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5 by photographer avatarktcross
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Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,064 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   1.36 mph
2,064 ft AEG
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This hiking experience could be summed up as: nervous laughter. I recruited 3 climbing friends (Teleah, Cole, Chandler) to accompany me up the peak, promising the chute would offer some vertical challenge.

The weather didn't look great - but rain would only fall in the early morning. Off we went, using El Oso Road from the East since I didn't have any off-roading experience and a 2WD Santa Fe. It wasn't bad at all. Before we reached the trailhead we were consumed by fog and 30-40 foot visibility. Supposedly Four Peaks was right in front of us. Nervous laughter #1. We arrived at the empty trailhead parking lot and stepped out into 30 MPH winds. Nervous laughter #2. We donned some layers and set-off into the mist. With some light fall colors it honestly felt more like the PNW. Four Peaks loomed ahead of us, but we couldn't tell.

We made it to the chute. Nervous laughter #3. Small streams of water ran down the rocks as the wind whipped around us. We numbed our hands in pools of water as we scrambled up. Eventually we couldn't go further. Apparently, we were at the summit.

Time to downclimb. Nervous laughter #4. Honestly, we made good time. I'd agree that it's harder going down but it never felt too treacherous. Invigorated by our survival we practically jogged the whole way down. We were on such a high, I was somehow convinced to take FR401 out as a "shortcut." Anyways, that was awful.

10/10 would do again.
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