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Picketpost and Flatiron, AZ
mini location map2017-05-09
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Picketpost and Flatiron, AZ 
Picketpost and Flatiron, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 09 2017
syoung
Hiking12.03 Miles 5,066 AEG
Hiking12.03 Miles   4 Hrs   21 Mns   2.77 mph
5,066 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Picketpost time - 1:59
Flatiron time - 2:22
Left Picketpost summit at 10:12AM and on top of Flatiron at 1:08PM :scared:

I have been meaning to do this combo for quite some time. Needing some me time today I decided to tackle it. I knew that I had to drive out to Picketpost first otherwise the temptation to just go home after Flatiron would be too much. Superstition was quite alluring this morning, however, with the cloud cover that lingered across the ridgeline.

Arriving at the trailhead I was the only car there besides a FS truck. I started up and much like is always the case for me, I blazed a path from the slick rock area to the top. This time, however, I went up a brand new area for me. When you reach the top of the slick rock there is a drainage to the right. I started up that and wow, it turned into an adventure. Lots of climbing, lots of exposure at times, and lots of cliffs. It was fun but really slowed me down.

I hustled back down the mountain, stopping a few times to look at some interesting rocks.

I made it to Lost Dutchman and was shocked that the parking lot for Siphon Draw was nearly full. I figured I wouldn't run into many people on a weekday. I counted around 55 people before I lost count on the way up. Up top I talked to a few friendly faces and then made my way back down.
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