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Granite Mountain X3, AZ
mini location map2022-03-19
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Granite Mountain X3, AZ 
Granite Mountain X3, AZ
 
Hiking14.67 Miles 4,025 AEG
Hiking14.67 Miles   9 Hrs   5 Mns   2.06 mph
4,025 ft AEG   1 Hour   58 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Dusty Roads
The first mile or so of the road was intriguing. Then it got blah heading up. It's actually a cool area. Miles of road walking drags on but absolutely nothing is stopping you from slowing the pace down to a crawl by negotiating the scrub chaparral on the sides.

Granite Mountain
Our approach was mild bushwhacking with one notable obstacle that split the group momentarily. Two or three false summits keeps enthusiasm on a rollercoaster. 250 feet to the top, I wrote the hit single Surfing Granite Mountain with accolades from all parties. This was the best of the three Granite Mountains for relaxed lounging opportunities on the slanted granite.

West Granite Mountain
Best of the three Granite Mountains for views.

Little Granite Mountain
This was just stupid. We took our lunch break on the uncomfortable peak.

Synopsis
Overall a great hike. Would redo in cooler weather when pants aren't like oven mits.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Verbena, common monkeyflower, primrose, chia, poppies, oxygen-starved richards, lupine, fairy duster, wiry lotus, white rock daisies, white phlox
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