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Elephant Mountain Summit - Spur CrossPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking5.98 Miles 1,696 AEG
Hiking5.98 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   2.70 mph
1,696 ft AEG      35 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
OK... So this is getting ridiculous. Is Spur Cross Ranch cursed?

First my abort on the long way to Skull Mesa due to major gastroenterological issues, now I lost my nerve just past the Elephant's head within site of the summit. :scared:

I have a major LOVE/HATE relationship with Spur Cross Ranch. :y: :scared:

A previous triplog said it was a bit narrow in places. A BIT? I honestly think if I'd had a more confident person with me that could have led, I could have made the summit. Instead, I fell just a bit short. The fortress at the 1st saddle is really cool with the ruins.

All in all, a great hike, gorgeous views. If you are the least bit afraid of heights or narrow ledges, don't attempt this one. Will someone go back out there with me because I'm sick about not summitting!
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