January 14, 2013
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I have been hiking in this area since 1968. Before that I was a caver in Tucson with hiking to caves.
Great group of hikers. We went within sight of Alcove Arch but did not hike to it/them. We did visit the best set of Secret Canyon swimming holes. At the trailhead we encountered Chuck Crandel---known to me from my NAU Hiking Club days---many years ago. He was searching for a friend, lost from Manzanita C. G. with no food and after days of fasting---though, he did carry a guitar and was seen hiking. Chuck had left his car back near the pavement and hiked in---so we gave him a ride out and filled the back of the truck with walkers.