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Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2017
adilling
Hiking4.40 Miles 1,921 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles
1,921 ft AEG
 
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After 10+ trips up this awesome little mountain, I figured I better write up a triplog.

What can you say about this hike? Steep, but not too long. There is exposure, a few loose and sketchy areas, and of course, amazing views.

I had set up this particular hike with some folks that I have hiked with and I invited some fellow hikers that I have not hiked with. There were 7 of us in all and we started out from the T/H about 715am. The weather was perfect and there was not a cloud to be seen in any direction.

The hike up to the base is always deceiving. It is makes you think this hike will be a breeze. Of course, there’s the even looming peak getting closer and closer. Once you get up to the start of the fun stuff, it’s then the trail reminds you this will be a tough and steep slog up to the top.

The first section is probably the scariest. There is some exposure at some points. Make a mistake and it’s a long roll down. Once up that section, the traverse over to the next section is an easy transition. Then comes the final push. I think that is when most people get lost on this trail. You start in that drainage area and it seems logical to keep going. I know from experience, that is not a very fun hike up. You need to move to the left and find the mini-Siphon Draw area.

Once you get to that point, you are almost home free. A few switchbacks and then the final push to the top. Some people fail to find the prize, the mailbox and the bench. All you have to do is keep following the trail to the end and you are there.
The mailbox is looking a little beat up, and the bench has had a rough life. There have been some repairs made recently that shored it up.

A great hike, as always. It was great meeting some few friends, including our very Chumley. Nice to meet you, Todd!

Until the next time, Picketpost!
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