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Malapais Mountain - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2012
wallyfrack
Hiking21.50 Miles 5,140 AEG
Hiking21.50 Miles   11 Hrs   37 Mns   1.85 mph
5,140 ft AEG
 
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The forecast for Friday was good so I took a day off for a hike. We wanted to check out the top of the mesa south of Malapais and decided on Peralta TH so we could look for a cabin ruins on the way out. We started hiking about 5:15a and never needed headlamps. On the way in we took Bluff Spring, Terrapin, Dutchman and Cavalry trails. We stopped on the Dutchman trail to scope out the side of Bluff Spring Mountain for some future exploring. Once we got to Squaw Canyon we took the Z trail up and detoured to triangle cave. After triangle cave we climbed up onto the mesa and dropped down toward Deering Canyon. We looked down into Deering Canyon but the heavy brush and disappearing canyon floor convinced us this would be a dead end. Plan B was to summit Malapais so we scrambled east and made our way out the endless slope. After taking in the views and resting we scrambled down. We ended up about a quarter mile farther north and had to bushwack back but I guess that comes with the territory. The return trip was off trail to Peters trail then Dutchman to Bluff Spring. We scared up 3 turkey vultures out of a wash and could smell a skunk but didn't see carcass. We found the spur trail from upper Squaw canyon to Peters spotted two cardinals and three deer on Peters trail. Once on Dutchman trail it was starting to warm up. We detoured over to La Barge Spring and Denny filtered a few quarts. The tromp out was uneventful and I forgot my map & photo so we missed finding the cabin ruins. I think we were just above them to the west but that's a short hike so a short return trip should solve it.
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