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Dacite Super LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 04 2012
vanman
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,550 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.00 mph
2,550 ft AEG   3 Hrs    Break20 LBS Pack
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The plan for the day was to go up behind the hoodoos on Dacite Mesa and see if there were any good camping spots. I'm using this description because I followed the first-half of this route.

Took the pruning shears along and did a little trimming on the way up from T-rock to the first saddle. It needed it so it took a while to get up there. The climb from the second saddle to the top is usually in good shape so I put the tools away and got going. Turned right at the upper saddle, went across the first drainage and then up to and around the hoodoos and then across the drainage behind them to up to the ridge above Fremont.

The rock formations up there are always so interesting. Found some great spots, took lots of pictures and spotted an arch across the way so after a rest and snack headed over to it. I was surprised how big it looks. It's about twenty feet up with straight drops on both sides. There are some boulders below it on one side and I got halfway up but decided not to continue so I jumped back down.

Headed back and explored around the back of the hoodoos, then headed to the saddle and out the ridgeline trail and little ways and was able to get a pic of the arch (although it looks like a little window-rock from there).

Did a little more trimming on the way down and got to the car in time for the beautiful sunset! Awesome day! Nice being back up Carney! It's looking good & wide! If you're thinking about going, now is the time!!
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