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Elephant Mountain Summit - Spur CrossPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking8.30 Miles 2,109 AEG
Hiking8.30 Miles   4 Hrs   43 Mns   2.59 mph
2,109 ft AEG   1 Hour   31 Mns Break
 
I was looking for a hike to do, and since the scramble to the summit on this one is as slippery as a politician, I figured that this would be a good hike for election day!

We did a CCW lasso loop hike. It was a warmer day than I was hoping for, so I was glad that we started early. The off-trail scramble up to the summit was a bit steep in places, but wasn't too bad. There was a bit of class 3 climbing that also wasn't too bad, notwithstanding some cactus and cholla that sometimes got in the way.

The 360 degree views at the top are really nice, so we spent a bit of time up there.

Once we got back on the Elephant Mountain Trail, the hike back was quite enjoyable.

It is really dry out there. If it had been a little cooler, I would have gone back on the Dragonfly Trail to check out the riparian area in the Jewel of the Creek Preserve....I'll save that for next time
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