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2017-03-04  
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Margies Cove and 2358, AZ
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Margies Cove and 2358, AZ 
Margies Cove and 2358, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2017
BiFrost
Hiking8.94 Miles 1,255 AEG
Hiking8.94 Miles   4 Hrs   23 Mns   2.23 mph
1,255 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
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This was our second hike of the day and the backup hike after we thought the primary hike would take us after dark. So we headed to Margies Cove still in the Maricopa Mtns and started from the TH about 2pm. The trail is very flat and we were not entirely sure which hike wanted to do but after some deliberation we decided on a distant peak as our goal. The first two miles is nice but there were no poppies or hardly any wildflowers. But very quickly it turned into a poppy garden as we headed towards the peak objective. After taking what was probably way too many pics in the valley we finally began the ascent up the very steep slope. Getting higher every time I stopped to look around the views were awesome and kept getting better. It was a hard fought summit but well worth the effort. Nice break on top and beverage while enjoying the view.

Heading down we took a slightly different route with goal to spend more time in the valley on the way back to the trail. We wandered around the valley floor checking out the poppy show some more and eventually making it back to the trail. Once on the trail it was easy stroll back to the vehicle. Surprised at the scenery in Margies Cove which is really a large basin and of course the level of wild flowers was unexpected. Definitely one to keep on the radar during wild flower season.
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