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Feb 02 2020
chumley
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 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Super Mummy, AZ 
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chumley
Hiking3.11 Miles 1,526 AEG
Hiking3.11 Miles   3 Hrs   49 Mns   1.14 mph
1,526 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break
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A little cherry on my weekend hikes. In town adventure, sans the supersundayshitshow of other nearby summits.

The north slopes of 2233 are insanely lush and grassy. I've never seen it like that. It was actually a challenge to fight through. Great view of the blimp headed up to the open. Some fun peeping on impressive real estate. Warm in the sun and the south facing slopes, but a pleasant breeze and unusually clear winter skies.
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Feb 02 2020
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Super Mummy, AZ 
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BiFrost
Hiking3.11 Miles 1,526 AEG
Hiking3.11 Miles   3 Hrs   49 Mns   1.14 mph
1,526 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break
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Chumley texted to see if I was free for a Mummy run. Of course I was up for checking it out since I had never been on the Mummy before. Great views up top from all sides as we traversed the ridge. Some exclusive neighborhoods below us so nice to see how the other 0.1% of the population lives. Fun pre-Super Bowl hike!!
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Jan 12 2019
BobP
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59 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Mummy MountainPhoenix, AZ
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BobP
Hiking1.10 Miles 807 AEG
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807 ft AEG
 
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Feb 18 2018
BobP
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Mummy MountainPhoenix, AZ
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BobP
Hiking0.88 Miles 760 AEG
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760 ft AEG
 
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Jan 27 2018
BobP
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 Scottsdale, AZ
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BobP
Hiking0.84 Miles 765 AEG
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Did the express route to the subpeak.
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Jan 21 2018
BobP
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 Scottsdale, AZ
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BobP
Hiking1.30 Miles 847 AEG
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Fenix gave me 90ft less aeg. I forgot how fun this one is.
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Dec 27 2015
chumley
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 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Mummy LodePhoenix, AZ
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chumley
Hiking4.62 Miles 2,672 AEG
Hiking4.62 Miles   4 Hrs   19 Mns   1.58 mph
2,672 ft AEG   1 Hour   24 Mns Break
 
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Got out of bed at around 11 and there's no better way to spend a day locally than on the mummy. I considered hitting up piesteyogapants or cameltoe across the way, because let's face it, the scenery ain't too bad on these holiday weekends. But ultimately I decided that I'd rather not deal with the crowds.

Sure enough, there were about 4 people in the first 200 yards, and not another soul the rest of the day. Three red-tailed hawks kept visiting me but for the most part I just enjoyed this mountain on my own today.

Nice views to all the other peaks in the valley and those that surround it in every direction.

This is what cameltoe and piesteyogapants used to look like before they got destroyed by the crowds. There's no trail, and it's a true unspoiled desert mountain in the middle of town. A solid day! :y:
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Jan 03 2015
BobP
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BobP
Hiking1.21 Miles 820 AEG
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First time back since Dave let me stay in his tipi. Now I'm 900 ft off of last years pace. :tt:
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Feb 17 2014
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 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking1.51 Miles 937 AEG
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937 ft AEG
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Jan 01 2014
chumley
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 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
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chumley
Hiking1.54 Miles 937 AEG
Hiking1.54 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   0.74 mph
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A handful of friends and I decided to ring in the new year in a casita at the Camelback Inn. What a night! Yay 2014! But before tuning in the key card and heading home today we decided to take the opportunity to climb the mummy. After all, the '13 holitaint has been a time of indulgence that deserves an equalizer. Despite some rough play last night, Carissa's eye injury was thankfully not something that was going to prevent us from hiking.

Some decided to fight the crowds of people who hike once a year in a nearby preserve, but that's not my cup o tea so we went our separate ways with hopes of meeting up later at the Duck & Wheel.

Fully outfitted in her inappropriate godzirra tee Claire led the way up, as we discussed the plusses and minuses of Nordic screeing versus alpine screeing. Both are better than boarding. Winter sports on a 70 degree January day in the desert. Tough to beat.

With the late check out we didn't have enough light for a full mummy lode, and probably not the energy either, but we did head out in the east ridge far enough to see if somebody was taking a sun shower in the tub. Another day with no luck there. Oh well!

Headed down the mummy and cashed in our hiking chips at the Crown & Anchor before heading home to rest up for the two day work week ahead.

A most excellent way to ring in the new year!
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Jan 01 2014
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 Joined Oct 26 2011
 Tempe, AZ
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clairebear
Hiking1.51 Miles 937 AEG
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chumley
I needed to hike today in order to justify having an ale at the Prancing Pony afterwards. Plus, ale always tastes better when it is proceeded by a good nature hike or climb or something of that nature, right ?

I had fun scrambling up the mountain and choosing the more difficult path. I excel at making things more difficult for myself :)

Yay~^^^ bring on 2014 and more adventures always ^^^
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Mar 09 2013
John9L
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 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Mummy LodePhoenix, AZ
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John9L
Hiking3.00 Miles 1,894 AEG
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Rachel had a couple of hours to play so we met near Mummy Mountain and made our way to the summit. We had a leisurely hike starting with the north arm and finishing on the east arm. We explored a portion of each arm and then headed down.
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Mar 09 2013
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 Joined Jan 21 2013
 Delafield, WI
Mummy LodePhoenix, AZ
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zukerrach
Hiking3.00 Miles 1,894 AEG
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Met up with John for an easy hike, since I'm apparently a big baby all the sudden
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Feb 24 2013
Dave1
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 Joined Jan 25 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Mummy MountainPhoenix, AZ
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Dave1
Hiking6.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.33 mph
3,500 ft AEG
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Cool hike! Glad I finally got up here after looking at it from Camelback for many years! Lots of red tail hawks out today. Sorry to the one for whom we spoiled breakfast. Thanks John for leading and Bob for taking secondary responsibility in case John become incapacitated.
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Feb 24 2013
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John9L
Hiking6.05 Miles 3,500 AEG
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Quick morning hike with Bob & Dave. Hike went smooth and was much easier compared to last week. We started on the north arm and made our way out. Afterwards we hit the east arm and turned around a little early to avoid the private property. Besides that, it was very windy out.
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Feb 24 2013
BobP
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 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Mummy LodePhoenix, AZ
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BobP
Hiking6.05 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking6.05 Miles   4 Hrs   29 Mns   1.35 mph
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Dave booked his favorite room #305 at Camelback Inn and invited us to hike the Mummy Lode. Since John had done it before he was responsible for our well-being. It was a fun hike and the jacuzzi after was much needed. Thanks for putting up with my snails pace. I'm glad I had my cane today.
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Feb 16 2013
John9L
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John9L
Hiking6.55 Miles 3,644 AEG
Hiking6.55 Miles   4 Hrs   29 Mns   1.46 mph
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I saw Todd's Mummy Load triplog and knew this was a hike I had to do! I've looked at Mummy Mountain for over ten years and always wondered how it was to hike. Today was the day.

I started from the resort and quickly headed through the village and onto the hiking trail. I followed that for a short bit and easily found the route up to Mummy Mountain summit. The going was slow and the terrain is covered in loose rock. I made slow and steady progress. After some work I reached the summit and then decided to hike the north arm first. My going was slow in patches. Your constantly going up and down hill. You cannot rush on this hike. After considerable work I reached the north end and took a break. I was really tired at this point. I ate some food and this gave me a good boost of energy.

My return to the main summit was fairly quick. Again there's lots of elevation change. This hike is tough! I then turned on the east arm and made my way. The east arm is much easier and I made faster progress. There are several tricky sections but there is a way. All the route finding and down climbing was a lot fun! After a bit I reached the end of the east arm. You come fairly close to private property but I went out of my way to stay clear.

From there I returned to the main summit. As I neared the summit I discovered I was out of water. Luckily I only had a half mile to go and was back at the jeep in no time.

This is one hell of a hike! It's just about all off trail and your constantly working your butt off to progress. Avoid this hike if you don't like off trail hiking and lots of scrambling. Also, hike this in the winter before snake season. There are lots of overhangs and lots of tall grass that will be a snake haven in the summer.
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Feb 10 2013
chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
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chumley
Hiking7.30 Miles 4,200 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.62 mph
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Can't figure out why I'd never done this! So many times I've looked over to Mummy from the summit of Camelback and wondered what it would be like.

With a busy work week, I was in the office all day Saturday, and again on Sunday. After a couple of hours I realized it just wasn't happening anymore and I needed a mental break. Not wanting to spend too much time away, and having already missed the various planned trips to the Supes, I decided to skip the monotony and crowds of Squaw, Cholla, and Somo. I did a little research, and decided to see if I could access this rarely visited little gem right in the middle of it all.

After looking up all the property owners on the Maricopa County tax assessor's website and speaking to each of them individually to gain permission, I headed for the Camelback Inn. I shared a few laughs with the sweet girl at the concierge desk in the lobby before getting a parking permit and heading up to the trailhead.*

I was surprised that Camelback Inn had an established hiking trail at all, but it certainly made it less suspicious looking for me to be heading out in hiking gear with a backpack.

The day didn't really turn fun until I descended peak 2233 where the scrambling was more fun. And I realized how far away the northern end of the ridge was. Climbing up 1936 was a blast. From 1807, the view back was a bit daunting. I didn't realize how far I had gone, nor how much lower the end of the ridge was. Nonetheless, back I went toward the summit.

I was beginning to tire, especially after the steep ascent up the north slope of 2233, and contemplating skipping the east ridge. Back at the summit however, I decided to go for it, knowing that it would add almost 3 miles to my journey.

Boy am I glad I did! This ridgeline was super fun! There are three sketchy sections that were really fun to navigate. The whole ridge is very narrow and new things were found around every corner. Occasionally some of the homes were a little close. There was one with a very nice bathroom with a huge window looking up the mountain from a jacuzzi tub. Luckily (unluckily?) for me, there bubbles in the bath this afternoon!

Not knowing where the ridge should properly end, I accidentally went farther than I had intended, and suddenly found myself standing next to a large saguaro ... on the roof of a home! Yup, the ridgeline runs right over a house built into the side of the mountain. I quickly retreated, not wishing to violate anybody's personal privacy.

The hike back up to the summit was equally fun, though I was getting really tired. I tried different routes up the three fun spots but otherwise just admired the views and solitude right in the middle of town!

The descent down Mummy to the trailhead was a pain in the butt. The scree makes for very slow going, and I fell once and now have a very sore and bruised palm. At least I didn't land on a cactus! The mountain is not particularly overgrown, and has only scattered flora, but my bare legs got torn up pretty good, primarily from plowing through small palo verde. There's not much catclaw or cholla.

When I got back I guessed my AEG to be over 3000, but the GPS track came out at just over 4! After syncing it on the HAZ route manager topo, it said 4200! Wow. That's why I felt the way I did! There were a LOT of ups and downs, and I guess they really add up over 7 miles!

I'll definitely be doing this again. Fun fun fun!! :y:

*Parts of this paragraph may or may not have occurred exactly as I remembered it.
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