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Chrome Butte, AZ
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Chrome Butte, AZ 
Chrome Butte, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2014
CannondaleKid
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,152 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   0.90 mph
1,152 ft AEG      15 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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I originally planned this as the last of three climbs today but when I realized I would only have shade if I did it first (and the other two would have no shade anyway) I figured I'd knock it out first.

After a glance from the US 60 a few months ago along with Topo maps and Satellite, I had drawn a route curving around the 'back' of Chrome Butte. But once I was about to tackle the ascent I decided to try my luck going pretty much straight up, hoping to find a route through the vegetation between the craggy rocks. Good thing I did because it worked out and later form above, the route I had mapped out didn't look good.

The border between the San Carlos Reservation and Tonto NF runs right across the summit of Chrome Butte so in my wandering around I crossed through the barbed wire fence a number of times... which meant removing my pack each time.

Due to a reasonably flat summit along with trees and brush it took a bit of wandering to get the best views. But well worth it.

I began with 74° & 75% humidity (a by-product of heavy overnight rain) and ended with 82° and probably around 50% humidity so I got another soaking.

Only 45 photos so I will probably post them all in the photoset on HAZ. (Takes too long to pick out the 'best' of the bunch)

Chrome Butte summit panorama video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/C29LIK4PVW0

A 10-1/2 minute video driving along the ancient US 60 is here:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/JjIjE9TY4g4

It's now part of FR584 but some maps refer to it as 'Hunting Road' which is a pretty accurate representation. Put it this way... JJ won't be driving his Jeep on it any time soon. ;)
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