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Four Peaks Mother LodePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2015
friendofThundergod
Hiking9.13 Miles 4,376 AEG
Hiking9.13 Miles   7 Hrs   27 Mns   1.36 mph
4,376 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
What a nice way to cap off an eventful Memorial weekend. My 5th trip log of the weekend would be the Mother Lode.

I met a group on Brown's Peak and one of them asked if I had ever head of anyone doing all four peak, I said actually...
The rest of the M.L. was complete solitude. I was a little slow, probably related to the routes I chose, but also a little fatigued for some reason. I could not make up my mind all day. I had two routes to use, my first route when I had no idea what I was doing, or my route with Karl that included some stuff I was not crazy about doing alone. I just did not have the usual zeal for climbing, so the majority of the day involved retreating across the bottom of the peaks. A safer route, but not good for time and I found myself in trouble a few times trying to scurry down, when I should have maintained my usual route across the ridges.

I Had a legitimate fall coming down final peak. I was trying to get cute hopping across the rocks to avoid dropping down into the bush and had about a seven foot fall down a couple of quick ledges. No injuries, but it got my attention. I saw three Arizona Blacks, which only makes one laugh, just another thing to contend with when doing the M.L.
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