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Dutchman/Boulder Canyon Loop (East of Apache Junction)

Description: Starting at First Water trailhead in the superstitions, we'll head east along the Dutchman's trail until we hit boulder canyon. From there, we'll head north (hopefully there'll be some water in the river), and finally head back west to first water trailhead via the second water trail. This will be a fairly long hike with some sandy areas along boulder canyon. The hills are generally gentle ones, with a steeper climb out of boulder canyon, and descent back into first water trailhead along the second water trail. An online trail description may be found here.
Difficulty: Difficult (distance)
Total Distance: 11 miles
Start Elevation: 2292 ft.
Elevation Gain: 880 ft.
Water to Bring: 3 liters
Drive Time: 1 hour
Alternate Meeting Time/Place: Let me know if you want to meet us at the trailhead, at say 9:15 or so.
Estimated Return Time: 5:00 pm or so, if we don't get something to eat after, 6:30 if we do.
Minimum Attendees Required: 3
Special Instructions: Bring lunch for eating along the trail. If the group is interested, we can get a bite to eat after the hike. 

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  • Joe V.

    Ron, this message is late. I have been very busy at work and my 2013 taxes preparation has been a nightmare. Well better late than never. Thanks for leading this hike. I enjoyed the company and the very interesting conversations. Also, I just posted the pics I took on this hike.

    April 11, 2014

  • Sunshine

    Great day in the Supes with a great group of peeps. Enjoyed hiking on Boulder Canyon Trail with a little bit of bush wacking. Thanks for leading Ron!

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perfect day to hike with some good folks

    March 8, 2014

  • Ronald H.

    Looks like 4 at Pyle, and 3 at first water. I'll be @pyle at 8:00am.

    March 7, 2014

  • Irma

    I will carpool with Sunshine from Power Road (Home Depot) and see you at the TH.

    March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet at the trailhead.

    March 6, 2014

  • Sunshine

    I'll meet at the TH. Pyle is going in the opposite direction for me. :)

    March 4, 2014

  • Ronald H.

    The weather (so far) looks pretty good for Saturday. I'll assume we'll all be meeting at Pyle.. If anyone needs to meet at the trailhead, let me know. FYI, my cell is (480)[masked] should anyone need to contact me. See you all sat morning!

    March 4, 2014

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  • Ronald H.
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Irma
    Assistant Organizer
  • Joe V.
    Member
  • Sunshine
    Member
  • A former member
  • A former member
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