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Jun 16 2018
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63 male
 Joined Aug 10 2002
 Gilbert, AZ
1st Waterhole 104 to 129, AZ 
1st Waterhole 104 to 129, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2018
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Hiking8.50 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles   4 Hrs      2.13 mph
600 ft AEG
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June 16, the weather gave us a one day hiking opportunity. I wanted to hike in the rain so I hit the trail at 2pm. However, the best I got was a little drizzle. I took 104 all the way to the Bull Springs (129) junction - I continued on for about another 10 minutes as I had always turned off at 241 to do the Black Mesa Loop. I had hiked peralta down to Weaver's Needle, but 104 and 241 were the closest I had gotten to the northern approach. Someday I'll have to finish the hike to Weaver's needle from 1st water hole.

There were some small puddles along the trail occasionally, but nothing serious. I had my keen sandals just in case the rain started pouring down.

Is there some way to create a route based upon the exif info from one's photos? I didn't have route scout armed at the time, nor my Garmin.

Also, I'm not sure how to link these photos to a route or anything like that - help would be appreciated.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
A few nice red Saguaro blossoms and one agave in full bloom.
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Feb 21 2016
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63 male
 Joined Aug 10 2002
 Gilbert, AZ
Superstition RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2016
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Hiking11.50 Miles 4,480 AEG
Hiking11.50 Miles
4,480 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
 
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I finally hiked the Ridgeline from Lost Dutchman State Park ending at Carney Springs on Sunday. I didn't want to handle the Flatiron descent being tired, thus the preference to go up Flatiron. My wife was the shuttle driver, without which, the day hike becomes a very long day. The Ridge portion took a lot longer than I expected ~4 hrs (Flatiron saddle at 4600 to the eastern base of 5057). 10.5 hrs with the slippery down sections killing our speed. 4.25 liters of water was just right.

I had previously hiked the Carney to 5057 route and the Siphon Draw route + 1 mile on the Ridge. I had never been on the easternmost 3 miles of the route.

There was an especially scary part of the hike approaching 5057 where we found ourselves looking at a couple of cairns ending at a 15 ft (or so) rock wall with no other cairns visible up the wall. If that wall wasn't the path, we were in deep trouble as it was nearly 3pm and no time to turn back. Fortunately, after I scaled the wall, I saw beautiful cairns up there and we were home free and completely relieved. Installing routefinder on my phone and downloading the official route was an amazing tool.

I wish I had taken a picture of that daunting wall - wasn't so hard to climb, but looked intimidating. It took us about 4 hours to complete the ridge section, mainly because I slow down a lot when going downhill.

Can anyone point me to some photos of that wall?

My pictures start at the Saddle of Flatiron - i.e., just coming out of the wash at ~4600 elevation and end after achieving the base of 5057. I have pictures of the other sections of the hike, so I only snapped those of the Ridge section.

Tom
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