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Adeei Ecchi Cliffs (Ward Terrace) - Arizona
What to do if you have little time : the track is long to go, so it takes time ...
This place, which is beginning to be known, is however very little frequented. It must be said that the track to access is long and difficult to follow. Some portions are difficult to pass. A 4WD with a high enough ground clearance is imperative.
A permit is required to go to Adeei Ecchi Cliffs. It can be purchased at Cameron Navajo Park & Recreation, about 1.6 miles south of the Cameron Trading Post (burger king roundabout) and costs 12$ per person (in September 2017). We urge you not to overlook this permit, because we have been "controlled" by an Indian who even took a photo of our permit.
We are a little severe on the rating of this site with only 1 smiley because although the 2 emblems of the place are worth it, there is nothing else to see. It is even more frustrating that there is a 2:00 of a not easy track to access.
Tip : if you come here for the sunset, we advise you to start with Eye of the Needle which is quickly in the shade at the end of the afternoon. Crazy Ducks is much more cleared and ideally oriented for sunset. Enjoy being here at sunset to spend the night. Silence guaranteed.
Update april 2019 : Eye of the Needle has collapsed probably because of the snow that fell this winter which, by infiltrating the rock, had to weaken it.
Crazy Ducks & Eye of the Needle
Loop of 4,3 miles - 2:00
The 4,3 miles hike is not very difficult but it is better to have a GPS to avoid wasting time to orient. Indeed, the trail is not marked at all. The portion that connects Crazy Ducks to Eye of the Needle is in sand.
Crazy Ducks: N35°51'52.0 "W111°13'22.8"
Eye of the Needle: N35°51'37.5 "W111°12'54.8"
Access : from Cameron, follow US89 North for 9.8 miles to GPS point N36°00'47.7 "W111°23'43.1". Allow about 2 hours to travel the 20,5 miles track.
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