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Black Mesa - Cave Creek, AZ
2011-11-2520 by
 
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Phoenix, AZ
 
Hiking15.93 Miles   7 Hrs   47 Mns    2.38 mph
3,800 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break12 LBS Pack 
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I've always wanted to do this one. Triplogs talking of of loose, fist sized rocks, (Ankle busters), mud, hard to find track.... had this pushed to the back burner. Wanted to go to the Supes, but with Flatiron closed, I'm sure the rest of the Supes had their own "Black Friday" thing going on.

I needed some miles and fresh air, as I have not been able to hike much the last 3 weeks or so.

So up to Cave Creek for a 7am start on this one with my buddy the tortoise. It is rocky and loose in many places... but not too bad. We were both surprised that we had not seen any Javelina or deer. The country back there is perfect for them. Then the eagle eyed turtle spotted 7 or so White Tails on the west side of the Mesa on our way up.

We took a loop at the top of the Mesa to check things out. Stopped at the obligatory peak marker. I was curious if it'd be possible to get on New River Mesa from the top. It appears it could be done with little trouble.

On the way back, we decided to throw in a loop using TR252 (Limestone) and taking that to the Cave Creek.

Beautiful weather out there today!
Named placeSkull Mesa
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