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North Mountain Ridgeline Shaw Butte Loop, AZ
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North Mountain Ridgeline Shaw Butte Loop, AZ 
North Mountain Ridgeline Shaw Butte Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2016
tibber
Hiking6.69 Miles 1,524 AEG
Hiking6.69 Miles   2 Hrs   51 Mns   2.62 mph
1,524 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
1st trip
a workout hike trying out a new route. From VC to 100 to 101 up N Mtn. I hiked it strong I thot and kept up a pretty decent pace while appreciating the pavement allowing me to do that. Now to figure out how the route comes off this mountain. I never knew there was a little trail around the south side that takes you up a little higher so that was a pleasant surprise.

Took some pics and then made my way around the towers to the west. After a false start off the west edge I realized this was one of those "make your best way down" occasionally picking up the official route. I said to myself, "well I sure see no need to do this again" and along those lines once I finally reached a little saddle I saw another hilltop to the west so I thot I would head up there. This would not be along the route I was following.

Well lo and behold, tibber found another city ridgeline :) . I thot I would follow it and every time I thot it would run out it continued. It was a lot longer than I imagined as I continue to come to what I thot was the end only to have to go even further. You kind of hike to the left (south) of it instead of right on top where it's quite jagged.

Finally the ridge ran out and then I either had to go back the way I came or find my way down the side. I could see a trail between some hills below me so figured I would eventually hook up with that. First I had to get down from this ridgeline so I headed off the northside and after some zigging and zagging trying to find the least slippery area; I did join up with the route.

I went down to the 7th Ave parking area; hadn't been there in over a decade and then continued per the route I was following. I got up Cloud Nine hill, still hiking strong : rambo : . I really feel good about my hiking pace, even on the hills, other than I haven't done anything too long but I'm trying to make up with it via AEG. I'm gonna possibly be off the trails for a couple weeks due to travel. Breaks my heart a bit as I've made great progress. Oh well, such is life.

I didn't take any breaks other than to take some pics and a movie with Kemosabe.
...a minute video from the summit: https://youtu.be/dU ... HK2k
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