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Picketpost Gauntlet, AZ 
Picketpost Gauntlet, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2021
DixieFlyer
Hiking13.70 Miles 2,940 AEG
Hiking13.70 Miles   7 Hrs   26 Mns   2.48 mph
2,940 ft AEG   1 Hour   55 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I have been wanting to combine the Picketpost Mountain summit with the loop around the mountain, so we decided to do this hike today. I shamelessly stoleborrowed the name of the hike from @survivordude, who did this hike back in the fall.

We did the summit first and then did the loop CCW. The summit was fun as always. We did not see anyone until we had done most all of the descent.

The first half of the loop was very uninteresting to me. Thankfully things really picked up when we got to Telegraph Canyon and Arnett Creek. There was still some fall foliage along with some water in the creek; some shade cover; and some interesting geology.

If I go out there again to do the circumference instead of doing the full loop I'll start off doing the loop CW from the TH, go through Arnett Creek and Telegraph Canyon, and once the riparian area ends I'll turn around and go back to the TH. The other half of the loop might be worthwhile during spring wildflower season, but other than that it just doesn't seem very interesting to me.
Named place
Named place
Arnett Creek Picketpost Mountain
Meteorology
Meteorology
Autumn - Color Foliage
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