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Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic Mountains
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Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2015
trekkin_gecko
Hiking11.95 Miles 2,316 AEG
Hiking11.95 Miles   5 Hrs   34 Mns   2.62 mph
2,316 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
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while this might be a better winter hike, we had a perfectly cool day in may for it
another west side peak that's been on my wish list
followed the eagle's route, going counterclockwise on the walkin' jim loop
saw one burro from a distance and another one close up
trail was in good condition and quite well cairned
not much elevation change until the big jim intersection
big jim goes up to a saddle and there a decent use trail to the peak
the final push was fun, with some scrambling and a little bit of route finding with an occasional cairn
more on rock than through sticker bushes and cactus, but with tall grasses and foxtails
great 360 views from the top and we spent at least 30 minutes snacking, looking around and just enjoying the nice day
the summit register jar is sad shape
the lid has a hole in the top and as others have said, the papers are quite fragile
i brought a new notebook and pen, but didn't read bruce's comment about needing a new container, too
put my items into a double ziplock and then under the original glass jar
as i went to rebuild the cairn...
john: were all those bugs up here earlier?
me: uh, those are bees :o
apparently there is a hive just over the dropoff and something had disturbed it
we vacated the premises and started down
took the long way back, completing the walkin' jim trail
some pools of water in most of the washes
heard before we saw two sets of burros on the way down 8)
seven in some trees about halfway down, and three in a wash closer to the end
finished just after noon
still serving breakfast at the brass rail :) - thanks, john
enjoyed this hike and getting out on the west side
good company, too ;)
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