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Black Cross Butte 4806 - Fish Creek Peak Loop, AZ
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Black Cross Butte 4806 - Fish Creek Peak Loop, AZ 
Black Cross Butte 4806 - Fish Creek Peak Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2014
The_Eagle
Hiking7.19 Miles 3,717 AEG
Hiking7.19 Miles   7 Hrs   35 Mns   1.07 mph
3,717 ft AEG      50 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Collaborative effort to put this one together. Joe suggested the area and laid the framework and I put together the loop track. Long Play and TT joined us to make up the foursome. Perfect weather all around on this one. If you are one that likes to follow a trail, this is not for you. It's all bushwhacking and whacking bushes. Climbing starts right out of the gait.

When you reach the first saddle .75 miles in you reach the pointer showing you your target http://hikearizona.com/photo=396770. We chose to head east before climbing to minimize some of the real thick stuff. The lanscape was just incredible.

There were two main areas that you had to physically beast through. Both are in the wash that runs to the north of the peaks.

Every time I head out to the Supes and climb to the top of a new area, I see somewhere else that I NEED to go to. At the top of Black Cross Butte 4806 I have some more ideas.....
Kinda nice that you can see both Apache and Canyon Lakes from up there.

The route from BCB 4806 to Fish Creek Peak worked out great. Nothing hard at all. Joe choose to scale the Eastern face of the peak; John, Denny, and I choose the SW approach, which was a little more ramp like. Great views of Upper Fish Creek, Tortilla Peak and more.

http://youtu.be/aRTCjhHS1hs


This was a day of "Top That" between me and Denny.
Denny drove a cactus needle into the top of a toe. Extraction caused a good spurt of blood.
Denny's up.
I get a 1/2" long needle embedded completely under the skin on the back of my hand. I had to make it "Stand Up" so Denny could tweezer it out. The geyser followed.
Bruce up
With the truck in sight, Denny slips going downhill and falls hard. When he got up I noticed the Ocotillo spring away from his face revealing one side of his face bleeding a bit (OK...more than a bit), way to close to his eye... He was lucky, and wins.


Great to hike with John Zeppelin and Tommy Turtle again.
Joe always keeps it interesting...
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