Camped near the Carney Springs trailhead and started up the mountain around 8am. Water was flowing slowly through west boulder, and the creekbed you cross on the way up to the ridgeline was flowing gently with very clean looking water.
Detoured up to Superstition Peak to enjoy the views. The ridgeline was a fun hike, even though it was fairly strenuous. It was great to see some of my favorite canyons, peaks, buttes, and needles from such a high elevation. I think I’ve gained a better perspective and knowledge of the area.
The trail passes through stretches of burned out areas but it certainly doesn’t detract from the beauty or the experience. Enjoyed passing by the side canyons and the endless beautiful views. An amazing sunset unfolded as we got down to the bottom of siphon draw.
Really fun hike up interesting terrain, leading to beautiful views. I parked at the barbed wire fence, just a little ways past the "artesian well". Hiked along the fence line for ~100 yards, then followed a ridge up towards the butte. I kept left once I was up against the crags, and the photos from Cannondalekid's route description were instrumental for picking my route from here. Very precarious towards the top. Use caution and boots with good tread. Pants and long sleeves are a good idea as always, but you could get away with shorts and a t-shirt if you don't mind a bit of re-routing to avoid the flora.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.