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Superstition Peak 5057 via Hiero
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Superstition Peak 5057 via HieroPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking8.40 Miles 3,451 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   1.92 mph
3,451 ft AEG   1 Hour   47 Mns Break
 
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I had not been on the Superstition Ridgeline this winter, so I decided to do this hike, which is a favorite of mine.

I did not get to the TH until about 8:15, and to my surprise there were only 3 vehicles there. I passed one hiker on the way to the petroglyphs, and did not see anyone else on the way up to Peak 5057. On the way back down I saw a couple of people sitting on a rock on the ridgeline at the top of Hieroglyphic Canyon, and did not see anyone else until I was almost back to the petroglyphs. Naturally there were a number of people on the trail from the petroglyphs back to the TH.

It was really windy in the morning, and I was wishing that I had another layer on. By the time I got up to the ridgeline the wind had subsided a bit, and it was pleasant on the hike over to Peak 5057. On the way back, I shed a layer in Hieroglyphic Canyon not far below the ridgeline.

I enjoy the section of the ridgeline between Hiero Canyon and Peak 5057, and it was nice to do it both ways.

There were a few small, stagnant, yucky-looking pools of water in Hieroglyphic Canyon, but there was no water running at all.

This is a fun hike, and it was nice to do it during the week without all the people that seem to be up on the ridgeline on the weekends.
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[ checklist ]  Four Peaks  Malapais Mountain

dry Hieroglyphic Canyon Dry Dry
There were a few small pools of stagnant, yucky looking water in the canyon, but no running water at all. For all intents and purposes, the canyon is dry.
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