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Peak 5004 - Chrome Butte Quad, AZ
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Peak 5004 - Chrome Butte Quad, AZ 
Peak 5004 - Chrome Butte Quad, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2014
CannondaleKid
Hiking4.10 Miles 2,054 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   3 Hrs   46 Mns   1.17 mph
2,054 ft AEG      15 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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I planned Peak 5004 as the third of four hikes and third of four peaks for the day but as usual, things changes during the course of the day. But no matter, after Peak 4925 I drove back on FR 645 to FR 217, which turned out to be more cow-path than forest road. Thankfully it was pretty dry so what appeared to be mud holes a few days earlier were now dry.

I continued along FR 217 keeping an eye out for a good spot to use as my trailhead, as looking at the terrain by satellite it appeared there may be a deep wash along my route to the summit. I passed the first possible spots I had marked, more due to herds of cattle that I would have to pass through than due to terrain features. I kept driving until I came to a fence-gate that was past my planned route so I figured it was as good as any place to begin.

I followed along the fence where the cows had made a nice beaten path, but eventually had to turn toward the summit. By starting the hike at the gate, I was well past what would have been the easier slope to the summit, but what the heck, so what if it's steeper with more brush... I'm here so let's git'er done! In any event, it wasn't too bad and it gave me a chance to scout out a route for the last peak of the day.

Once at the summit it was the usual photos and video panoramas then I got down to business of what to do next... continue on to Peak 5798 from here, or head back to the Cherokee and drive farther along FR217 before hiking to Peak 5798?

After a good look at the terrain to the south my original Route Manager planned route did NOT look good so instead of this being hike/peak 3 of 4, it turned to be hike 3 and peak 3 & 4.

Since I posted individual peak photosets on my own web-site I'll post them as individual photosets & triplogs here on HAZ as well.

Peak 5004 summit videos are here:
GoPro: http://www.youtube.com/embed/gC84y07oMQs
Olympus: http://www.youtube.com/embed/qw6L7rr4-Co
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