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Apr 19 2014
Kaps
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56 male
 Joined Aug 21 2011
 Waldorf, MD
Sentiero degli DeiEurope, WW
Europe, WW
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2014
Kaps
Hiking6.80 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles   3 Hrs      2.27 mph
2,100 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
 
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Wonderful hike, low clouds and intermittent rain so the views were not the same kind of stunning that one might find on a clear day but lovely none the less. Would definitely recommend. There is s good bit of information available on the web about this hike but not the kind of details available here on the HikeAZ.com so I added it when we got home. Hope this will encourage you to go visit!
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Don't know all that much about flower types, but you will note the flowering yellow bushes in the last couple of pics, very nice.
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Apr 21 2013
Kaps
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56 male
 Joined Aug 21 2011
 Waldorf, MD
Little Devils Stairs, VA 
Little Devils Stairs, VA
 
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2013
Kaps
Hiking5.80 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles
1,500 ft AEG45 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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This was a short hike up to the base of the canyon, not the full loop. We intended to do some top roping but it didn't work out, so will have to try again next time... Hiked up in the evening, camped, then did some scouting for the next visit.

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Easy crossings on exposed rocks, see photos for details.
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Mar 10 2013
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56 male
 Joined Aug 21 2011
 Waldorf, MD
Castle Dome Peak - KOFASouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2013
Kaps
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   6 Hrs   15 Mns   0.96 mph
2,100 ft AEG6 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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This turned out to be an eventful trip, not for the hike, but rather the drive... We started towards the trail head in a rather small car. Remember those stories about rocks going through oil pans? Well, at least some of them are true! Moral of the story: don't let the car high center on a desert road. Our buddies were golfing, so we figured we might as well make the hike before calling for help. Sure glad we did; it was a wonderful day.

Seems to me that the hike is kind of like three mini hikes strung together. The first stretch is along the wash. Mostly a flat, pleasant walk. Then comes the climb. Not in the mountaineering sense, but rather as a change in elevation. This get's you out of the wash, through the slot, and up to the base of the finger. Then it's a scramble to the top.

We ended up off the beaten track from the point we came out of the wash to the slot at the base of the peak. I have a habit of imagining that I am further along, and sure enough turned upward just a little too soon. It was a lot of fun bushwhacking, and trying to find the best route.

When we got to the base of the finger we almost turned back. I completely missed the easier route up and there was a fella along that wasn't so crazy about that first few feet of climb. In the end he was gracious enough to wait while we went to the peak. So glad we got the opportunity.

The scrambles were a blast. A little pucker factor to start with, but not bad after that. Do have to be a little careful, though. On the way down a climber above knocked loos a rock that would have done some harm had I not moved aside as it bounced down the mountain.

Balance of the trip down was uneventful. When we got to cell coverage we made the call for help. Tube of JB Weld, a quarter sized coin from Thailand, and a gallon of fresh oil later the hole was fixed and we were on our way.... Another wonderful hike complete.
Culture
Culture
Aerostat Reference Mark
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Aug 21 2011
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56 male
 Joined Aug 21 2011
 Waldorf, MD
Fortuna Peak - Gila MtnsSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2011
Kaps
Hiking1.71 Miles 1,730 AEG
Hiking1.71 Miles   4 Hrs      0.43 mph
1,730 ft AEG
 
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A short hike in the foot hills east of Yuma. Had a free day while on a business trip and needed to get out and stretch a bit. Choose this hike for a couple of reasons. It is a TerraCaching destination (http://www.terracachin... No longer available, still a good source for other quality caches so I'll leave the main link active), B17 crash site, and not too long considering the season. Had a great hike, would recommend to anyone.
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Meteorology
Sunset
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Nov 18 2006
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56 male
 Joined Aug 21 2011
 Waldorf, MD
Old Rag Ridge Trail - Shenandoah NPNorthern, VA
Northern, VA
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2006
Kaps
Hiking15.40 Miles 2,473 AEG
Hiking15.40 Miles   6 Hrs      2.57 mph
2,473 ft AEG
 
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Wonderful trip on our favorite hike. The GPS and photos don't match as I didn't have a GPS when the pics were taken. Full 'trip log' is posted on Squidoo, I'll put a link in here vs re-post. (Lifes Little Stories: Summit at Sunrise).
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average hiking speed 1.93 mph

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