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2013-07-17  
Grantham Loupe, AZ
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Grantham Loupe, AZ 
Grantham Loupe, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2013
joebartels
Hiking13.10 Miles 3,810 AEG
Hiking13.10 Miles   8 Hrs   50 Mns   1.57 mph
3,810 ft AEG      30 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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Sierra Ancha's hottest new spot is Grantham. The Mountain Dew kid is back in a conductor's hat throwing away the book. This peak has it all. Off-trail, bridge views, party slides, a touch of class four and mines galore.

The hike was made possible by well documented descriptions posted by Preston Sands, Grasshopper and inspired by Tanner.

From Parker TH we walked HWY 288 to FS 489. 489 is a shade and forest seekers dream walk. The grade never lets up until it delivers panoramic views on the historical boardwalk.

Zimmerman wasn't difficult to reach. That dude has a nice point of view.

Continuing on can not be recommended unless you are a 1mph manzanita wading enthusiast.

Grantham Ridge is cool. A wispy storm cracked it's whip on Armer. The forest of salad greens appeared to be tossed. If not for the courage of the fearless dew-kid Grantham would be lost. 7.5 hours into the tour we were dancing gangnam style on mighty Grantham! Leaving 2 minutes to enjoy the anticipated dynamite views... obscured.

Continuing the playlist to "Baby you can drive my Carr" wasn't peaking our interest with the onslaught deluge on route. Since Parker Lewis can't lose we headed straight down. The whip cracking storm insulted shafizzling out. On the brightside we encountered relics of intrigue along our new journeyed path.
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