Backpacking thread

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  1. BigRedRage

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    I've been wanting to check this out w my lady. I've never been and she's all about backpacking and figure it would be a good weekend spot. I've heard lots of good things and should probably research the trails. Get any photos?

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    A little rough in spots. Any SUV/crossover could make it with no problems if taken slow. 4x4 is not needed. Obviously a monsoon storm could change the road conditions.
     
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    I'm not the photographer of the group.
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    We camped at the 2nd star. The first star is the awesome swimming hole. Coordinates are below.

    34°31'59.6"N 111°39'56.9"W
    Yavapai County, AZ 86322
    https://goo.gl/maps/LEkyWS3cq866yjgt8
     
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    Very cool
     
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    Yeah I need to do this. Maybe late July/early August

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    Just be mindful of monsoon storms upstream. You wouldn't want to get caught in a flashflood.
     
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    That was my first thought as I typed it. I tend to stick to places with quick high ground routes that time of year. Storms can be many miles away and still get ur ass

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    When myself, Alex and two friends hiked West Fork last Saturday (10 days ago) we went past the trail about a mile. One of the guys brought that up - what do you do? I pointed out (at that particular place) three different spots you could climb aways up from the creek. I had a friend in Flagstaff that died in a flash flood in the Grand Canyon - I always try to stay aware, even when there isn't rain anywhere in the state :)
     
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    5 days to go. So excited.
     
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    heading out Friday, probably knoll lake again since tonto is closed. drove to payson on Friday, cant believe how much burnt down on the way there.
     
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    I haven't been up there, but have seen pictures - the Bush Fire destroyed some of my favorite areas. And it will be centuries, if ever before it recovers.
     
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    Most of the mountain side landscape I expect will be back somewhat quickly. Juniper and other bushes should come roaring back. The burnt down cactus is a different story. I have not ventured into it, dont think you even can, to see some of the more dense vegetation areas.
     
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    Did the Cabin Loop Trail last weekend. 30 miles over 3 days. A little rain that I was totally unprepared for but was able to wait it out under trees. I learned so much and can't wait for my next adventure.

    In the picture with the pipe. The road/trail is washed out and officially closed but people are still climbing down one side and up the other. That pipe is about 6' tall and th washout is 2 stories tall. It was pretty impressive. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    That’s awesome I would love to do that hike
     
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    Nice pictures. Looks like you had a great time.
     

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