Finally. A visit to the trail that would connect Spur Cross to 7 Springs. It is a slog. Made it to a nice little spring at Mattys Fork that feeds into Cave Creek proper. It looks like a little trail work is needed to brush away the fist-to-baby -head sized rocks strewn on the trail in most places just North of a big climb out of Cave Creek.
An early 5:30 start at Spur Cross put us at our turn around spot on Trail #4 about 2 1/2 hours later. A proper ride. Heat was not even a problem until I got out of the car at my house.
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