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Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2007
nonot
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,921 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.33 mph
1,921 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Pretty easy climb. It was a little hot at the beginning, but once I had gone up about a thousand feet, a good breeze helped keep me cool. Made it up to the mailbox and signed the relatively new 2007 log book.

There were three spots I had trouble. One was on the way up, there is a switchback that actually drops back down about 10 feet. I missed it and ended up doing these insane climbs with too much exposure for me to be comfortable. I was almost ready to give up and turn around, but I kept to it until I skirted the ledge and saw the actual trail 40 yards below me, bah!

At the top, parts of the trail is obscured by brush and just growth in general, I couldn't find the important bits on the way up or the way down. Luckily, the top is pretty much flat so it isn't that important, except that coming down I ended up in some gnarly spots before I ran into it again.

Finally, there are a bunch of different routes right at the bottom of the steep section, cairns go one way, arrows another. I didn't really know which one to take when. Some were much better than others, I would say the white arrows are generally the best, followed by the green ones.

It's similar to Flatiron, but a little shorter. I only saw people at the trailhead and pretty much had the mountain to myself, which isn't likely to happen at Flatiron. If you can stay on the "trail" its not a hard hike at all.
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