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Byous ButteGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 19 2009
Grasshopper
Hiking1.50 Miles 796 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   0.78 mph
796 ft AEG
 
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I needed a Byous Butte fix in the worst way! :pray: Today it had been 38 days since I had hiked or had any real outdoor exercise. I have been healing form two outpatient dermatology surgeries, a dentist appointment that went real bad, and some just plain old laziness of enjoying sleeping-in too much.

I did this trip against doctor's orders one week early, but it was necessary and the needed mental pay off was worth it. Two of us went out here to clean up my favorite Superstition's campsite for my planned Christmas'09 week camping, hiking, eating, and R/R trip. I have also been working for three years now on an "off trail" cairned route up to Byous Butte Saddles #1 (see this B&W photo set and my 12/24/08 color photo set, captions, and tags for details). After this 11/19 hike up to Saddle#1, I do now believe it (per my posted GPS Route/Track.. http://hikearizona.com/location_g.php?GPS=6688 ) is now ready for anyone to hike who enjoys some moderate off trail with one of the most healthy stands of Saguaros in the Superstitions, enjoys our standard Sonoran desert vegetation, rocks, and with some healthy uphill for a major payoff to view rugged and hidden Hewitt Ridge upon arriving at Saddle#1. I have also cairned the route up to Saddle#2 in the past, but was not able to do any needed cairn maintenance on this section today.

Also, this was my very first time trying Black and White photography with my Canon G10. It was a real mystery for me working the processing of these first pics since I did not have a baseline to work from as to what I needed to accomplish in the finished product, so still a lot to learn..
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