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First Water Creek -- on/off trail hike

  • Feb 1, 2014 · 7:15 AM


FIRST WATER CREEK UPPER LOOP - Superstitions    Sat, Feb 1

Leader:  Phil Newell  ([masked])    Length:  7.2 miles

Phone: [masked]     Rating:  Moderate

MEET in south end of the Home Depot parking lot (Power Rd & Superstition Springs), DEPART @7:30 am *  Elev Change:  710 ft 

This is a really nice day hike in the Superstitions. We start by taking the Dutchman Trail from the trailhead and then we will follow a loop from the Dutchman Trail, through the First Water Creek bed, out into the wide West Boulder Canyon, down into O'Grady Canyon, and then back on the Dutchman.  We will be following the creek bed for much of the hike, so there is a slight chance of wet feet!  If the creek has flowing water, we should see nice waterfalls.  We may need to take a diversion here and there if there is a lot of water and that means Cat Claw!, so long pants may be helpful. 

Also bring hand trimmers and gloves to improve the way for those who will follow.

 Rated at Moderate as we may be off trail to avoid water as necessary.  

After the hike we will stop for an early dinner in Apache Junction.

* Or meet at the First Water trailhead @ 8:00 am

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent hike! Beautiful weather and great friends! Thanks Phil!

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Phil, Thanks for getting us outdoors. Great day!!!

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks guys. I'm sure I'll make it to another hike soon.

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike Awesome group greg so glad you found your dog

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Found the dog about two miles up the trail in case u were wondering.

    3 · February 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Greg, we received the 411 while at the restaurant after hike, there were cheers all round, everyone was very relieved. Hope to see you and the four legged clan on future hikes.

      February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all, you are a great group! See you next time.

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good times.

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here at home depot. Black ford escape.

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We've found a ride. Thanks!!

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let me know if u cant find a ride. I've got room for two, but I'm coming from North Glendale so if u live in North Tempe I can make a small detour.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you at the TH.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll meet you guys at the trail head! :)

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you at the trail head.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you at the trail head.

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I'm a new arrival in Tempe and am looking forward to my first hike with you. But...I'll need a ride from someone who's passing through Tempe. Please let me know. Have a great week!
    [masked]

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    anybody coming from Surprise (NW Valley) area, maybe can car pool to meet up point. Let me know. [masked].

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love to hike - I'd live to explore more!

    January 18, 2014

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