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Greens Peak Trail - 7 members in 16 triplogs have rated this an average 3.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 06 2020
LindaAnn
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Hiking2.56 Miles 819 AEG
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Guaranteed solitude on this one. Short and steep. My daughter was a little tired from it being our second hike of the day. Had lunch at the top, then headed back down.
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We left Phoenix early Friday morning without a real plan of where we were going to go but someplace east of Payson. Somewhere along the 260 we decided to make the haul to an oldie but a favorite, Greens Peak. As expected it was busy, but not as awful as we expected it to be with Stage II conditions of most forests and the closure of the Tonto.

We pulled into our campsite shortly after 9am, setup our home away from home for the next two nights, and spent the rest of the day with a few cold ones and some cards. Our nearest neighbors were ~500 yards away and were not the typical ‘rim crowd’ with loud music and late night partying. There was a lot of UTV/ATV traffic but that seemed to die down shortly after sunset. I’ll take it!

Greens Peak Hike

The next morning I managed to hike up to Greens Peak. From out campsite I followed FR8603 which was mostly overgrown until it ended about one and one-half miles north from my campsite. Checking my maps I decided to backtrack ~30 yards and continued east towards the north slope of the Greens Peak. This is where the hike got a bit interesting for me as something was following me for a good bit of distance before I connected with the Greens Peak Trail. I’ve never really felt dread or fear while hiking before but those feelings were present on this trip. I never managed to see what was following me but I was glad to be out of the bush! Spent about 30 minutes on the peak taking in the views and having a Gatorade. Hiked the road back down to camp. According to Gaia I logged just under six and a half miles and just over a 1,000 feet of elevation from my campsite

East Baldy Trail No. 95

I was still feeling pretty good, minus my fright in the woods, after I got back to camp so I took the wife and the dog for a drive to the East Baldy Trail No. 95. I have ever seen the west or east trail-head parking lots of Baldy being that busy. Cars were parked all over the place and there were hoards of people. Yuck… Well, we made the drive so might as well try to get a hike in. We made it about two miles back before our little dog was over it. Oh well, surprised he made it that far! Short lived but still a pleasant drive. Headed into Greer for some ice and a snack, then back to camp.

After getting back to camp we decided to hike the road up to Greens Peak to catch in the fireworks from Show Low, Concho, and Spingerville-Eager. Kinda neat to have a 180 degree view of fireworks. There were a lot of folks with trucks and ATVs on the peak for the same reason. Didn’t manage to capture the eclipse due to cloud coverage but still pretty neat to watch the fireworks.

A very relaxing weekend overall, we enjoyed our time out there. I am anxiously waiting for some planned time-off from work during a less busier time with the trip being focused on a more remote trip into the back country. No monsoons on our trip, dangit! Love being in the mountains during a good thunderstorm. However, cool temperatures at night and mild days beat the 110s of the valley. Still wondering what was following me while I hiked up to Greens Peak. It kind of reminds of some of the stories form Craig Child's in his book Animal Dialogues. Could have been many things, I guess I’ll never know.
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Oct 07 2019
Crzy4AZ
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Hiking1.80 Miles 200 AEG
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Why didn't I download the route for this hike before trying to wing it ? It was late in the day and I thought I knew which hill was Greens Peak. I'm logging under this peak b/c that was my intent and the one we scaled the side of is hop-skip-jump over so close. We went to a saddle between two hills.

Anyway .... FR 117 is GORGEOUS right now with aspen all different colors. Such a pretty drive - and hardly anyone is out here. It's the opposite of Flagstaff leaf-hunters. White Mtns are under recognized for leaf beauty and I hope it stays that way so it stays peaceful and like a true escape.
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FR 117 and 117-A and surrounding cinder cone hills are patchy beautiful yellow aspen - some orange/red along roads too.
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Jul 11 2019
Jim_H
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Hiking2.00 Miles 675 AEG
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Hike the road. Not lot of good views as it was very hazy.
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Jul 04 2019
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White Mountain 4th, AZ 
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Headed up Wednesday night for a weekend in the cool pines. It could not have been more fun. We did a few short hikes with the dogs, along with some scenic drives and a lot of good old relaxing and laughing at anybody who wasn't us. No, we laughed at each other and ourselves too! :sweat:

The Whiting Knoll fire was a sight to see. The fireworks in Springerville and Sunrise were more impressive than I would have guessed. The weather was great and the company top notch (who doesn't love dogs ;) )!
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Nov 12 2017
LindaAnn
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Hiking2.35 Miles 820 AEG
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Quick hike up Greens Peak first thing in the morning. Cool to start, but no wind. Short and steep, but easy to follow, and I like the views from the summit.
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Nov 12 2017
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Jun 10 2017
LindaAnn
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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LindaAnn
Hiking2.34 Miles 805 AEG
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We were in the area, and decided to check out Greens Peak before continuing on with the rest of our day. This was a cute little trail, and the views from the top were great. The middle third of the trail is pretty steep, but the kids managed just fine. There were only a couple of trees fallen across the trail, and they were all very easy to get over. If you happen to be in the area, this one is worth doing.
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Hiking4.70 Miles 949 AEG
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Our family was camped on the edge of a tree island facing the southwest side of Greens Peak over Labor Day weekend. Sunday was my 70th birthday. For my birthday my daughter Elizabeth and her two sister-in-laws, decided to take me on a hike straight up the SW side of Greens Peak on the north east side of camp. My son-in-law Lloyd stayed in camp to watch the kids. At the peak Elizabeth decided to go back to camp to check on Lloyd. Perhaps she was concerned after my remark that the kids had been requesting lengths of twine from my camping supplies and that we might find Lloyd bound and tied when we returned. The sisters and I continued down the other side of Greens Peak on the trail and then looped around its base on FR117 back to camp to make it a 4.7 mile hike. Back at camp Lloyd had escaped from captivity and was on his own hike to the top of Greens Peak while E had every thing under control. A nice hike with pleasant company.
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Apr 05 2015
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Pinetop AZ and Area - April 2015, AZ 
Pinetop AZ and Area - April 2015, AZ
 
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Backpack29.32 Miles 2,120 AEG
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Pinetop AZ and Area - April 2015

197 miles, 3hrs 45min per Google Maps

Bob Mohle's country getaway cottage on the outskirts of Pinetop AZ was offered up as an excuse to burn off some forfeitable vacation time. With some backdrop interest in the local history surrounding lumbering/lumberingu railroads, we headed out to the White Mountains with seven basic clues;
Clue #1, Apache Railway :next: azmemory.azlibrary. ... d/34
Clue #2, Apache Railway :next: en.m.wikipedia.org/ ... lway
Clue #3, Apache Railway 2004 :next: trainweb.org/southw ... html
Clue #4, Southwest Lumbering Industries logging train, circa 1910 at Standard AZ in the White Mountains :next: azmemory.azlibrary. ... c/14
Clue #5, White Mountain Scenic Railroad (7 page brochure) :next: archive.library.nau ... 1967
Clue #6, White Mountain Scenic Railroad locomotives :next: air-and-space.com/L ... .htm
Clue #7, Maverick AZ ghost town :next: boards.ancestry.com ... ashx


Day 1 - Sunday April 5th, 2015
FitBit totals = 7.64 miles, 770 AEG (77 floors)

On the road by 3pm after Easter brunch with the family. Arrived at Bob's Pinetop cottage about 7-ish and enjoyed some crisp country air with temperatures expected to drop into the hi 30's later that evening...



Day 2 - Monday April 6th, 2015
FitBit totals = 6.97 miles, 410 AEG (41 floors)

Up at dawn with a loose plan to visit Kinishba Ruins, Fort Apache Historic Park :next: wmat.nsn.us/fortapa ... .htm , Pacheta Lake, Pacheta Falls, and scout out remnants of the logging railway that ran between McNary and the ghost town of Maverick. Flat tire on our way out from Pacheta Falls to Maverick put an end to the exploration (made it back to Pinetop to see NCAA final game tipoff).
Apache Railway that ran from Holbrook to McNary to Maverick :next: azmemory.azlibrary. ... d/34 NOTE: ran as a tourist train during 1960's and 1970's until fire in 1980 (1976 in some references) at the McNary Lumber Mill combined with changes in tribal lumbering policy led to its closure. Ran under brand of White Mountain Scenic Railway.
Maverick ghost town :next: ghosttowns.com/stat ... html
McNary lumber history :next: https://fhsarchives ... lls/
Finish the day with some "Hollywood History" by watching Walter Hill's "GERONIMO - An American Legend" with Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon, and Robert Duvall :next: imdb.com/title/tt01 ... 004/.
Our visit to Fort Apache and seeing General Crook's cabin made me think that movie would be a great bookend to our day...
Later that night, I find the best historic reference for the Apache Railway, an article from the January 1963 Arizona Highways entitled "First Caboose to Maverick" :next: islandpondrailroad. ... .htm




Day 3 - Tuesday April 7th, 2015
FitBit totals = 9.60 miles, 790 AEG (79 floors)

Up at dawn and after a hearty breakfast, headed over to Greens Peak - Four Knolls area to take in the stellar panoramic views (despite hurricane-like winds). Explored Sunrise Ski Resort area to see if tram to top of mountain was open (everything closed to public). Off to explore the headwaters of the Little Colorado and the Mount Baldy Loop. When we parked at the West Baldy Trail #95 TH, I heard a distinct hissing sound - Another flat tire!
Fortunately I was able to limp back to Pinetop where Rex @ Future Tire (futuretireaz.com ) took care of us. Today's flat was caused by a roofing nail and a simple plug-n-patch repair to the Goodyear Wrangler P275/65R18. Monday's flat was a rock puncture and not repairable. Disappointed with Ford's off-road package tires (these weren't my first off-road flat tires), I let Rex sell me a Cooper Tire Trailcutter AT2 that we mounted as my spare for now as I contemplate what to replace my other 4 tires with (anyone have experience with Cooper Tire Trailcutter AT2's???). A special "shoutout to Louis Weaver (Bob's handyman in Pinetop) who met us as we limped into town just in case we needed a ride
Lugs are 21mm, stock tire wrench lugs 7/8", yet have specialty 21mm wrench in truck
(Shouldn't the 7/8" lugs on truck all be 21mm to fit wrench?)
Back on the road after lunch at Red Devil Pizza :next: reddevilrestaurant.com (Randy and CJ took care of us during lunch) and headed over to Porter Mountain and
Ice Cave Trail #608 :next: [ description ]




Day 4 - Wednesday April 8th, 2015
FitBit totals = 5.11 miles, 150 AEG (15 floors)

On the road home with a stop at the Salt River Canyon...




TOTALS
29.32 miles, 2120 AEG
193 TOTAL IMAGES
85 images on iPhone 5S
87 images on Canon 6D
9 images on Canon 7D
12 images on Canon Rebel XT



HAZ DESTINATIONS
1. Kinishba Ruins :next: [ description ]
2. Fort Apache Historic Park :next: [ description ]
3. Pacheta Lake :next: [ description ]
4. Pacheta Falls :next: [ description ]
5. Maverick Ghost Town :next: [ description ]
6. Railroad Grade Trail :next: [ description ]
7. Greens Peak :next: [ description ]
8. Four Knolls :next: [ description ]
9. Candy Mountain Trail :next: [ description ]
10. Sunrise Park :next: [ description ]
11. West Baldy Trail #95 :next: [ description ]
12. Ice Cave Trail #608 :next: [ description ]
13. Salt River Canyon - AZ60 Crossing :next: [ description ]
14. Upper Salt River :next: [ description ]

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Jul 09 2014
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Hiking2.60 Miles 850 AEG
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It was hard to find a hike today due to the rain, but we drove down to greens peak and the storm had let up so we decided we had plenty of time before another storm headed in.

This was a fast hike fairly fast but with awesome views. Walked around the top and took some pictures. We saw a few cute chipmunks at the top they were shy, but I still snapped a few pictures of them. My son was having a blast chinking out the chipmunks and Christina LOVED the view from up here.

Turned out to be a great day even know it rained a lot!
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Hiking2.31 Miles 833 AEG
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After getting camp set up, Bifrost, Chumley, BrunoP and I set off to make a quick summit of Greens Peak. We started fairly late in the day on the northeast side of the mountain. The trail makes a steep ascent to the summit. There are a bunch of mountain bike jumps and ramps along the hike. I could see those guys blasting down the trail and then shuttling back to the top for another run. Would be good fun!

We arrived at the summit and had a walk around. It was very windy and chilly up there. Views are nice all around. After we got our fill we returned to the truck and then back to camp.

This is a nice summit that can be completed in less than an hour. Give it a go if you’re in the area and have some time to kill.
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Greens Peak via Candy Mtn Trail, AZ 
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Hiking2.31 Miles 833 AEG
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Cold start to Memorial Day weekend on Greens Peak. We did this short little hike as warm up for the bigger hike of Baldy next day. Snow was threatening off and on but not too bad if you kept moving. We went up the Candy Mtn Trail which is on the back side of Greens Peak. Looks like the trail is used by mountain bikers with lots of jumps built in.
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May 23 2014
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Greens Peak via Candy Mountain Trail, AZ 
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Hiking2.31 Miles 833 AEG
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We started on the northeast corner of Greens Peak at a big camping area used by mountain bikers at the base of what they call the Candy Mountain Trail. I can't find any information online as to why this is called Candy Mountain, but the mtbr forums refers to Greens Peak as Candy Mountain, and there are numerous tracks that get frequent fat tire use. Apparently they shuttle to the top in vehicles, and then bomb down the mountain on bikes. There are numerous terrain features and structures built for biking enthusiasts.

I believe that the lower portion of this hike is along the Candy Mountain Trail, but about 3/4 mile up you reach a junction where another old road heads down the west slope. I believe that the west descent is actually the Greens Peak Trail, and I don't know where it's bottom terminus is. Perhaps the old FR 8578, or even all the way down to FR 61? In any case, both used to be roads, but the mountain bikers appear to stick to the north and northeast flanks of the mountain. The old west road would be interesting to explore as well. Both roads come together and ascend the final 1/4 mile to the fire lookout and antenna farm.

I saw an interesting memorial/grave site off the trail north of the summit. A quick web search turned up nothing.

The fire tower is one of the nicest I've seen. We were there late in the day so the lookout was not on duty, which is too bad, as I would have liked to ask him/her about the trail, biking use, and the grave. Oh well, next time I guess...

It was cold and windy for our hike with a few bursts of snow flurries along the way. Views included some snow showers in the distance, but fortunately the lightning we had experienced a couple of hours prior was no longer an issue.
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Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
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Hiking1.20 Miles 850 AEG
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SOTA Activation of Greens Peak this was the last of 4 peaks I did today.

Great day in the Show Low area. Flew up in the morning to pick up a customer that was not leaving till 5 pm. It gave me several hours to hit a few peaks.

I was on Lake Mountain, Porter Mountain and Wolf mountain earlier in the day.
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