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Oct 16 2018
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Cherum Peak TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking5.71 Miles 1,492 AEG
Hiking5.71 Miles   2 Hrs   53 Mns   2.25 mph
1,492 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 
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Short stop on the way to Vegas. I always like the road up to this one, it was in really good shape this time. Cool, cloudy, and breezy when we started, and it stayed that way the entire time. The trail drops a little bit to start, then it's a steady uphill. About halfway up the first hill, my friend thought the saddle above was the top of the peak, he was disappointed to learn that we still had another mile and a half to the top. I tried not to laugh too much. Short scramble the final 20' or so to the top, took a short break, then headed back down. Always a nice hike to stretch the legs along the drive.
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Dec 13 2017
BEEBEE
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46 male
 Joined Jul 27 2011
 Mesa AZ
Cherum Peak TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2017
BEEBEE
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,414 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   4 Hrs   1 Min   2.24 mph
1,414 ft AEG   1 Hour   34 Mns Break23 LBS Pack
 
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In the Kingman area for work wanted to get a SOTA in. Awesome peak with great views. Saw some Cougar tracks near the water tank.
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Jul 15 2017
scottysnowski
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44 male
 Joined Jul 15 2017
 Kingman, AZ
Cherum Peak TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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scottysnowski
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.50 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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My wife and I set out on this six mile round trip trail at about 5 AM. Hiking in July, this is the appropriate time to start such a hike. Cherum Peak sits high up in the Cerbat Mountains northwest of Kingman. The trail is easy to follow and well marked. Do not expect a lot of shade on this hike. I would say only an eighth of the trail is shaded. Many small oak trees line the trail (like two feet tall) need trimming. Views from the ridge are 360 degrees and beautiful. Mineral Park Mine (no longer active but still huge) also comes into view in multiple spots. You will climb just under 1000 feet (17 feet short) in the three miles. Rock scrambling up the last fifty feet or so is worth it.
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July is not the proper time for flowers, but there were still a few yellow, red, and white along certain parts of the trail.
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Dec 29 2013
bilvol
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 Joined Aug 13 2011
 Kingman, AZ
Cherum Peak TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2013
bilvol
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   0.71 mph
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Maybe late December isn't always a great time to hike this trail, but we just had to escape the couch.

It was pretty strenuous for the out of shape (me and my 13 year old dog) but my 14yo managed just fine...running up the hill at the end of the hike is just ridiculous.
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Nov 12 2006
Jimmers
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66 male
 Joined Apr 19 2005
 Medfield, MA
Cherum Peak TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2006
Jimmers
Hiking5.60 Miles
Hiking5.60 Miles   4 Hrs      1.40 mph
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Since no one has written anything, I will write a few words about Big Wash Road, the campgounds, and the hike.

After leaving the highway, Big Wash Road follows the valley floor for a few miles before beginning a steady ascent. It then levels off at mile 9, where it crosses a saddle at Packsaddle Campground. This is a small campground amongst stunted trees, directly adjacent to the road, with 3 or 4 sites and a toilet. Big Wash Road then follows the contours of the land, more or less, for about 3 miles to the trailhead. Windy Point Campgound is about halfway between the prevoius campground and the trailhead. It is about a quarter of a mile off Big Wash Road, and has 8 or 9 sites and a toilet. Many of the sites are not only wonderfully placed amongst the rocks, but have spectacularly views for miles and miles to the north and west. There is no water at either campgound, but at $4 per night is a great bargain. I spent a wonderful night here to get an early start on the hike and highly recommend it. I was also able to drive everywhere I needed, without difficulty, in a low clearance, compact rental car.

The hike itself is pretty much as described. Cherum Peak is the highest point around and views are fabulous in all directions. Much of the trail is exposed and views are also good most of the time. The trail was easy to follow and the junctions with the jeep trail are well marked. My GPS showed a total climb of about 1000 feet, while I conservatively estimate the total distance to be 5.6 miles. In any case it took me, and most who signed the logbook, about 4 hours roundtrip. I did this at the end of September and it was a little hot, though not uncomfortably. For me it was areally great adventure, in a little used area, as I saw no one the whole time til I had almost returned to the paved road.
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