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Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2020
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Hiking5.40 Miles 2,029 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   1.41 mph
2,029 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Decided on a short hike to finish before the afternoon heat kicked in , it’s short but mighty. Fortunately the western approach is shaded in the am , I’ve hiked this in varying weather even light snow before but this is the warmest day I’ve been here. It was a hike of solitude today, two cars and no people in the lot when I arrived about 0800 , saw no one else all morning until on the way back coming down the last steep portion ,with the trailhead in sight, a group of four youths on their way up. There appears to be a new black mailbox,for those keeping track it was bright red earlier this year, before that burnt orange and before that dull red , now not attached to any post or rock and no bench around, peeked in to verify no ballots were dropped there, didn’t sign in today. There was a breeze on the summit but also full sun without much shade. As usual great views all around , Four Peaks,Superstition Mt,Weavers Needle, the Catalinas,Picacho Peak ,Apache leap among those I recognized, a bit hazy but even could make out downtown Phoenix and Camelback to the west. Managed to make it up in a bit less than 2 hours but cautiously slower on the way down more so with no other hikers around typically find this trail frequently pulls the rug out from under me :D Noted the addition of a red arrow painted route, it does lead up imho the preferred way up the left bank of the wash instead of dropping into it. After leaving the summit I didn’t take a lap around the top but headed near the northeast edge before heading down, had been told the helograph site had been located there, only could see what looks like the collapsed remains of an old radio transmitter. Too hot to attempt any of the circumference today,presume Arnett Creek is pretty dry, prefer to check it after we get some rain.
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