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Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra Estrella
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Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2009
rally_toad
Hiking5.90 Miles 2,600 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles
2,600 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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Man this hike was brutal for me. Not only was it hot, but we were swarmed by gnats the entire time. I was so glad to get back to the trailhead and climb into the air conditioned bug-free vehicle! Its quite a climb up to Quartz, the peak is unmistakeable, its the only white one in the range. Its definitely a trip I wanted to do, and Im glad I did. I just know it would be so much nicer in the winter. Thanks to Stiller for driving, and to everyone who went.

Only notable fauna I encountered was a Speckled Rattlesnake below the peak, actually the first time I've seen a Speck while hiking.
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