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Oct 22 2011
shemmelg05
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36 male
 Joined Oct 15 2011
 Mesa, AZ
Canyon Lake Massif - Peak 2276Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 22 2011
shemmelg05
Hiking1.90 Miles 480 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   1.09 mph
480 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
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Got to the trailhead at about 4pm. Followed the trail around to the back of the cliff then went up. Kinda steep, not too bad though but kicked a cactus up into my calf and had to use a stick to get it out. Very nice view of the dam once you get to the top of the climb. Follow the ridge all the way out to the end of the cliff. Great views of the lake especially at sunset. Sat up there and took some pictures and just relaxed for about a half hour before heading back to the truck. Was a very nice after work hike, only took an hour and 45 minutes to get up and back, including sitting around at the top for a while. Definitely recommended if you wanna get out of Phoenix for a little bit and aren't looking for a very time consuming hike. Also the views at sunset are awesome, I'll put up some of the pics I took.
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Weavers Needle
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Oct 15 2011
shemmelg05
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 Photos 15
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36 male
 Joined Oct 15 2011
 Mesa, AZ
Madera PeakGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2011
shemmelg05
Hiking5.50 Miles 2,299 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs      2.75 mph
2,299 ft AEG
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Took the road that showed the closest way to get in on the navigation map, which was a mistake because it turned out to be pretty much a 4-wheeler trail. However, if I would have had a 4 wheel drive vehicle, I probably would have made it all the way thru that trail to the road. We reached a spot where my truck couldn't make it up anymore and just started walking from there. We were a little over a mile away from the trailhead. Once we actually got started on the real hike, there were lots of nice views of Miami, the mines, and the surrounding mountains. We ended up taking a right at the first fork, and that follows that first mountain around to the west and ends up in a field in between all the other peaks in the area. It was probably about a mile or so into the field. We got there, took a little break, and then started to head back because it was 4pm and was going to get dark in a couple hours. Next, going to take the main road all the way to the trailhead, then hang a left at the first fork to get up to Madera Peak and enjoy that hike. Overall, this was a good hike for a first time getting out in a very long time. Hopefully will have more adventures hiking and will be able to get to know these areas better for in the future.
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average hiking speed 1.92 mph

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