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Dec 25 2009
nonot
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 Joined Nov 18 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Byous Butte Loop with Hewitt Ridge CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2009
nonot
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   4 Hrs      0.93 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Bypassed the Class 3 stuff at and above the falls.
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Dec 25 2009
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 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
Byous Butte Loop with Hewitt Ridge CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Hiking2.90 Miles 1,080 AEG
Hiking2.90 Miles   4 Hrs      0.73 mph
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Ref: This remote and completely "off trail" hike is a variation of my Byous Butte Loop w/Hewitt Ridge Cyn Hike I will call.. Byous Butte Main Drainage-Hewitt Ridge Hike ;

I first discovered this remote area last Jan 1, 2009, and soon after completed this subject HAZ Hike Description. Upon arriving at our New Years Day'09 ending destination.. http://www.hikearizona.com/phoZOOM.php?ZIP=82624 I knew I had to return to try and find a way above this 40' Waterfall Class 3 Area to see all that was beyond.

This Christmas Day'09 was my planned return hike. I knew I needed another adventurous hiker to join me and fortunately our HAZ-nonot(Steve) was interested. We started in at 10am from what I call the TH Start at the intersection of FR172/Main Byous Butte Drainage which is very close to the TH Parking area at Byous Spring/FR172 (see my posted GPS Route for all details). Steve led the way and with his good eye for canyoneering and after some scrambling up the NW side of this Class 3 area.. http://www.hikearizona.com/phoZOOM.php?ZIP=117260 ,we successfully made our way up to part-of what I had waited a year to see.. http://www.hikearizona.com/phoZOOM.php?ZIP=117265 :y: .

On my attached pic set I have included a considerable amount of pic caption detail to help add some clarity to this most enjoyable, remote, and scenic area to explore. My sincere thanks to Steve for joining me and with his partial loop hike idea to connect with my Saddle#1 hiking route back to our campsite (as opposed to hiking back out the way we came in), I/we now have a whole new remote area opened-up to explore for my next trip here :GB: .. http://www.hikearizona.com/phoZOOM.php?ZIP=117271
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Jan 01 2009
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Byous Butte Loop with Hewitt Ridge CanyonGlobe, AZ
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Hiking3.70 Miles 1,710 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   0.69 mph
1,710 ft AEG
 
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This Jan 1st 2009 was very rewarding beginning with the early morning greeting of a beautiful sunrise(over Byous Butte at our campsite), through our planned day hike loop with a special side trip to a less visited, remote canyon spur in hidden Hewitt's Ridge, and ending with a wonderful gourmet dinner, a nice campfire, and friends to share with the days' events.

I had been planning for the past two years to find the right time to try this rugged-mostly off trail, only 3.7ml loop hike, but requiring 5 hours of needed patience & persistence to complete. Today, January 1st was the right day! :DANCE:

Please see my attached trip "pic set with detailed note captions" to walk-you- through our rewarding adventure this day! I do also hope that some of you might review my new HAZ hike description and have an interest in doing this intermediate hike. IF you wait long enough there will be a defined route through..as I shall return! :D
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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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