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Peak 2075 - Rose Garden Lane - Phoenix
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Peak 2075 - Rose Garden Lane - PhoenixPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 12 2018
joebartels
Hiking1.78 Miles 525 AEG
Hiking1.78 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   1.91 mph
525 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Wanted id identify a flower and a tree. Spur of the moment research landed me on 21st just south of E Lone Cactus. Guessing this is where those into rock aerobics park for Beardsley Boulders. Kinna cool to materialize something I've loosely heard of for 15+ years!

First Impressions
Interestingly this area is managed by Phoenix Parks and Recreation. Rose Lane signage just says pets on leash and such. No signage about staying on trails or use of the area. Which sorta makes sense as there aren't any designated trails. Apparently a legal roam as you please? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Hike
Light spider use-trails everywhere. A few wider thoroughfarish routes, drainages and an old road. Desert is lush from substantial October rains along with a couple recent storms.

Wore sandals. Fine for the approach over desert washes but not for the pimple sized mountain. Trail runners would have been a better choice. The geology is NOT piestewa schists rather like Camelback exploded. Various sized Precambrian granite boulders. Grippy fun with ball bearing pea sized slippers on the ground.

Hit the summit. Lots of peaks to identify. I got the easy ones!

Synopsis
A solid 3 of 5 for today's hike. I enjoyed the free for all lure of yesteryear and the current lush desert! Yet I'm going with a 2. It's an abused area with a low perk destination. A plane flys over every few minutes, highway hum to the south and the hum of some factory to the north. Instalikers would undoubtedly lose followers. This isn't a group hike of the week destination. It's cool exploring if you live in the neighborhood!
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Brittlebush & creosote busting yellow all over!
Isolated flowering plants
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