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Buzzards Roost from Peralta, AZ
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Buzzards Roost from Peralta, AZ 
Buzzards Roost from Peralta, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 11 2014
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking14.84 Miles 3,156 AEG
Hiking14.84 Miles   6 Hrs   48 Mns   2.29 mph
3,156 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
1st trip
This one was JohnLP's idea and it turned out to be a great hike. He picked me up bright and early and we headed out to the Peralta TH. We were the third ones to sign in today at the trail register. From there we took the Dutchman to Coffee Flat and Coffee Flat to a spot John had pre-determined to make our assault on Buzzards Roost.

Along our way up we stumbled into an old mine that still had a ton of junk that was left behind. Flashlights, batteries, detonator wire, gas cans, gloves, boots, etc. That was an interesting find but back on to our mission. Up we went. I was expecting it to be way more brushy but it wasn't too bad. We made our way on up to the summit without too much difficulty.

Up top the views were fantastic. We stayed awhile reading several of the sign-ins at the register. It would appear that this is "Gary and Shans" favorite hike as they had been up several times including one on Shan's 69th birthday. They even took their grandchildren up. I am assuming they came in from Queen Valley Road but I can't be sure.

On the way down we took SSK44's track and followed it down the southern side to the creek bed. From there we just followed the old jeep road/creek bed back to the Coffee Flat trail. Along the way we spotted several cattle and a spring that was flowing. Not sure what the name of it is.

As we approached the trailhead I saw a white jeep off in the distance. I said that looks like Wally's. Sure enough judging by the HAZ stickers it was! :D

Doing Buzzards Roost is a cool hike. Doing it this way adds several miles but you don't need a high clearance vehicle. Doing it from Queen Valley Road would be okay also if you just wanted to get down to the meat and potatoes.

Thanks for driving John! Oh by the time we signed out at least a hundred more people had signed in at the Peralta Trailhead Register. :o Busy day in the Supes!
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