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Reverse FlatironPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2019
survivordude
Hiking8.50 Miles 3,376 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles   6 Hrs      1.42 mph
3,376 ft AEG
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1st trip
Perfect day for a hike! Corey wanted Flat Iron, I wanted something new and solitude.. we made a compromise. I had never been to Massacre let alone reverse Flat Iron, so this was all new territory for both of us. 6:30 AM at the mini CC TH. Easy stroll up to the the waterfall area. Flowers are everywhere right now, its incredible. The falls were really cool and flowing nice still. Found the path up and over and up and up and up. The path was actually very easy to follow and pretty well worn. Stopping to breath now and then was must, if only for the outstanding views of Four Peaks and the rest of the Superstitions becoming more and more visible as we ascended. Lots of sliding scree stuff up towards the top. Made it to the flat area just under the peak and lost the trail as it skirts around the west side of 5024. It looks very steep and the slipperiness made us just drop down to the ridgeline trail and follow that back to Siphon. It actually worked well as we finally took a small break at the pine tree camp (which may not be a pine tree camp for long if people keep chopping off the pine trees at the pine tree camp). Came over the hump to see Flat Iron and its three hundred minions. Three hundred is probably an accurate count.. oh well make it 302. Loved every part of this alternative and will definitely be back up this way again.
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