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Agua Fria Backpack
January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
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Focusing on hot meals.
Where: Aqua Fria National Monument. Backpack along the Aqua Fria River from Badger Springs
When: January 20-21, 2018.
Depart Saturday at 7:30 AM from Madison #1 parking lot. Plan on
returning Sunday afternoon.
Info: A 5 to 6 mile overnight hike in the Aqua Fria National Monument. We will backpack from Badger Springs along the Aqua Fria to a water and set up camp. We will than take a day hike up Baby Canyon along Bishop Creek to explore several Hohokam ruins. Hike up to Perry Mesa and walk along the ridge before dropping back down to our Aqua Fria campsite. Expect
a relatively easy to moderate hike. Be prepared to get your feet wet.
‐ Backpack ‐ Tent with rain fly ‐ Sleeping pad & sleeping bag (35 degree)
‐ First Aid Kit
‐ Water Bottles or Camelback (2 liters)
‐ Water Filter or purification tablets (share/patrol)
‐ Flashlight/head lamp
‐ Mess Kit
‐ Toilet Kit
‐ Hiking Clothes / Change of Clothes
‐ Hiking Shoes/Boots & Shoes for water crossings
‐ Backpack Stove & fuel (share/patrol)
‐ Cooking pans/pots (share/patrol)
Meals: Saturday Breakfast – Eat before leaving or on the way
Saturday Dinner (Patrol Cooking)
We’ll check weather conditions prior to departure.