Early January exploratory hike/adventure

  • January 2, 2013 · 7:00 AM

Todd and myself will again be heading back to the Salt River Canyon area north of Globe. There is much to see and explore here in these areas. Absolutely stunning views most do not normally get to see., plus there are old cars, mines, abandoned towns and more. We have never been disappointed. We will have this next trip on Wednesday. If you may be interested in going to one of these but, can only go on certain days of the week, let us know. We can plan a future hike on different days.
The permit is $10 and we buy them in Globe on the way there. Bring camera, back pack, snacks, water, change of shoes and socks, long pants, sweatshirt, jacket, flashlight. If you love adventure as we do and the normal hiking paths around are not enough. This may be right for you. Lots of fun!
As before, we will meet at the IHOP on Baseline near Val Vista in Mesa. It is just south of the 60 fwy and easy to get to. From there, you can either take your own vehicle or share a ride. There is not a problem leaving a vehicle there for the day. This will be the 11th exploration/adventure hike for us in just over a year. We try to go at least once a month during the milder time of year. Check out the past pics that are posted.

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  • Steve

    It started out not the best in the morning. The road to where we wanted to go to was not passable by our car so, we could not go where we had planned, then we got separated. We regrouped though and the afternoon was much better. We did not find much in car stuff but, hiked some very rugged terrain with incredible views. I entered 2 block off mines only to find them not very deep. We are gaining a better understanding of the area though with each visit. We are going back in 2 weeks.

    January 3, 2013

  • Steve

    Hi Crystal,
    Not aware of a site with this hike location. These are exploratory hikes that not many know of. You get to explore and see things few other know about. You could do a google earth search, or various searches on - Salt River Canyon, Seneca. If you have not been there, it is basically a small version of the Grand Canyon. Better in some ways in that you can drive down 5 miles to the bottom and back up and 5 miles on the other side.
    We will be hiking/exploring behind the Seneca area on the south side of the Salt River Canyon.

    December 29, 2012

    • Steve

      The area we will be exploring this time is on the south side of the canyon behind the Senea area. We will drive as far as we can and then hike the rest. we are not hard core hikers but, casual, adventurous hikers. Difficulty? Hard to say but, I would guess beginner to intermediate. We will be hiking on old abandoned roads and much of it has plant growth from over the many decades since they have been used. That is why we suggest long pants. It'll be cool enough to want to wear layers anyway.

      December 31, 2012

    • Steve

      We will not be hiking to the bottom and back up. If you are not familiar with the area, hwy 60 goes through the canyon- 5 miles down and 5 miles up. The road was carved out in the 1930s as a way to get to Show Low. Before that, people drove to San Carlos and up to McNary and then had to double back to get to Show Low. If you haven't been there, it is among the most beautiful places in Arizona!

      December 31, 2012

  • Steve

    You could also look up San Carlos reservation. They are on the south side of the canyon ( White Mountain Apache tribe on north side ).

    December 29, 2012

    • Crystal W.

      Thank you for the update. That was very nice of you. I am lower than a beginner so I will have to pass but thank you. Hope that you have a lot of fun exploring.

      December 30, 2012

  • Steve

    here is the rest of my message. Meet up had a character limit, so..

    Not sure how you know the Phoenix area but, from the east end- Mesa/Apache Junction, it is a 20ish minute drive to Superior , then another 30 minutes or so to Globe. At Globe, we stop at the Subway, or similiar and get a sandwich for lunch later. There we also buy our San Carlos Apache hiking permit ( $10 ). From Globe, it is about another 25 minutes to our area. There is much to see, so much in fact, we have been there close to a dozen times and we keep on finding more interesting things.

    We have found a few ghost towns, several mines and related equipment and some very old cars, 50's and older. That is why we call it exploritory. It is adventurous but, not dangerous.

    If there are questions that Todd or myself can answer, let us know.

    thanks

    December 29, 2012

  • Crystal W.

    Is there a website on the hike location? I would like more information. Thank you!

    December 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work on weekdays but am available for weekend hikes.

    December 29, 2012

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