Backpacking thread

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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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