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Battleship - Yellow Peak Loop, AZ
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Battleship - Yellow Peak Loop, AZ 
Battleship - Yellow Peak Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2015
joebartels
Hiking17.44 Miles 4,498 AEG
Hiking17.44 Miles   10 Hrs   11 Mns   2.26 mph
4,498 ft AEG   2 Hrs   27 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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We hit Battleship. Chilly on route into LaBarge, Bruce swore it was colder with each step. Waved the flag on top for ten minutes, snacked and moved on. Met Skillpore and the dynamic Denny Wally duo just before the descent into Boulder Creek. Ray is true to his school and especially his girl. After battling the ship he sailed solo back to the marina.

The balance of the group worked through Boulder to Black Mesa. This route gets old quick. Luckily the only thing to complain about on this beautiful day. Along the way we passed a number of groups. Seniors outnumbered the pipsqueaks for the most part. Everyone encountered was friendly, smiling and pleasant on the chat exchange.

Bruce and I worked the padre over and over in search of hidden sins. The force is strong in this one. Apparently he's studied and applied Olsteen theories to a tee.

Onwards to Yellow Peak. Bruce explored the canyon while Dave and I hit the peak. I only jumped on this hike for the company. Battleship is cool but a yawner compared to Geronimo above. Boulder ranks low on my enjoyable list. The views are world class. It's just more of a thing I enjoyed getting into hiking and figure I'll appreciate more twenty years from now.

Heading up to Yellow Peak a "why in the world is this necessary" mindset changed in a hurry. Those world class views all around had a nice new perspective. The peak was much larger on top than anticipated. The dark jumbled boulders in contrast to the waving grass was sweet. We followed NW following a ridge out and down to meet Bruce. That creek was pretty cool too.

Great to see all out on this fab day in the soups!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GhaSB6g8A
...Skillpore requested his full identity not be revealed
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