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Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2013
Barrett
Hiking12.20 Miles 2,778 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   2.25 mph
2,778 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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Pulled up to the trailhead at 5:27 am to find Spiderlegs ready to rock. We decided the north Walkin' Jim was a better choice for total darkness, so off we went, only losing about 5 minutes in a clearing trying to figure out where the trail went. Soon the sky began to lighten and we had a great clear sunrise just as we started the Big Jim trail. A perfect golden 3465' was in full view and I was geeked. It's not always practical or easy, but first light makes the boring interesting, and the interesting extraordinary.
The trail ended and the cairns began - a moderate scramble with no exposure and few annoying flora passed quickly, and we were at the summit register.
We spent about 20 minutes looking for the 1902 inscription, but failed to find anything anywhere near the top. :-k
On the way down Big Jim we ran into sleepyheads NightStalker and his friend on their way up. We exchanged cookie recipes and wished them luck.
We took the Little Jim on the way back for variety, and came across a spring that wasn't on the map. Spiderlegs waypointed it, but it's hard to say whether it flows year round.
We got back to the parking lot before noon - a perfect hike of a cool mountain with another HAZ member I'm glad to have met. In the future I think I'll go back to accessing this range from Morgan City Wash though, the Walkin' Jim trails are a bit long and nondescript for my taste.
I made a short video using the music of the late Walkin' Jim Stoltz, a prolific hiker who the trails are named after.
http://youtu.be/ki3--dWXf6A
Flora
Flora
Saguaro
Culture
Culture
Summit Register Log
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Meteorology
Sunrise
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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