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Praying Hands - Crosscut TH - 12 members in 42 triplogs have rated this an average 3.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 27 2019
DixieFlyer
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 Fountain Hills,
Canyon of the Waterfalls & Massacre Falls, AZ 
Canyon of the Waterfalls & Massacre Falls, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking8.40 Miles 2,450 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   2.20 mph
2,450 ft AEG   2 Hrs   21 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Tracie and I were looking for a hike to do today and decided on checking out a couple of waterfalls in the Supes. I had thought about going to the Goldfields and doing the Peak 3108 Ridgeline, North Bulldog Ridge, and Peak 3004; but I figured that the peaks would be there another time but water in the waterfalls might not.

We started at the Crosscut TH, and took the Crosscut Trail #58 to the Treasure Loop Trail #56, and wound up just west of Praying Hands. Then we went to Praying Hands and continued about 1/4 mile east and then went up the Canyon of the Waterfalls. I had been in the canyon a couple of times but had never seen any waterfalls -- the only water that I had seen there was a couple of small pools of stagnant water. But today was different -- there were 3 or 4 waterfalls, including the big waterfall up in the canyon. After checking out the falls, instead of dropping back down the canyon and going over to Massacre Falls, we decided to continue up the canyon on one of the Reverse Flatiron routes and make our way over to ridge down below Peak 5024. From there we went down up and over Peak 3903 down to Massacre Falls.

When we were down below Peak 5024, I thought about heading up there -- we were at 4,000' at that point, so we only had 1,000' to go. But there was quite a bit of slushy snow on the ground, along with some slippery mud; and since we'd be going up 1,000' in less than 1/2 mile, we decided against it.

It was a fairly easy trek down to the top of Massacre Falls, but the way down below the falls wasn't as easy as I thought. We first went east of the falls, but the way down from there was not all that great, partly because some of the rocks were wet and slippery. So we decided to go up and down a hill west of the falls, and that turned out to be a painless way to go down.

This was my first trip to Massacre Falls, and there was a good bit of water flowing over the falls -- probably not as much as the past weekend, but it was still a good bit of water.

We left Massacre Falls just in time -- just as we left we met 6 horseback riders going to the falls. Six horses, two dogs, and 15 people in a 20X20 area is not my cup of tea, so I am glad that we were out of there!

here is a video of the waterflow in the canyon of the waterfalls: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... E3dzJhVFpR

here is a video of massacre falls:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... E3dzJhVFpR
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Feb 23 2019
hikerdw
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 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Hands WFFWC Loop, AZ 
Hands WFFWC Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2019
hikerdw
Hiking7.61 Miles 1,771 AEG
Hiking7.61 Miles   5 Hrs   13 Mns   1.67 mph
1,771 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
 
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It snowed and rained in the valley so like many others we went to see proof :D Tried to avoid the masses and other than a short section hiked on the Massacre Falls trail we did a good job. West Fork First Water Creek had a really nice flow of water. Feet and pants up to the knees were wet. Spooked a deer between Praying Hands and Massacre Falls. Nice hike but will return this area to off limits on the weekend until after April.
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Feb 16 2019
joebartels
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 Phoenix, AZ
Hackberry - Prospector - Baby Willow Loop, AZ 
Hackberry - Prospector - Baby Willow Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2019
joebartels
Hiking17.54 Miles 2,650 AEG
Hiking17.54 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.40 mph
2,650 ft AEG      12 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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Bruce opted for three low key loops.

1) Hackberry Spring Loop
You can polish off this little gem in several ways. Appears some are adamant in declaring a portion as official Hackberry Spring Trail. Signage is nice. Not convinced it's official. No trail number, pressed/treated 4x4 posts, two signs on each posts, no mention on the FS site.

We explored a couple extra areas... babbling not paying attention.

2) Prospectors Trail #57
B and I have needed this trail to finish off the [ Area Leaderboard: Superstition Wilderness Trails ]
Worked it into a Praying Hands Loop from Crosscut TH.

Expected it to be the least desirable. Think it easily tops Lost Goldmine Trail #60. There are no bad trails in the Supes, some just seriously rock.

My first hike around the Praying Hands. As expected, tourist city. Unanticipated... wow, been missing out.

3) Baby Willow Loop
High yield adventure to mileage.

Synopsis
Darn near perfect puffy cloud blue skies at times made this collection of little hikes outstanding for stretches.
D, thx for the Bama pie!

Note, you can almost combine our 1st & 3rd hike w/ [ Needle Double Vista ]
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Feb 16 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Jacob's Trail #58Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.42 Miles 1,169 AEG
Hiking5.42 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   2.32 mph
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The boys have been aching to get the Prospectors Trail #57 done. Came in from the Crosscut (Busyyy) Trail. Went up Prospectors, on to Praying Hands, then towards Massacre but turned off before and back down to Crosscut. The nice temps and cool clouds continued! Congrats to the gents for getting-er-done! :y:
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Feb 16 2019
The_Eagle
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 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Crosscut Prospector Praying Hands Loop, AZ 
Crosscut Prospector Praying Hands Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking5.42 Miles 1,169 AEG
Hiking5.42 Miles   2 Hrs   21 Mns   2.31 mph
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Hike 2 of 3

Joe and I have needed the Prospector trail.... forever... to finish off all the Superstition Trails. This hike was put together to get this trail completed, then play in the area with other trails.

Jacob's #58, or whateva the official name is, was actually enjoyable with all the green out there.

The highlight of the day for me was the Praying Hands loop. I'll be back to do this one again. The sun broke through with some blue skies to make for some prudy Supes viewing.

Supes finally completed
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Feb 05 2019
Mr_Squishy
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65 male
 Joined Jan 14 2009
 Kodiak, AK
Praying Bear Falls Loop, AZ 
Praying Bear Falls Loop, AZ
 
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Mr_Squishy
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,700 AEG
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I hiked the Praying Hands Loop counterclockwise and made a side trip up to the Praying Bear waterfall. There is an easy to follow social trail with cairns that takes you up the canyon right to the falls. There was a good flow of water coming over the falls. I spotted a young man in a red jacket on the hillside above the falls, perhaps doing the alternate Flatiron route? Also, in the photoset you will notice a yellow cane propped up near where the trail starts back down to Crosscut. It doesn't seem like something you'd forget and leave behind, but who knows?
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Nov 24 2018
Nightstalker
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Praying Hands LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Nightstalker
Hiking5.70 Miles 1,368 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles   3 Hrs   57 Mns   2.19 mph
1,368 ft AEG   1 Hour   21 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Perfect temps. Got to the trailhead right at daybreak. Followed the loop counter-clockwise. Missed the left turn to Praying Hands and kept following a game trail up the mountain. It was fun for awhile and then not so much, instead of trying to topo over to the saddle we went back down and found the real trail, which was there, readily visible (once you are on it) and not very steep. The trail east of Praying Hands is very scenic and easy to follow until you get to the Massacre split. Trail becomes faint after that, but you just kind of keep going down the mountain towards the parking lot and Bob's your Uncle.
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Aug 09 2018
AZLumberjack
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 Joined Feb 17 2010
 Apache Junction,
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AZLumberjack
Hiking2.04 Miles 304 AEG
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I've been waiting a long time to get out hiking in the Superstition Foothills again but this morning it finally all came together and I was able to hit the trails for the first time in almost two months. We had a Monsoon storm pass through the area yesterday evening, and although the storm missed this area, it was able to drop the morning temp into the low 80's, whip up a hat grabbing breeze and clear some of the dust out of the atmosphere.

My knee replacement surgery on both knees has finally gotten to the point where I can move beyond a morning one-mile walk around the park to a short, low impact hike in the foothills of Superstition Mountain. It felt good to put on my hiking boots again and hit some uneven ground with short up/down segments to make the knees flex and the muscles work as the trail alternated from sand to rock-strewn to hard pack and back again.

My goal this morning was to walk a mile out while gaining a bit of elevation, turn around and return to my truck for a two-mile hike. My knees and legs felt tight at first, but seemed to loosen up once I got going. By the time I got back to my truck, my legs were getting tight again and even a bit sore, but if the morning temps begin to moderate, I'll soon be extending my range and altitude. Although the knees and legs are sore, I can already tell that the arthritic knee pain that I suffered through for such a long time is now gone.

The seasonal drought has been cruel to the desert's plants and animals and so far, our Monsoon has done very little to offer relief. Some of the deserts trees, bushes and plants are showing some growth but the wildflowers are little more than leafless crispy critters lying alongside the trails.
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Mar 25 2018
KBKB
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Praying Hands / Massacre Falls Loop, AZ 
Praying Hands / Massacre Falls Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2018
KBKB
Hiking7.45 Miles 1,699 AEG
Hiking7.45 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   1.71 mph
1,699 ft AEG   1 Hour   4 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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1st trip
My wife and I and several friends hiked markthurman53's GPS track in which we visited the Praying Hands and Massacre Falls.

We got a moderately early start, but the trails were already busy. We saw fewer hikers after we passed the praying hands and made our way to join the Massacre Falls Trail.

Trail conditions were good, though there are more than a few spider trails along the way. We just took the most prominent looking path and it was almost always right.

We saw three deer on the segment between the hands and the falls.

There wasn't even a hint of water at the falls.

Still, a good day...
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Feb 07 2018
markthurman53
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 Tucson, Arizona
Dutchman Park Trail Smorgasbord, AZ 
Dutchman Park Trail Smorgasbord, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2018
markthurman53
Hiking17.30 Miles 2,384 AEG
Hiking17.30 Miles   7 Hrs   44 Mns   2.76 mph
2,384 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Back up to the Superstitions for another 3 days of hiking before the weather gets hot (too late). Since I didn't get to start until 0900 I decided to spend the first day doing a smorgasbord type hike, a little bit of all the trails around the Lost Dutchman State Park that I hadn't done before. I started at the Crosscut Trail Head on the Jacob trail to the Broadway trail head and returned to the Prospector Trail then did the Treasure Loop trail loop (minus a small section completed on another trip) and returned to the Jacob Trail. Along the Jacob's Trail I noticed a trail heading south (didn't know where it went but I wanted to find out) and took that to where it terminated on the upper Treasure Loop Trail, turned around and then headed east (cross country) to the Praying Hands Trail. Took the Praying Hands Trail to just past the Massacre Rock where I turned around at a point where I had hiked before and returned back to the Crosscut Trail head.
None of these trails in themselves are anything to write home about but all together with the morning sun rising over the Flat Iron and setting sun over the Praying Hands area made this a memorable hike. The Jacob's trail is a fairly easy trail with the only real elevation change at the Broadway Trail head end and even that was not challenging. Ran into a trail crew working on the trail, a few small groups of people and two on horses. I did find a Garmin GPS on the trail still logging it's position, wasn't sure what to do with it, leave it for the owners to come back or take it to the trail head and hope I find the owner. I hesitated to leave it on the trail not knowing who would pick it up. I decided to try and back track a bit to the couple I saw on horse back and see if it was theirs. They were heading back my way looking for a lost GPS. I'm glad I found the owners (as they were to find the GPS) because those aren't cheap devices.
The only real elevation gains or losses are along the Prospector and Treasure Loop Trails and even these are short lived. These trails are not real challenging and in places you feel they need to install traffic lights but if you pick the right time of day the scenery makes it a great area to hike in, especially if you don't have a full day to hike but want to get out and stretch the legs.
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rayhuston
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61 male
 Joined Mar 09 2012
 Gilbert, AZ
Massacre Falls Loop, AZ 
Massacre Falls Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2017
rayhuston
Hiking7.28 Miles 1,774 AEG
Hiking7.28 Miles   4 Hrs   41 Mns   1.72 mph
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Hike 1 of 3 planned with Hazer and fellow Marine Mark Thurman of Tucson. We'd been talking about getting together since this summer. The last week of December turned out to be the right time.

Mark drove up this morning, so we settled on a shorter hike for today. This is Mark's first time in the Supes, so he wanted to explore around the NE side of the mountain during his short stay. For today he chose Massacre Falls and was hoping I knew of a way to loop in the Praying Hands. As a matter of fact I do, so that's what we did, starting from the crosscut trailhead at around 11:30.

We took the official route to the Falls with a tour around massacre ramp along the way. As we followed the trail, I pointed out several options for different hikes, including the reverse flatiron route, plus many of the landmarks in the area. After a brief stop at the falls, we started back the way we came. About a quarter mile into the return, you pass a large boulder with a cairn on top. At this point we headed (left) west and followed a cairned route towards the fins. If you lose the cairns, stay to the center right of the mesa and keep looking for them.

The cairned route drops you at the bottom of the fins. We headed up the hill to the first fin and followed the unnamed but well used path that takes you past the fins and back around to the praying hands. From there, it was an easy meander down the treasure loop trail to the crosscut trail then back to the trailhead.

We closed out the day with a burger and fries at the Bluebird Mine gift shop. Fun day. Nice meeting you Mark!
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May 09 2017
ssk44
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 Joined Mar 31 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Prelude to summer.. It was so nice to finally get some stormy weather last week. It's been so boring! :D
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Oct 29 2016
AZLumberjack
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 Apache Junction,
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AZLumberjack
Hiking3.35 Miles 938 AEG
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With morning temps in the upper 60's and today's high projected into the 90's, it's best to get an early start. It was 0630 as I headed out of the Mining Camp parking lot with a destination of Praying Hands rock formation. There were several vehicles already in the lot but I only ran across a few hikers along the trails... kinda nice and quiet.

After gaining some altitude, I stopped and watched the sun as it lit up the Goldfield Mountains on the other side of the Apache Trail, that's always one of the advantages of getting an early start and today didn't disappoint. Got up to Praying Hands rock and took a short break before hitting the trail back the way I came. Still having some problems with a sore right ankle but the doc says he can't find anything wrong so; "just take these pills".
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Everything's dry and crispy.

dry Weekes Wash at Crosscut #58 TH Dry Dry
Kinda like a big sandbox...
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Jan 11 2016
rtaylor3235
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 Joined Nov 02 2013
 Apache Junction,
Praying Hands LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking4.75 Miles 1,137 AEG
Hiking4.75 Miles   2 Hrs   27 Mns   2.39 mph
1,137 ft AEG      28 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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Nice hike, cloudless day, 59 Degrees, Humidity 27%, Wind 7 mph. Chilly near the hands in the shadow of Superstition Mountain. Great views of snow covered Four Peaks Mountain
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 Mesa,Az
Praying Hands LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hikingaz2
Hiking4.75 Miles 1,137 AEG
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What a clear day, clouds moved out, we moved in, a nice hike, seen a few others taking advantage of the nice weather, Crosscut TH was full when we arrived, we suspected they were all over at the Massacre Falls seeing if any water was left flowing after the rain ??
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Dec 27 2015
AZLumberjack
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78 male
 Joined Feb 17 2010
 Apache Junction,
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AZLumberjack
Hiking2.73 Miles 1,115 AEG
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Went out this morning to burn off some of the calories that had mysteriously accumulated over the last couple of days. Parked at the Mining Camp and was surprised at the number of cars in the lot so there must be lots of hikers with the same plans as mine. I left the Siphon Draw Trail at the Prospectors Trail and headed towards Praying Hands. When I got to the Treasure Loop Trail, I headed uphill to see if I could find a higher trail leading to the "Hands" but it just got steep, loose and tough going so I turned around and cautiously slipped & slidded back down.

Chilly morning out in the foothills and the wind's still blowing at a pretty good clip so I just returned to my truck. Guess I'll go home, get comfy and watch some football this afternoon.... and replace a few of those calories that I just burned up :D
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Oct 09 2015
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 Sunnyslope, PHX
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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kingsnake
Hiking4.45 Miles 533 AEG
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I msg'd tibber a couple of times, but didn't hear back from her, so msg'd Jack for details on her big b-day bash. (Turns out that when you PM, you have to submit the msg twice -- very confusing, and not a requirement elsewhere on Haz ;) -- for it to actually send, which I had failed to do.)

So, having received the details from Jack, I threw something together, hiking-wise at literally the last second. (A few minutes after finishing in Route Manager, me and my wife were out the door.) My idea was to hike up a wash near the Crosscut trail, for about 1.5 miles, then sideslope along the base of the big hill until I picked up the upper end of the #56 loop, continuing on that along the slope, continue on an unnumbered extension of #56 further along the base until picking up #53, whereupon I would head up Siphon Draw, before doubling back to the campground, where my understanding and much appreciated wife would be regaling the assembled masses with tales of my derring do. :roll:

The wash was slow going and, as expected, was much rockier than expected. I got out of the wash early, and started side sloping, which other than crossing other washes, was actually really easy & stab free movement. The only thing to watch out for, really, was sinking into gopher-tunnel under-mined ground. Eventually I bumped across a very obvious use trail, which brought me to #56. As I was running behind, and wanted to be at the party by 4, I headed down rather than across.

I worked my way through the campground, and saw several winnebagoes, but not my wife's silver Mazda 3. I figured I would walk towards the front gate, and was just passing the dump station when some crazy lady went by waving her arms. I saw the Haz sticker, so I was like "Yes!!! She must know where the party is." It was Kelly, who gave me a much appreciated lift. :thanx:

Subsequently great times were had by all. :)

No movie. Did not even mean to take any photos, but could not help myself. :whistle: Just wanted to relax and hang. :)
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Mar 20 2015
ssk44
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 Joined Mar 31 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Scrumptious light on the Superstition range at dusk.. To this day I've never seen anything like it. Very special.
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Jan 01 2015
ssk44
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 Gilbert, AZ
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
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Christmas Day and New Years Day in the Superstition Mountains.
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Dec 07 2014
AZLumberjack
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78 male
 Joined Feb 17 2010
 Apache Junction,
Praying Hands - Crosscut THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AZLumberjack
Hiking4.20 Miles 900 AEG
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My wife's been hacking and coughing for a couple of days now and I needed to get away for some peace and quiet. I settled on a quick shot to the Praying Hands so I would be back home before too long.

I started around 0830 and was surprised at the few cars at the Crosscut TH, but that just means a little more peace and quiet on the trails. Beautiful weather with a light breeze from the North. Good views of Four Peaks off in the distance. On the return trip I ran into two hikers heading up the trail, can't ask for a better way to spend a couple of hours.
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Following the recent rains, everything's green again.

dry Weekes Wash at Crosscut #58 TH Dry Dry
It's dry again, but shows signs of a light flow from the recent rains.
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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.

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