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Elephant Mountain Summit - Spur CrossPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2015
friendofThundergod
Hiking7.71 Miles 2,280 AEG
Hiking7.71 Miles
2,280 ft AEG
 
Similar to trekkin gecko almost a year ago from today, "I was looking for another peak." Cave Creek was already on the radar for a short morning hike with Jackie, so I decided I would take her to the Elephant Mountain ruins and then present the summit to her. She wanted nothing to do with the summit, but was happy to stay at the saddle with the dogs. Perfect!

The route to the summit seems to be getting pretty established and I had no issues. There are some steep sections, a few sections requiring a hand and some loose rock in spots, but it is more than manageable and actually kind of enjoyable. Its just a short scurry up from the saddle to the pretty rewarding summit. Great views of the valley, great views to the north and great views of the Four Peaks and several of the other very easily identified terrain features of that area.

Jackie only had to wait about 35 minutes for me at the saddle. We took Tortuga to Dragon Fly on the way out to get the dogs some water at the Jewel of the Creek. Jackie liked the little stretch along Cave Creek under the cottonwoods. We were nearly the first car in the lot this morning, but we ran into several groups of hikers on the way out and there were several vehicles at the trailhead.

Very cool little peak, nice call trekkin gecko.

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