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Mack's Crossing via FR#137 - 4 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 3.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 02 2020
toddak
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55 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
East Clear Creek - Horse Xing to LeonardPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar May 02 2020
toddak
Canyoneering17.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Canyoneering17.00 Miles   8 Hrs      2.13 mph
1,500 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
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Took Mack's Crossing over to the far rim and SW on FR137 to drop in at Horse Crossing, then downstream along scenic ECC. Fairly easy walking for the most part and not too brushy. The Tinder fire 2 years ago caused lots of damage but there's still plenty of beauty in the canyon.

As I was returning downstream to Mack's I was amazed to see a large pickup inching its way down the east side road above me, and we arrived at the crossing at the same time. They had started down from the rim and eventually couldn't back uphill or turn around - you guessed it, "our GPS told us this was a shortcut". They were able to turn around in the creek, hopefully they made it back up and out.
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Jul 25 2015
Hiking_Fool
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59 male
 Joined Mar 12 2011
 Cave Creek, AZ
Mack's Crossing via FR#137Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2015
Hiking_Fool
Hiking5.50 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
600 ft AEG
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Oct 03 2013
Dschur
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60 female
 Joined Oct 25 2002
 Payson, AZ
Mack's Crossing via FR#137Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 03 2013
Dschur
Hiking12.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.67 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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Since this is so close to the Cabin and we couldn't do the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim we did the East Clear Creek hike. I have wanted to see where it goes on the other side of Mack's Crossing so did that too.. The creek was cold. (rocks were slick and in went my feet) It was really windy and felt more like Autumn.
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The oaks were starting to turn yellow and there were a few red woodvines too.
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--On the loose to climb a mountain, on the loose where I am free. On the loose to live my life the way I think my life should be...For we only have a moment and a whole world yet to see...I'll be looking for tomorrow on the loose. ---unknown--
average hiking speed 2.4 mph

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