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Sierra Estrella Ridgeline W/ Peaks 3567 & 3650, AZ
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Sierra Estrella Ridgeline W/ Peaks 3567 & 3650, AZ 
Sierra Estrella Ridgeline W/ Peaks 3567 & 3650, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2013
SpiderLegs
Hiking20.00 Miles 5,200 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   1.90 mph
5,200 ft AEG
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1st trip
Since moving out to Avondale I look at the Estrella's every day and wonder how to get to the top of the peaks. Knew eventually I would have to suck it up and do a long approach from the north side of the range. When I saw John planning a trip up to the ridgeline I knew I had no excuses to put off my explorations.

Met John at the rodeo arena parking lot and started the approach. Made great time on the park trails and were off trail and going vertical in under two hours. Shot up the approach to Peak 3567 on the north side of Corgett Wash taking the ridgeline straight up to Peak 2907 first. From there headed southeast towards our goal of Peaks 3567 & 3650. Took a different route down from John and headed down the main drainage from Peak 3650 until I hit the main spur of Corgett Wash. Intersected with John about a half mile from our rendezvous spot and headed back to our car the same way we came in.

To say the ridgeline of the Estrellas is rugged would be an understatement. One of the toughest hikes I have done in the past couple of years. Once on the ridgeline it was 4+ hours of continuous class 3 and occasional class 4 scrambling with cactus thrown in for good measure. You don't get a break from the cactus or scrambling the entire time spent on the ridge.
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