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Jan 19 2020
Pickles
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 Routes 7
 Photos 1,242
 Triplogs 61

54 female
 Joined Nov 21 2015
 Phoenix
Peak 4102 - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2020
Pickles
Hiking7.20 Miles 3,179 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles
3,179 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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I underestimated the little punch that comes with this hike. It leaves Syphon Draw, goes into a ravine, leaves the ravine and climbs steeply through loose scree and nature things that like to poke and stab. I started by following the route I had uploaded, followed by a few cairns here and there. However, I found it more to my liking to find my own path of least resistance. Not that it was better, but seemed more practical to me.
Getting through the ravine was difficult but less abusive than that freakin climb out of it! Who put that hill with all those land mines there???
No bees this time, I'm glad I got it done!
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Apr 21 2019
Pickles
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 Routes 7
 Photos 1,242
 Triplogs 61

54 female
 Joined Nov 21 2015
 Phoenix
Superstition Mountain - Near Peak 4175, AZ 
Superstition Mountain - Near Peak 4175, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2019
Pickles
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1st trip
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The hiking destination was to be Peak 4175 and Peak 4102. One must venture up a ravine to the left of the much traveled path up to Flat Iron at the top of Syphon Draw. Initially, the route is pretty simple to follow and there are a few cairns in the much overgrown ravine that needs to be navigated. I made it about half way up and could clearly see the trek was going to be a bit more challenging than anticipated but I was prepared for it and didn't mind that part of it. However, little creatures that sting mercilessly and like to instill fear in anyone who might be in their vicinity will always turn me back on a hike quicker than anything! I came to a certain choke area I really needed to go through but an area that was really really guarded and inhabited by enough bees to cause me great pain! This would be the end of my pursuit of 4175 and 4102 for the day. I WILL RETURN TO COMPLETE THE TASK!
I refused to call it a day on the whole hike though. I made my way back down Syphon Draw but ventured off trail and climbed up a very steep hillside and into another ravine to see what I could see! Found a lot of bighorn droppings, coyote poo and a mass amount of feathers from some unfortunate winged creature who apparently met an unpleasant demise. What I also picked up on are other areas all around that mountain just begging to be explored. The climb to these areas will certainly be steep but do-able. The hoodoos back in those places would be fascinating up close and personal.
Turned out to be quite the nice solo hike!
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Dec 03 2018
Daytripper
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 Guides 7
 Routes 74
 Photos 2,238
 Triplogs 854

70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Peak 4102 Loop, AZ 
Peak 4102 Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2018
Daytripper
Hiking9.54 Miles 2,933 AEG
Hiking9.54 Miles   7 Hrs   5 Mns   1.64 mph
2,933 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Started the day at a cool 44 degrees from Lost Dutchman State Park, headed up Treasure Loop and turned onto Crosscut Trail, instead of initially going to Praying Hands. After reaching Crosscut Trailhead meandered up to the rock formations between Praying Hands and Massacre Grounds crossing the use route between them. This mostly off trail hike was fun except a couple of portions. Continued upward taking the route traversing a dry waterfall ,after passing by a cairned reverse flat iron route ,on the other side of the drainage, elected to stay up high negotiating rock formations, cactus ,catclaw and other unsavory characters. Made a reasonable guess as to the location of 4102 as I ended up reaching the ridgeline a little south of 4175. Easy walking from there to 4102 ,can use line of sight but watch for ankle biting cactus, retraced the same ridgeline route except circumventing 4175 down to the saddle , travel down to Siphon Draw from there was not fun. Steep with abundant scree , prickly vegetation , even the drainage above the Siphon Draw waterfall had thriving catclaw,will need to wait until I forget about this part before doing it again. Once getting to Siphon Draw was able to pick up the pace back to the parking lot.No wildlife to report, saw one other hiker on the rock formations below 4102, then several on Siphon Draw trail.As Steph and Blake noted the different perspective of this areas landmarks made the destination worthwhile.

dry Siphon Draw Waterfall Dry Dry
Small pool at base and in drainage above
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Oct 08 2017
adilling
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 Guides 1
 Routes 102
 Photos 5,685
 Triplogs 231

58 male
 Joined Dec 02 2014
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 4102 - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2017
adilling
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,500 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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I exchanged a few messages with Steph_and_Blake about this hike. I have never been up to this part of the mountain. It turned out to be an excellent adventure for sure.

I loaded the track from HAZ and headed of the Siphon Draw Trailhead at Lost Dutchman SP. The trail basically starts at near the top of the Siphon Draw trail. Take a left and then it’s a matter of following the drainage up to the small saddle and then hanging another left to reach the first peak, 4175.

The hike up was steep, but not as bad as the next door neighbor, the chute going to the Flatiron. There are a few rock scrambles and there is a bunch of catclaw and cacti all the way up. There is a bit of loose scree in a few sections. The trail is not really a trail. There are cairns in place along the way to help out. I just kept going up when the trail was not clear.

Once I made it to the saddle, it is very easy to navigate the trail. It’s a bit of an elevation gain to the first peak, 4175. You get some excellent views of the Flatiron, 5024, Four Peaks, AJ and the Goldfield. You can see 4102 across the mesa. You also get views of the cliffs of the mountain as well.

I headed over to 4102. The views up there were nice as well. I could not resist heading out to a few of the cliffs. There appears to be some sort of platform at the end of one of them. I have seen base jumpers leap off from there. It must be up there for them? I could only go out so far on some of them.

It was awesome finally getting up to the top of this part of the mountain. I will head back up there when it cools down a little. Today got a little toasty!

Thanks for the suggestion Steph_and_Blake!
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Mar 26 2017
syoung
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 Guides 6
 Routes 23
 Photos 1,125
 Triplogs 593

42 male
 Joined May 23 2012
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 4102 - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2017
syoung
Hiking7.38 Miles 2,749 AEG
Hiking7.38 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   2.84 mph
2,749 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Tagged the Gatekeeper on the way up and down. I have been meaning to tag these two for a little while now. I have been horribly sick (as sick as I was in Africa a few years prior) this past week. Some sort of URI and I knew that I wouldn't be able to go fast. I wanted to go out into the Superstitions, however, so off trail would force me to go slow.

The slog up the drainage from the saddle is not fun right now. It is very overgrown. The views of Flatiron and the surroundings are pretty incredible though.
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Feb 14 2017
Steph_and_Blake
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 Guides 100
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72 male
 Joined Nov 21 2015
 Grand Junction,
Peak 4102 - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2017
Steph_and_Blake
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,500 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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See Hike Description.
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Stephanie and Blake Barnard
average hiking speed 2.24 mph

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