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Pinyon Mtn 5268 via Two Bar Ridge Tr 119 North, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
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Distance Round Trip 1.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,537 feet
Elevation Gain 720 feet
Accumulated Gain 729 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 5.15
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Seasonal Creek & Peak
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From the far northeastern "Superstition Wilderness" Two Bar Ridge Trail #119 North End- Park/TH Start, hike Trail #119 (also part of the AZT) for .28 miles before the required take off point for the balance of the .47 mile "off-trail" hike segment to summit this benchmark and SOTA (summits on the air) peak at 5268 feet.

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    Pinyon Mtn 5268 via Two Bar Ridge Tr 119 North
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    The last time I hiked in this far NE section of our Superstition Wilderness was January 5, 2008, with an Arizona Outdoor Travel Club (AOTC) group of eight we hiked a 14.25 mile "Tule Loop" option.

    Now with Brian's more active involvement in the local and international Amateur Radio- "Summits on the Air Club" (SOTA), he has an ongoing list with an endless number of Arizona hike summits, some of which are also of interest to me in joining him for hiking purposes. When he mentioned wanting to schedule this Pinyon Mountain 5268 BM summit, I was interested in again visiting this north Two Bar Ridge Tr #119 area and recalled my past Jan'08 hike where we needed to hike a number of miles on rough, rocky, rutted 4WD-high clearance FR83 in order to complete our planned loop hike back to the Tule TH.

    Joining Brian this day for the enjoyable and very first SOTA points activation of Pinyon Mtn 5268 BM I thought would also allow me an opportunity to 4WD exercise my modified "Grasshopper" Jeep which was overdue. As it turned out, we had a pleasant and short off-trail "out and back" hike to summit and SOTA activate the peak, but due to a fairly recent 300+ acre wildfire in early Sept'13- :next: , upper FR83 was not as rugged a 4WD road as I had expected it to be (we concluded that back in early Sept'13 maybe the F/S had needed to bulldoze/grade the upper rough sections in order to allow for access of fire fighting equipment and resources). Note: A stock 4WD-high clearance vehicle with quality light truck (LT) tires is still required to safely drive (in/out) this upper FR83 section.

    Aside from my driving to the FR83 upper end today which allowed for more quality time for Brian to do his needed SOTA contact work, driving my "Grasshopper" also allowed me the opportunity to go through the 4WD off-roader motions of airing down my tires and disconnecting my front anti-sway bars for added off road capabilities when needed. As it turned out I really did not need to do all this for the FR83 drive, but it allowed me the opportunity to go through the motions which I had not experienced and exercised in quite a while. It's all still working which is good :)

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    From the Phoenix area: Take US 60 East, (ie: The Superstition Freeway), east out of the valley all the way past Superior to Miami. At the intersection of US 60 and Hwy 188, take a left on Hwy 188 and head north toward Roosevelt Lake. Take Highway 188 for 23.9 miles to FS Road 83 which is signed on the west side of Hwy 188. From this point follow FR83 its 5.9 miles to the recommended TH parking at Two Bar Ridge Tr 119 North end. Initially, traveling 2.3 miles down a nicely graded dirt road will take you close to the Black Brush Ranch Headquarters. Take the signed left turn for the next 3.6 miles on a stock 4WD vehicle required road with LT (light truck) Rated Tires. This "road" will follow a wash in the beginning before beginning its climb to the trail head. Rocks and some ruts are to be expected on this road. The total elevation gain on this 5.9 mile road is 2,100 feet so there are some steep drive sections involved. For review and download/upload, please see above posted Driving Directions GPS Routes (two- the recommended route in/out via FR83 and an alternate driving route in or out via Hwy 188/FR449-J Bar Road).. It is recommended to "only" drive this alternate 4WD route IF desiring a change of area scenery.
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