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6 by photographer avatartrekkin_gecko
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Quien Sabe PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking12.20 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   5 Hrs   49 Mns   2.22 mph
2,400 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Dave1
joebartels
johnlp
LindaAnn
The_Eagle
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got to tag along on bruce & denny's new year's hike
plan a was lime creek cabin, but weather dictated a change to plan b
hadn't done either hike, and always like to get a new peak - this one had been on my wish list
met up at 0600, piling in with linda and bruce for the drive up to seven springs
plenty of rain had fallen, and all washes had running water
got going around 0700, just barely light enough to see without a headlamp
37 degrees and it didn't warm up much from there
temps were best experienced crossing cave creek only 3/4 mile into the 12 mile hike :lol:
feet and hands were cold most of the day after that, but enough of an ascent to keep the core temp warm
skunk tank and quien sabe trails were new to me
muddy trail, low clouds and fog
started seeing snow on the ground at the turn off for the peak
easy enough off trail, except for actual snowfall as we reached the summit
unique conditions made up for missing views, but we didn't hang around beyond the 2020 photo shoot
a little slow dropping down off the peak
back on trail, the sun almost came out
uneventful return, and the creek crossing didn't seem as cold
fun hike with a good crew in spite of conditions
thanks for the invite, guys, and thanks to linda for driving us from north scottsdale - we owe you a car wash
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