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Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2015
syoung
Hiking6.50 Miles 3,100 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.86 mph
3,100 ft AEG27 LBS Pack
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I decided to spend the night up here earlier in the week and maintained the plans even with the weather. The hike up was pretty incredible. I have hiked this in the rain before but never in a storm such as this. The way up showed me a new waterfall I had never seen before. Right around when you reach the Gatekeeper (or Thumb Rock), if you looked in the canyon to your left there was a major waterfall spewing forth. It was gorgeous. I wish I had brought my camera out but couldn't justify the weight as I was already carrying 27 pounds.

Upon reaching the siphon area the waterfall there, and the stream at the bottom, were in full power. As much as the snow up here was a strange occurrence back on January 1st, this was equally rare and impressive; at least from my perspective. The journey up the slick rock was like trying to ice skate uphill.

Darkness began rolling in with the clouds. I had never been in the clouds at night and never really much thought about the implications of turning a headlamp on - in a cloud. My visibility was about 5 feet (think about driving in the fog or in a whiteout). I had decided earlier that I was going to set up camp out on the ridgeline a bit at the camp site under the trees on the first plateau. Upon reaching the camp site, and after running into a few 4 legged companions, I decided that I'd feel more comfortable setting up camp on Flatiron. I back tracked back up and set up right on the edge, near a wall that was acting sort of like a wind block.
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