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Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2013
AZLumberjack
Hiking4.14 Miles 1,775 AEG
Hiking4.14 Miles   4 Hrs   42 Mns   0.88 mph
1,775 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners 8 partners
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BobP
Bradshaws
JuanJaimeiii
mazatzal
outdoor_lover
RickVincent
SuperstitionGuy
vanman
What an awesome day for a dirty job. We all met up at the Circle K station on Idaho and Apache Trail at 0800 as planned. Superstition Guy showed up to wish us well and he had a whole box of fresh sweet rolls :thanx: We met Mark from the Forest Service, Mesa Ranger District who had us sign a sheet which apparently released them from all possible repercussions in the event something bad happened, then read us a safety briefing and we departed for the Mining Camp TH.

Once at the Mining Camp JJ made sure we all had Citristrip ©, towels, scrub brushes and rubber gloves before departing the parking lot. Then the scramble began.....the hot rods (Rick, JJ, Bob, Rich) left on a headlong course for the Flatiron while the rest of us followed in their dust.

It was a stroke of pure brilliance that the first guys through shot the orange markers with the Citristrip © as they blasted up the trail. Those of us following worked on the painted markers as we got to them, which were already beginning to soften. It took only a little elbow grease with the scrub brushes, a bit of water and final mopping with a dry towel and the bright orange marks were history :y:

The older blue/white dots were harder to remove since they had been there much longer and most of them were left as they were. We worked up and down the trail erasing all the marks that we could find and I don't think any escaped JJ's observant eye.

Many of the hikers on the trail (and there was a ton of em) thanked us for our efforts at cleaning up the unsightly orange arrows. A few hikers commented that they needed the directions in case they get off the trail, to which I replied that Disneyland was 400 miles farther West and this is the Superstition Wilderness, which is off limits to directional and custom hiking signs (since I was wearing my Forest Service uniform I didn't get any static).

The whole project went super smoothe and we were back at the parking lot before 2:00pm congratulating ourselves on a job well done. It was a pleasure to work with this group and speaking on behalf of the Forest Service, a great big :thanx: for everyone's participation and hard work. As short handed as the Forest Service is these days, the orange arrows would surely have been there for a long time.

A big thanks to JJ, Rick, Van and Johnlp for their testing to find the right product and putting this program together :y:
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On every trip into the Superstitions, I find another Gold Mine. Today the mine was filled with Memories. I can not wait for the next trip.
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