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Hog CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2014
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking7.04 Miles 1,251 AEG
Hiking7.04 Miles   5 Hrs   27 Mns   2.26 mph
1,251 ft AEG   2 Hrs   20 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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This hike is all Hansenaz’s fault. (I’ve never met the gentleman, but I still blame him). :)

I read his 3 triplogs of his adventures from Hog Canyon up to the Ridgeline Trail, and back down Hog Canyon. He did this using various routes. Very impressive. He piqued my curiosity.

11 days ago I hiked the Ridgeline Trail and looked down on Hog Canyon’s middle ridge. - That’s the track Hansenaz used on his last ascent to the Ridgeline Tr. I wanted to at least hike into Hog Canyon and look around.

My hike plan was to do the ‘normal’ Hog Canyon hike to the waterfall(s) and find the petroglyphs. I did just that. I also determined the track needed to get atop that middle ‘Hog’ ridgeline. I have no clue if I’ll ever do a ‘Hog-to-Ridgeline Trail’ hike, but at least I have demystified ‘how’ to do it.

It was overcast the entire hike, with a little bit of rain while at the waterfall(s). The rain wasn’t enough to make any water flow over the falls. It just made the rocks more slippery. The hike into Hog Canyon is initially flat desert hiking, then drainage boulder-hopping.
Stay in the drainage and hop on the boulders. It’s the only way.

The series of waterfalls were impressive, even without water flowing.
The petroglyphs were great. The further up I climbed above, and abeam the series of waterfalls, the better the petroglyphs. To find the petroglyphs, I would climb up a bit then stop completely. I would then visually scan the walls on the opposite side of the waterfalls. I found quite a few that way. It’s better than moving around on the narrow ledges and simultaneously scanning for petroglyphs. I’m sure I would have taken a ‘header’ into one of the still ponds if I ‘moved-and-scanned’ at the same time. :(

This hike had a bit of everything. It had trail hiking, boulder hopping, waterfalls, petroglyphs, and outstanding scenery throughout. Heck, I even found a “GLO” Mark (General Land Office) survey marker. It’s a Section Corner Marker where 4 sections of land meet. Surveyors put it there in 1924.

All of that, plus I demystified how I would get to the Ridgeline Trail from Hog Canyon, if I ever get the desire.
The Superstition Mountains came through again.
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Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
J.R.R.TOLKIEN
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