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    Arizona Hang part deaux 11/14-15

    AZ Hangers, and HF members!
    November is time for the next Arizona Hang - how about Canyon Creek? It is in a Ponderosa/Oak forest and has a perrenial trout stream with easy foot access.

    This hike is in a wide, shallow canyon that cuts its way into the bottom of the Mogollon Rim, a 200 mile escarpement that holds the largest single stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world..

    Canyon Creek is also being returned to "blue ribbon" status 5 years after a fire and i think that means there are native trout here that come in at 5lbs plus.. Ive seen a few 3 pounders with my own eyes.. fishing is recommended. November btw is when AZGF offers a pro-rated fishing license so if you dont have one get one now or wait till then, out of state fishers can get a 3 day license if desired..

    this is a short easy backpack that requires a 1 mile hike, or up to 5 miles. There's some great areas to hang all along here but i like the area at about 2 miles in.

    Trail can be reached with passenger car unless rain or snow prevents access, unlikely as the monthly rainfall levels average 1.6" and the temps will be in the 53 high, 28 low range. We'll definatly be able to test our cold weather gear, for sure.

    It may be fun to start the trip with a car-camp prior to hiking, as the free campsite at the trailhead would be a great place to have a "know-in" for new guys and let us talk gear and such. I wanna see some more out of state hikers on this one! (yes you, cannibal)
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    Beautiful country! Nice photos, too.

    Wish it wasn't so far away...sigh.

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    I'm marking it down on my calendar. Count me in!
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    maybe we can put together a california carpool on this. I will have to see how work goes. talk of more work coming up around that time.
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    hope you guys can view the link, takes you to a description of this hike with all the details you could ever want to know.. you may have to sign up on the site (free) but i think you can view it as a guest.

    this hike is just an idea. plenty of time to change the plans if objection overwhelms consensus.

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    Sounds good to me. I will mark it on the calendar. Thanks for putting it together Mike.

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    Canyon Creek

    Great idea... please count me in.

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    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
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    this is unrelated and i didnt know where to post the info about my *new* screen-name.. so fwiw the artist formerly known as mikeinfhaz is now "te-wa"
    its been my trail name for a few years (although im not a thru-hiker, yet) and its a cherokee word that means "flying squirrel"

    also makes it easier to figger out where those quilts are coming from..

    ok, back on topic, thanks to those who show interest, the hike is still a few months off, but im sure it will gain some momentum. Id like to see a dozen hangers on this! (or more! )

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    ok, back on topic, thanks to those who show interest, the hike is still a few months off, but im sure it will gain some momentum. Id like to see a dozen hangers on this! (or more! )[/QUOTE]


    Te-wa,

    Marked this on my calendar as well and plan to attend if possible. Just need to arrange a meeting place later down the line as I would be driving west out of NM on Rt. 60.
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    I will try to be there. I just started a new job so it is difficult to know what November brings. However, I look forward to it.
    If I lose 12 more ounces in this pack and gear I can bring one more beer.

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