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Camp Creek Falls - 45 members in 109 triplogs have rated this an average 3.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 07 2021
Vashti
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 Gilbert, AZ
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Vashti
Hiking3.00 Miles 553 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   2.09 mph
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Lots of cars at the TH and lots of people on the trail and at the waterfall. I needed a short hike for my kids (sadly, they do not enjoy hiking), and this one fit the bill. Lots of families with very small kids on the trail. The waterfall was flowing well. Despite all the people, it is a beautiful area.

dry Blue Wash Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Camp Creek Falls Medium flow Medium flow
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Feb 02 2021
LosDosSloFolks
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 Cave Creek, AZ
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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LosDosSloFolks
Hiking3.25 Miles 454 AEG
Hiking3.25 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   2.44 mph
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I saw that Cave Creek was running nicely yesterday on my hike so I assumed Camp Creek would be as well so I decided to go see the waterfalls. This hike is close to home and Mrs. SloFolks has always enjoyed it so I hiked it for her. Cathy says "Hey there!" to all the HAZ folks out there. She hopes to get out of the hospital and start hiking again soon. :pray:

I descended down to Blue Wash from the equestrian trailhead instead of up the road at the wash to save myself a little bit of boulder scrambling. I tweaked my knee yesterday and had to wear my brace for the first time in a year. Everything felt OK but I'm still going to baby it for a while.

After reaching Blue Wash I was saddened to see what Covid and social media have done to this once beautiful hike. I was glad in a way that Cathy wasn't with me to witness all the vandalism and trash. Many of the large granite slabs in the narrows have been spray painted with BLM, BLACK LIVES MATTER, "F" the POLICE, and DEFUND THE POLICE in LARGE letters. I lost track of how many "disposable" face masks a saw strewn about...even above the falls towards Sears Kay Ranch. And don't even get me started on all the used toilet paper. ](*,)

Anyway, the falls were beautiful as always and were flowing nicely and the uphill trek in soft sand on the way out is always a joy for the calves. :lol:

dry Blue Wash Dry Dry
Damp...water close to the surface in many areas.

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Nice flow into a large pool. Camp creek running well past the confluence with Blue Wash.
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Feb 01 2021
GrangerGuy
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 Phoenix, AZ
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking3.00 Miles 424 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   41 Mns   2.25 mph
424 ft AEG      21 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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This isn't my usual kind of trip, but one of my colleagues at work invited me to join his HOA walking crew for a short trip. The company must have been good. I didn't notice the graffiti discussed in the next log, though I have no doubt it was there.

The waterfall was flowing prettily. It is amusing how the water flows down stream from the falls, then just disappears into the sand.
Nov 12 2020
skillpore
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 scottsdale
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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skillpore
Hiking3.00 Miles 424 AEG
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Went out to check out a new area. Definitely a horse favorite. Pretty hilly in them parts. Plenty of animal sign. The trails are nice n sandy. Came across a dead deer on the way back. Might just have to go back.
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Apr 05 2020
WoopTdo
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 San Tan Valley,
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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WoopTdo
Hiking3.00 Miles 424 AEG
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After reading LosDosSlowFolks log I was hesitant to go especially since it was on a weekend but decided to take the bike and enjoy the ride out there and get to stretch my legs a bit once there. Once I got there I'm glad I took the cycle since the parking lot was packed, much different than my last trip here.

I would like to warn people that at this time the rattlers are out, I saw three on my way in (started around 11) but none on the way out. All were laying out just trying to get warm and never did coil or rattle, which is my preferred method of encounter.

When the wash hits the creek I was surprised to see the water flowing, it never did that last year May time frame and was expecting much more water at the falls but they seemed about the same. I got up to the top and watched all the people come in and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. The water was a a bit chilly but decided to get into the "jacuzzi" for a bit, but trust me it wasn't for very long. The hike out was uneventful and as I said before I saw no snakes. Think I'll go again in May so the water warms up and do it midweek instead of the weekend.
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LosDosSloFolks
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 Cave Creek, AZ
Blue Wash and Camp Creek Falls, AZ 
Blue Wash and Camp Creek Falls, AZ
 
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LosDosSloFolks
Hiking3.47 Miles 557 AEG
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Having an underlying illness that COVID-19 seems to like making trouble for, I've been self quarantined for a while. Had to get out so thought I'd head over to Camp Creek Falls. I haven't been yet this year, and with the recent rains it promised to be nice. Driving out Cave Creek Road the turn off to Bartlett Lake was backed up several hundred yards with cars. Looked like lots of family units with small children. The Marina and Rattlesnake Cove are closed so I'm unsure of where they all were going.

When I arrived at the parking area near Blue Wash the usual assortment of horse trailers were present along with more cars than I've ever seen at this location. :o I gave thought to turning around and returning home but decided to give it a shot. A large sign at the gate stated groups of 10 or more were prohibited due to social distancing guidelines for the virus. All the times I've been here we've always had the falls to ourselves. Everyone is outside now though!

The hike down to Blue Wash to Camp Creek Wash was beautiful. About 1 inch of running water that would disappear then come to the surface again to make some noise over small rock cascades. As I approached the turn I could see that lots of folks missed the turn and kept going south while others mistakenly went up the Maricopa Trail turnoff just past Camp Creek. What a cluster muck. I cut the corner at one of the Fresco mine claims so as not to be seen and headed up to the falls. The water was really flowing down Camp Creek so I knew the falls would be roaring.

There were some people at the falls with small children and a couple of doggos. No one was up top so after a couple of photos I held my breath and climbed past the vectors of disease for some solitude on top of the falls. It was great till they saw me up there...now everyone was pointing and heading my way. I climbed up some rocks till they went by then I descended and started the trip back. On the way back up I ran into two large groups coming down. Apparently the 10 person limit didn't apply to them. I queried the second large group about if they saw the signage and the "leader" said "we're a church group". Oh, I didn't know Lutherans couldn't spread the virus. I suppose they are exempt from National Forest regulations also.

Oh well, this little trip was great none the less and it felt wonderful to get out.
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Jan 05 2020
Aspecha
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Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Aspecha
Hiking3.94 Miles 525 AEG
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525 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Camp Creek Falls Medium flow Medium flow
Jan 01 2020
Sun_Ray
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 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Sun_Ray
Hiking3.12 Miles 435 AEG
Hiking3.12 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   1.97 mph
435 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Family hike with brother and sister in law, Pax and Lori from Rocklin CA. Kai loved the water. 11 cars at TH, most I’ve ever seen. Social Media strikes again. :(
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Dec 07 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ 
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Hiking15.08 Miles 3,726 AEG
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After rock bottom expectations, Camp Creek was very nice with yellow Autumn accents of ash? and cottonwoods. May never return but it was a solid 4 of 5 on this day.

Maricopa Trail has a decent tread. Did not expect to like this trail either. Outstanding views through easy roller coaster desert, 4 of 5 for me in beautiful weather. Keep in mind I like the desert. Minor nuisance gripe on mis-aligned pin latch gates instead of easy auto latches. Unexpected cool pinon tree on this trail that wraps around through South Mountain.

We took a break before heading off trail up to Kentuck. Killer views absorbed. Heading up was easier than anticipated. Shorts were fine. Bruce possibly found the burial site of chief whooping cough. Soon after I stumbled across some ruins. Buckwheat was rocking the blooms heading up. Spanky was nowhere to be found and I stole the chief comment from the man himself.

Took a short break up at Buford Teeee Justice Peak to read previous triplogs. Fliver set us clear. Yet we failed to find the rod-stub with makeshift protractors, pendulums and dowsing rods. We're not worthy and I could almost hear Tibber yelling at me to get off the phone.

By lucky chance I put pants on for the descent from Kentuck to Sycamore Creek/Canyon. Specifically choose Sycamore to mix up what others tackled. Anticipations included a nice satellite view of shade trees and two springs. Hate to give away the secret details but I don't think Bruce enjoyed the trees. Lopez Spring area was dry.

A medium to large hawk that looked like a wide bowling pin perched above screamed repeatedly. The drawn-out echo-scream was like somebody yelling yellow yellow. Pretty sure it was a red-tailed hawk after youtube research.

Water surfaced and flowed lightly for a good stretch. The canyon took on a Mazzie feel in rock hues. Sycamore spring vicinity had cool and challenging areas. With Sycamore Creek/Canyon tackled we were happy to get back on the Maricopa Trail for an easy 1.5 miles.

Daylight was slipping away as we stumbled upon a gripping issue. My planned route might not be legal yet alone feasible. Steep it was. Extra-eight-mile, ten-o-clock option B wasn't happening until plan A got a chance. We got lucky. Nice views of the thundergod rock before the hwy walk back to square one. Good to get beat up again for a change. Not enough light/time to revisit Sears Kay propper. Take away a couple miles of challenge it was a damn good hike IMHO.
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loved the yellows, most would be disappointed
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the isolated party never stopped

dry Lopez Spring Dry Dry
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout No sign of spring or water. A quarter mile back there was a light flow, small pools.

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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout No clue on the spring but the creek was flowing good since just passed dry Lopez spring.
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The_Eagle
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Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ 
Ol' Blue - Kentuck - Sycamore Boogaloop, AZ
 
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The_Eagle
Hiking16.09 Miles 3,651 AEG
Hiking16.09 Miles   10 Hrs   41 Mns   1.75 mph
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Camp Creek Falls
It'd been 9 years since I'd been out there. I remembered it as being nice. We hit it at the right time and it was much better, than nice. Running water and Fall colors made it special. We ran into our only hikers for the day on the way out of there.

Maricopa Trail - Bronco to Bartlett
We made great time on this well groomed trail, steadily climbing towards our first goal. I enjoyed this section more than expected. The views got better the higher we got.

Kentuck Mountain 5013
After a short break we starting our off trail. We took the approach off the Maricopa Trail from the SW. This proved to be a relatively easy, shorts friendly route. We passed through a couple of @Hansenaz rock piles on the way to the top. Awesome 360 views up top

Kentuck Mountain Views
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Now the fun begins.. Retreating to the NW off of Kentuck, is steep,THICK and slow going. Long pants please.
We had lunch on top of 4668.

We continued on down into Sycamore Canyon. Joe had be building up the area with "Trees". I don't think he'll do that again. We could have used a chain saw in that section. We hopped out of the creek for awhile before we had to get back in. The remainder of the canyon was scenic, with numerous required bypasses because of the waterfalls.

Glad to be back on the Maricopa Trail again, we tried to make up time so we could get through the remaining off trail before dark.

A steep drop into Camp Creek, followed by a steeper climb up the south face.

One more drop and the climb up to Sears-Kay. Headlamp on now, just a short jaunt to the start.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Camp Creek Falls Medium flow Medium flow

dry Lopez Spring Dry Dry
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Spring, what spring

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water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout No sign of the actual spring but the creek has been flowing since Lopez spring should be pools for quite some time
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May 08 2019
WoopTdo
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55 male
 Joined Sep 25 2003
 San Tan Valley,
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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WoopTdo
Hiking3.00 Miles 600 AEG
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Sure am glad that I did this now, not sure how much longer it's going to be flowing. The first pic will be of the first sign of water and the near the last will be the same pic only an hour later. The hike is not bad at all, and a perfect day a little over cast and a slight breeze. Once I got there I had it all to myself :y: I took off my shoes and walked in and it was still cool but felt wonderful. I decided to hike up top and take some pics and then enjoyed the solitude and the cool water. I thought about staying longer but then thought about the traffic on the 101 and decided to call it a day. So glad I found this, and on a perfect day to boot.
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Apr 23 2019
LosDosSloFolks
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 Cave Creek, AZ
Blue Wash and Camp Creek Falls, AZ 
Blue Wash and Camp Creek Falls, AZ
 
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LosDosSloFolks
Hiking4.70 Miles 770 AEG
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Plenty of trip logs on these areas already so I'll keep this short and post some purdy photos for your enjoyment.
Because of the higher elevation everything was still very green and fresh looking for the most part. At the intersection of Camp Creek Wash there was already much more flowing water than we expected which was really a bonus.

We checked out the Maricopa Trail intersection as it was well marked and followed it northeast for a half mile or so. The trail was in great repair thanks to someone. :app: Besides the American Flag that has flown above a mining claim marker for a long time we saw a new flag planted on the hilltop on the N/W corner of the intersect of Blue Wash and Camp Creek. Perhaps a new claim? I didn't climb up to find out.

We made our way up to the falls on Camp Creek and they were great as usual. We had the place all to ourselves and ventured upstream from the falls a ways towards the Sears-Kay Ranch. Lots of little waterfalls along the way. On the hike back to the car I ran into two women on horseback who took umbrage with the fact that I said "hello". Oh well...what can you do.

Back at the car two guys in a massive Mercedes Sprinter van with Oregon plates were unloading two fat tire mountain bikes and asked "how far does this wash go?" I told them it ends up at the Verde river which I guessed was about 20 miles and they responded "perfect! that's just what we want". I'm probably wrong on the mileage but I can't imagine cycling in soft sand for any sort of distance at all. Geez, they'll have to come back too. All uphill. I hope they are enjoying themselves!
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Apr 01 2019
johnlp
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Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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johnlp
Hiking3.05 Miles 502 AEG
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Long overdue visit to Camp Creek Falls with my daughter. The trail is mostly sand in washes. Not too loose so easy to walk through. Good flow in the creek. Wild flowers are still going strong, but I'm sure they won't last much longer. Had the falls to ourselves. Beautiful day! :)
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Mar 24 2019
expphoto
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 Phoenix
Camp Creek, AZ 
Camp Creek, AZ
 
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Hiking1.36 Miles 91 AEG
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Great hike! Loved the little adventure. Creek walking and rock hopping!
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 Phoenix, AZ
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking3.40 Miles 600 AEG
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 Gilbert, AZ
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
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jamminaz
Hiking3.22 Miles 488 AEG
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With all the recent rain (and snow) thought we’d check out Camp Creek Falls. Falls were awesome! Lots of water in the wash and the creek - water level was rising even as we made our way out. It’s going to get muddy!
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Feb 10 2019
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Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking3.07 Miles 372 AEG
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Took some family out to see Camp Creek Falls. Picked the perfect day. Temps were phenomenal and the waterfall was very impressive. Most water I’ve personally ever seen there! Blue wash had some intermittent flow too which was nice. Camp Creek was still flowing well at Blue Wash so I imagine it was still flowing quite a ways downstream.

With more wet weather on the way I imagine Camp Creek Falls will be running quite nicely for a while.
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Good flow at Blue Wash

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Winter precipitation has the falls roaring!
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Maricopa trail: Bronco TH to Blue Wash, AZ 
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Hiking10.50 Miles 1,730 AEG
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New section of Maricopa Trail built last year. Good tread and some nice views.

Didn’t see anyone until near Camp Creek Falls where we saw a mountain biker and a group of 4 going to the falls. On the drive home we saw a gopher snake :o
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kelly14
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Did this back on February 17. Blue Wash was dry. Camp Creek was running from blue wash and upstream. Waterfall was flowing pleasantly.

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Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
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Lost
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I was surprised at the water flow considering how dry it's been lately. I was expecting it to be absolutely dry. Met two friendly hikers at the falls, and could hear some target shooting way off in the distance coming from the Bartlett Dam Road area. Other than that I had the place to myself.

Also added a little mileage by hiking east up the Maricopa Trail a little ways from Camp Creek. It looks newly built and graded here :app:

dry Blue Wash Dry Dry
Just the slightest hint of dampness in the sand

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Definitely worth the easy hike. Water looked clear at the base of the falls and about 18 inches deep. Camp Creek goes underground by the time it reaches Blue Wash
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