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Superstition Ridgeline Plus, AZ
mini location map2017-12-09
7 by photographer avatarThe_N
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Superstition Ridgeline Plus, AZ 
Superstition Ridgeline Plus, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2017
The_N
Hiking16.51 Miles 5,965 AEG
Hiking16.51 Miles   11 Hrs   4 Mns   1.72 mph
5,965 ft AEG   1 Hour   27 Mns Break
 
This seemed like the first good weekend for a ridgeline hike, so we gave it a go. Started from Crosscut at sunrise after setting up the shuttle vehicle. A young man followed us up Siphon Draw on his way to Flatiron for the first time. We parted ways after the wall and headed up 5024 after a brief meeting with syoung. Once on the ridgeline, we wouldn't see anyone else all day. Walking the ridge was scenic and pretty straight forward. Lots of cairns and an obvious use path. Skies were as clear as we'd seen in recent weeks and views were great. Once in full sun, the cold wind was enjoyable and balanced the warm sunshine perfectly. After 11am, I was in shorts and a tank top all day, in December. We had lunch before the uphill to 5057 and a short break once on the summit. The hoodoos sure are fascinating. We then dropped back to the ridgeline and over to Robber's Roost, where it was cool and nicely shaded. Continued on to Freemont Saddle and took Cave Trail down. After a short road walk, we were back at the vehicle. This was a fun one! All day ridge walking, excellent views, hoodoos, peaks and seclusion in the Western Supes. Great day.
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