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Forest Road 2261 - Superior South, AZ
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Forest Road 2261 - Superior South, AZ  
Hiking2.85 Miles   2 Hrs   8 Mns    1.74 mph
1,050 ft AEG      30 Mns Break20 LBS Pack 
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On our 4x4 recon/hike three days ago we took FR 2261 as far as Red Tank. Tracey didn't like the looks of the 'road' (more like a pack trail) so we turned around and headed back to FR315 and the Devil's Canyon area. But me being the curious one, I had to come back out to check it out further and do more recon for an upcoming climb of both Sleeping Beauty and Teapot Mountain, which are some distance south of Red Tank.

Details of the short-lived adventure of driving past Red Tank will be in the 4x4 triplog. Just a tidbit... let's put it this way... it scared me enough I was wobbled kneed for much of this hike, which provided enough treacherous ground of its own.

Ok... the hike.
Once on foot I followed what may have been a road 50-60 years ago but it's now reduced to what I'd describe as a well-used game trail. I continued out until it dropped off significantly, which was about as far south as the saddle between Sleeping Beauty & Teapot Mountain. At this point I took numerous photos to use as preparation for a double-summit attempt in the near future. On the return trip instead of following the same route I took a route up and over every peak and along every ridge line back to the TH. This provided the opportunity for more photos to better plan the summit route. I think the best route will be almost a straight line to the western base of Sleeping Beauty then climb up to the saddle.

The route along the ridges was not without its own hazards, from sheer drops, to thorny thickets to the sharpest rocks I've ever encountered... not pointy-sharp, but with sharp facets, like a flint arrowhead. But they were so sharp just touching a rock lightly would slice through the skin. It only took two razor slices to learn to only use the palm of my hand (I had biking half-gloves on) to touch them. Surprisingly, my Teva's didn't fared pretty well.

Once back to the car I had to psyche myself for the drive back across the treacherous slope back to Red Tank.

I'm posting the best photos on HAZ, the full set of 73 photos is here:
http://changephoenix.com/jpserver/web/public/album.php?id=37
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