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Redmond Mountain - Rockinstraw Quad, AZ
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Redmond Mountain - Rockinstraw Quad, AZ 
Redmond Mountain - Rockinstraw Quad, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 08 2016
CannondaleKid
Hiking2.30 Miles 755 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   1.41 mph
755 ft AEG      5 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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I had a very busy day planned... if the weather cooperated. If I could bag five relatively 'easy' peaks today I would complete all six listed peaks in the Rockinstraw Mountain Quadrangle.

Ah, the weather... yet I believe if I had not done some extra 4x4 exploring in between hikes it may have still been possible without being rained on.

For starters I was off to a great start, all the Forest Roads had been graded not long ago and being mostly a sandy-gravel there was no trace of mud, even after the overnight rains. Even the track leading up toward Redmond Tank was reasonable enough I drove halfway to the tank, at which point it turned into mud-crawler terrain.

Being mostly a descent it wasn't long before I reached Redmond Tank, when the first ascent began. Looking at the huge boulders at first the terrain appeared daunting but once I realized there were many cowpaths that led meandering but relatively easy tracks. Enough that I would follow a series of them all the way to the summit.

The true summit was a 20-foot boulder, so even though it appeared someone had been able to place a small cairn on the top, I was unable to scale it. So I made do by standing on the highest point next to it.

Wow! There were awesome views for such a quick-and-easy hike.

Ok, so far I lucked out by missing the forecast thunderstorms but I knew that could change quickly so made quick work of the return trip.

One video:

2:43 - Redmond Mountain summit panorama
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