username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra Estrella
127 Photosets

2012-04-30  
2012-04-15  
2012-03-10  
2012-03-03  
2012-02-05  
2012-01-02  
2011-05-14  
2011-05-12  
2011-03-08  
2011-02-13  
2011-02-02  
2010-11-07  
2010-04-14  
2010-03-13  
2010-01-09  
2010-01-09  
2010-01-03  
2009-11-21  
2009-11-08  
2009-05-17  
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6,  7  
mini location map2012-03-10
7 by photographer avatarDaddyLongLegs
photographer avatar
 
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2012
DaddyLongLegs
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,550 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   4 Hrs      1.49 mph
2,550 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice to finally get a hike on the Estrella ridge. This was a good workout. Saw about 15-20 people on the trail. Two large groups were just ahead of us. We passed them on the way. The views on top were great. We would clearly see South Mountain and Phoenix. I also saw the Cardinal Stadium.

The road in from the south has some tough spots. A high clearance vehicle is necessary. My Highlander made it but there were two points where deep holes made us spin the tires. We almost got stuck but I was able to back up and try another approach. (Actually I enjoyed the challenge. :D I just prayed I wouldn't break anything!)

On the way home as we traveled from Maricopa to back up to the 10. I struggled to identify which peak was "Quartz Peak." It wasn't until I later looked up some of the photo sets on this site that I realized I was looking at the wrong peak! :o At least now I can look at the Estrella ridge and finally say, "I've been there too!" :y: That's why we hike, isn't it?

Like others have said... I enjoyed this hike but don't think I would do it again. This is a "been there done that" hike. It just doesn't have come back :worthy: appeal like others.
_____________________
HAZ Member
DaddyLongLegs'
5 Photosets

  2012-04-15
  2012-03-10
  2011-08-29
  2011-08-28
  2011-05-21
help comment issue

end of page marker