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Superstition Peak 5057 - Carney
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Superstition Peak 5057 - CarneyPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2015
adilling
Hiking9.10 Miles 3,408 AEG
Hiking9.10 Miles
3,408 ft AEG
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My first Triplog on HAZ!

Arriving at the Carney Springs Trailhead at dawn twilight, I knew I had a rough task ahead. I have been up the trail to the Boulder Saddle before, so I knew what to expect there....steepness followed by even more steepness. After that, it was all unknown.

Once on the saddle I started following the Ridgeline trail towards the Sisters and 5057. It was a lot of cairn following and up and down action, not the nice neat trail I was expecting. The views up top were certainly amazing. As you go along, Weaver's Needle starts to reveal itself. As I moved towards the Three Sisters outcrop, I noticed there was a lot of vegetation and green grass. There was also a constant buzzing from the saddle all the way up to the summit from the bees attending all the blooming bushes and flowers. I was not expecting to see that in late October. It was awesome!

Once I made it around the Three Sisters area, the vegetation got thinner and the trail got steeper. By the time I got to the "stone gate" marking the entrance to the final summit, Weaver's Needle was below me, that was a great sight to see. Once I saw the stone hoodoos guarding the summit, adrenaline took over and I was moving fast to get to the top.

I climbed the final push to the top and had a well deserved rest. I found the blue ammo box and signed in and took in the amazing views. It was very clear and I could see for miles and miles. I stayed up top for about an hour....took a zillion pictures and had a little snack.

On the way down, I passed some young fellows who made the ascent via the ridge near the Wave Cave. I think they regretted that decision and I advised them to take Carney Springs trail down the trailhead. I contemplated going over to see the Three Sisters, but my 52 year old knees started reminding me that they were 52 years old. So, I followed the Ridgeline Trail back to the Carney Springs sign and made the steep descent back down to the car.

Definitely a hard hike in my book, not for the novice or out of shape hiker. But, I made it and look forward to doing it again.
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