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Jun 25 2021
LindaAnn
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41 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Moon PeakNorthern, ID
Northern, ID
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking2.36 Miles 808 AEG
Hiking2.36 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   1.67 mph
808 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Had some time to kill before checking into the hotel, so we headed up to Moon Peak. Short hike, more of a workout, but nice views. Last year, it was foggy with temps in the 30s when we did this one. This year, it was 40 degrees warmer, but we actually got to see more than a few yards in any direction. The short offtrail to the summit isn’t too bad, staying slightly left (south) seems to avoid the worst of the vegetation.
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Jun 30 2020
LindaAnn
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41 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Moon PeakNorthern, ID
Northern, ID
Hiking avatar Jun 30 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking3.12 Miles 1,105 AEG
Hiking3.12 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   1.49 mph
1,105 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Cold, rainy, foggy morning, so we decided to do something short. Drove over to the town of Wallace, then up to Moon Pass. 48 degrees at the start. I was only able to find vague info for this hike, and limited visibility due to the fog made it difficult at times to choose the correct direction. After some trial and error, we headed uphill, doing a little more offtrail than necessary. Once on the correct path, it was much easier.

We headed up St Joe Divide Trail southwest towards Moon Peak. Very pretty trail, and I’d like to hike more of it next summer. After a mile, we turned off and headed west up the slope to Moon Peak. Reasonably easy off trail, but I was glad I’d drawn a route ahead of time, since it ended up being very close to the easiest way up. We mostly followed game trails, and it was easy to get around any vegetation.

The summit is obvious, and clear of trees, so there would have been some views on a clear day. We rested for a few minutes, but temps were considerably cooler (around 40 ?) so we headed back down. Much easier taking the trail back down now that we knew where it was. At one point, we doubted an odd turn in the trail, and doubled back a little, but the turn was correct, so we wasted some time there. Fun hike, and we’ll explore more of it again. 46 degrees when we finished around lunchtime.

The road was dirt, but in excellent shape all the way up to Moon Pass. Didn’t have cell service any of the few times I checked my phone.
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