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7 by photographer avatarShatteredArm
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Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2020
ShatteredArm
Hiking9.02 Miles 2,666 AEG
Hiking9.02 Miles   4 Hrs   32 Mns   1.99 mph
2,666 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Decided to take an easy weekend, and check out Sitgreaves Mountain. The choose-your-own-adventure aspect of the mountain is somewhat appealing to me, and I decided to hit it from the west side just because it's easy access.

Headed up a Jeep road for awhile, and then really just straight up the mountain, making little switchbacks where it got overly steep. There aren't any false summits from that direction, which is kinda nice. Made it to the top in an hour and change. Better views than I expected up there, and it looks like someone placed a register just the day before. Based on what was already there, this mountain actually gets a decent amount of traffic.

Headed down to the saddle (where there is a nice little flat meadow) and up to the other little peak to the east. Decided to countour around the north side of the mountain, which turned out to be a terrible idea. I noticed after a mile or so of steep slope and sketchy crossings of gullies that I really was just heading in the same direction I would've been going had I stayed at the bottom of the main draw. Oh well.

After hitting the flatter areas, I only had to cross about 5,000 little ridges before getting back to the car.

Not a bad little mountain to explore, but it does seem like the best way to do it is to go down the same side of the mountain you went up.
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