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Aztec peak via Parker Creek Trail, AZ
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Aztec peak via Parker Creek Trail, AZ 
Aztec peak via Parker Creek Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 19 2015
Droog
Hiking14.81 Miles 4,096 AEG
Hiking14.81 Miles   8 Hrs   38 Mns   2.38 mph
4,096 ft AEG   2 Hrs   25 Mns Break
 
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This was a good hike with plenty to see. The scenery, the history and the wildlife really made this a memorable adventure. We started a little later around 10am which in retrospect could have been done better. The first half of this hike is straight up with no forgiveness so be prepared for that and the poison ivy that dots the trail. We saw no less than 4 owls, 2 deer, 4 rattle snakes and numerous other reptilian friends. This wilderness area is alive that is for sure. Abby's way takes you through what seems like a whole separate wilderness with the sink holes, walnut trees and wild flowers. I was relieved to be at the top, it was an effort to say the least for that last mile and a half. We saw the tower and the stone living room which was cool. Then after a quick lunch we headed down hill. It took much less time to go down hill. It just hit dark when we made it to the truck and I wasn't having any sleeping in a tent. We packed up and drove back to phoenix. It happened to be a friends birthday party so two very smelly guys showed up at The Yard and had a beer. Well deserved beers at that.
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