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Giers Mountain to the Desert Bar, AZ
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Giers Mountain to the Desert Bar, AZ 
Giers Mountain to the Desert Bar, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2015
desert_boonie
Hiking1.90 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   0.69 mph
1,180 ft AEG
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Well for the last few years I've been wanting to check out the infamous Desert Bar and today I was finally able to see it with my own eyes. I learned about a rough 4x4 trail that leads to the bar for those willing to take some time, have some fun, and avoid the highway the conventional dirt road in is. So in other words, I knew I wouldn't see any Toyotas today. I have to thank Scott for coming along on this one and letting me have some fun on the drive in. This is a good 4x4 road for sure in a very rugged part of the state.

In return, I told Scott we would hike up a random peak in the Buckskins to work up a thirst before our official arrival at the bar. Almost halfway in on the drive we stopped to scope out the area, saw the best looking peak around and up we went. A very steep, loose, basalt formed mountain will always get the heart pumping quickly. Once on the ridge, the most stable portion of the mountain we had the summit in view. Scott eyed a bighorn sheep not far from us that had just jumped down the nearest slope to him to avoid two rambling idiots on his mountain. We rushed over towards the edge and got to see this amazing guy descend the mountain in seconds. He stopped towards the bottom to look back up at us as if to say beat that, and then he was gone. A very healthy plump younger guy, he's going to be the man in the coming years out there.

After that, Scott and I arrived on the summit, found the register and learned it was Giers Mountain. One of the rare times I climbed up something without even knowing what it was. The views from the top are amazing, nothing but rugged desert peaks and a prominent bend in the Colorado River just below us was quite the sight to see. After our summit brews, we went back down a slightly different path on the top portion and scree surfed down the rest.

Now it was time to finally get to this bar. Some more rocky adventure on the road and finally we could see it ahead. We pulled up to the back parking area, heard the music playing, and couldn't help but smile the entire time there. I've heard it gets bigger each year, and this place was huge, what other bar has 3 levels to it and offers helicopter tour rides of the area? Good times for sure, thanks again for letting me do this Scott.
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