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Vista Point Overlook Trail 261, AZ
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Vista Point Overlook Trail 261, AZ 
Vista Point Overlook Trail 261, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2008
oraibi52
Hiking6.90 Miles 1,627 AEG
Hiking6.90 Miles   6 Hrs   5 Mns   1.13 mph
1,627 ft AEG
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Trail 261, at the Granite Mountain area, was one of our more invigorating hikes and we enjoyed it immensely. This was our first time hiking Trail 261.

We left home at 5:50am and drove to the trailhead; about a two-hour drive. We began our round trip hike to Vista Point Overlook at 8:07am and finished a little after 2pm. Our hiking time includes many stops for pictures and a 25-minute lunch break near Vista Point Overlook.

Our lunch consisted of our usual trail fare; soy nuts, banana chips, and beef jerky - all washed down with water. Additionally, we had two snack breaks of about five minutes each - we ate peanut butter cookies w/jelly filling just before starting the hike and banana muffins were consumed when reached Blair Pass on the return leg.

We consumed a lot of water on this hike, but did not have to use our reserve.

There was a lot of hiking/running traffic on the trail; thought we were on a Phoenix, Arizona freeway at rush hour. We did not see any large animals, but at about 6400-feet elevation we did see what looked like a Common Lesser Earless Lizard (We're not experts on lizards).

We will make this hike one of our regular events.
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