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2020-09-12  
Romanote Window, AZ
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Romanote Window, AZ 
Romanote Window, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2020
HikerWill
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   0.77 mph
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On the West end of Ramanote Canyon there is an arch discovered by John Montgomery. On the opposite end where Ramanote joins Peck canyon there is a small window. We almost walked right past it.
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We started at Negro Flat where there are still some rock foundations for small houses. They have to have been there for over 100 years. There is also Negro Tank about 3 miles to the North.

From Negro Flat we walked down the rocky/sandy canyon a little less than a Mile. The canyon gets really narrow in one place and there is a railroad spike pounded into the wall at the beginning. There are many small hollows in the canyon walls and some can be safely explored. One had backpacks and clothes left behind. I would estimate the cliff walls to be 50-60 feet tall.

About 300 yards beyond the opening from the narrow part we found the Window in a cliff to the SW. These is where Ramanote meets with Peck canyon. Along the way we found another small window hidden in the wall of the canyon after the Narrows.

After taking a few photos and exploring we headed on down Peck canyon and stopped to have lunch near a gate and got chased out by bees. They were very aggressive and lit on our packs, gloves, food, us. I got stung at the window.
On the ridge to the north there is a series of cliffs which hide an enormous bee colony. While climbing above this I slipped and knocked some gravel of there edge of the cliff and hundreds of them came shooting out of the cliff about 20 feet below me.
There are three "B's" I am afraid of: Bees, Bears and Bovine.
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On the way back to Negro Flat we decided to travel a little further to the Peck Memorial. The memorial points out that the home-site is 200 feet to the South but we found bricks and a foundation to the East.

The temperature topped out at 92 and the round trip, if we had made a straight shot, would be right at 2 miles. We explored some side canyons and small caves along the way and this added an hour or so.

This is an easy hike with the only hilly parts as you come down into the canyon from Negro flats and later up to the Window.

This can also be accessed from Ramanote canyon from the west from Wise Mesa at an old windmill and water tanks. Its about the same distance.
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There are a few prickly places along the way which can be passed through with a good walking stick. There is a small amount of Cats Claw on the hill to the window.

For more information look here: https://www.gvrhc.org/Library/PeckCanyon.pdf
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