Malapais Mountain via Peters Canyon 2/19/12

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Start Date 2012-02-19
 
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Dave1
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Malapais Mountain via Peters Canyon 2/19/12

Post by Dave1 »

Meet at the parking lot behind Tortilla Flat restaurant at 7:00am, Sunday Feb., 19th. We'll follow Nonot's track (http://hikearizona.com/map.php?GPS=6712&SD=2) up Peter's Canyon until we get somewhere near Peter's Mesa. From there we'll work our way across Peter's Mesa and pick up Wally's track (http://hikearizona.com/map.php?GPS=11320) to the top of Malapais Mountain. On the way up Malapais I would like to take a side trip down Deering Canyon if it looks possible.

The return leg can be decided later. We can return via Teva Joe's route (http://hikearizona.com/map.php?GPS=7120) or we could take Peter's Trail to Dutchman to Cavalry to Boulder Canyon to Canyon Lake TH. From there we can walk or hitchhike 2.2 miles back to Tortilla Flat.

Warning: I'm not 100% sure if this route is going to work since I have never been all the way up Peter's Canyon before. Last time I was in Peter's Canyon I was stopped by a large pool about 1/2 mile or so past the cave. It may be possible to bypass this pool on creek right but I didn't try. I'm going to bring a trail-boat with me and, using some rope or heavy fishing line, we can ferry it back and forth.

Don't forget that Monday is a holiday (Washington's birthday observed) so you will have an extra day to rest.
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Re: Malapais Mountain via Peters Canyon 2/19/12

Post by hikeaz »

I have been all the way through and creek right (LDC) it is. Unless you want/need the boat for other purposes you will not need it to bypass that (and other) pools.
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Re: Malapais Mountain via Peters Canyon 2/19/12

Post by joebartels »

If it was Monday I'd jump on it. Since I'm no WBDablly1 I'll have to see how I feel tomorrow after a hefty hike. Last weeks sprint cup series finally was outta my league :sweat:
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Re: Malapais Mountain via Peters Canyon 2/19/12

Post by nonot »

You don't need a boat. The pool/waterfall past the cave is bypassed on the right. Above this, the next pool/slot is bypassed on the left. Further up, the wall to wall pool is bypassed on the left.
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Re: Malapais Mountain via Peters Canyon 2/19/12

Post by BobP »

I wish I could make this one :tt:
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Re: Malapais Mountain via Peters Canyon 2/19/12

Post by Tough_Boots »

me too! I'd be there but I promised to help work on the sunflower fields in Phoenix on Sunday.
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