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Westedge - Hickey Mtn - Martin - Rick Loop, AZ
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Westedge - Hickey Mtn - Martin - Rick Loop, AZ 
Westedge - Hickey Mtn - Martin - Rick Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking10.86 Miles 2,089 AEG
Hiking10.86 Miles   5 Hrs   56 Mns   2.14 mph
2,089 ft AEG      51 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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With afternoon plans back in the valley, I needed something shorter, not to far and not to hot.

Joe pulled this one together, and got us a new peak to boot.

Plenty of campers parked along FR106D on the beginning of the hike. The first 2 miles is a road walk until we started the climb to Hickey Mountain. The climb was relatively easy with a nice use trail trail once you hit the ridge.

On Hickey Mountain, there were some great views at the top. We saw remnants of what appeared to be two separate "Height of Light", about 20' apart. [ youtube video ]
We could not find the Benchmark, but thought we could see where it used to be. As of 1980, is was "Found in Good Condition".

Once again, going downhill on the off trail was pleasantly easy.

Martin Canyon #103, it's a downhill trek and is mainly shaded. Two groups of friendly ORV'ers passed us, one while we had lunch.

The hike up Rick Tank Cutoff #104, is steep and mainly exposed, but the breeze kept it tolerable. The 2 Woodchute Tanks are situated in a meadow opening in the pines just west of the Woodchute Trail. A great break spot.

Returning, we hit a use bypass trail along Woodchute. This routed us to the top of a minor peak/ridge. It's worth the very little effort required, for the views.
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Hickey Tanks 1-25% full 1-25% full
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout
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