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Peak 5798 - Chrome Butte Quad, AZ
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Peak 5798 - Chrome Butte Quad, AZ 
Peak 5798 - 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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After deciding to continue on to Peak 5798 I took a glance over the low area in between and noticed a number of cow-paths and set out for the most direct route making use of the paths as much as possible.

Once I hit a fence-line it became even better as the cows had beaten a solid path on both sides of the fence. Of course that only lasted until the serious climb began, when the brush got pretty thick. But thankfully a number of intersecting game trails came to the rescue, making the climb somewhat easier, although somewhat still left me with a steep climb on loose ground. But no matter, just one step at-a-time and soon I was at the summit. This would be the only summit of the day that wasn't a wide flat area obstructed by trees so the views were the best of the day.

I descended along almost the same route as the climb but at the first saddle I decided to take a more direct route back to the TH. The first part turned out to be the only less-than-good decision of the day, fighting cat's-claw, holly, prickly-pear and other assorted brush until reaching the flat area again.

Only this time there were no cow-paths... even the cows are smart enough to avoid the manzanita. :whistle:
So instead of a direct route, I had to backtrack out of manzanita dead-ends but eventually I hit the fence-line that would take me all the way back to the gate at the TH.

Once back at the Jeep I compared what I had accomplished with what I had hoped to accomplish, and saw I had two more easy peaks left in the area. But it would take more slow driving along Forest Roads just to get to the start of each so with a long day planned for Sunday as well (this time up by Roosevelt Dam) I decided to head home.

Again, although I bagged both in one hike, since I posted Peak 5004 & Peak 5798 as separate photosets on my web-site I figured I'd do the same here on HAZ.
Peak 5004 photoset/triplog is here:
http://hikearizona.com/photoset=31947

Peak 5798 summit videos are here:
GoPro: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z5UOaRjYcMQ
Olympus http://www.youtube.com/embed/c8xJhoa0jIQ
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