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Few things on the face of the earth are more worthy of your time. No other hike on site brings people to post such lengthy triplogs on average.PageRob wrote:would it be worth my time
I am now nervous about moving to the Valley in January, given that at least one Mother Lode attempt is necessary while I'm down there.joe bartels wrote:Bear in mind I have little respect for route finding
I do hear it talked about quite often, so that is what originally got my attention. I just didn't know if it would be worth a four-five hour drive each way.joe bartels wrote:Few things on the face of the earth are more worthy of your time. No other hike on site brings people to post such lengthy triplogs on average.PageRob wrote:would it be worth my time
I might be crazy but I'm not that crazy!When are you contemplating an attempt? There aren't any trips logged for July/August yet and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone looking for recommendations.
Having never hiked anywhere down there (except for, as I said, Piestewa Peak), it is hard for me to judge the difficulty. It is listed as a 5, and I understand it to be tough - but exactly how tough is that 5? Is it due to exposure? Is it due to being off-trail? Is it due to the elevation gain? 1900-odd feet (~4900 AEG) doesn't seem terrible. Is it any more difficult than a Rim-to-Rim hike (another thing I am planning on)? I am somewhat leery of doing something less to "test myself" due to the time it takes to get down and back?I've never hiked with you, judging by your triplogs it looks like a huge step. You might consider a Brother Lode (peaks 1 & 2) before tackling the entire thing.
2002-11-23 azhiker96 on Peak 7642 wrote:Some of the pitches were stimulating. This is not one for the faint hearted. There is no marked trail between the two peaks and there a lots of paths that would require wings.