Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Aravipa Canyon Day Hike
when Thursday, October 28, 2021
where Galiuro Mountains
the hike     This is a one day adventure in the Galiuro Mountains. You ask where is that? Draw a line between Globe and Wilcox. At the middle of the line in the middle of nowhere is Araviapa. This is a splendid day hike—6 miles in a stream bed (3 in & 3 out). Your feet will get wet. The stream is likely to only be ankle deep. The days will be warm, but with a cool stream to walk in, it will not be bad. The leaves may be changing colors and the rocks of the canyon walls will be splendid.
    There are turkeys, deer, coatimundi and many other animals we could see.
    Only 10 persons allowed and I count as one.
Required:
•  Hiking gear
Recommended:
•  Camera
•  Long pants
•  Dry shoes & socks left at cars.
distance 6 miles
EC +-100' elevation change
type round trip
on trail 100% — but a very wet trail.
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost There is a charge of $7 to hike Araviapa. Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member. Your place is not reserved until I get the $7.
weather Mammoth. Not a good match, but the nearest place with weather.
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 7:00 AM in the parking lot south of Home Depot on the NW corner of Superstitions Springs & Power Road, just south of the Superstition Freeway. Most cars must be left here. Only 2 cars allowed at the trailhead and the rangers do check
drive
•  Take the US-60 to Superior.
Then on AZ-177 toward Mammoth. At Home Depot better directions will be given.
At the beginning of the road to Araviapa any cars beyond the 2 permitted will be left. For the last 10 miles everyone must fit in the 2 cars. The road is easily drivable by cars.
I will only have permits for 2 cars. Any others will be ticketed and/or towed.

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