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Monument Canyon to Supes Peak 5024, AZ
mini location map2013-04-12
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Monument Canyon to Supes Peak 5024, AZ 
Monument Canyon to Supes Peak 5024, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 12 2013
vanman
Hiking7.38 Miles 3,816 AEG
Hiking7.38 Miles   7 Hrs      1.28 mph
3,816 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Mike had mentioned wanting to try this after we completed Hog Canyon, so today we gave it a shot. Headed out from Broadway TH and saw a rattler, gila and tortoise within the first hour! We continued up the wash past the first large aircraft pieces and at some point decided to turn right and head up to the ridge coming off the cliffs. We found an area littered with plane parts up there.

We continued scrambling up the rocky ridge until it flattened out and then started our traverse over to the gap leading to the top. The base of the gap starts as a cool slick rock area with pour overs, the first one being the most difficult to ascend. Mike went up to investigate while I took a break. His first run didn't go well but after stepping away for a minute he went back and right up. It's not a big climb but the hand-holds are minimal. I made Mike nervous going up the left wall but soon I was up too and we were glad that we wouldn't have to go back the way we came. A few more fun little scrambles and soon we were up on the ridgeline trail! Took a break then hit 5024 to make it official! Down Siphon Draw to the shuttle at Mining Camp (nice call on that Mike!!).

A challenging off-trail excursion that satisfied our curiosity! When we got back to the other vehicle at Broadway we were both amazed looking up at where we had just been. We'll never look at that gap the same way again! More awesome Supes memories! Thanks Mike!!
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