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AZT Passage #4 - Temporal Gulch

  • Mar 1, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The next passage of our through hike of the Arizona Trail.

Overview: From the Post Office in Patagonia the route follows Highway 82 northeast for 1/4 mile and then turns left on Temporal Canyon Road (FR 72). It follows this road up to the Walker Basin Trailhead in Walker Canyon. After passing Upper Walker Tank it crosses a saddle and then descends, working its way east into Casa Blanca Canyon. It goes by Bear Spring, crosses several drainages and then comes to the Tunnel Springs Trailhead. From here it heads east and then follows the old flume north and east up to Gardner Canyon Road.

Southern Trailhead: Patagonia - Hwy 82

Northern Trailhead: Gardner Canyon Road - FR 92

Water is there but it's pretty far in before the first reliable source so The best bet is to schlep in some extra for the first day and replenish on the second.

We will take at least two vehicles and setup the shuttle Friday night at Gardner Canyon Road while camping that night at Patagonia Lake State Park. The trip will encompass 22.3 miles over Saturday and Sunday with moderate to moderately difficult terrain.

Hope to see you there - corwin

*This isn't a beginner hike, please honestly evaluate your skills and gear before signing up!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    What an awesome trip with great hikers. We really crushed it out there (I'm feeling the after effects today)! Excellent nights, great conversation and I couldn't have asked for better company!

    March 4, 2013

  • Fan

    Great. thanks so much for this awesome hike and group of fun people. here is the detail: total 22.5 miles. moving ave 2.7m/h. Ascent 2803 ft, Descent 830 ft first day, Second day Ascent 1297 ft. descent 1672 ft.

    March 3, 2013

  • Travis G.

    Corwin, I looked, the end of 4 and start of 5 TH and it look civic friendly. I have seen 3/4 TH. I will pick up Fanimal around 5pm and head down.

    February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Are you fast hiker? I am kind slow.

      February 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey not really but I'm no turtle either.

      February 27, 2013

  • mustafa z.

    Hi Corwin!!!
    I will be ready 3:00pm.

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully everyone is ready for next weekend. I've reserved site 87 at Patagonia state park for Friday night. I don't work on Fridays so I like to leave earlier than the carpool time listed above. For those who want to or can leave before then please contact me directly and we'll work out a pickup. I'm aiming for ~3pm to leave phoenix. The weather so far looks to be great during the day and close to freezing each night. I'll bring some wood for the first night (but no bonfires, Mustafa) and on the trail we'll gather what we need. Here's a handy single page map: http://www.aztrail.org/passages/passage_maps/04_TemporalGulch.pdf
    There are gpx files available on hike arizona : http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=2453
    I also have it plotted in Trimbleoutdoors.com so if you are using either of the smartphone applications that link to that site I can send you a link to the route I built.

    If anyone has any other questions or concerns now is the time to ask. - corwin

    February 22, 2013

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