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Superstition Peak 5057 via Hiero
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Superstition Peak 5057 via HieroPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2015
trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   5 Hrs   5 Mns   1.82 mph
3,000 ft AEG   1 Hour   14 Mns Break
 
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denny has wanted to hike 5057 again, and i have too
john wanted to do the off trail route via balancing rock, so we all agreed that the loop would be fun
left hieroglyphic trail to head up toward the balancing rock and passed right by the base of it
not sure how that stays balanced
went on above the canyon from there, following a route karl and kathy did with ---- and liz
a couple fun places to scramble, some cactus to avoid but not bad terrain at all
other than the foxtails and bushes with little round sand burr-like stickers
great views to the south
hit 5057 from the west side, with the final bit on the official trail
not much of a breeze and it was a little hazy
didn't stay long on the summit, as we wanted to snack at the saddle above hieroglyphic canyon
headed down the ridgeline
always good to see the views of the superstitions from there
followed the trail down hieroglyphic canyon
this trail is quite well-defined now, with plenty of cairns
a half mile of scree at the top, but then pretty good footing
as we dropped, there were more and more gnats
eventually a really annoying amount of gnats the last couple miles
we couldn't even stay and chat at the trailhead
great hiking a peak with denny and john again
good choice, guys :)
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