Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
White Canyon Day Hike
when Saturday, November 19, 2022
where Tonto National Forest, south of Superior
the hike     Trailblazers, led by Bill Zimmerman, did this hike on March 9, 2013. Trail begins a few miles south of Superior on the west side of highway 177. We start south on an old road, then go due west to Wood Canyon.
    The last time I did this trail (Dec 10, 2019), there was an interesting yucca forest here. I am not sure if this area survived the Telegraph fire of June 2021. We proceed south in Wood canyon for several miles, then cut southeast over a ridge that overlooks White Canyon, which is very scenic here.
    The first Trailblazers expedition explored deep into White Canyon, where several pools needed to be waded. In 2019, we skirted this part of the canyon by taking a more northerly track, and going up and down a few ridges. Once clear of the ridges, we hike northeast and then north back to our cars through a side canyon.
    About half of this hike will be off-trail, with the rest on seldom-used game trails. I am rating this hike as a solid "A" for length and off-trail hiking.
    Dinner afterwards in Superior for any who are interested.
Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Rain poncho
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
Recommended:
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
distance 11 miles
time 8 hours
EC 1500' elevation change
type loop
starting at A few miles south of Superior on the west side of hwy 177.
on trail 50%
rating "A"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Superior
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 7:30 AM at Home Depot in Mesa on the southeast corner of Power and US 60.
drive
•  Turn off is a few miles south of Superior.
Mile post 162.

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