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Peak 3845 - Superstition MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2020
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Hiking8.80 Miles 2,220 AEG
Hiking8.80 Miles   4 Hrs      2.35 mph
2,220 ft AEG      15 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Weather forecast was not inviting for hikes to the east, plus wasn’t up for any long drive today. Planned for a destination of solitude but required using typically busy Jacob’s Trail and Siphon Draw Trail ,was hoping a weekday would help.Sacrificed some sleep time for an early start and saw no one until reaching Siphon Draw Trail , spotted two pairs and one trio heading up, concluded they must be younger as they steadily increased their distancing. Wildflowers still fairly abundant but showing signs of fading . Once on the saddle above the basin took a right to the “trail”, first south then west was mostly visible despite the heavy foxtail influx. Had a snack at the summit cairn ,enjoyed the views and increased breeze,explored the ridgeline a bit toward the base of Flatiron, consideration for Spirit Canyon evaporated and started back, surprised by the appearance of a couple at the summit area.Took a different path down from the low point on the saddle ,it’s now more of a bushwhack being almost completely overgrown. Back down to the basin a few other hikers around but not a crowd, small stagnant pool at the base of the waterfall. Now later in the morning the volume of hikers coming up Siphon Draw increased, decided when meeting them to stop ahead and pull way over , as it turns out moving a few feet off the trail and coiling up like a rattlesnake was not the best strategy. The information here sign must have been on , as each family group passed there were questions and lots of them, how far is it, how long will it take, do we stay to the left, are there snakes here, where am I , what’s the meaning of life etc. ](*,) Escaped by finishing on Jacob’s trail and Prospector , patience now left behind new strategy when passing the few hikers I saw , stare at my watch and jog by while muttering, no more questions for the crazy old man. Even the two horses and riders I met eyed me suspiciously. Did enjoy the weather today remained cool and breezy all day, maybe not so good for allergy victims.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Thistle, hedgehog, stinknet, lupine,Mojave aster,owl clover,brittle bush
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