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Coronado MesaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2017
kingsnake
Hiking3.45 Miles 766 AEG
Hiking3.45 Miles   2 Hrs   13 Mns   1.56 mph
766 ft AEG
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This is the third of Pam’s New Years HikeArizona get togethers I’ve done, after Vulture Peak in 2013 and Roblas Butte last year. This was the shortest, least steep, foray yet, but with views that every bit as good as previous years, if not better.

Despite many people being interested in the hike, most bailed due to expected heavy rain. That just meant more cookies & chocolate-covered strawberries for the three of us (Pam, Ray and I).

Coronado Mesa is a very basic hike, but one with spectacular canyon views, as distant as Red Mountain and Fountain Hills or, below us, multi-cascade waterfalls hundreds of feet high.

When we got to the spur, we all agreed the slickness of the rocks, and looseness of the soil, would not make it safe to negotiate our way to its far end. As I told Pam & Ray, I hike for the exercise: Finding cool things is a bonus, but I don’t need to prove anything to anyone.

We spent about 30 minutes at our rest spot / overlook, taking photos, toasting with champagne, and eating Pam’s delicious cookies and chocolate covered strawberries.

On the way back to Tortilla Flat, the two creek crossings had risen, but were still SUV-able. We ate again in Tortilla Flat, which for me was a chili dog and “Snake Venom” beer, which was quite tasty.
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