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15 by photographer avatarThe_Eagle
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North Peak Trail #24Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking10.76 Miles 4,013 AEG
Hiking10.76 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   1.72 mph
4,013 ft AEG   1 Hour   14 Mns Break
 
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Linda and I finally got our calendars to align. I'd mentioned that I had not done North Peak and it was on. Joe said last week he was not interested (Until Linda batted her eyes at him). The Gecko also joined.

As the others mentioned, the road to the TH is 10 miles of recently graded dirt. The only tricky spot is the final blind left hand turn to the TH.

The hike starts innocently in trickling Mineral Creek. When you turn out of the creek, the climb begins in earnest for the next 3 miles. The weather was perfect for the climb. At the 3 mile mark, we could see where we'd be rejoining our track on our way down/back.

We made it out to the Divide Trail where we'd turn around and go 2/3rds of a mile back to where we made our off trail assault to the peak. Wanting to preserve my legs for future modeling gigs, I wore long pants. Manzanita and other prickly items are present but can be mostly avoided.

The four of us and hundreds of ladybugs enjoyed the views at the top of the peak. It even got a tad chilly. Now for the steep loose descent. Foliage was more of the same also on the way down. No noises were heard in the brush, so Linda did not have to fire any warning shots.

Back on the trail, I could enjoy the views more going down (as opposed to watching my feet and huffing and puffing on the way up).

Glad I finally got this one done. It was one of the toughest short hikes to date.


Great hiking with Linda and Kelly again and of course... Joe as the Beaver.
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Did not check the spring location but clear water was running across the trail below the spring.
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