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Rose Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2016
friendofThundergod
Hiking1.57 Miles 567 AEG
Hiking1.57 Miles
567 ft AEG
 
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I made yet another pilgrimage to the Blue Range over this last week and weekend. I car camped Wednesday night at the Strayhorse Canyon Trail #20 trailhead, not to be confused with the Strayhorse Campground, which is about 17 miles further north up 191, someone may not have realized this until the day of. Anyways, Rose Peak shares a trailhead with Strayhorse Canyon, so naturally I slated the peak in for either a quick pre-backpack hike, or a post-backpack hike.

I decided I would hit the peak before I stepped off for a rather ambitious overnight trip down to Lardon Springs. However, I quickly turned the 30 minute detour into a time wasting endeavor, as I started down the road to the peak, before realizing there was an actual trail. After realizing where the trail was, I just shot an azimuth to it and made the steep climb. This is the reason for the inflated stats and high AEG. I edited the route that should be official and attached it to this trip log. The road is an option to the peak, however, its about a half mile longer than the trail. The peak was nice and for the most part the positive reviews I read about the nice views proved to be true. However, they may have been better if I had not arrived before the fire watch was out of bed and had a chance to climb the tower.

A worthy little hike if ever sight seeing along the 191 and looking to stretch the legs.
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