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Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 27 2013
currovivorideo
Run/Jog8.20 Miles 3,064 AEG
Run/Jog8.20 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   3.08 mph
3,064 ft AEG
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Been a long time since I logged a trip on here, too busy out hiking! I flew into Sky harbor Monday night and camped out somewhere along road 143 heading up to the Four Peaks trailhead. I got an early start on this one since I had three hikes planned for today and this would be the hardest with the climbing and snow.

It was 38 at the start in the morning but I knew it would warm up quick since it was a crystal clear day and Iw ould be going fast as well. I started a few miles down the road so I could warm up in the sun before hitting the trail. When I got to Brown's Trail I could see that this would be a snow run! Luckily a few people had gone before me and I could use their steps. The view up here was amazing. I had footprints to follow so someone was crazier than me. But when I reached the boulder scree to get up the peak the footprints were gone and the snow was waist deep in the chute so I climbed mostly along the west face to get up. It was some of the hardest hand climbing I've done, ice everywhere, and I had to go all over that face to get up since I had no ropes. My pic of my GPS track on Google Earth shows how much work it took to go up and down the peak.

After getting back down and kissing the ground, I drove over to Fountain Hills and got in some good mountain running along the hills west of the city. I have no idea what they are called, but the Sonoran Trail took me to the Southernmost one and then I worked my way along the ridgeline to the one with towers. Steep hills, but warm! 22 miles of trails today, dawn to dusk..
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