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Peak 2191 - Hieroglyphic Mtns, AZ

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,789 feet
Elevation Gain 338 feet
Accumulated Gain 364 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.32
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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5  2019-01-05 BobP
7  2012-01-18 leonesiegel
6  2011-12-09 burntlizard
12  2011-11-08 burntlizard
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Sun  6:17am - 6:26pm
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Overview: Short, partially off-trail hike to a small desert peak overlooking Lake Pleasant, the Hieroglyphic Mountains and views beyond.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Peak 2191 - Hieroglyphic Mtns
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    It was 37 at the TH and probably 20 MPH sustained winds with 35 MPH gusts. Felt good to get out as I've been in a rut. Was a little bit of ice on parts of the trail and you could tell the trail had been frozen at times. After hitting 2191 I took the trail toward 3465 for a bit then turned around. No 3465 summit today.
    Peak 2191 - Hieroglyphic Mtns
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    This peak is just North of the parking area for the Walking Jim, Little Jim and Big Jim trails. I winged it on the way up (off trail) and on the way down caught a nice game trail and eventually saw some cairns and met up with the Big Jim trail. I reinforced some of the cairns on the way down too. This is a geology and flora rich area, with a lot of lichen covered rocks and superior Saguaros to see. Hopefully I can explore these mountains more in depth this Winter.
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    With a big monsoon rolling in, I headed out to Cottonwood Creek with the idea of getting some great sunset storm shots. At the parking lot, I set my sights on climbing up to a small peak (marked 2191 on the TOPO). As I crossed the dry wash, I stopped to take a snapshot of a saguaro and realized that I left my memory card in the computer. Yeah, I know, amateur mistake...hopefully it won't ever happen again. Continued on with my focus on enjoying the hike without any distraction, which worked out well, even though I missed out on some potentially killer shots. I really like this area: easy access, empty land, unique terrain. Wintertime will allows me to explore the Hieroglyphics substantially, I think.

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    2011-11-08 burntlizard From Phoenix, take I-17 north to the Carefree Highway (SR 74). Turn left on Carefree highway and drive West to Castle Hot Springs Rd (Lake Pleasant exit). Turn North and drive for approximately 5 miles to a large pull off on the left side of the road. Careful of deep sand in the parking area. The hike begins at the northwest corner of the parking lot on the other side of a fallen barbed-wire fence.
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