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Peak 4618 - Fraser BenchmarkGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2016
trekkin_gecko
Hiking6.53 Miles 2,580 AEG
Hiking6.53 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.54 mph
2,580 ft AEG   2 Hrs   16 Mns Break
 
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got an invite from oregon hiker to hike to an overlook of fraser arch
some neat photos from the new year's day hike had put this peak on my radar
rough ride to the starting point
first time hiking with lee, nice to meet jackie, too
fun to have the dogs along
headed out around 8:30
a little chilly at the start, but warm enough once we started ascending
first mile and a half was on an old road
steeper off trail dodging some cactus but with good footing
close to the overlook, we found another arch - very cool bonus
fraser arch was across a drainage, with a pretty stiff climb
there would be no getting closer than the overlook point today
lee, jackie and i headed up to a saddle and then the summit
lee and i checked out another high point to the north
spent a few minutes up there, then went down to find angela and larry
they were across from the arch, and we all agreed that they had to hit the summit, too
after a quick snack break, lee and jackie headed down and the three of us went on up
great views, although a little hazy
this time found the summit register and signed us all in
larry suggested we go down the way that he, randy, beebee and hank had come up before
good travel to the saddle, and a highlight to see several bighorn sheep
got a photo of four big rams
from the saddle down to the road was a little challenging
followed a drainage, but had to stay high most of the time due to sticker bushes
this was not my favorite part
soon enough reached a cairned path, and then hit the old road
easy hiking the rest of the way
angela had refreshments for us all - thank you :)
larry, thanks for including me in this one and for driving
loved it!
a worthy peak, two nice arches, and half a dozen bighorn sheep
great day with good company

p.s. posted a track that goes by the two arches and up to the peak
highly recommend this for an up and back
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