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2013-08-31  
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West Peak Romp, AZ
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West Peak Romp, AZ 
West Peak Romp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2013
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Hiking7.60 Miles 2,271 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles
2,271 ft AEG
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i'm always on the lookout (pun intended) for lesser visited spots, especially for long weekends. since this was labor day weekend, i didn't want to get caught having to drive through phoenix on monday, so southern arizona is where it was at. and i knew just the place.

we drove up on saturday stopping a couple of places for geocaches before heading up to the main event. southpawaz hadn't been to this tower, and i wanted to show him. omg. talk about wildflowers! preston called it "wildflower island" for good cause.

we did the main hike on sunday - hiking directly from our campsite along the road. it seemed like this trail didn't get very much human traffic. it was quite overgrown in places, and with nary a footprint to be found, except along the road. i am glad that we did it from here - because i think the steepest parts of the hike were actually along the road. we don't think anyone came up the road on sunday at all - but we did see some hikers and some ATVers on monday when we were on our way out.

we decided to go in through safford, and out through bonita, making everything about this trip a little loopy. there were several benchmarks on the way out - so we made some stops, even in the heat. what a fantastic way to spend a long weekend!
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