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Haunted Canyon in the Superstitions Backpacker

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Haunted Canyon in the Superstitions Backpacker

Time & Location

Feb 19, 7:30 AM MST – Feb 20, 11:30 AM MST

Gila County, Haunted Canyon, Arizona 85545, USA

About the Event

Haunted Canyon in the Superstitions

MEET at the church by 7:30am, February 19. We will depart no later than 8am.

CARPOOL is recommended to limit the number of cars near the trailhead.

WHAT: We will drive about 1:45 to the Haunted Canyon Trailhead on the east side of the Superstitions. The hike is five miles out and back along a creek bed and there is opportunity to explore an old cabin which might extend the route.

GEAR:

Backpack

Sleeping bag

Tarp

Sleeping pad

Tent is optional

1.5 gallons of water (3 32 oz Nalgenes) 1 for cooking, 2 for drinking ***We are hiking along a creek so there may be water. Checking reports***

Small stove

Sack lunch

1 dehydrated dinner, 1 dehydrated breakfast

First Aid/Survival kit

Compass

Sunscreen

WEATHER: It is about 60 during the day but around freezing at night.

I recommend most of your clothing is on your body and in layers. A synthetic t-shirt, long-sleeved layer, insulated jacket/sweatshirt and a shell/outer layer. Light weight pants for night. Two extra pair of wool socks and sturdy shoes. A cap during the day and a warm hat for the night and morning. Nothing more. You need to save your pack weight for water.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: You and your Scout must be realistic about his fitness level. This is not a difficult trail, but if he struggles on a three mile hike, this is not the time to throw a pack on and go farther.

See you soon!

Mr. Moseley

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