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Granite Mountain Peak 7626Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 28 2012
trekkin_gecko
Hiking10.55 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hiking10.55 Miles   5 Hrs   23 Mns   2.31 mph
2,700 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
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john and i have been trying to find a day to get up to prescott
we both wanted to hike granite mountain trail, which i've done before, but also get peak 7626
left the valley early this morning and were on the trail before 7:00
granite mountain trail is very nice, with good footing, great scenery, and the smell of pine needles on a cool morning
easy uphill to the intersection with little granite mountain trail, then a more moderate climb
reached the point where the summit trail splits off from the viewpoint trail and then the fun started
the first part of this is easy enough and well marked
the scramble is fun, but it's easy to get off route even with a gps track and cairns
gps joe's track didn't always match the cairned route, but we were always able to reconcile the two
had to tip-toe through quite a few blooming manzanita patches, buzzing with bees
lots of bees
the summit was cool, with great views, a benchmark and a register
bugs weren't bad, although some recent triplogs mentioned that they were quite annoying
headed down, following both the track and cairns, then four mistakes happened - all mine
1. got slightly off trail, and i wasn't paying attention, so that became way off trail
2. didn't immediately return to the last known spot, thinking we could pick our way back to the trail
3. i don't have my breadcrumb tracking activated on my gps, so i couldn't even backtrack correctly
4. in stepping over a flock of agave, my foot slipped, resulting in a stab wound into the muscle on the inside of my left knee :o
that hurt, still does, and i can now barely bend my knee or put weight on my left leg
guess i will ride my bike tomorrow
bushwhacked our way back to trail 261 and went up to the viewpoint
easy trip back down, actually hiking on a trail
i love this hike, especially the pine trees and all the boulders
i liked the climb to the summit - enjoy scrambling
thanks john, for tackling this one with me, and sorry about that bushwhack :? : rambo :
cost us a good 30 minutes or so
also made us change our plans for our second hike
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