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9 by photographer avatarAZLumberjack
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Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking3.05 Miles 990 AEG
Hiking3.05 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   1.83 mph
990 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
 
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Peak Bagging on Silly Mountain


I envy those who can hike the Four Peaks Mother Lode, the Superstition Ridgeline, or climb Weavers Needle. There was a time, not too many years ago, when I would have challenged them and went looking for more. Not any more though. The desire is still burning, but the body won't let me beat it up the way I used to. So my hiking has taken on a low impact approach to getting out and enjoying the great outdoors. I especially enjoyed the time Dennis Williams whipped the Four Peaks Mother Lode, celebrating each peak with a special bottle of imported Scotch as his reward [ photoset ] So today I take a humorous approach to his accomplishment and I Did it My Way!

This morning dawned bright, but dark clouds were on the horizon and I wanted to get out for a short energy burner before any weather moved in. Silly Mountain has several peaks that make up the obscure little range and five of them are above the 2,000 foot mark so I was going to challenge them and offer my celebration to the accomplishment.....my way. While packing for our move to Arizona, I found an unopened bottle of Coffee Liqueur that must have been left over from the days when I traveled heavily and this was from one of the airlines that I frequented.

Only one bottle for five peaks.... gotta get creative about this :-k So I decided that I would photograph the bottle at the summit of each peak and wait until I got home to break the seal and drink a toast to the Silly Mountain Five Peak Mother Lode : rambo : Trails will take you to two of the peaks, the rest are attainable by bushwhacking through the Brittlebush and scrub Palo Verde and one of the approaches had lots of loose rocks to keep me slipping and sliding :o but all were a fun challenge.

The cool morning brought out the hikers in droves, many of them, snowbirds that had recently arrived for the winter and the parking lot was soon full. I had a good time conquering the Five Peaks but the Liqueur needed something to wash it down :D
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On every trip into the Superstitions, I find another Gold Mine. Today the mine was filled with Memories. I can not wait for the next trip.
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