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!