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Superstition Peak 4648
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2017-12-09  
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Superstition Peak 4648Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2017
syoung
Hiking7.80 Miles 3,156 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   3 Hrs   38 Mns   2.17 mph
3,156 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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I've been meaning to tag this peak for years now. One day, several years ago, Gardka31 and I went exploring on the southern side of Flatiron. We were trying to make it around to this peak. We stopped to enjoy the views and as we were chatting we say something get up and move around over on. We were too far away to see precisely what it was but it was only one. I am not saying it was a kitty but pretty sure the sheep in the area travel in groups (and we were certain there was only one, we stared at that rocky area for 20 minutes afterwards) so not sure what else it could have been.

Anyways, I have always wanted to check this one off but usually, if I am in this area, I am busting butt over to 5057 and back. Today I decided to knock it off.

This craggly peak reminds me of Weathertop (from Lord of the Rings) when you view it from the saddle. The actual peak is just a bunch of hoodoos all joined together. I climbed up on top of the tallest one and called it a day shortly after (much too windy, almost was blown over).

I ran into Lindaagm and The_N before they embarked on their ridgeline journey. Hopefully the wind let up on them a bit!
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