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Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2017
ddgrunning
Hiking15.10 Miles 4,136 AEG
Hiking15.10 Miles   5 Hrs   51 Mns   2.78 mph
4,136 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Training hike for an upcoming R2R trip later this month. Original plan was to hit up Humphreys from the Inner Basin, but a fear of crazy traffic congestion on I-17 during the Labor Day return trip caused us to re-think and try something closer.

While Mt. Ord does not approach the Inner Basin in terms of beauty (and cooler temps), it was a great workout, and with an early start, we enjoyed a lot of solitude and were back home by 1:30 pm.

Enjoyed shade nearly all the way up to the top on the western-facing slopes of the climb.

Took just under three hours to make it to the top at a leisurely pace. No tower invite on this day; just a good barking at from the ranger's dog out on the tower veranda.

2.5 hours on the return. Got passed by a mountain biker and two motorcyclists on the way down, but otherwise had the decommissioned part of the road/trail to ourselves.

By the time we reached the car, temps were approaching 100, and we were happy to be back in the A/C.

For a 4,000 ft. AEG hike, this one feels pretty comfortable.
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