Chevelon Canyon Backpack

  • September 13, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Are you up for a challenging non-technical canyoneering weekend?  If you like riparian canyons, boulder hopping, bushwacking, and deep wading, then this trip is for you.

Chevelon Canyon is a remote and rugged area up on the Mogollon Rim.  Expect great swimming holes, grassy campsites, towering canyon walls, and lots of wildlife! 

The route will be 16 hard off-trail miles, so this trip is well suited to fit and experienced backpackers.  This is a water hike with possible swims.  You will be in and out of the creek all day long.

The plan is to camp Friday evening at Chevelon Crossing Campground.  After setting up the car shuttle on Saturday morning, we'll hike an easy 3-4 miles south to Durfee Crossing and drop into Chevelon Canyon.  We'll head upstream for the next day and a half, camping creekside Saturday evening.  On Sunday, we'll exit at the dam.  We'll stop in Pine at the Rimside Grill for a late lunch on the way home.

The hike leader will screen all participants.  If we haven't hiked together before, we'll need to have a chat about your fitness level and experience.

Here's a write-up of the hike: http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=782

 

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  • Kym B.

    Had a great time everyone!!! Can't wait to see you all again soon. Lisa, maybe I'll set up a spring time trip and you can go with me!

    September 16, 2013

  • Carri

    Nice photo's people-I really liked the dramatic ones! Thanks Dan for being our leader!

    September 16, 2013

  • Lisa

    Great to meet all of you! Dan thanks for leading us!!! Kym, my Havasupai trip might be cancelled so I'm dying to hear how yours goes...

    September 16, 2013

  • Carri

    NIce weekend. Weather held out for us. Good group of people!

    September 16, 2013

  • Rebecca

    This was a perfect weekend; great weather, great people! Thanks for putting this together, Dan!

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn it im always late !! next time! :€

    September 13, 2013

  • Carri

    Hey Dan,

    You want to carpool over from Tempe???

    September 12, 2013

    • Dan G.

      That would work for me Carri. Give me a call and we'll set it up

      September 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    I've never met a group at the casino. Is the meeting spot obvious?

    September 12, 2013

    • Dave B

      Everyone will meet in the NE corner of the parking lot, closest to the fire station. The key is to NOT turn in at the hotel but turn in at the 2nd road (Ft McDowell Road). Almost immediately as you enter the casino, turn right and go to the far NE corner. If you're in the right place, you'll see a fire station directly across the street.

      September 12, 2013

    • Lisa

      Cool thanks! I'm better at route-finding on dirt than pavement...

      September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey do you guys have a list of things to bring.? It would be my first time :€

    September 12, 2013

    • Dave B

      @Fever: There's a packing list saved in the Files section. On the main menu bar under the More drop down menu.

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Rebecca

    This sounds like a great trip! Can't wait!

    July 23, 2013

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