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Superstition Peak 5024 - Siphon DrawPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2015
adilling
Hiking5.83 Miles 2,898 AEG
Hiking5.83 Miles   5 Hrs   31 Mns   1.16 mph
2,898 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Not my first trip up the Siphon Draw up to the top, but my first time heading over to check out 5024. This will now be part of the visit whilst I am up top.

Thanks to Mike Genovese for leading the way, my son and I really enjoyed the hike.

Not much to add to the description department for this hike. We started at dawn out of the Mining Camp parking lot and beat most of the crowds, but met them on the way back down. You can tell by the look in the eyes if they have done this hike before or if they are realizing, too late, that his is a hard hike. Oh well, it’s good to see people doing this hike, it’s an accomplishment to get on the Flatiron and look down upon the lesser beings below. It was great seeing so many youngsters as well. Good for them and their parents! Start them young! We ran into a party of hikers planning on hitting the Ridgeline up on 5024 about 10-ish and guessed they would be hiking in the dark at the end. We were apparently right.

It looks like most of the white/blue paint is gone, but now bingo markers have taken their place. Cairns and other markers are sometimes necessary, when a trail is not clear. For this hike, it’s UP with very little mystery or uncertainty….some venture off the beaten path and learn the hard way they are off the main trail up, but for the most part, it’s fairly clear where to go. So, why do some feel compelled to leave paint or other markings?? Who knows? THEY obviously know the way up, as I did not see one lost hiker holding a can of Krylon or shouting “BINGO”.

The next time up, I believe I will just keep going and try to get the elusive Ridgeline Hike notched on my trekking stick.
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