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Peters Trail #105Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2020
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Hiking11.50 Miles 1,900 AEG
Hiking11.50 Miles   8 Hrs   44 Mns   1.64 mph
1,900 ft AEG   1 Hour   44 Mns Break
 
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Scott and I have been looking to hike together for a bit and our schedules finally lined up yesterday. I've been wanting to get up on top of Peter's Mesa for awhile now so off to the Tortilla TH we want. I think this was the first time Scott did not have to walk the extra 3 miles down 213. lol Made a quick stop at the old Tortilla Ranch area to check out a couple of things. Started off with light boulder hopping in Tortilla Creek then the long steep hike up to Horse Ridge. After a quick break headed down to an open valley then up to the ridge before Peter's Canyon. Hiked down into Peter's Canyon for a couple miles then up to Peter's Mesa. We hiked up to a small ridge on the Mesa as it was nearly 3 o'clock and didn't have time to explore this trip. The views are amazing on top of the mesa as you can see most of the landmarks in the western Superstitions. After soaking in the views we started the trek back to the TH. Last mile and a half was in the dark and we finally got back to the TH around 6:30. Fire damage is pretty extreme for most of the hike, route finding skills are a must. Scared a deer down in Peters Canyon and that was pretty much it for wildlife. A solid 11.5 miles day.

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Nice pool at the spring
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