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Little Elden-Elysian Buttress, AZ
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Little Elden-Elysian Buttress, AZ 
Little Elden-Elysian Buttress, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2017
MountainMatt
Hiking3.34 Miles 873 AEG
Hiking3.34 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   2.23 mph
873 ft AEG      37 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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I've stared at the North Eastern side of Elden my entire life and the sheer cliffs visible from many miles away have always sparked my curiosity.
72° on Black Friday in Flagstaff was definitely not what I expected, tank tops and shorts were the attire as nothing but sun beamed on my dog and I the entire morning.

There is a nice climbers spur trail that basically leads straight to the face of Elysian but the only downside is the area is practically a barren wasteland and I could not find any shade to save my life.
If I didn't have my furry piglet of a dog with me it would have been no problem but boxers don't do well in direct sunlight while gaining hundreds of feet so I stopped just short of the buttress.

Once back on the AZ trail is where the healthy forest appears again and the day was much more relaxing.

Fun little walk to burn of the turkey.
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Autumn Foliage Observation None
Oaks would have been nice for this area but it's way past prime.
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