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Jul 28 2013

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55 male
 Joined Feb 04 2004
 Tempe, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2013
Hiking3.65 Miles 1,725 AEG
Hiking3.65 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.60 mph
1,725 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break
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2nd hike up for me in 8 years, had planted a geocache here and decided it was time to retire. Approached from the north via unnumbered spur road off FR 141 / Spring Valley Rd. I had found this access on older topo maps and now easily viewed on Google Earth. It's apparent this area was used for fire control a few years back, there are still some big piles of deadwood waiting for the right time to burn.

Ascended by prominent ridge which gave pretty good GPS reception through moderate tree cover and had good game trails most of the way with very few obstacles in the form of fallen trees. Made it up in about 1:20 and took just a few minutes to wander the summit meadow. Ladybird beetles were abundant as others have reported here & on nearby summits. Last time I was here there was a log book in glass jar right next to the benchmark but saw only a few glass shards.

Rain was forecast at 40%, caused only minor hesitation at the 10am start but was motivation enough not to linger, so headed down right away and caught just a few sprinkles during the hour descending by same route. Had the GPS failed, the ridge still would have been pretty easy to navigate without getting too far off.
average hiking speed 1.6 mph

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