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Promontory Butte 7,914Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2014
AZ_Step
Hiking0.40 Miles
Hiking0.40 Miles   1 Hour      0.40 mph
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Since I was in the area fishing, I thought I should bag Promontory Butte. But I thought I would try an easier way to the Butte, bushwhack in from the North.
I drove in from Woods Canyon Lake on FR 300, then jumped on FR 76. The drive on FR 76 was a bit muddy but not bad, any hi clearance vehicle could make it, no 4x4 needed.
Parking @ Lat 34.348833 Lon -111.041379. The bushwhack wasn’t much of a bushwhack. It was an easy .4 miles to the Butte, up a gently sloping hill, covered in conifers. Just a great little walk in the woods. Once I reached the cliff I knew I was there and started looking around for the marker and register. The stone cairns made it easy to find them and the stone totem standing over 7 feet tall, hiding in the forest a few yards away was a cool find as well.
It had been threating to rain all morning but didn’t so when I made it back to the truck I figured that I would sling up the hammock and take a snooze and listen to the elk bugling in the distance. But as my luck would have it, just as I was starting to dream happy HAZ dreams, it started to rain.
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