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Siphon Draw Trail #53Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2019
adilling
Hiking3.90 Miles 1,070 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles
1,070 ft AEG
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I missed out on the first two "snow events" at the mountain earlier this year, so I was determined to get out there for this latest one. What a magical day for sure!

The mountain was shrouded in clouds, but we could see the snow up there...lots of snow. We had freezing rain heading up that turned to honest to goodness snow when we got to the bottom of the Siphon Draw. The slick rock was covered in snow except for the strong flow of the water coming down. I have seen the slick rock area flow, but never like this.

It was extremely icy and slippery, we made our way to the waterfall and it was flowing strong too. We wanted to hike up to the Flatiron, but all of us took tumble or near tumble, just making our way to the falls. A few brave souls attempted to scale the draw, but only one of them made it. I am not sure if that was a good idea. We all crab-crawled our way back to the bottom of the draw and enjoyed the snow.

I have never seen snow this low here before. We had some nice amounts all along the trail past the first "Superstition Wilderness" sign. Lots of water flowing in the drainage.

Experience like this make this place even more special that it already is. Thank you Mr Freeze-Meister for sending this our way, again!
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