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Little Horn Summit - 2 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 4.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 28 2021
ScaredyCat
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 Joined Aug 08 2020
 Phx az
Little Horn SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2021
ScaredyCat
Hiking8.46 Miles 1,666 AEG
Hiking8.46 Miles   6 Hrs   2 Mns   1.69 mph
1,666 ft AEG   1 Hour   1 Min Break
 
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Plz note that when u leave the freeway, u have another 20 miles to drive. Almost all of this is off pavement. When u hit the T intersection, u have another 10 miles to go. Do not attempt to take a car out here.

With no trails, it is up to u to decide your path. We added some milage to the suggested route to avoid potential trouble spots. Expect to deal with some painful cactus quills.

The 3rd peak is the summit. On this day, we were dealing with some serious wind. The many protruding rocks will have u watching your step. Be certain to wear long pants for protection.
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Apr 08 2018
FLYING_FLIVER
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 Joined Jan 28 2010
 Fountain Hills,
Five Little Horns-Little Horn Mountains SE, AZ 
Five Little Horns-Little Horn Mountains SE, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 08 2018
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking8.43 Miles 1,705 AEG
Hiking8.43 Miles   7 Hrs   41 Mns   2.04 mph
1,705 ft AEG   3 Hrs   33 Mns Break
 
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I planned this - ‘Five Little Horns’ - hike, over a year ago, and never got around to it.
(OH …. so many hikes and so little time).
Well, I did the hike now, and I’m glad I did. It was alot of fun.

The remote, Little Horn Mountain Range, stretches for about 15 miles in a northwest-southeast direction and straddles La Paz and Yuma counties. The Kofas are just west while the Eagletails are just east.

I made a loop out of it, since I had to use a few mountain ridges to locate things. The hike consisted of going up basalt boulders, then leisurely moving across a wide ridge to the summit. After leaving the summit, I traversed a perpendicular ridge to get to a third ridge, where I located the azimuth mark for Little Horn Benchmark.

Locating the azimuth mark, as usual, was a challenge. Alot of it depends on comprehending the surveyors’ information on the benchmark’s datasheet. This time, their wording made me ‘draw a map’ to figure out what they meant. After that, I easily located the azimuth mark, in one of the billions of basalt boulders up there.

This whole desert area, south of I-10 and north of I-8, is getting addictive. Very pleasant hiking.
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Mar 05 2018
Jim_H
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 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Little Horn SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2018
Jim_H
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   4 Hrs   45 Mns   1.63 mph
1,400 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Cooler than expected for March meant January like temps, clean dry air, and clear views. Very quiet out here, no one else around, and 1 bighorn ram was spotted near the top. Lot of Luke AFB jets in the area.

The Sierra Club Desert Peaks registry from 1983 is still up there, and hardly anyone signed it, in the 35 years it has been there. I added my name, for a change. This isn't hard, and access is pretty easy, but you have to make a point to get here.
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average hiking speed 1.78 mph

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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