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Little Four PeaksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2011
Charger55
Hiking2.10 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   0.84 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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This is a pretty good bushwhack for novice hikers. It's also a good introduction to route-finding as the direction you need to head is obvious. It's just a matter of finding the easiest way.

First I made it to the top of 2980. I scoured for the summit register but couldn't find it. So I sat down to take a break. Then I realized it was under the rock pile I was sitting on. I signed in hoping to be the first person to make it up there in 2011. I wasn't, as someone had beaten me to the punch on New Year's Day. Before heading down to the saddle I tried to make the summit register a little more visible.

Then it was on to Little Four Peaks. There's a slick rock section I had to scramble up to ascend the first peak. On this day it was covered in ice, but I wanted to give it the old college try. It turned out to be easier than I expected.

Then I came to a cholla forest on the saddle between peaks #1 and #2. It looks out of place and probably only exists to make sure no hike I do leaves me unscathed. The scramble to the top of peak #2 is pretty easy.

From here it looks like things get a lot more vertical and I didn't feel comfortable ascending peak #3 alone. So I found a nice place to rest under the hole-in-the-rock below peak #3. From here you get great views of the Western Supes and the Goldfields. I took a different route on the way back following some faint game trails.
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