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Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2001
Rodney
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We finally finished what we started over 6 months ago! If you have not done the Flatiron, you have missed one of the most complete hikes this area "haz" to offer!! It starts with an easy stroll up the trail and then offers up a little elevation change with rock formations that only the Supe's can give! But...when you reach the slickrock area, be prepared to climb and climb and climb!!! On this day, the trail was not lacking for footprints and was overflowing with inspirations! We first stepped aside to allow a father and his young son to pass us on their way to the top. Next, we were passed by a gentleman that was 71 years old! He had to have stretched the trail into a 6 mile oneway hike!! He was way off the trail to the left and would yell back at us that 'this isn't the right way'! Five minutes later we would see him way off to the right of the trail and couldn't even hear what he was saying to us! He still beat us to the top! We gave way a third time to a group that was on their way up. As the last guy went past, a feeling of admiration came over us! His right leg was metal from the knee down with a tennis shoe mounted on it! Anyway, the trip to the top can be challenging but is well worth the effort! The views are fantastic and not something you will soon forget! Also, if you hop over the saddle onto the Ridgeline, you'll probably find yourself all alone in the wilderness like we did. Be careful here...the Ridgeline will try to coax you deeper into the wilderness...but, that's a different hike you will need to plan for in advance! :o)
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