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Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2019
survivordude
Hiking6.47 Miles 2,432 AEG
Hiking6.47 Miles   4 Hrs   24 Mns   1.63 mph
2,432 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Ive been slacking on adding the trips but better late than never.. After the cold and weather the past week I wanted to see if I could find some snow close by. As I was driving east I saw the top of 5057 covered in snow and decided to take a new route for me up Hieroglyphic Canyon. Temps were in the low 30s at 8AM and all layers were needed on the beginning of the hike. The trail climbed very gently over the hills towards the mountain. As I got to the glyph section, there were a few people already there so I figured I would check them out in more detail on the way back out, thinking maybe there would not be anyone there. :sl: This is where the trail kicks into high gear and really starts to impress. The canyon is wide on the sides but still narrow enough to feel closed inside. The landscape was fantastic. There was water flowing the entire time. The trail is always easy to follow either the path or numerous cairns lead the way. There are a few areas where there is a bit of scrambling needed but nothing too serious. As I gained elevation, I started coming across more and more snow. Some areas where the footing was not so good was made more tricky by all the small seeps that had turned into mini slip n slides. As I finally got to the top of the ridgeline I felt great satisfaction. The plan was to go up to 5057 but as I went on the northeast side of the first peak towards 5057, the snow and ice was just too slippery for me without the proper foot gear, so I had to turn around and almost ski on one foot back down to the saddle. It was super cool to see the Supes covered in snow and experience the canyon the whole time pretty much by myself. Only when I got back to the glyph area, did I realize how popular this place is. I could not believe the amount of people on that trail below the glyphs, on a weekday even! It is still fresh but I think this is my new favorite way up to the top now.
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