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10 by photographer avatarPeter_Medal
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Mount TritlePrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2015
Peter_Medal
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,428 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
1,428 ft AEG      15 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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Having Mount Union, Mount Davis, and Spruce to launch to from my backyard, Tritle had been on my bucket list for years. Staring at it from along my weekly forest runs along the Senator Highway, I finally had enough and said its time. It had intimidated me as there were no routes from the east ridgeline and figured it would be extremely difficult with lots of bushwacking. Our first stop we decided to check out the open mine that you can see right off the Senator Highway on its east flank. I went into the mine a whole 60 feet before turning around, really was not interested in getting my feet wet. From their we bushwacked up probably no more then 1/3 mile to get on top of the ridgeline. Not to soon we encountered some quad trails that took us over to the fenced off Sundance Mine. From the mine all the way to summit was on again, off again trails. Numerous fire rings and camp sites were present all along its ridgeline. At summit, ladybugs everywhere. Game plan was to back track to and meander off the middle north ridgeline and make a beeline straight for the old Senator Stamp Mill which is on the south side of the Senator Highway, along the banks of the Hassayampa River. My hiking partner was a Scottsdale "trail runner" gal that never went off trail before, being the gentlemen I am, trail blazed much of the freestyle drop down the north face as less burdensome as possible to accommodate her. Amazingly followed a fairly straight line to the mill. The water flowing in the Hassayampa was a treat, all the water falls were flowing, many pools filled and the dog was able to instantly cool off. There were some small rock climbs along the Hassayampa. We horsed around the mill for a bit, then continued our journey boulder hopping along the Hassayampa until crossing the Senator Highway and up to Walker Road. Union and Davis have become so routine, I think I found my new fav and will be doing this again and again and again. The two northeast ridgelines looks a little more challenging with some rock climbing and possible rappelling for future excursions. My new playground.
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