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Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2013
Paintninaz
Hiking15.50 Miles 4,108 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles
4,108 ft AEG
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On a previous trip up North, as we're driving by Mt. Ord, Shawn mentions to me that one of the hikes on his to-do list is to hike up to the top of Mt. Ord from that old road (pointing to it as we drive by) and he asks if I'd be up for giving it a try sometime. Sure! I say, without giving it a second thought (or without having read any previous trip reports :o )

We decide upon Sunday, and as we're driving North on the Beeline we see quite a bit of snow near the top of Mt. Ord. :scared: We arrived at the trailhead about 8:30AM, temps in the high 30's (or was it 40? a bit chilly whatever it was) and began our hike up...and up...and up. I warmed up quickly. Interesting remnants of the old mines, and all the different colors and piles of slate were pretty amazing, combined with the outstanding views, I really enjoyed this hike!

But I must say, there is no relief on this trail, it just goes UP all the way to the top! We were making pretty good time, at least for the first 5-6 miles, then the legs really started to feel it. What a welcomed relief to reach that 1/2 mile sign (although, that was the longest 1/2 mile ever!) Rejuvenated by lunch we headed back down, the snow a little slushier/muddier by now, but the sun was out and the temps had warmed..life was good. Check that one off the to-do list! :D
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