|Malapais Peter's Canyon Loop, AZ|
|Malapais Peter's Canyon Loop, AZ|| |
Malapais Peter's Canyon Loop, AZ
|Hiking||11.72 Miles|| 12 Hrs 44 Mns ||1.01 mph|
|3,659 ft AEG|| 1 Hour 10 Mns Break||12 LBS Pack|
I have water but I don't want it.
Fond memories of this area seemed off key. Malapais is #17 on my favorites list after 17 years of hiking.
Heading up Geronimo
as rough as I remember ( shouldn't it be easier )
this is taking forever, two-thirds to go
Whose friggen route did I download. This isn't how "I" do it. ( under my breath ) this is a horrible idea, we'll never make it. ( out loud ) looks good, this is it, let's go.
1 Hour - 25 minutes
Our lunch spot was on the east side of Malapais, 200 ft from the top. We found shade on the east side of a rock outcrop. No more ascending. Ridge shade advantage queued the orchestra. Refreshed we descended to Peter's Canyon. Nearly an hour and a half later... please, shoot me
YES! I can fly. Smooth boulders. Happy, happy, joy, joy!
Tenth of a Mile Later
How many miles in this canyon?
the number four sounded like butter hitting a hot skillet sliding away to infinity
Bruce didn't get to see the Peralta Headquarters, the face or the grinding holes. Near the end he mentioned... "one thing I know about Peter's Canyon, I'm NEVER coming back". It was sad and funny all wrapped in one.
Took 3 quarts agua, half frozen. Never ran out ( last sip at the car ) but wish I froze that bad boy solid. Mid 80's in February is not typical. This loop mid 80's in the summer would be a steal. Acclimated to winter it was tough. Random puffy clouds would have made a world of difference. 5-6 hours of sleep before a hike is good, net total between two hikers blows.
||Pools to trickle
||Pools to trickle
|Majority of the 4 miles we covered was dry with an occasional pool. Large pools in the flats approaching Tortilla.|