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The Perfect Ridgeline - Peak 2283, AZ
mini location map2019-01-05
14 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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The Perfect Ridgeline - Peak 2283, AZ 
The Perfect Ridgeline - Peak 2283, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking15.16 Miles 3,027 AEG
Hiking15.16 Miles   8 Hrs   37 Mns   2.00 mph
3,027 ft AEG   1 Hour   3 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Joe put this one together based on a recent posting from @metalrunner to get us to an area that we had not been before. What was planned to be an 18 mile loop, was now going to be 2 miles longer based on not being able to get my 2x4 Pathfinder up a step coming out of a wash.

The 2 mile road walk rolled off quickly and we were surprised to see a jeep parked by the end of the trail to Moody Spring.

Now, off trail/road, things slowed down a bit with the areas of volcanic ankle busters. Luckily there were areas of game trails. We roughly followed the track Metalrunner took back in December, to get to the Perfect Ridge.

The climb up the Perfect Ridge to Peak 2283, is a 1 mile/1250' climb, up the volcanic rock and cholla, to the payoff knock out view at the top.

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While eating up there we discussed our options. The radar showed rain in the area. Not wanting to finish in the dark and rain, we opted for a trip back checking out Moody Spring. Moody Spring source was piped directly out of a rock, to a holding tank, to a yummy green, dead bee filled trough.

Birds and couple of geckos were all the fauna seen on the day.
There was plenty of sign of bunnies and burros.
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