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Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra Estrella, AZ
2009-05-1715 by
 
Phoenix, AZ
 
Hiking5.90 Miles   4 Hrs       1.48 mph
2,600 ft AEG   
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It had been over 7 years since I last did this hike, and this turned to be a good opportunity to go back since Alex and Co. needed a ride that could make it to the TH. We got started on this at about 8am. The heat didn't really kick in until after we got to the top. From the start, the gnats were out in full force, which was about the most unpleasant part of the hike. It was nice to get some good pics of the quartz at the top. The visibility was very hazy, making it hard to even see Camelback Mt. and Piestewa Pk. The views were still very good for what we could see.

The distance for this was taken right off my GPS. The AEG is estimated since my new software can't calculate AEG. The total difference in elevation was 2520', and I'm estimating at least 100' extra for the ups and downs. It was likely even more. The overall is likely much closer to 3000' as I had originally thought. Considering it was over 100 degrees by the time we finished, it was a decent workout as well as a nice hike. Nice to meet rdavisiii and dwnorth for this one.
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