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Harquar Benchmark, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Route Finding 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,805 feet
Elevation Gain 1,282 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,420 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3-4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 11.6
Interest Off-Trail Hiking & Peak
Backpack No
Dogs not allowed
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1  2022-02-20 ScaredyCat
35  2018-04-18
Harquar-Little Harquahala Mountains
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Routes 3
Photos 70
Trips 74 map ( 803 miles )
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Location Phx az
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Southwest Region
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Preferred Jan, Dec, Feb, Nov → 10 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  6:29am - 6:18pm
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Short, out of the way scramble
by ScaredyCat

Overview
This outing will send you West regardless of what part of town you live. Worthwhile excursion. No trails, no signs, no people. Let the fun begin!


Hike
The hike starts from where Hovatter Road meets the mine track which heads toward the base of the mountain. A short and easy road walk is an adequate warm-up before the climb grows more intense. Veering to the right will help you locate an easier path forward. Bout an hour and a half in we spotted cairns from mining claims. We then veered left for a more reasonable approach toward the ridgeline. When reached, massive views opened up and the wind began to kick up. After a pause, we then pushed to the summit. Found a game trail which made it a bit easier.

Survey marker, witness marker, and registry dating back to 1989 are all up there. Our ascent path would have been dangerous downward so we followed the ridge back. This reduced the road walk but provided safe passage down. There was still one section with slippery gravel. This is a rewarding outing that is not as extreme as some of the other off-trail peaks out there. Happy (off) trails.

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2022-03-09 ScaredyCat
    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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    FR / Dirt Road / Gravel - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the Jct. with I-17, take I-10 West about 100 miles to Exit 53 at Hovatter Road. You will then turn right onto the dirt road. Follow this to the junction with the mine track at coordinates 33.68307,-113.59237
    page created by ScaredyCat on Mar 09 2022 8:56 pm
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