East Clear Creek

Sunday, September 3, 2017
"Missed The Turn" Mark - mnashley@yahoo.com
A LENGTH: 10.4 M ELEV GAIN: Less than 1,000 ft PACE: Medium

"Why don't he write?"  Back from my solo hiker summer hiatus, I am ready to keep my streak of zero-member hikes intact!  This time I offer a hike along East Clear Creek from Jones Crossing.  I could not complete the recon in part due to the absence of a clear trail at the start and a water obstacle and weather in early August.  Therefore, though we should be past the monsoon on this weekend, bring an extra pair of shoes for water crossings if the level remains high.  We might also do a bonus hike on the right rim for canyon views and a shot of a tree growing out of a rock!  

Contact the hike leader by 8:00 pm the Thursday before the hike to work out a meeting place and time.  

In addition to spare shoes or socks, pack at least 3 liters of water and clothing to match a September hike at 7,000+, involving water obstacles.  In addition, if there is a forecast of storms in the high country, this hike might be scrubbed as the canyon walls here quickly get steep and high.