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Horton Spring - Mogollon Rim - Payson Arizona

This is Horton Spring - the start of Horton Creek. Horton Creek flows south and joins Tonto Creek which flows into the Verde River (?) {correction Salt River}. I hiked Derrick Trail to Highline Trail to Horton Spring and in on the Horton Creek Trail. Beautiful area just below the Mogollon Rim. The spring is just north of the junction where the Highline Trail crossed Horton Creek. The area is a transitional biome with Juniper-Pinyon mixed with full Ponderosa forest. Beautiful hike and great trout fishing. Becoming too popular and crowded. Arizona Passages

 

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Taken on June 8, 2008