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Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 28 2013
DarthStiller
Hiking15.20 Miles 4,108 AEG
Hiking15.20 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.03 mph
4,108 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I was always reticent to hike this since it's not on trails but on roads. But partway thru, I realized that it's not much different from hiking something like Sixshooter-Icehouse or most of Hualapai. Very much worth the time, for the views at the top alone.

Wally told us that Charles Liu had a crew hiking this day for an event posted on another website and that we should expect to see them. we did see them on our way down. It was a pretty spread out crew, mostly in groups of two each a half mile apart. the last two asked us how far to the top. I said I thought about 2 miles. It turns out they asked Wally the same question on his way down and he gave the same answer. Oops.

When we started down, wally pulled away quickly, and then soon we saw him hiking back up towards us with another person. Hey, Mr. FrickNaley! Finally got to meet another iconic HAZ member. He caught up with us on our way down and actually spent more time with us on the way down than Wally did, so he is listed on this triplog as a hiking partner. :)

One of the people on the way up mentioned that the Xterra (Stillermobile) in the parking lot must belong to me. Alex took some offense to this as he was wearing his Steeler hat. I pointed out his orange shirt and brown pants and thankfully a fight was avoided.

Typical AZ hike in terms of elevation gain, hot at the bottom, cool and breezy near the top with ponderosa pines. the road helped us to make better than usual time and also to help with less soreness in the legs post-hike. Although that's my usual excuse for beer afterwards, but nevermind that, whatever...

No cinnabar noted, for the record.
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