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Syenite Peak, AZ
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Syenite Peak, AZ 
Syenite Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2016
MountainMatt
Hiking4.56 Miles 791 AEG
Hiking4.56 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   3.26 mph
791 ft AEG      8 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Found out I was able to get out of work one hour earlier than normal so I quickly looked at my list and realized I could easily fit a quick and easy peak bag and the perfect overcast we had today only enhanced my eagerness!
The place I had in mind was Syenite Peak which is part of the Hieroglyphic Mountain range and resides just west of Lake Pleasant, north of Highway 74 and within a stones throw east from the fancy Quintero Golf Club.
It's labeled Syenitie 2 on the topo map, not sure what thats supposed to mean and I've already looked for the number 1 but can't find it anywhere, not sure if it exists...
I glanced at the area while at work to check land ownership rights and realized my desired starting point would skirt past the the Quintero Golf Course on Iron Springs rd. but the rest of the area is all on BLM land so I thought I'd be fine but a fresh new gate that was not there on satellite view set a halt to my Syenite summit plans. ](*,)
I looked for another possible way to the base of Syenite but found nothing logical given the lack of daylight I had passing by, so I opted to park just east of the private property near the highway and just went for a nice trail jog and played around on a couple of small but fair little peaks to make the most out of my short drive. Made it up to a feeble HP of 2,344 but it was actually quite a nice little mound of rock that gave opurituntiy for scrambling near its top.
I'm not sure if Syenite is named because of the rock it consists of but the litlle peaks I had a chance to hike on did have a very unique granite/shale looking type of rock that actually made for a pretty cool little mini mountain range. I googled photos of syenite rock to compare and the match looks promising to what I physically saw but I'm no rock expert but I'd love to know the exact answer.
I'll be back soon because I hate leaving unfinished business behind so see you soon Syenite! : rambo :
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