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Hutton Peak, AZ
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Hutton Peak, AZ 
Hutton Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2020
rayhuston
Hiking3.52 Miles 1,324 AEG
Hiking3.52 Miles   4 Hrs   5 Mns   1.07 mph
1,324 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
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Hutton Peak is a hike that Mark has done before and enjoyed, so he shared it with me today. One of those four mile hikes that feels like 10 (or more). Ah, but so much fun.

The peak is just south of Top of the World, AZ and offers great views all around. We could see the south end of the Superstitions from our perch atop the peak. Looking down at Top of the World made me appreciate the little town much more than I ever did driving by at highway speed. I thought the views were worth the rather arduous hike up the mountain.

Nothing fancy about this hike. Just head up, finding the best route possible. Plenty of cattle out there, so we found lots of good routes. Our first stop along the way was a large antenna that we saw at the start of the hike. After that we headed to the peak. We found a benchmark at the top, the wonderful views I mentioned earlier and lots of big round boulders that make for good seating. Time for a nice long break.

Coming down is always easier, so we made much better time. We had one little tough spot that we had to fight through, but we soon found a well beaten path to a tank that was on the to do list, so it worked out well. We stopped at the tank, watched a few cattle watching us, took some photos, then returned along the road/wash where we had parked at the start.

We saw a white tailed dear on our ascent. It posed for a moment, just until we started reaching for our cameras. It was the only other critter I saw besides cattle and lizards. Mark spotted a slender snake that quickly disappeared under a rock.

59 degrees at the start. Getting warm at the end, but never hot. Gorgeous day. Thanks for another great adventure, Mark!
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