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Jul 20 2019
Oregon_Hiker
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73 male
 Joined Dec 07 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Moody Point Hike - Sierra Ancha, AZ 
Moody Point Hike - Sierra Ancha, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2019
Oregon_Hiker
Hiking6.40 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles   6 Hrs   31 Mns   0.98 mph
1,200 ft AEG
 
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Our second day for hiking out of Camp Grasshopper - FR487 near Aztec Peak in the Sierra Ancha. NoNot had joined us the night before and went off to hike the Rim Trail #139. Grasshopper decided to hang out in camp so I opted to hike down the Moody Point Trail #140 then go off trail to the south edge of Devils Chasm for some views.

The Moody Point trail between FR487 and its intersection with the Rim Trail has some sections that are getting over grown with New Mexican Locust. Fortunately I was wearing leather work gloves so had no problems pushing the thorny branches out of the way. The trail was not overgrown after leaving its intersection with the Rim Trail and I was able to make good time (for me). There are some great views along this section of trail following the top of the ridge. I had a planning track for the off-trail to the edge of the Chasm but found it was completely choked with manzanita when I got there so went down the trail a little further scouting for an opening in the brush and had success. The off-trail turned out to be a piece of cake.

My plan was to hike northeast on the spine of a ridge that sticks out from Moody Point - perhaps this is the real Moody Point. There was a great view of the Devils Chasm Ruin. The ridge spine ended in a steep descent down to a very rugged rocky outcropping. I turned around part way down the steep descent - it was getting hot and I would have to take my time going back to avoid overheating. My Frog Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel wrapped around my head, lots of drinking water and electrolyte pills saved the day. I got back to camp by 4:00pm to join NoNot in enjoying GH's spread of delicious hors d'oeuvres. Alway nice to have your camping trip catered. :DANCE:
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May 16 2013
Oregon_Hiker
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 Phoenix, AZ
Devils Chasm Ruins Overlook via TR #140Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2013
Oregon_Hiker
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,561 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles
1,561 ft AEG
 
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This was our first hike on a 6 day car camping trip to the Sierra Ancha. The Grasshopper Camp was set up on top of a cliff overlooking Cherry Creek Canyon near the Billy Lawrence Trailhead. We drove to the Moody Pt trailhead from our camp in the morning for this day hike.

The trails to the off-trail starting point are in good condition with only a few new deadfalls. The off-trail section requires some route finding around clumps of manzanita but with a gps track to follow to our destination it was fairly easy. The views into Devil's Chasm are incredible and gave a whole new perspective on the cliff dwelling which I visited in February 2012.
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May 16 2013
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 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
Devils Chasm Ruins Overlook via TR #140Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2013
Grasshopper
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,561 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles
1,561 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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I've been patiently waiting now for 2 years and 9 months for this much anticipated and rewarding hike. Basically awaiting the right camping trip timing for a more extended visit to our Sierra Ancha Wilderness to include this first time hike to view from a new perspective- from high above, the popular "Devils Chasm Cliff Dwelling Ruins" (Main House and Outer Ruins).

Since HAZ- "johnnie & glutz" first successful and documented generic trip details on 8/31/10, this one has been high on my to do list. My thank you for their postings which without, I probably would not have known about this very doable (with route finding skill) on trail and partially off-trail hike to view this most impressive Cliff Dwelling Ruins from 900 feet above rugged and scenic Devils Chasm Canyon.

After Oregon Hiker and my successful trip on 5/16/13, we have since documented with a new HAZ Hike Description, trip logs, geocoded photo sets with captions, and our GPS Routes with key WPs, hopefully all that would prompt more interest for qualified others in a first time visit (from stellar views above) to this awesome seven hundred year old Salado Indian Cliff Dwelling.
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Bull Canyon Deep Creek
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