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Hawes - Peak 2541, AZ
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Hawes - Peak 2541, AZ 
Hawes - Peak 2541, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2018
CannondaleKid
Hiking4.60 Miles 1,604 AEG
Hiking4.60 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   1.77 mph
1,604 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
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Back for somewhat of a repeat of my hike up the unnumbered Peak 2316... except decided to climb another 200+ feet to the summit of Peak 2541, (which IS numbered on the map) and I also chose a different ascent route to make it a loop.

I stayed low, following a wash for just over a mile before starting the climb, spending barely a few hundred yards along the Saguaro Trail #50 before heading off-trail... which would continue all the way to the top.

I planned to follow the same 'trail' as last trip at least as far as 2316, but whenever I saw what appeared to be nice horse/game trail heading somewhere else, I couldn't help but follow them for at least a short distance. And each time I turned back I sought the straightest route back to the 'plan'.

I soon learned, cool temps notwithstanding, the humidity was high enough I had to stop every few minutes to wring out my skullcap. Even then sweat was continually dripping onto my glasses.
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I would lose 6 lbs... almost a gallon of fluid in the 2-1/2 hour hike... which seems to be pretty much normal for me.

With so many side-trips on the ascent I was a bit behind schedule, hoping to be back home by 10 am, so by necessity the descent had to fast... and that it was, as in less-than-half the time. And that included stopping to see if I could help a mountain biker with a flat tubeless tire & BOTH his emergency tubes leaked air. (just thought of it now, probably had a pointy object still inside the tire)

But to be fair, I was taking the straightest possible line I could back down, only crossing the Mineshaft Trail at a few spots, cutting off so much distance I actually beat a group of mountain bikers who had passed me up near the Twisted Sister/Mineshaft Trail junction.

Another real workout! Great for strengthening the back muscles, which I want to strengthen as much as possible to help in the recovery from the next back surgery 12 days from now. NOT being laid up for three months before surgery I'll be much better prepared than last time so I hope to be hiking again at least a week or more before Christmas.
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