|Hiking||3.75 Miles|| 5 Hrs 28 Mns ||1.96 mph|
|1,275 ft AEG|| 3 Hrs 33 Mns Break|
||no linked trail guides|
|This hike was rather short, due to me being able to negate all 'road hiking'.|
I took FR-1981 all the way to the last point where Bishop Creek and FR 1981 cross each other.
It's as close to Turret Peak as a car can get.
The last 100 yards of FR 1981 (just prior to Bishop Creek), is a 'joke' of a road. It's more like driving down a very narrow, and rounded, 'half-tube'.
It made me think of the Olympic game's 'Luge' event.
I used Bishop Creek, then a drainage, to get part way up to Turret Pk.
I then plowed through vegetation for the last portion of the hike. It gets quite steep, the closer you get to the 'turret' portion of Turret Pk.
I peered at the vertical walls of the turret, and finally found a safe, and easy route up to the top of the bouldery turret ridge. A short trek on the turret top led me to the high point.
The high point is rather level, with alot of room to move around. As soon as I got to the high point, I could see all three USGS disks, that were set atop boulders back in 1966.
There are great views in every direction. I spent alot of time enjoying those views.
The hike down was easy and uneventful.
Sadly, this will be my last hike in HAZ country, until this coming fall. This COVID-19 stuff is forcing me back to the midwest early, to take care of some family things. Nothing drastic, just getting back there to be available, if needed.
Now ….. I have some "Shout-Outs" to make, to HAZ hikers.
Thanks for all your 'Likes' and nice 'Comments' on my triplogs and photosets. I read them all, and appreciate them all. Obviously, I end up hiking to benchmarks, but that's only my 'own ploy', to get out, and enjoy Arizona.
It appears we all have different, and varied backgrounds, but the love of hiking, sets us all in the same, adventurous direction. Good for us.
2 - Shout-Out #2
wallyfrack - I won't be able to get up to "Peak 5501" until this fall, but I promise it will be one of my first hikes, when I get back.
With the stock market in the 'dumps', I now have a double incentive to get up to Peak 5501.
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To our HAZ CEO and President, Joe Bartels - You don't get enough verbal credit. Your HAZ hiking site is, by far, the absolute best hiking site on the planet. No other site even comes close.
The work you have put into this website is just amazing. The depth and breadth of HAZ is almost never-ending, and it's all because of you, and your efforts. Yes, we all contribute our hike stuff to HAZ, but you make all this work.
I'm sure I'm not alone, when I say, every time I put up my hike info, I smile from ear to ear, knowing that I'm affiliated with HAZ. Keep up the great work, and know that you are much appreciated.
Now - To all HAZ members - Hike Safe - and - Stay Healthy.
|Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost|