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Club Information => Member Coordinated Events => Archived Member Events => Topic started by: Hammer (Avi) on June 15, 2015, 02:04:41 AM

Title: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 15, 2015, 02:04:41 AM
Some friend and I will be camping near Bear Canyon Lake in a couple weeks.  I have never camped here before but the spot was recommended to me by a friend.  I plan on spending June 26-28th camping, fishing, and enjoying the hammock.  

All are welcome, location on google maps Here (https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4048177,-111.0075936,193m/data=!3m1!1e3).

Let me know when you can be there, it would be nice to have someone show up early to reserve a spot.  
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 15, 2015, 03:17:31 AM
I'm interested in this. Gotta get approval from the olé ball and chain. If I can't camp I might come up early Saturday to fish.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: xZilla on June 15, 2015, 06:51:38 AM
My brother is coming into town for a week on the 27th, if I can convince him to get out of the heat I would be coming up.

If you are fishing bear canyon make sure to hit up Knoll and Chevelon as well, possibly even Haigler creek if you have the time all 3 locations NEVER disappoint.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 15, 2015, 07:51:45 AM
I'm out, I have to work that whole weekend, but I have most of the following week off.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 15, 2015, 05:49:44 PM
I might actually be able to go. I thought that was Father's Day weekend. It's not. So put me as a maybe.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 16, 2015, 04:09:26 AM
I will be heading up Saturday morning for the day. What all would you like me to bring?
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 16, 2015, 04:59:43 AM
Looks like no fire restrictions so everyone bringing a couple bundles would be good.  Can usually be found at ACE.  Mostly just bring food and supplies for yourself, remember it can get cold at night there.  Also, be prepared to pack out what you pack in. 
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Post by: Azfronty99 on June 16, 2015, 07:14:30 AM
I may join to

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Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 16, 2015, 11:31:33 AM
I won't be camping but I'll bring some wood and beer
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Stoic V on June 16, 2015, 01:09:49 PM
I will try to get that Sunday off work. If my plans go the way I want them, I will come up Saturday afternoon.  I will camp Saturday and Sunday night. 
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Clifford3200 on June 16, 2015, 04:30:49 PM
Awesome, I'm off and would love to join.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 16, 2015, 07:33:32 PM
So my plan is to get off work by 2pm on Friday the 26th and head up.

Last time I was there we went to Bear Canyon Lake. From what I remember it was a bitch to get down to. Its almost surrounded by steep rugged slopes. I tried to fish, but was too windy. You had to cast into the wind just to have it land in front of you. Then within seconds it was so far behind you from the wind/white caps/current that I would have to reel it in. I didn't fish for more than 30 min.
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Post by: Azfronty99 on June 16, 2015, 09:38:15 PM
If enough people join we call set up a leave time Friday

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Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 21, 2015, 09:47:16 AM
Still planning on joint Saturday. Will the fire in strawberry affect this?
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 21, 2015, 02:24:07 PM
Still planning on joint Saturday. Will the fire in strawberry affect this?

I sure hope not. Either way I am still going.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 21, 2015, 04:11:51 PM
Still planning on joint Saturday. Will the fire in strawberry affect this?

I sure hope not. Either way I am still going.

Me too are you going up Friday?
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 21, 2015, 04:26:32 PM
Still planning on joint Saturday. Will the fire in strawberry affect this?

I sure hope not. Either way I am still going.

Me too are you going up Friday?

Yes, I will be heading out after I get off work on Friday.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Chuy on June 21, 2015, 09:50:14 PM
Is it possible to camp near the water in that area?
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 21, 2015, 10:28:47 PM
Is it possible to camp near the water in that area?

I would say no. The lake is recessed into the earth. Jagged rocks and steep cliffs surround 3/4 of the laked.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 23, 2015, 01:41:37 AM
Still trying to figure out what time I will be able to head up.  Would love to caravan but it is always tough to figure out when we will leave. 
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 23, 2015, 07:23:28 PM
Looks like the highs for Saturday and Sunday are going to be 86 and 85 degrees. Lows are about 58 degrees.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 23, 2015, 08:04:15 PM
Looks like the highs for Saturday and Sunday are going to be 86 and 85 degrees. Lows are about 58 degrees.
Perfection, I'm putting new line on my fishing reel and making sure a couple hammocks are packed.   
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 23, 2015, 08:11:03 PM
Looks like the highs for Saturday and Sunday are going to be 86 and 85 degrees. Lows are about 58 degrees.
Perfection, I'm putting new line on my fishing reel and making sure a couple hammocks are packed.   

I need to get my fishing license
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 23, 2015, 08:16:20 PM
You can do it online now and it's good for one year from the date of purchase.  https://azgfdportal.az.gov/License
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: xZilla on June 23, 2015, 08:40:37 PM
If it doesn't end up raining up there very good chance I will come up Sunday for some fishing.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 23, 2015, 08:47:31 PM
If it doesn't end up raining up there very good chance I will come up Sunday for some fishing.

Rain has been bushed off till Monday and tuesday
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 25, 2015, 10:05:42 AM
The day is almost here. Who is all going and when are you heading up. This guy is getting excited.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 25, 2015, 11:01:38 AM
I wish I was going. I work all weekend. Next weekend...I'm off.  :'(
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 25, 2015, 11:10:11 AM
Im heading up Saturday for the day. I wish I was camping.
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Stoic V on June 26, 2015, 09:09:22 AM
The day is almost here. Who is all going and when are you heading up. This guy is getting excited.

Im also getting a bit excited.. Im already packed and fueled up.....Bad news for me, I cant leave until tomorrow afternoon. 
I will get to the lake around 7pm on Saturday.. I will be leaving Monday or Tuesday morning. 
How big is the camping area? Do you think it will be easy to find the group?
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Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 26, 2015, 11:07:43 AM
Packing now, gotta make a couple runs to get everything in order.  Should be headed up this afternoon. 
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 26, 2015, 12:50:36 PM
Hey hammer want me to bring up stuff for hamburgers on Saturdays lunch?
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 26, 2015, 01:23:34 PM
I'm packing now. Hope to be on the road by 230
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on June 26, 2015, 02:59:50 PM
Hey hammer want me to bring up stuff for hamburgers on Saturdays lunch?
I am bringing some hamburger/hot dog stuff, but more never hurts :)
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 26, 2015, 04:24:35 PM
Hey hammer want me to bring up stuff for hamburgers on Saturdays lunch?
I am bringing some hamburger/hot dog stuff, but more never hurts :)



Ok I'll get some in Payson tomorrow planning on being there around 930-10ish
Title: Re: Bear Canyon Lake Camping
Post by: m.sainz12 on June 26, 2015, 04:28:19 PM
Can someone send me there number just in case I get lost. I've never been there before
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Post by: TeguTerra on June 26, 2015, 04:42:10 PM
I am sure Avi will post some 11 1/2 X 8  signs with AZXC written on them,  lol. 

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Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 28, 2015, 02:43:43 PM
I am sure Avi will post some 11 1/2 X 8  signs with AZXC written on them,  lol. 

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Ha ha. This time is was a Styrofoam plate