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Shaw Canyon from the Papago Well Trailhead and State Land to the south - 3/23/2020, 4/5/2020

Created by Charles Miles on 5/27/2020.

2020 March Hoverfly at the Papago Well Trailhead
Hoverfly at the Papago Well Trailhead. Charles Miles. 3/23/2020.
2020 March Desert Rhubarb
Desert Rhubarb. Charles Miles. 3/23/2020.
2020 March Between Posta Quemada and Shaw Canyons
Between Posta Quemada and Shaw Canyons. Charles Miles. 3/23/2020.

March - Once you've visited the Papago Well Trailhead and walked the old road an obvious next thing to do is hike up to the ridge between Posta Quemada and Shaw Canyons (with great views of the Whetstones) and down into Shaw Canyon.

2020 March Looking Up Shaw Canyon
Looking Up Shaw Canyon. Charles Miles. 3/23/2020.
2020 March Flowing Water in Shaw Canyon
Flowing Water in Shaw Canyon. Charles Miles. 3/23/2020.



2020 April Shaw Canyon in the Rincon Mountain Wilderness
Shaw Canyon in the Rincon Mountain Wilderness. Charles Miles. 4/5/2020.
2020 April Looking up canyon at Charlies Dam in Shaw Canyon 01
Looking up canyon at Charlies Dam in Shaw Canyon 01. Charles Miles. 4/5/2020.

April - Shaw canyon exits the south edge of the Rincon Mountain Wilderness and flows into Arizona State Trust Land where an old ranch road meets the canyon, access to the Arizona State Trust Land south of the wilderness is complicated by blocks of private land. From the wilderness boundary we hike up canyon - we don't see any cattle but we can see that they have enjoyed the canyon too, thankfully their impact seems relatively light at the moment.

2020 April Looking down Shaw Canyon from Charlies Dam
Looking down Shaw Canyon from Charlies Dam. Charles Miles. 4/5/2020.
2020 April Eating
Eating. Charles Miles. 4/5/2020.
2020 April Onion in Shaw Canyon
Onion in Shaw Canyon. Charles Miles. 4/5/2020.

Exploring the canyon eats day surprisingly quickly and after reaching our previous footsteps in Shaw Canyon we turn around in time to make the slow drive out in the last of the day's light.

2020 April Beautiful Skies over Shaw Canyon
Beautiful Skies over Shaw Canyon. Charles Miles. 4/5/2020.

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