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2019-02-25  
Burnt Mountain, AZ
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Burnt Mountain, AZ 
Burnt Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2019
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking4.65 Miles 1,655 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles   6 Hrs   28 Mns   1.64 mph
1,655 ft AEG   3 Hrs   38 Mns Break
 
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Burnt Mountain is in the far southeast corner of the Big Horn Mountain Range, but just outside the Big Horn Wilderness boundary. The mountain is basically one great big basalt boulder field.

The hike consists of four basic segments.
1-Hike across the flat desert.
2-Hike up 1,000 feet on boulders to a ridgeline.
3-Hike the boulder filled ridgeline to its end, and then
4-Hike up again, about 400 feet, to the high point, via boulders (of course).

It was basically a 'Basalt Boulder Fest'.

Once done with the ridgeline, the last 400 feet up to the actual high point is a mix of the basalt boulders, cholla, and thick, calf-high vegetation. I chose basalt, as I shy away from placing my boot down into the unknown.

The actual top is big, roomy, and easy to move around. I took a tour when I was done with all those benchmark disk things. (Burnt Well Triangulation Station lives up on top).
Pretty views from up top - It's always fun to see known landmarks from a new vantage point.

Solving the riddle of how to get near the mountain must keep the crowds away, as the summit log had less entries than expected. I guess that's a good thing.

Anyway, it was a nice little hike, very straight forward, with very few surprises.
Flora
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Jumping cholla
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