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Mount Ord to Browns Peak, AZ
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10 by photographer avatarJuanJaimeiii
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Mount Ord to Browns Peak, AZ 
Mount Ord to Browns Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2014
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking34.06 Miles 10,848 AEG
Hiking34.06 Miles   12 Hrs   46 Mns   2.81 mph
10,848 ft AEG      39 Mns Break
 
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Last time up Mt. Ord via Slate Creek I looked out at Four Peaks and pondered the idea of hiking from Ord to Browns Peak. Then one night when I had a little time on my hands I got on Route Editor and plotted it out. I sent the draft to Joe and Cannondale Kid (Mark) to review. Joe is the Route Editor King and Mark has spent considerable time in this area. Mark recommended a couple changes and suggested I hit Cypress Peak along the way. He also volunteered to help with a shuttle.

My plan was to hike it this past Saturday but rain would interfere. This worked to my favor because I was able to get Joe to join in for the adventure. We met just after 6:00am in Fountain Hills. From there we took my Jeep over to Four Peaks Road. This is where we met Richard (part of the shuttle crew). He would drive with us to Slate Creek and drop us off just before 7am. From there he would drive north and then take Hwy 188 back to El Oso Road and Drive my Jeep to the Lone Pine Trailhead. Mark met Richard there and then drove the two of them to Reno Pass.

Joe and I would make our way up to Mount Ord via Slate Creek. It was brisk and we were making good time. Once up top we descended down the other side to the south following a powerline trail. It was steep but moist ground made it manageable.

Around Mile 10 we would intersect the boys at Reno Pass where the 4 of us would hike up to Cypress Peak. It was great catching up with Mark as it's been awhile since I have seen him. Then the off trail came. Joe and I went up one ridge while they went up another. Brushy and steep was the name of the game here for the next mile or so. We leveled out and looked over and realized that they took the superior route. They were a good ways ahead of us. From here it was a quick ascent to the top of Cypress and off Joe and I went as the clock was ticking.

Once we reached the Forest Road it was much smoother sailing. The road was great but it offered a good workout along the way. The profile of our hike thru this section looks like a saw tooth with all its ups and downs.

It was a long haul but we made it to the Lone Pine Trailhead by 5pm. Here we took a quick 9 minute break and then continued to our destination. Feeling revived and alive we couldn't wait to summit Browns. One mile or so up the trail we were reminded by our bodies of the distance and elevation gain we had already covered. We slowed but reached the saddle in a respectable 44 minutes. Then the final way up the chute and we were on top of Browns in no time.

Up top the reward was worth the days effort. Four Peaks was making a shadow on Roosevelt Lake. The sun was setting in the west. It was amazing but it was no time to relax. We needed to get down and out of the chute while we still had daylight. Success!

From there it was an easy couple miles back to the Cherokee. What a killer hike this turned out to be!

Much thanks to Joe for joining in. Even more thanks to the two gents who helped make it possible with the shuttle set up. You guys RoCk!
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