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15 by photographer avatarMEWhiteman
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Governors PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2010
MEWhiteman
Hiking6.79 Miles 1,891 AEG
Hiking6.79 Miles   4 Hrs      1.70 mph
1,891 ft AEG
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I did this for the second time today. It started out cool, warmed up, then cooled down at the peak. The wash at the beginning was running due to the weekend rains so we had to find a narrow spot and add some rocks to get across with dry feet. The Hermit trail now has some large cairns that weren't there last year. They were helpful. This trail will be harder to follow this spring because it doesn't get a lot of use and the weeds are growing due to the wet winter. That also means lots of wildflowers as compensation. There also seemed to be more small cairns up the hill from Four Tanks Canyon to the first saddle. From the second saddle its just a bushwack.

The views were wonderful. Four Tanks Canyon was green and beautiful. Snow was on the higher Bradshaws. It was a lot of effort to make the peak but was also rewarding.

On the way down we noticed an old foundation near the wash at the beginning of the hike. Doing a little exploring proved interesting as there were different water capture and retention things built along the smaller wash where the cabin was located.
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