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Gavilan PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2016
sbkelley
Hiking0.82 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking0.82 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   0.66 mph
750 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Short but sweet. Got to the foot of the mountain a few minutes after sunrise. Even with today's forecasted high temperature of well over 110, the mornings are still pretty pleasant this time of year. Throw in the constant breeze, and it was actually quite comfortable the whole way up!

The use trail was pretty easy to follow up to the saddle on the west ridge route. My friend Adam and I elected to take the direct scrambling route to the summit from there. Good solid holds, pretty straight-forward route finding, but there is some exposure. Fun stuff, it was over all too soon as you top out before you know it. The scramble is totally optional: there's a route/"trail" that skirts the cliffs on the left side when facing uphill from the saddle, and puts you right at the top. We took it on the way down to make a semi-loop. Walked over to the east peak after topping out to survey the area. Great morning, a few balloons out enjoying the day too. Down before the furnace turned on.
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