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Peak 2692' Bradshaw Mountains, AZ
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Peak 2692' Bradshaw Mountains, AZ 
Peak 2692' Bradshaw Mountains, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2014
Barrett
Hiking7.70 Miles 1,849 AEG
Hiking7.70 Miles   4 Hrs      2.57 mph
1,849 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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Peak 2692' lies just north of Indian Mesa in the Aqua Fria Conservation Area of Lake Pleasant Regional Park. My plan was to be on its summit as dawn broke at 7:18 - this did not happen.
Since I last visited the area they have closed Table Mesa Road after shooters and dumpers managed to leave 32 tons of crap that had to be removed. This added the delay of an additional 2.3 miles to my approach, along with stuffing an envelope with $6 (although this was well worth it).
The sun crested as I left the road and headed up the southern gulley between 2692' and the eastern summit, where I disturbed two Does and a Buck out for breakfast.
After they trotted off, I grabbed a Palo Verde branch while stepping up a loose bit of rock that lived up to its name and dislodged under my weight. I felt a pain in my right eye as the branch kept me from falling but swiped my face. :pk: ! The next few seconds passed slowly as I blinked and tried to determine the damage. Thankfully the pain subsided and the my vision cleared in a few minutes, with only a minor scratch. :D
When I reached the 2692' point shown on the topos, it was apparent the real summit was a little pyramid northwest, so I headed there, noting my GPS read 2837'. :-k
After checking out the views I headed down the northwestern gulley and followed the contour lines west along the cool geology I had seen on Google Earth. Black rock with wild white veining, white rock with black rocks sitting oddly on top, and finally a red formation all presented themselves before I lost enough elevation to rejoin Table Mesa Road. Indian Mesa and the White Bluffs were now well lit, and I enjoyed the sandy roads record of people, snakes, dogs, rabbits, birds, and insects. I soon reached the trailhead not having seen a single soul, and save for a few distant gunshots, I heard only what sounds the desert makes all by itself. 8)
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