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Peak 2681' - Eagletail Mountains Wilderness, AZ
mini location map2019-02-18
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Peak 2681' - Eagletail Mountains Wilderness, AZ 
Peak 2681' - Eagletail Mountains Wilderness, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2019
Barrett
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,468 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   4 Hrs      1.57 mph
1,468 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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13 years ago I hiked around this peak to check out the arches, and something about it's summit stuck with me and I knew I would be back.
I left the Ben Avery trailhead just after a crisp golden dawn, heading straight towards the saddle southeast of the summit. The going was smooth and open, but after the saddle got pretty steep, loose, and bushy. I headed west and ascended the summit in a clockwise motion, where the terrain eased up I was rewarded with great views of the Eagletails and comfortable terrain to chill.
For the return I chose to explore the huge drainage that characterizes the north side of the 2681' formation. It started pretty decent but I soon found myself being cliffed out at one pour-off after another on really steep ground. I would find a good downclimb, but each time the path ahead still looked unknown. The brush at times was ridiculous - doing this route without long pants, sleeves and gloves would be insane.
Finally it leveled out and I knew I was in the clear. I exited the canyon and circled to the east around and back to my truck, loving the easy, rolling desert under my feet.
My plan was to do a Description for this peak, and when (or if) I can get my old Garmin to work with Windows 10, I get right on it.
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