|Ragged Top - Prospectors - Silver Bell, AZ|
|Ragged Top - Prospectors - Silver Bell, AZ|| |
Ragged Top - Prospectors - Silver Bell, AZ
|Hiking||10.07 Miles|| 9 Hrs 28 Mns ||1.22 mph|
|3,479 ft AEG|| 1 Hour 12 Mns Break||14 LBS Pack|
|New territory for both of us.|
We both noted that the dirt portion of Silver bell Road was a superhighway compared to the paved portion. We were able to drive in 1 mile closer to Ragged Top, saving 2 miles of RT road walking.
The off trail path we took was riddled with pokey stuff. I was the lucky host of numerous Cholla. Going CCW we reached our UP, roughly following the Official Track. There was nothing fast about this up. We reached the saddle and the view opened up to the south. I gave the summit a try but got stopped a bit shy.
We spooked a few Javelina on our way to this climb. On top Joe finally took my advice and flew a kite. Clear skies and big views from up here.
Silver Bell 4195
This one was easier than it looked from Prospector.
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It was the getting down part that took awhile.
We kicked up a Mule Deer on our way back to the truck.
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