Saturday or Sunday: After we have lunch in Pima and get settled
in at the Four Mile campsite, and if we have enough time left, we drive over to
the cliff dwelling at Turkey Creek. This will let us check out the road conditions.
Four wheel drive may be required after the campgrounds. We can have a fire
at this campground if we bring wood. The days are long at this time of the year,
so we should have time to see the cliff dwelling at Turkey Creek.
next day: Drive to the junction of Turkey and Aravaipa Creeks and park
the trucks. Two four wheel drive trucks will be enough for 10 persons for the
last 1.5 miles, and that road can be bad. Cars can manage the road until the
last 1.5 miles. We then get to backpack into Aravaipa. 90% of the trail is the
creek, so we will be getting our feet wet. We will set up camp at Hell Hole Canyon.
After camp is setup we may do a hike to Booger Canyon.
I have a 4 wheel drive truck.
next day: Leave base camp and head north into Hell Hole slot canyon.
We should have lunch at the north boundary of Aravaipa. This will let us see the
complete canyon. We will then return to base camp with some detours up some
of the side canyons. The north end of this canyon is open desert. To escape the
heat we may start in the early morning for this hike.
last day: Pack up base camp and head back to the trucks.
We will leave after noon, so we will have lunch at the base camp.
Should get to good dirt road before dark, and then have dinner in Globe.