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The Needle via the Hassayampa, AZ
mini location map2014-12-27
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The Needle via the Hassayampa, AZ 
The Needle via the Hassayampa, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2014
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking11.21 Miles 2,365 AEG
Hiking11.21 Miles   5 Hrs   33 Mns   2.34 mph
2,365 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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1st trip
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This is the hike Bruce and I chose for our end of the year hike. John and LiLD were nice enough to brave the cold temps and early drive time to join us. The road in was rougher then I thought it would be but Bruce is an old pro. We started around 7:30 just like Bruce said we would. Brrr it felt cold with the wind and temps in the 30's. Once we got moving we were ok. Some great views and jackets were off by the time we hit the river. The views of the needle were pretty nice and you could see for miles and miles. We hiked close to the neddle but I was spent so we turned around at the needle. Bruce had some nice route options mapped out and I think the ones agreed on turned out to pretty sweet. One wash and then another took us all the way back to the river with a couple small down climbs. I thought this was a really nice route. Then after a break we took another wash that got us half way back from there with a few up climbs that were pretty cool too. I wanted a new wlderness photo but don't know if this one counts. This hike turned out better than I expected and the company was top notch. Thanks to Bruce for driving and John and LiLD for joining us. Good Times! :y:
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