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Peak 2178 & Salt River Views, AZ
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Peak 2178 & Salt River Views, AZ 
Peak 2178 & Salt River Views, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2016
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Hiking4.60 Miles 1,716 AEG
Hiking4.60 Miles   3 Hrs   37 Mns   1.32 mph
1,716 ft AEG      8 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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Tracey had the day off but only about a 5-hour window for a hike so we wanted something close to home, reasonably short yet somewhere she had never been. That could have been a chore in itself but surprisingly this one came to mind almost immediately.

While I had been out here twice before, I knew she would enjoy it... the scenic views are such that this hike never gets old, yes, even when adding more climbing than necessary.

We barely had a quarter-mile of easy hiking from the trailhead just off Apache Trail before we began the first steep climb. Up to a saddle, another ascent, up to the top, then down to a saddle, back up, down and back up... and that was just to the sister peak of 2178. But the views were worth it.
(Since I had posted 75 on HAZ back on this hike back in March and the skies were drab today, I took very few photos)

From the 'sister-peak' of 2135' we began the long descent to the Salt River. With less time than before, we skipped my wide counter-clockwise loop along the Salt River and headed straight for our lunch spot on the river across from the mouth of Cottonwood Creek.

We took a short lunch, soaked up a little sun, (emphasis on little) and began the long ascent then down to the cave and arch Tracey had never seen. A few photos there and we continued the return trip, eventually following part of the Horns of Dilemma trail.

Although the colors were due to the overcast sky, it was a nice hike. When we have more time, we will be back to add a bunch of wandering along the Salt River.
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