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You won't find any peach trees on this hill
The "Peach Knob" is a 400-foot hill just South of a mining area currently occupied by Cimbar Performance Minerals. Previously this mining area was occupied by Imerys Marble. There are many dirt roads going at least 2/3 of the way up this hill which are part of the route. Then, a short scramble is needed to get to the summit. Along the way, you will likely see blue and green copper and possibly other interesting rocks.
Start on the South or Southeast side of the Peach Knob. I started on the Southeast side, close to the entrance of the mine, which is a good route in my opinion. Walk North/Northwest about 150 feet until you reach the first dirt road. Take this road until you have traveled a total of 0.15 miles. From here the road makes a sharp left turn and then a sharp right turn before going further uphill. Continue uphill until you reach the next junction. At this junction, make a left turn and continue for roughly another 0.15 miles.
You'll see a road merging in from the right. Take this sharp right turn and follow the road for roughly 1,000 feet or 1/5 mile. The road will dead-end in this area and you'll see a dug-out area to the North. This is a good place to get on the ridgeline, heading up to the peak. Be careful as some of the ground near the dugout area might be loose. Once on the ridgeline, continue North/Northwest toward the high point.
You may need to weave around some brush (cactus, ocotillo, etc.). When you get to the first high point, you are not quite there yet. You will see another high point that is about 100 feet away that appears to have the same elevation as where you're standing. This is the true high point and where the registry is carefully placed until a small rock pile. Admire the views of Mt Wrightson, the surrounding Santa Rita mountains, and the mining area below you.
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