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Camp Reno - Cypress Peak - Park Trail, AZ
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Camp Reno - Cypress Peak - Park Trail, AZ 
Camp Reno - Cypress Peak - Park Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking16.01 Miles 4,389 AEG
Hiking16.01 Miles   9 Hrs   16 Mns   2.03 mph
4,389 ft AEG   1 Hour   23 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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We'd been wanting to hit up this area for awhile.

The road to this TH is accessible to any vehicle with clearance higher that a Civic. All bets are off when wet.

We arrived at the TH as two bow hunters were heading up the Park Trail #66. So we headed CCW to Camp Reno on the 409.

Camp Reno was less than exciting, but that itch is scratched. Interesting History, none the less.

We gained the first chunk of elevation on the steady climb up FR524 next to the noisy Reno Creek. Water everywhere.

We turned to the south, taking FR1694 to the end. Here's where the "Fun" began. 2.5 hours to climb 1000', over 2 miles. There were a few areas the were "kinda thick". The climb up the north side of Cypress Peak, looked a little daunting, but actually went quicker than anticipated. Lunch on top showed off nice 360 views of the area.

Cypress Peak - 5952 :next: [ youtube video ]

The retreat to the South, then East was much nicer.

The Park Trail #66's upper TH would be very easy to miss w/o a track. This trail was flagged and even slightly trimmed in spots recently in the upper reaches. That ended after a bit. It's a brush push in spots and we lost it twice.

Short on time and not wanting/needing any more AEG, we skipped the side trip to the falls. Too bad, with all the water, I was looking forward to seeing them. A reason to go back I guess. The remainder of the trail was clear and in decent shape to the TH.

With all the steep up and steep down on this hike, knees were barking at the end of the day.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

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Appeared full from a distance

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Flowing quite well

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Plenty of water in the area

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Park Creek @ the Park Trail Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Reno Creek @ Camp Reno Medium flow Medium flow
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