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Grayback Peak 3570Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2018
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking3.30 Miles 1,178 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   5 Hrs   2 Mns   1.75 mph
1,178 ft AEG   3 Hrs   9 Mns Break
 
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Grayback Peak 3570 is east of Florence and sits all by itself, amongst rolling hills and washes.
Great views up there.

I planned the hike 'up', in a way to avoid all the huge boulders that surround most of the top part of the peak. That track worked perfectly.
For the descent, I took a different 'through-the-boulders' track, just for a change.

The descent was very slow going, due to the steepness, and the pea-size scree that wanted to have me snow board down the slope.
Trust my 'up' track and use it for your up and down. - Forget my down choice.

The USGS set a benchmark atop the peak, way back in 1900. As per usual for older benchmark disks, this one has no specific info stamped into it by the surveyors. Those original surveyors did build an eight foot cairn over the disk that is now long gone.

As mentioned, there are great views up there, especially to the north and west.
You'll be eye to eye with N and S Buttes, and alot of the White Canyon wilderness.

A fun little hike with a 'view payoff'.
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