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Geronimo HeadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking6.20 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   6 Hrs   45 Mns   1.69 mph
2,000 ft AEG   3 Hrs   5 Mns Break
 
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I was looking for a peak to bag, and Tracie, my intrepid hiking partner, and I decided to go hike to Geronimo Head.

As we began the hike from the parking lot, there was a gate that was closed across the route we were going to take that had a "No Trespassing" sign on it; so we made a short detour off to the left and in short order got to where we wanted to be.

While there are no "official" trails on the hike, for the first portion of the hike there were some good use trails with lots of cairns that simplified the route finding. The trail was a lot better than many named trails that I have hiked on National Forests. The hike up to Fragile Arch Saddle and even on up to the 2750 Saddle was really fairly easy. From then on the hiking was a bit more difficult, but it still wasn't bad.

We made it up to Geronimo Head and enjoyed the views there. On the way back we stopped off at Peak 3509 before heading back to the TH. On the way back we came to a trail junction sign that pointed one way to Peter's Canyon and another way to the Fragile Arch Saddle.

We did not see any wildlife, but on the way back, just past the 2750 Saddle, we saw 2 sheep horns (see pics).

This was a fun hike, and it was much easier than I thought that it would be -- of course my last hike was up to Mazzy Peak, and after that most anything would seem easy!
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