Category Archives: Arizona hiking

Plan B — Deer Creek Trail


At our weekly planning meeting on Monday, George kindly voluntold me to lead a hike that I’d suggested a couple of times before.  Our Friday hike was going to be the “Little Saddle Mountain” trail from Mormon Grove TH downhill … Continue reading

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Boulder Canyon Trail – Love and Hate


I love it! Because the Boulder Canyon Trail from the marina to the Battleship Overlook is perhaps the shortest route available to see the rugged grandeur of the interior of the Superstition Mountains. But I hate it! Because the hike … Continue reading

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Four Peaks – Looking Down on the Supes


North of the Superstitions lies another range of mountains, called the Mazatzals.  The Superstitions seem to get all the attention and publicity, perhaps because of their “mysterious” name and the legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold, but for size, diversity, and … Continue reading

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Reavis Trail Canyon trail


Or……. “Hiking on the path Elisha trod”  No, the title isn’t a mistake.  Yesterday (Friday 2/20) small group of CVHC hikers, led by George (no relation to the gent above, although the resemblance is striking) hiked in Reavis Trail Canyon. … Continue reading

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Barnhardt Canyon — Hiking with Chris


Last Wednesday, Feb 11th, was a special hike in more ways than one. Our youngest boy, Chris, came down to Arizona for a few days visit last week.  In the time available we did all the usual stops to show … Continue reading

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Black Mesa Loop


  On Friday we hiked the Black Mesa Loop out of First Water trailhead.  This is stitched-together route consisting of segments of the Second Water trail and the Lost Dutchman trail, connected by the Black Mesa  trail to form the … Continue reading

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Wave Cave


Today Jim Hardy led a group of us on a hike new to almost everyone in the club, a 4-mile (2-in, 2-out) trek to a cave on the flanks of the Three Sisters formation in the Superstitions.  You won’t find … Continue reading

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Red Rocks and Mud – Whitford Canyon


Last Wednesday (after the Tuesday rainstorm) Botany Bob led a group of us on a pretty hike at Whitford Canyon.  Half the adventure was the trip to the trailhead which is on Forest Road 650 (the back-door road to Montana … Continue reading

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Happy New Year


Yesterday I promised that I’d pass along some photos if our storm gave us snow overnight. Here are a couple of shots that I got this morning. Enjoy snow on the Superstitions.  

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Siphon Draw on New Years Eve


(…or, “Dammit, I left my rain gear in the boat!”) This morning a small group of us (six) headed out to the Siphon Draw trail.  Weather reports predicted rain around noon, and the early morning skies didn’t look that bad! … Continue reading

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