I wasn't as fast as average
This track shows a one way route up to peak 5057 paste the Hieroglyphics. The route shows following the creek bottom for the first part past the hieroglyphics, but a person might find easier going by staying higher on the right on a fairly well travelled path. Often there is more than one trail, but the tendency seems to be to stay out of the creek bottom, where brush makes travel more difficult. Small pools of water may be found in various points along the creek bottom. An abundance of cairns mark key points along the trail. We found that hiking was often in the shade until reaching the ridge. The hike has magnificent views all along the route, and when reaching the first ridge at the saddle at the top, a person might be tempted to stop here. By continuing on to the peak at 5057, the views do become even more magnificent. This is one of the rare opportunities to hike to a location where you can look down on Weaver's Needle.
During the course of the hike, you will encounter spots where you wonder if you can climb the barrier in the way, but if you look close at the hand holds, and the places for sound footing, all obstacles are relatively easily negotiated. Rather than being technically difficult, the hike is more a matter of conditioning. For the last mile before making the Ridgeline trail, the grade is 28% so there is lots of uphill to test your legs.
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This is a moderately difficult hike.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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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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