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Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic Mountains
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Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2016
AZWanderingBear
Hiking12.20 Miles 2,778 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   7 Hrs   2 Mns   2.03 mph
2,778 ft AEG   1 Hour   1 Min Break16 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Looked like a great day for a little solo hike. I've had 3465 in my sights for a while now. Set off fairly early (for me any way). Saw three hikers on the way in and only one on the way out. These trails don't get much traffic which is nice.

Wasn't sure what to expect once I turned north and headed up. The trail is faint in a lot of places, but there are a few strategically placed cairns to help. Having the track loaded in my GPS as a back up was comforting.

No real problems getting to the summit. I moved cautiously since the Gecko had reported some bees around the summit cairn. There were a few buzzing around but nothing too threatening. Signed the summit log in a small corner under Mr. J. Cleghorn's bold signature. A new summit log would be nice, but unfortunately I didn't have anything suitable with me. Took some time to enjoy the fantastic views and have a snack. Even had cell phone reception for a check in with Headquarters.

The trip down is challenging in spots with all the loose scree on the trail. I brought my trusty staff and put it to good use.

Unfortunately didn't see any burros today. Did hear the echoes of one braying down in the canyon while up at the summit.

Really enjoyed this hike. Love the profile of this peak. Now I can point it out when driving past and say, "yep did that one back in '16."
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Lake Pleasant
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A few ocotillo blooms and scattered globe mallow. Will be a nice spring out here.

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Some pools down in the stream below the spring.
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