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Redmond Flat - 1 member in 3 triplogs has rated this an average 5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 19 2015
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 Joined Feb 15 2003
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Redmond FlatGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2015
RedRoxx44Triplogs 675
Hiking6.75 Miles 1,573 AEG
Hiking6.75 Miles
1,573 ft AEG
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Visiting a nice place, the Salt was running fast and rather cold, felt good on a warm day like today,
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Jun 13 2009
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 Joined Mar 22 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Coon Creek - Lower Canyon TrailGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Jun 13 2009
JoelHazeltonTriplogs 407
Backpack5.05 Miles 424 AEG
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This was a fun trip to a beautiful and pristine area. My objective was to get to the Salt River Canyon Wilderness, and Coon Creek seemed like relatively easy access that didn't require 4wd. This time of year that isn't entirely the case... The horse trail that weaves in and out of the perennial creek spends a lot of time on the grassy floodplains above the creek, and in the summer those grasses are all dead, dry and painful. This makes for an absolutely miserable hiking experience and the only choice is to stay in the creek the entire time. This isn't too bad except for fallen trees to climb over and under and thick tree-whacking. My speed getting through the creek to the river was less than one mile an hour, especially on the hike back this morning when I was spending more time batting spiderwebs with my poles then actually hiking :yuck: .

Anyhow, the creek dumps you right out into the river with no choice but to cross immediately. This doesn't present much of a problem, though, as long as you're okay with carrying your pack above your head and walking in higher than waist deep water. I welcomed it this trip! (As I approached the crossing yesterday I was shocked to see another group- a man and three children- crossing the river with overnight packs and fishing poles ahead of me. The guy waited up for me and we chatted for a few before we went in our separate ways for the evening. I think he said his name was Kurt... Kurt, if you're on here it was nice meeting you!)

The section of river you arrive at is Redmond Flat. It is pristine and beautiful! I can't even begin to describe the beauty of this area... I camped on the sandy beach in my new bug bivy.

I woke up at 4:30 to catch the sunrise and started hiking back around 8AM. The hike back took about 2 hours.

I'll probably revisit this hike in spring when the grass is all green and pleasant to hike through.
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"Arizona is the land of contrast... You can go from Minnesota to California in a matter of minutes, then have Mexican food that night." -Jack Dykinga

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Sep 07 2008
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 Joined Mar 31 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Redmond FlatGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2008
ssk44Triplogs 293
Hiking6.75 Miles 1,573 AEG
Hiking6.75 Miles
1,573 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Redmond Flat 09/07/2008

Redmond Flat is one of my favorite destinations. Utilizing the route that I used will reward you with excellent views and a great overall hike. Love it!
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[ checklist ] Salt River Canyon Wilderness
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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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