lot" turns out to be the same hardcore hiker guy we saw back in december!! He was up and out and heading back when we reached the halfway point. (He didn't go to the summit but HOLY COW he's fast...crazy old guys!! :D )

I wore my brand spanking new vibram five fingers out this time...*ahem* Note to self, wear the shoes in BEFORE a 10 mile hike that climbs 3400 feet!! Toes were killing me on the way down ahhhh, oh well I LOVED IT!

Saw a black tailed rattlesnake where the foliage gets thick and the trail narrows, he warned me about 2 feet before I was in striking range, thanks buddy! We backed down the trail and let him cross after a few photos. Waited a good 20 minutes before he was clear. Poor guy, didn't mean to spook him :) He went along on his merry way and we went on ours without incident.

Hot. Hot. Hot. Or at least it's GETTING there! 92 degrees at noon, we're red and tired but yeah, we'll do it again!!

It's always a wonder to stand atop the peak and stare out toward Weaver' Needle and the rest of the wilderness, to think "Was this what the natives traveled in? Is it the same as it was 300 years ago? 800 years?! 2 thousand?!" It really is like looking back in time. Always raw, savage, untame, unforgiving, wild, free, open...so perfect. I love the Superstitions. :budrose:
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Oct 07 2010
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Diamond Point & Scout Cave, AZ 
Diamond Point & Scout Cave, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2010
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3 of my girl friends and myself (and one of the gal's pit bull companion, Bear) left Peoria AZ at 3am the morning of the 7th and headed up the 87 to Payson.
Our destination: Diamond Point, the crystal and geode sites and Scout Cave as they call it.
We traveled pretty easy, although the construction on the 87 wasn't helping the traffic flow, but at 3am it was all truckers anyway!

5am we rolled into the McDonald's in Payson for some coffee and made it to Diamond Point and the Fire Lookout tower at 6:15 in the morning JUST in time to watch the sunrise...it was SPECTACULAR!!

After some crystal hunting at the bottom of the hill (we found some NICE specimens! size of a ping pong ball was our largest collected)
We drove back up to the top by the FS gate, parked and hiked down hill along the 4x4 road (a jeep or other 4x4s would easily make it but we didn't want to risk it, the hike was nice, beautiful and easy anyway!)
It always seems longer going down, so it felt like a mile, it was probably a LOT shorter. At the bottom of the hill you come to a 3 way fork, you can walk right through an opened gate, left through an opening in the fence or straight (NO clue where that goes to).

If you turn right through the gate you'll be heading the correct way to "Scout Cave" or as some call it "Crystal Cave".
We turned left first and checked out the Sinkhole...check out my photos, I went into the hole to explore firsthand...it's pretty easy to climb down into the hole, but not for everyone! DO NOT try this ALONE!! Bring alone some rope just in case the sides cave in on you, it's not very sturdy at all on the sides and I used giant oak roots to shimmy down into it, but I'm like a monkey so the going was easy.

They say the sinkhole opening connects to the rest of the cave systems..I did not confirm this.

After that we trekked back to the open gate and headed on to the cave. really beautiful, still alive, dripping, plenty of stalactites and stalagmites still in formation! Be careful, wear shoes with good traction, its very slippery, especially after a rain! There are many tiny "side caves" inside to check out, bring LOTS of bright lights (as with any cave).
Oh, and watch your head on the way out...giant fallen tree got every single one of us! :o

Headed out a different way then we came in (ended up just a mile away from Tonto Natural Bridge!) went to check that out but $5 a person, we all couldn't afford it this time around :(
Left Payson about 3pm, got home at exactly 5:15pm! The Perfect Day Trip!

Critters Viewed: 2 elk, 2 tiny horny toads, 1 adult hand sized horny toad, 1 skunk, 3 jackrabbits, 2 squirrels, 4 free range cows, 1 deceased cow(scattered), 4-5 blue jays, 2 blue birds, 1 possible magpie, 12+ red winged blackbirds, 4 vultures, 1 attractive male Park Ranger named Steve :y:

Lovely trip, awesome hikes, beautiful scenery! Arizona never ceases to amaze me!

Photos up soon!
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Chevelon Lake #611Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Chevelon Canyon Lake is a BEAUTIFUL place, it's away from the city, its in the middle of nowhere and the only people out there are true nature enthusiasts (or so it seems).
We drove out monday morning from Peoria, AZ and took the 87 up to Payson. A beautiful drive in all, just remember to put your radiator cap back on before attempting those hills! :oops:

We knew it was "out there" but once we hit the 260 and then Heber...we knew we'd gone too far! Luckily you can sneak a forest road just across from the first Circle K in Heber, phew! Sorry, I don't remember which FR it was, it WAS 8am and I'd been driving since 5 :)
After another hour or so of driving on lovely back forest roads and plenty of wild flower (and a very angry cow!) photos to be taken we made it to the Chevelon campground, parked, unloaded and without a second thought picked up our two, forty pounds kayaks and loaded backpacks and headed down the "slight hike" to the lake...

yeah, bad idea guys! DON'T DO IT! unless you have a light pack, an inflatable kayak and are BUFF out of your mind haha it took us two hours to carry those suckers down(each of us carrying one end of each yak), just my husband and I, luckily a man and his sons helped carry mine down the last 70 feet or so, my hands were blistered from the darn tiny rope "handle". Now that I look back, it FELT like two miles down but in reality it was probably just under a mile from the campsite and maybe three quarters of a mile from the "gate" which my little chevy malibu obviously could NOT drive to, I saw two jeeps turn back from this road, you'd need high clearance and confidence :)

okay so here it is almost noon and finally made it to the lake, ahh! The clouds were rolling in, a light monsoon headed our way, BEAUTIFUL but a bit of a thorn in my paw as we still had to paddle into a canyon we'd heard so much about and set up camp.
Off into the lake we go, trout were leaping all around us, the wind was in our faces and there was not another soul around once we launched from the tiny "dock".

This place is a MUST if you have the guts, gear and gusto to do so! We ended up camping on a little outlet that had a nice sandy beach to tie up the yaks. It had obviously been used many times before, probably a popular party spot for Quad riders and teens. Lots of litter, we picked up quite a bit and packed out a good amount (not all of it, but what we could!)

didn't get a chance to fish but the skinny dipping was fun! Not a soul in sight, I will for sure do this trip again, maybe plan ahead better next time! ;) and I think the hike down wouldn't be SO bad if we had lighter kayaks or perhaps "dollies" for the boats, but who knows.
And all the stories are true, lots of abandoned boats down there.

saw a deceased deer with fawn in the middle of the hike down, the next day up she had been dragged down by a bear (fresh bear poo said so) her chest cavity was still visible from the trail, mmm yummy! lots of foul, fish, flora and fauna, a photographers fantasy! :)
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