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Jump Mountain 4878 - SRC Wilderness
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Jump Mountain 4878 - SRC WildernessGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2013
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.75 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking5.75 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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a nice invite to hank's second attempt on jump mountain
larry and hank did quite a bit of research on a different approach, and everything they came up with worked out well
took forest road 645 in and parked at a gate
followed a fence line for some time, contoured around a smaller peak, then headed for jump
turns out you can simply follow the fence line up to within 50 feet of the summit, which is the line i came back to higher up
larry and hank took slightly different paths, which may have offered better footing and fewer sticker bushes
one little scramble and easy enough route-finding on the way up; just pick the best line
at the top, we found two reference marks and the benchmark, as well as a summit register buried in a cairn
the register had been placed by the sierra club in 1996, and only one other name was on it, in 2006
the summit area was quite expansive, and we wandered around to all points
great views of the salt river, white ledges, haystack butte, rockinstraw, four peaks, and more
(my track doesn't account for this exploration, so i'm adding a quarter mile)
hank showed us the saddle where he and brian turned around, and declared the second attempt route much preferred
larry had plotted a second approach, so from the base of the mountain we took that back down, making a nice loop that finished on a 4wd road
perfect weather and clear skies all day
a cool peak, a very intriguing part of arizona and great company!
thanks for including me, guys
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