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Bluff Spring Mountain SummitPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2018
syoung
Hiking10.04 Miles 2,789 AEG
Hiking10.04 Miles   3 Hrs   12 Mns   3.14 mph
2,789 ft AEG
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I wanted to tag a peak I have yet to today and this one caught my eye a few weeks ago.

Started up the trail around 7AM from an already bustling trailhead. That first climb up, which I am assuming is Cardiac Hill, is quite a start to the hike. The turnoff for the off trail adventure to the peak is easy enough to find. Following the cairns up wasn't too hard until the plateau. Making my way across the mesa I tagged the smaller, unnamed peak and then headed over to the actual peak. The views of Weaver's are pretty amazing from this vantage point.

I had a decision to make, to either go back the way I came or follow a track I had from JuanJaimeiii's adventure out here a few years ago. I decided to follow the track and make my way across the ridgeline and down the western flank of the mountain. While not overly difficult it was extremely time consuming and I had to cut off on a shortcut back on Terrapin.

Ran into a bunch of people on their way up the closer to the trailhead I got. Peralta was still full, the overflow was nearly but the Wave Cave, wow! It had more cars at it than the other two combined, or at least it seemed that way. The FS was there directly traffic on where to park. Pretty crazy how popular that area is now.
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