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Sep 27 2010

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33 male
 Joined Sep 27 2010
 Fountain Hills
Tonto Creek Bear Flat to HellsgatePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 27 2010
MJNelsonTriplogs 1
Canyoneering14.00 Miles 384 AEG
Canyoneering14.00 Miles   18 Hrs      0.78 mph
384 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
C - Strong current; wading/swimming; waterfalls; possible wet/dry suit
VI - Two or more days
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We went in after heavy rains. Creek was swolen with less than one inch visibility making crossings slow to .5 mph. One waterfall about 4.5 miles in was impassable and we had to throw our packs in over a 15 foot ledge and jump down into the creek.Camped in canyon at 5 miles after 10 hours. Completed the last 2 miles next day in 4 hours. Counted 56 mandatory swims. Hellsgate 37 took about 4 hours to get out.
average hiking speed 0.78 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.


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