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May 31 2020
emilystardust
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 Phoenix, AZ
Auger Canyon FallsAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Sep 02 2018
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Auger Canyon FallsAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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RickVincent
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Started out on route towards waterfall, then made a hard left up the prominent rocky peak just in front of Noble Mtn. I've been up here several times. Incredible views of the surrounding valley, Nutrioso, Auger Canyon, Springerville, Dry Valley. Wrapped around east side of mountain on the way down. Lots of downfall obstacles to work around. Looped back towards our cabin arriving 3 hours after we started.
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Apr 07 2018
RickVincent
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Drove up the road from the property to the falls with intention of hiking further up the East fork of the canyon. Anna and my mom along for the hike. We started at the turn-off near the falls and hiked up canyon for 1.5 miles then returned. Perfect cool day for a walk in the White Mountains.
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Feb 03 2018
RickVincent
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Auger Canyon FallsAlpine, AZ
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On my December trip to the falls, the creek and waterfall was completely frozen over with the water still running underneath. Temps have been higher over the last couple weeks. Creek is still frozen in most areas, but not as much as last visit. Holes in the ice around the waterfall area made for some better photo ops. Instead of returning along the creek, I made my way about 1/3 up the mountain to the west to check out some of the remaining snowfall. Snow is patchy, about 50% snow covered and 50% grassy, and just a few inches deep.
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Jul 30 2016
RickVincent
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RickVincent
Hiking4.00 Miles 337 AEG
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Never ended up going to the falls. At the turnoff to the falls, I saw a few elk walk up the mountain to my right. I followed. There were at least a dozen, then I popped over a ridge and saw this...
https://youtu.be/M- ... 3An4
Holy cows and calves!

After they left, I was sidetracked once again. This time by wild raspberries. I spent the next 75 minutes picking a pound of berries. Far more where those came from. I got back just in time for breakfast with my family. Poured out the raspberries on a plate and they were gone in minutes.
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Jun 01 2016
RickVincent
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The beauty of this destination hike has suffered considerably from the 2011 Wallow Fire. Waterfall area is surrounded by blackened dead trees. Deadfall has cluttered up the falls. Safety concerns about remaining trees falling in the near future. The trees started snapping and falling last season, with many more to go.
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Oct 03 2015
RickVincent
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Camping with the kids. Took a one mile stroll down to the falls and back.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
Very windy in the White Mountains. Aspen leaves are falling before peak color. Still a solid week or more away from peak color, but by the time peak hits, there may not be much left on the trees.
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Aug 03 2015
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Unfortunately our time in the White Mountains had run out. We would have to make the long drive back home to work and the heat and all of that we'd come here to escape. But there was still a bit of time before the inevitable. Mary Jo elected to stay at the cabin and pack. Angela and Kelly wanted one little hike to stretch their legs after the previous day's adventure on Baldy. I wanted to do some exploring of the local environs, so I dropped off Kelly and Angela at Auger Canyon. After touring the teaming twin metroplises, or is it metroploi, of Nutrioso and Alpine.

Went to pick up Kelly and Angela. The waterfall along the Auger Canyon hike was actually pretty close to our designated pick up point so they guided me over to it for a quick look see. Cute little fall. I liked it. Was running nicely courtesy of all the recent rain.
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Aug 03 2015
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angela and i wanted to hit one more little hike before leaving the white mountains monday
auger canyon falls was close to ambika's cabin, and seemed like a nice destination off the beaten path
wade dropped us off at the start, and we made our way down to the creek
very pleasant walk through the canyon and forest
so much water it was almost swampy in places
missed the waterfall on the first pass, but caught it on our way back on the forest service road
easy off trail approach
good flow over the sandstone dropoff and a worthy destination to our exploration
something we wouldn't normally have found
i was last in this area in 2007, and the wallow fire damage was sobering
met up with wade back at the truck, and coerced him to make the short trek down from the road in his flip-flops
kudos to rick vincent for writing this one up; we both enjoyed it
many thanks to ambika for lending us her cabin for a great weekend in the white mountains
a shout out to angela for doing the planning, organizing and research so that we had plenty of hikes to choose from
and thanks to mary jo and wade for the great meals, dinner at bear wallow cafe and for driving
plenty of haz appreciation to go around
i think the best part of the trip was hiking near so much running water in cool temps
such a contrast to the valley of the sun
good times, good company :)
haz rocks!
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Aug 03 2015
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 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Auger Canyon FallsAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Almost forgot to post this one: The next morning, after some discussion and finishing off Mary Jo's quiche and Kelly's bacon, we finally came up with a plan. Kelly and I would hike close by before we all cleaned the cabin and started our drive home. With not a single cloud in the sky​, Wade dropped us at the TH. As he was driving off, HAZel was not cooperating at all. I said to Kelly, "we are in trouble if she doesn't wake up" as we had no map and no write-up about this more-or-less-no-trail hike. Fortunately, HAZel came to :) and though we walked back and forth a couple times to get oriented with the route the right way, we finally figured it out and went down toward the creek.

You follow the fence line for a bit before you cross the creek and for most of this hike, there are faint game trails; as long as you follow the right one :-k and that's why you more or less need a track. However, if you stay close to the creek you really can't get too lost but you can get bogged down (see later why). We continued following the trail in the open forest that seems to have been a road at one time. There are several points that have logs and fallen tree debris stretched across to stop the ATVs from making their way around here.

We passed by what we thot was the waypoint for a camping spot not knowing that what looked like a tent for a waypoint icon was really flippers :o . We did veer over toward the creek a little later only to get bogged down in this very wet meadow. After less than 5 minutes of that, we decided to get out of it and stay a little higher. We did end up crossing the creek before crossing back over and hooking up with another game trail through the open forest. At just about the 2 mile mark it was time to cross back on what like seemed to be a bit of a road. The turn around point is pretty much where the burn area starts. And that is when we realized, we totally missed the Falls as we looked up and down the creek area here to no avail. SHEESH! That's when we realized the waypoint was the Falls :-$ .

We hiked up this really rough old road tread that was growing in with grass toward the mountain. It's a bit of an "up" here though gradual. It seems like you swing really wide until the loop takes you north to the nice FR. We kept on eye on HAZel so that we could make our cross-country bid toward the Falls. And guess what, there is actually another trail :) coming off the road for a bit that takes you in the direction of the Falls. You can start to hear the Falls and then veer left to the creek and Voila, there they are. I remembered that the picture Rick had as the feature photo looked like it had been taken from the bottom of the Falls so Kelly found us a way to get down there.

So we played around a bit before heading back to the road where we finished off our hike at exactly 4 miles. We then had Wade drive up to the corner so he could make the short hike to the Falls too. Interestingly, the road drive is much dippier than walking as we hardly noticed any roughness in the FR.

Back to the house we went, did the last bit of cleaning and closing up operation before our drive back to the Valley of the Sun. We stopped at Christopher Creek for a great lunch; good idea Wade. Thx to Wade and Mary Jo for driving. We all had a great time and look forward to our next adventure.

Part 1 to the back of the loop: https://youtu.be/xCEaO...
Part 2 finishing off the loop with a trip to the Falls https://youtu.be/5O45S...
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Gobbler Peak Noble Mountain
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Jul 30 2015
RickVincent
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 Mesa, AZ
Auger Canyon FallsAlpine, AZ
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RickVincent
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Extended 4-day weekend camp trip up at the property. This time with my sister, nephew and niece who are visiting from Dubai.

On the day of our arrival we departed camp for a late afternoon hike to the waterfall in Auger Canyon. Its an easy 1 mile walk (one way) from our camp.

Good flow in the creek today, so the waterfall looked really good.
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Jul 22 2015
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Hiking3.70 Miles 337 AEG
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Oct 11 2014
RickVincent
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Hiking, driving and enjoying the cool outdoors in Auger Canyon.
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Jun 19 2014
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Well the Family and I decided we wanted to get some fresh mountain air so we headed up to Auger Canyon. The upper canyon was all burnt from the wallow fire but the lower canyon still had lots of pine trees and was mostly green. The game trail hugs the creek and at times the creek seemed to have an okay flow and at time seemed to almost disappear. The birds sang us a song as we walked the trail. I stopped to take pictures of some of the flower blossoms and plants.

We made out way down to the falls and my son was very excited he loves the water! The water flow of the falls was very minimal due to the lack of rainfall in the area, but I can imagine they can get crazy as I saw a bunch of washed up trees at the bottom of the falls. I took some photos of the falls and we sat down and had a snack then headed out to finish the trail.

Great place to go for a nice day hike and DO NOT let the burned area keep you away it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this place Rick!
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Jun 15 2014
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A morning trip to the falls. Its took until the 3rd day up here to feel completely acclimated to the elevation. The fresh thin air is like a sedative. Yawn!
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Jun 14 2014
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Just a quick trip to the falls with the kids from our camp in Auger Canyon. Did not hike beyond the falls.
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Aug 25 2013
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I finally got around to fully exploring the creek that runs through this canyon. Followed the winding waterway for 3.5 miles. Due to long sustained rain over a couple days time, the waterfall flow was more than I've ever seen. Its really not a lot of water, but nature's design has created some beautiful cascades that make the flow look like much more than it really is.

I continued past the waterfall along a green meadow. At about the 2 mile mark, I entered an extreme burn area from the Wallow Fire. I could not find a single mature tree that survived the burn in this upper portion of the canyon. The trees were 100% wiped out. A new crop of young aspen are coming back with a vengeance. Some areas were thick like a jungle with aspen reaching about 4-5 feet high. Not bad considering the fire just passed through 2 years ago.

The further up creek I continued the lighter the water flow. The water seemed to just dry up at one point, but then re-emerged further up stream. The water is obviously going underground then resurfacing. The hike became less and less interesting.

I've written a new description for this hike. In the description, I recommend that hikers make their way up to the road before entering this extreme burn area. Today it was a 7.5 mile exploration. The posted description is closer to about 4 miles round trip.

You can spend 2 hours hiking here, or half a day if you stop to enjoy your time at the falls or take a picnic break in the green meadow.
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Jun 23 2013
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First camping trip of the season into the White Mountains (Nutrioso). Specifically, hiked the Auger Canyon area. Started at our property and hiked to the falls that I've named Auger Falls. The falls are about 12 feet high and cascade down to a 15 foot wide by 20 foot long pool. Water flow is rarely very high, just your typical 2' wide by 2-3" deep mountain stream. This is an easy hike that follows along game trails and an old jeep road. I think its about time I document this hike with a description. I need to take the time to hike the full length of this creek up to its source, then post a full description. There may be more noteworthy falls further up the mountain.

2013-08-24 Update: Investigated further upstream. No other significant falls to note. Creek thins out and goes underground in some areas then resurfaces.
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Oct 14 2012
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Went out once early morning and again late morning. Hiked a mix of off-trail and old forest roads in the area. I'm mostly under-impressed with the ability of oak to produce decent fall color, but some tree were better than others, and colors were intense when backlit by the sun. Walked up on a spring-fed creek that cut across the road. Looked ahead and saw a flock of turkeys hustle off up into higher ground. Must have been 15-20 in the flock. Then, moments later, another small group of 10 scampered out the same way.
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Sep 01 2012
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Another weekend escape from the heat. I love it up here. 78 degrees was the hottest I saw on the mercury. Spent a couple days hiking Auger Canyon area, searching for elk, and just enjoying the cool.
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