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Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2017
DallinW
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,064 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,064 ft AEG
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My buddy Andrew showed up in Payson a couple of days ago looking for somewhere to take a few days off on his southbound thru hike of the AZT. He has hiked close to 5000 miles on long trails this year, so he's a little tired! At first he wasn't too keen on doing any hiking on his days off, but eventually I conned him into Brown's Peak with promises of easy hiking and epic views, leaving out the part about the long drive. I dropped a hint or two about the drive to get there, but I kept that part as vague as possible. :sweat:

We arrived at the Lone Pine TH around 2PM. The road was pretty packed at the bottom because of a volunteer cleanup effort. At the top of the road, we rolled in to a pretty packed TH. I wasn't too sure what to expect for crowds. I thought maybe I was the only one bright enough to drive 4 hrs for a 3 hr hike, but not today I guess. :D

Brown's Trail is clear of brush and is in great condition all the way to the Saddle. Pink ribbons mark a route from the Saddle to the chute. Loved the chute.

On top we saw 8 other people. 2 different groups. One of the groups was just finishing up 4321 M.L. The views on top are incredible, another one of those locations where you can see a lot of landmarks in the state. Good to finally see the peaks this close. This hike has a very high reward to work ratio I thought. Andrew agreed, even considering the long drive.

On the way back down we caught a gorgeous sunset. Lots of purples, orange, pinks because of the cloud coverage. Andrew said it was probably his best sunset all year. Pretty close for me too.
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