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Stewart MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2011
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,188 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   3 Hrs      0.83 mph
1,188 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Wow! This hike is not as easy as I anticipated. I thought after doing Dome Mountain the day before I would cool down with an easy peak bag. Wrong! Going up the east side drainage is nothing but boulder-hopping and scrambling. It was fun at first, but it quickly got tiring. And there's no way around it either as the slopes on both sides are chocked full of boulders. The high valley is a nice break, but then it's more boulders to the summit. When I finally reached the top I wasn't able to open the summit register. It was sealed on tight. So I just soaked in the views of Saguaro Lake and watched some helicopters fly overhead before maneuvering my way down.
Named place
Named place
Saguaro Lake Stewart Mountain Dam
"I've driven across deserts, driven by the irony, that only being shackled to the road could ever I be free"
- Frank Turner "The Road"
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