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Superstition Peak 5024 - Siphon Draw - 44 members in 326 triplogs have rated this an average 4.4 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Nov 14 2004
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Superstition Ridgeline 1, AZ 
Superstition Ridgeline 1, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2004
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Hiking11.00 Miles 4,800 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   1.16 mph
4,800 ft AEG
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This was the first of two hikes along the ridgeline I guided for the group that winter season. I had heard from a hiker in Tucson that he went up to Superstition Peak once by way of Hieroglyphic Canyon. He said when you get to the petroglyphs, instead of continuing on up the drainage head up the ridge to the east toward balanced rock. Once up there you have a pretty straight ridge walk up to Superstition Peak 5057. I thought this would be an interesting alternative ridgeline hike. Turns out it was! :) So after we dropped off some cars at Lost Dutchman SP, we rejoined the group back at Hieroglyphic TH and headed out. There was a little excitement as this was exploratory for me past the petroglyphs. :sweat:

We found some cairns as we made our way up past balanced rock. Once we got up above balanced rock we were on the main ridge that headed basically straight for 5057. In places it was real easy going with an evident path. Gets a little gnarly as you near the peak and there is some easy scrambling to do before the peak pops into view. After our break on the peak, we took the standard ridgeline route northwest to the saddle between Flatiron and 5024. Took the side trip up to 5024 for another break, then back down Siphon Draw to the park and cars. So my first time on the ridgeline (other than a trip to 5057 via Carney and previous visits to Flatiron & 5024) was a success! :D It's always a long, tough, but rewarding day up there.
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Apr 16 2003
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Flatiron Area, AZ 
Flatiron Area, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2003
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1st trip
Another exploratory trip up to the Flatiron/5024 area, plus a little bit of the western portion of the Ridgeline.
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Mar 18 2003
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Superstition Peak 5024 - Siphon DrawPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2003
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Hiking5.84 Miles 2,898 AEG
Hiking5.84 Miles
2,898 ft AEG
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SAHC - Group
Hoodoos in the Mist. A trip to the Flatiron and 5024 I offered the club. Luck had it right after a storm, so low clouds added a spooky factor. Always one of my favorites. :)
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Mar 27 2002
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2002
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Hiking6.40 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles
2,780 ft AEG
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SAHC - Group
This was my very first hike as a guide for SAHC. Followed the white dots to 5024 as well. Good times.
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The Flatiron
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Feb 22 2002
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Superstition Peak 5024 - Siphon DrawPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking5.80 Miles 2,942 AEG
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Checking out an old favorite with hiking friend Ralf. I hadn't been all the way up there since 1979. An Arizona classic for sure. :)
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Nov 23 2001
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Superstition Peak 5024 - Siphon DrawPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2001
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,898 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   1.85 mph
2,898 ft AEG
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1st trip
Good workout to say the least!
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