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Vulture PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2013
chumley
Hiking1.69 Miles 1,084 AEG
Hiking1.69 Miles   1 Hour      1.69 mph
1,084 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Partners 8 partners
Barrett
BobP
Dave1
kingsnake
outdoor_lover
PatrickL
PrestonSands
Randal_Schulhauser
I was awakened early on New Year's and decided that instead of going back to sleep I should join up with the big HAZ group celebrating the holiday at Vulture Peak. As I crossed the Hassayampa in Wickenburg just before 9am, the thermometer logged 29 degrees.

I got to the TH and only Pam was there already. But by 9:30 we piled into three of our Tacos and decided to drive the 4wd road to the upper trailhead. Along the way, I almost ran down Denny and Bob who had come in from another parking area about 1/2 a mile closer to town than the actual trailhead parking.

A small group of us made quick time to the saddle before taking a short break and heading to the peak. Eventually everybody made it up and Pam pulled out the champagne and snacks. Somebody not associated with our group stopped by and lit some fireworks to celebrate the day with us. Preston decided to join in and we all managed to help Pam lighten the load for the hike down.

Back at the TH, Randall served up delicous grilled dogs and Cags before we all headed our separate ways. It was nice to see the familiar faces and meet the new ones. Thanks Pam for putting it all together!

(From the upper TH, I had the ascent at .82mi and 986ft).
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