Castle Creek - Twin Peaks Loop

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Linked Guide  • Castle Creek Trail #239, AZ
Type Standard Hike, Climb, etc
 
Start Date 2013-09-21
 
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joebartels
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Castle Creek - Twin Peaks Loop

Post by joebartels »

Saturday September 21st

Castle Creek - Twin Peaks Loop
- 15 mi / 4.5k aeg
- some of the worst cats claw on earth for a few miles, possibly clipped since last checked... bring pants
- may be up to an additional 8.4 mi / 0.5k aeg road hiking if the road is bad
- joe
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Post by The_Eagle »

Save Twin Peaks for me.... I have a score to settle out there :o .... Besides, no one else would be that stupid. :sl:
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Re: eeny meeny miny mo

Post by chumley »

I can't this weekend, but Lane Mtn is a great area with great views. As is the back road, but the only time that is fun to hike is when something happens to your vehicle (or somebody else's who is blocking the road) and you gotta get to the saloon for relief. ;)
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Re: eeny meeny miny mo

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Very interested in "meeny", the Castle Creek hike. It's been on my wish list for awhile. If you decide to tackle that one, let me know when and where and I'll be there.
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Re: eeny meeny miny mo

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@chumley
That Saloon has the best Patty Melts!! :y:
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Re: eeny meeny miny mo

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@mt98dew
meeny it is :y:

you won't be... well :--:

...room for other brave souls
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Re: Castle Creek - Twin Peaks Loop

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joe bartels wrote:may be up to an additional 8.4 mi
Any chance of being able to find out about this ahead of time?
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Re: Castle Creek - Twin Peaks Loop

Post by joebartels »

I don't see any indications searching google. Bruce and I were stopped by a river last time. I don't think that was normal based on multiple satellite images. The question after that is multiple creek crossings. Looks good on satellite and I'm guessing chances are favorable but can't say for sure.

The drive to the top is long, bumpy and not much quicker than hiking. Also due to the season I'd rather hike up in the cool morning and down in the heat of the day.
- joe
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Re: Castle Creek - Twin Peaks Loop

Post by mt98dew »

@joe bartels
Hi Joe
What is our estimated time of return from this foray? Just want to give my family a time.
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Re: Castle Creek - Twin Peaks Loop

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5 to 7 pm
- joe
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