West Clear Creek Trail #17, AZ

This is a moderate 2c II hike with 5 water crossings, 2,000 ft plus elevation gains with a total elevation change of around 4,500 ft . There is loose scree in places with several steep areas. NOT A BEGINNER HIKE !!!

We will put in at Bullpen, and hike Trail #17 approx 6 miles to camp. We set up camp and enjoy the cool water of West Clear Creek. optional side hike to the falls. In the morning we start the 1.7 mile 1800 foot climb to the top and out of the canyon. We then follow FR 214A about 2 mile to Blodget Basin Trail # 31 and follow it for 2.5 miles back to our vehicles, or swimming hole to cool off.

Please consider the following:

Waking stick.

Water shoes.

Dry socks.

Water purifier.

Bug protection.

There is poison oak in this canyon !!

This is a Hang friendly camp area.

Tarp.

Rain gear.


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  • Carri

    Yes, Thanks a lot NICK!!! I want to make one of those.

    April 28

    • Nick S.

      Cut the hose yes, but no need to heat it up or melt it. I'd be happy to help at the next club meeting.

      April 29

    • Carri

      Okay-I will let you know if I have it by then.

      April 29

  • Carri

    Hey James-can you send over the website for the sail material you were talking about please?

    April 29

  • Sondra

    And a big thanks to Nick for sharing his nifty water filter system with everyone.

    April 28

    • Nick S.

      No problem! I'll bring the 6 liter platy next time.

      1 · April 28

  • Sondra

    The downhill section - was to say the least - exciting.

    1 · April 28

  • Sondra

    BCH trips are always the best. A big thanks to James for leading this fun and exciting adventure.

    April 28

  • Nick S.

    A good hike with a surprise snowstorm!

    1 · April 28

  • Carri

    Thanks James! The trip was a lot of fun. Great people and a beautiful place to camp! The weather was very unexpected but made it that much more of an adventure.

    2 · April 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for planning a great adventure, James! Beautiful scenery and wonderful company, couldn't ask for a better week-end!

    2 · April 27

  • James

    Awesome trip 8 people in 8 out. We had some rain, sleet, and snow, but ended in a terrific day!! You all made this a fun and rewarding trip. Thank you all for the adventure.

    1 · April 27

  • James

    Looks like the rain will be done by 3pm, if we see any at all !

    2 · April 26

  • Michele

    Wahhhhh!Think I've got stomach bug. So glad it came on today and not on the trail. Have a great trip .

    April 25

    • Sondra

      Gonna miss you out there.

      April 25

  • Nick S.

    Bring on the rain!!

    April 25

  • Carri

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    April 25

    • A former member
      A former member

      C

      1 · April 25

  • Drew H.

    Hello everyone. I am sorry to say I won't be able to join. I have been called into work unexpectedly. Have fun!

    April 25

  • Karen

    Sorry, family emergency

    April 24

    • Michele

      Sorry Karen. Hope everything works out well.

      1 · April 24

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll miss you! Was looking forward to backpacking with you. See you on the trail another time.

      1 · April 25

  • Carri

    Weathers looking kind of sketchy???? Is there any possiblity of Flash Flooding this time of year?

    April 23

    • James

      We are not going to see enough rain to raise the creek levels, and by the time the rain starts, we will be out of the creek.

      3 · April 23

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would Daisey, the outdoor-loving, friendly dog be welcome to go?

    April 16

    • Michele

      I'll vouch for Daisy! Just keep her booty out of cactus.

      April 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep, Michele, but Sondra will be there with her multi-tool just in case...

      1 · April 17

  • Michele

    I really hope to do this one. I'v been having a knee pain the last 3 weeks I hiked (strained ligament--LCL I think). I'm taking it easy this week and next trying to heal it. I plan on doing a hike the weekend before to see how I do. Doesn't look like anyone is on the wait list but if I feel like I am not good to go hike this I will drop out by the 19th. I don't want to get blacklisted for dropping at the last minute. Do we have a deal? :)

    April 5

  • Melissa

    I had some unexpected surgery. Not sure that I will be up to backpacking by then, so sick will let someone else have my spot.

    1 · March 27, 2014

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