|Hiking||2.25 Miles|| 2 Hrs 45 Mns || ||0.82 mph|
|1,231 ft AEG|| || || |
The day before I hiked a loop thru Rogers Canyon, up Frog Tanks, and down Reavis back to the TH. It's been awhile since I've spent a night away from the valley and decided to do so at this TH. I was looking for something quick to hike the next morning and saw Iron Mountain on the map and remember reading a triplog from Joe. I had forgotten most of the details, but remember it being described as a bushwack.
I hiked up West Pinto almost to the saddle, looking for a good place to break trail and found a faint trail that shoots off down and to the left. As described, this faint path is very loose and overgrown. I'd definelty recommend pants, long sleeves, hat, and gloves to combat all the braches and thorns. The faint trail isn't too tough to follow as long as you're willing to push your way thru. I broke many of the branches covering the path to make it easier on my descent, which ended up taking about half the time to ascend the peak. After having spent most of yesterday in the canyons and ridges of the region, it was nice to get up on a peak and view what was around me. This having been my first trip in the region, I was eager to see all the different views of the many features I recognized, namely: Four Peaks, Superstition Ridgeline, Santa Catalinas, Pinal Peak, Bluff Spring Mt, and La Barge Canyon.
|Yea, canyoneering is an extreme sport... EXTREMELY dramatic!!! =p|