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Superstition Peak 5057 via Hiero
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Superstition Peak 5057 via HieroPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2018
bretinthewild
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.50 mph
2,000 ft AEG
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First time up Hieroglyphic Trail, wanted to see how far I could get up toward the ridge line and Superstition Mountain.

Lots of folks on the initial trail but once I got past the pools I was completely alone all day.

Sure is a workout going up but overall not terrible and easy enough to find cairns marking the route. Felt similar to the Flatiron hike in spots. The canyon was pretty exposed since I got a late start around 11a but there were some boulders and trees along the way for shade breaks.

Turned around before I hit the ridge line. Probably could have kept going, but doing it solo I got sketched out by the steep grade and loose rock scree near the top. Also, water was running low and I hit my turnaround time. Fight another day.

I'll be back to summit! But maybe not until it cools off again.
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Hieroglyphic Spring

dry Hieroglyphic Spring Dry Dry
Just a couple small stagnant pools.
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