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2 triplogs
Nov 10 2013
Slinger05
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37 male
 Joined May 09 2012
 Paradise Valley,
Telephone Ridge Trail #103 - ChevelonPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2013
Slinger05
Hiking2.50 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   2 Hrs      1.25 mph
700 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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Trail conditions were muddy but there are parts of the trail you can avoid by stepping on grass or rocks. At night the temperature probably got down to the high 20's or low 30's which was great for anyone looking to do some cold weather camping. I prefer this trail over the Rimm any day since it's much closer and seems like a good hike. So far, best trail I've been on in a long time.
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Nov 24 2012
Slinger05
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 Photos 19
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37 male
 Joined May 09 2012
 Paradise Valley,
Willow ValleyPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Nov 24 2012
Slinger05
Canyoneering6.50 Miles 760 AEG
Canyoneering6.50 Miles1 Day         
760 ft AEG35 LBS Pack
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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The service road to get to the trail took at least an hour. We traveled by truck which is highly recommended for this trail. We arrived after sunset and had to do some night driving for at least 30 minutes. It was cold..very cold in November. I remember scrambling to find wood so we could get a fire going asap.

The trail down the canyon was a little difficult to find without a waypoint. Once you find the trail marker/head it's an easy way down and it's almost impossible to go off the trail. It was quite a hike down but the views are amazing. I'd say it took about 1/2 hour to get to the bottom and about 45 minutes to climb/hike up.

We parked at MGRS: 12S VD 6282 2369 which is about as close to the trail as possible.

There's was little water at the bottom from where we ended up. I'm thinking we were either at the end of the trail.
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average hiking speed 1.25 mph

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