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Maricopa PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2014
Hippy
Hiking16.22 Miles 4,315 AEG
Hiking16.22 Miles
4,315 ft AEG
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1st trip
Commandeered a vehicle, abandoned the passenger, headed out to bag Maricopa Peak....and then some.

Started at 19th ave TH
Headed up Ma Ha Tauk a few hundred yards, took the non-traditional ravine route up to Warrior, punched a barrel cactus, oops, ouch!

From Warrior, cross country to Alta Trail
Alta West to Maricopa Peak
Coming down Maricopa ran into 11 javelina including one tawny pinky piglet!
Skirted the javelinas, continued down Alta, spotted a trio of coyote
Break at western TH then continued along National toward Bajada.

Jogged most of Nat & Baj, reached Ranger, took a break, still had plenty of time to spare, headed up to Goat Hill, no new dead things in Fred's cave. Lunchtime!

Continued east on National stopped to water a tree spotted a really cool little alcove down a ravine so of course I went to check it out, heard some rocks moving in it, went in for a closer look heard a growl, scared the :pk: out of me, I may or may not have shrieked as I leapt up the ravine and glanced back down in time to see a gray blur launch out of the little cave thing...it stopped for a split second in which is assume it flipped me the bird then was off and out of sight...HOLY :pk: THAT WAS A BOBCAT!! :o :y: :DANCE:

Continued along National to Kiwanis Trail took that down to the parking lots followed the road south to Max Delta Trail then up to the Ramadas then down T-Bone trail to the jeep where I slept a good half hour before making my way to the nearest Jamba Juice...

11 javelina
3 coyotes
1 bobcat!
3 red tail hawks
1 turkey vulture
3 GIANT jackrabbits

Such a great day!
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