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Jun 27 2020
joebartels
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2020
joebartels
Hiking10.26 Miles 2,512 AEG
Hiking10.26 Miles   7 Hrs   50 Mns   1.75 mph
2,512 ft AEG   1 Hour   59 Mns Break
 
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Sitgreaves has been considered many times. Bruce planned it in a multi-hike day years ago that didn't pan out. Choosing off-trail when nearby and previously enjoyed Northern AZ peaks have trails makes Sitgreaves tough to consider for the drive.

Flash forward to 2020, the need for something worthy, car-accessible, and nothing crazy for the balance of the group. Boy howdy did I ever biff that part. @ShatteredArm recently posted a low clearance option. Looking back I got excited about access and skimmed the well-written details.

Following his route, it started in a nicer than anticipated forest up an increasing grade forest road. The road got comically steep but the footing was good enough along the sides in the worse spots. Then we got to a point where we needed to head straight up off-trail. The initial group resistance was light. It started off steep through the forest. Then it got seriously steep. We had plenty of time for breaks galore so we took several on the ascent.

0.4 miles to the peak it is ridiculously steep. My legs felt great like I was stretching them for the first time. Perhaps I got lucky but I had no issues with footing. A forward fall was maybe three feet. I would do this ascent again in a heartbeat if dry. My joy was not shared so I was glad when it was over to calm everyone's nerves.

The summit is nice but far from the highlight for me. After the group gathered we descended a short way east to a saddle. I was outvoted to include the planned peak ESE that added 180-ft. Descending the north ravine starts out in the nicest slender tall and dense Aspen forest I recall anywhere.

Weather was great, angels were singing and I thought I might get to hike with Denny again. Back to that skimmed part above... We followed ShatteredArm's route which skirted the flank of the west ridge. Round two of being outvoted we got off the slope and down into the ravine. This was the worst part for me but seemingly acceptable for Bruce and Denny. It's crawling over never-ending forest debris of fallen crisscrossed trees. The dangerous part is the jagged broken limbs(swords) that would be a horrific nightmare with a fall.

We got out of that onto the slope when it opened up. The trade-off was traveling borderline scree. As with the initial ascent, I moved easily and felt safe. Being the only one finding it suitable I was glad when it was over.

ShatteredArm mentioned crossing 5000 little ridges getting back. Denny was hurting miles ago from lack of sleep, too intense of a hike, and was toast by this point. We lucked out on taking a chance on an unknown nearby road. Denny was able to rest while Bruce and I continued on then drove back. Bugs didn't let him sleep and he was dehydrated but it all worked out.

I added a pinch of history to the guide page.
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Jun 27 2020
The_Eagle
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Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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The_Eagle
Hiking10.78 Miles 2,441 AEG
Hiking10.78 Miles   7 Hrs   50 Mns   1.80 mph
2,441 ft AEG   1 Hour   50 Mns Break
 
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Joes week to pick.
He through out two choices and we let Denny pick

This ones been on my list for a loong time.

A steady climb on an old forest road, until the off road steep part began.
We took our time getting to the top but enjoyed the top when we got there.
I think it's the first time I've gotten in 10,000 steps in only 2.6 miles.

Top of Sitgreaves Mountain
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Happy the tough part was over (so we thought), we made our way down.
We immediately dropped into spectacular, dense, old growth aspen forest. There was some downfall to negotiate, but not too bad.

The fun began while making our way paralleling the drainage, on our way to reach our turn over the ridge. First it was a brush push while log hopping the deadfall. When we finally got out of that, it was a side hill scramble across a slippery steep slope.

Finally on the ridgeline heading down, the going got better for awhile. We then started making our way in and out , up and down smaller side canyons.

We though it best at this point to head for a nearby FR spotted on the Route Scout Topo layer.
As I read in the @shatteredArm triplog (afterwards) we made the right choice

Denny, joyous and full of laughter all day, decided he'd take a nap, while Joe and I hiked back to the car to pick him up.

On the northside of sitgreaves, I'd recommend not using the route we took down. The @JuanJaimeiii route seems to be the most feasible.
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 Mesa, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.60 Miles 2,264 AEG
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2,264 ft AEG   1 Hour   59 Mns Break
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I really wanted to do this hike with Bruce and Joe. I thought I was in shape for it. I was not. Really steep going up. Switchbacks are a love hate thing but I could have used a few on this one. I liked the summit layout and it had some nice views. Going down into the Aspen grove was nice. Wasn’t expecting such a big stand of Aspen. There were even a couple trees that looked like a bear had been sharpening up on them. Not much fun for me after that section. Over and around 100’s of down trees then hiking sideways on the steep slopes kicked my 🎃 ! The boys let me bail to a road and I took a long break before walking the half mile down to a dirt road intersection where the boys picked me up. Rough day but glad I got to get the summit in with these two. Thanks so much gentlemen. Like Haz, you rock!!
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Jun 21 2020
toddak
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 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 21 2020
toddak
Hiking15.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.88 mph
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Up and back down Sitgreaves from the west just off FR74 - straightforward, ever-steepening route, great 2.5 hour workout. Then a nice drive over to visit my old friend Kendrick again - the mountain is still quite green, a little surprised that no one was up in the lookout tower scanning for fires.
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May 31 2020
ShatteredArm
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 Phoenix, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2020
ShatteredArm
Hiking9.02 Miles 2,666 AEG
Hiking9.02 Miles   4 Hrs   32 Mns   1.99 mph
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Decided to take an easy weekend, and check out Sitgreaves Mountain. The choose-your-own-adventure aspect of the mountain is somewhat appealing to me, and I decided to hit it from the west side just because it's easy access.

Headed up a Jeep road for awhile, and then really just straight up the mountain, making little switchbacks where it got overly steep. There aren't any false summits from that direction, which is kinda nice. Made it to the top in an hour and change. Better views than I expected up there, and it looks like someone placed a register just the day before. Based on what was already there, this mountain actually gets a decent amount of traffic.

Headed down to the saddle (where there is a nice little flat meadow) and up to the other little peak to the east. Decided to countour around the north side of the mountain, which turned out to be a terrible idea. I noticed after a mile or so of steep slope and sketchy crossings of gullies that I really was just heading in the same direction I would've been going had I stayed at the bottom of the main draw. Oh well.

After hitting the flatter areas, I only had to cross about 5,000 little ridges before getting back to the car.

Not a bad little mountain to explore, but it does seem like the best way to do it is to go down the same side of the mountain you went up.
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Jul 03 2015
Booneman
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 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2015
Booneman
Hiking5.50 Miles 2,204 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   2.12 mph
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Bob and I made a stop off of I-40 to hike Sitgreaves on our way to Las Vegas. We enjoyed the hike, other than that 1,000ft-climb on a 45% grade. Saw a couple red tailed hawks and a few elk at the summit.
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May 18 2015
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 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 18 2015
BobP
Hiking5.69 Miles 2,137 AEG
Hiking5.69 Miles   2 Hrs   17 Mns   2.57 mph
2,137 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Plan A was Agassiz but I didn't like the forecast and I was a little sore from taking a fall in the Grand Canyon yesterday. Sitgreaves became Plan B. BrunoP and I did a few peaks in this area last year and missed this one. This one will be a good one for Bruno. My start time was about 8:23am and ended around 10:41am. I didn't have a route or driving directions and wasn't sure I was heading to the right peak but it all worked out after a few swing and misses.

The wet soil and pine needles made for a little slower going. The snow on the upper reaches was excellent for making snowballs.

Views from the top were limited and disappointing :( .
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Jul 11 2014
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 Joined Jan 02 2011
 Tucson, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 11 2014
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Hiking5.20 Miles 1,904 AEG
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To get to Trailhead South of Peak From I-40 Exit 171: N to T w Rt. 66. L then R to go N on FR 74 about 2 miles. R on PAVED road N of Helibase. Go L on FR 75. N on FR 75 for about 2 miles. R on 9521 L. Continue up this road as far as you like. You can begin hiking N on road. You are less than two miles from peak, but the trick is to avoid going up a false peak. To avoid doing this continue on road to large wood pile. Turn left at this wood pile to hike up canyon to saddle, where you turn NW to make final ascent to peak. Return the way you came.
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Jul 06 2014
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 Chandler, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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JuanJaimeiii
Hiking3.13 Miles 1,739 AEG
Hiking3.13 Miles   1 Hour   19 Mns   2.38 mph
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Sbkelley planted the seed for me on this one. It was never on my radar for some reason. Probably because there is no trail. Anyway after doing the Kendrick Loop I decided to give it a go. From the parking spot I took the ridge straight up. This one is a lung buster for sure. Thanks to Steve on HAZ for the GPS route. It came in handy with all the tree cover.

Weather wasn't looking too great so I didn't stay long up top. Couple quick photos and I was outski.

It took me 45 minutes to get up the steep hill and 34 to return. Main difference is my breathing was under control on the way down. :D

P.S. I included a GPS route for the drive in to the Trailhead. Take I-40 west from Flag to the 171 exit and then follow the route. It's about 10.5 miles from Highway 40.
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Uncle CHUMS Summer HAZfest 2013, AZ 
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Another wonderful weekend with wonderful people in a wonderful place...wonderful!

Really though, it was a pleasure meeting so many new HAZzers and reuniting with old friends as well.
I was a little disappointed with the campfire situation this time around but...nonot can't be expected to create perfection every time...especially when Uncle Chums didn't provide him with NEARLY enough deadfall...oh well, maybe next year.

I was very pleased with how ridiculously clean our massive campsite was after our departure, great job everyone and thank you!! :y:
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Great weekend, great people, great food, great beer, great outdoors.... :)
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Jul 28 2013
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 Tempe, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2013
steved64
Hiking3.65 Miles 1,725 AEG
Hiking3.65 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.60 mph
1,725 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break
 
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2nd hike up for me in 8 years, had planted a geocache here and decided it was time to retire. Approached from the north via unnumbered spur road off FR 141 / Spring Valley Rd. I had found this access on older topo maps and now easily viewed on Google Earth. It's apparent this area was used for fire control a few years back, there are still some big piles of deadwood waiting for the right time to burn.

Ascended by prominent ridge which gave pretty good GPS reception through moderate tree cover and had good game trails most of the way with very few obstacles in the form of fallen trees. Made it up in about 1:20 and took just a few minutes to wander the summit meadow. Ladybird beetles were abundant as others have reported here & on nearby summits. Last time I was here there was a log book in glass jar right next to the benchmark but saw only a few glass shards.

Rain was forecast at 40%, caused only minor hesitation at the 10am start but was motivation enough not to linger, so headed down right away and caught just a few sprinkles during the hour descending by same route. Had the GPS failed, the ridge still would have been pretty easy to navigate without getting too far off.
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Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 23 2012
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Hiking4.50 Miles 2,346 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.06 mph
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The main purpose for this trip was to avoid the general unhealthfulness of a lazy day spent drinking beer at the Flagstaff Made in the Shade Beerfest, while avoiding those popular trails around Flag that everybody else hikes on a hot Saturday in June.

The forecast earlier in the week had introduced the possibility of some monsoon moisture over the weekend, and while we were hoping for some clouds and even the chance of a shower, it was instead a perfectly sunny day, with not a cloud to be seen anywhere. The temps were in the low 80s, and there was a really pleasant wind, sometimes gusting over 30mph on the mountain.

So on to the hike ... I had read the description and triplogs and knew to be prepared for false peaks. Subsequently, I had plotted a route and entered waypoints in my GPS. I even traced my potential track in pen on a printed topo map I was carrying with me.

After taking FR74 and FR75, we made the first left after driving around Bald Mountain and down the other side (marked as FR9521L). We drove up that road about 1/2 a mile and decided to start there.

(This description probably makes the most sense if you read it while also looking at the GPS track I posted). We hiked east, climbing up the first ridge, occasionally finding a short game trail, but otherwise just doing our thing with the intended target of the saddle below peak 8625, which we could sometimes see through the trees. After about 1/2 a mile, we came to a drainage that had a really nice use trail along it. In retrospect, hiking upstream from there might have been a good idea, but my plan had been to go up the 8625 ridgeline to peak 9004, so we crossed the drainage and traversed a little bit to catch a small ridge and climb a pretty brutal 700ft in 1/2 a mile. By pretty brutal, I just mean steep. We were fighting the elevation and oxygen starvation, but the terrain was generally ok, with some loose footing, but mostly fine.

Upon reaching peak 8625, we took a 10-min break to recover some oxygen and muscle strength before proceeding toward peak 9004. This little ridgeline was a great respite. Flat, shaded, breezy, and some nice views. The grade increased slowly and before we knew it, we had knocked off another 1/2 mile and were at the top of peak 9004. There was a rarely used peak register here ... a GLASS bottle ... that we signed. There were two sheets of paper with signatures dating back about 10 years. Definitely not a frequently visited peak!

From here we headed northwest toward Sitgreaves, knowing there was going to be some ups and downs to negotiate. Heading down to the saddle was a pleasant stroll through a dense Aspen grove, though it did get a little bit steep. My goal was to try to avoid all the false peaks, by simply going around them, but we got caught up trying to traverse around a little peak that was just too steep and covered in fallen trees to make it worth it, so we cut back to the north side of the mini-peak where the footing was gravelly and more desert-like. In retrospect, it would have just been easier to climb this little bump than the effort we put in trying to go around it!

Next up was peak 8944, which featured a pretty solid climb (400 ft in 3/10mi). Again, I figured we would only go as high up as the next saddle and traverse around, but we found ourselves on the north side, and the trees and vegetation along with the grade made traversing nearly impossible, so we ended up bagging that false peak too.

The ascent up the last peak before Sitgreaves was the steepest of the day. Strangely, there was a use trail going straight up this open glade, and even more strangely, it had been deliberately blocked with large aspen branches, presumably to prevent overuse and subsequent water channeling/erosion. Once again, my grand plan to bypass the actual peak by traversing at the level of the next saddle just wasn't practical due to the steepness of the terrain. Traversing the side of a steep hill isn't that much fun.

Despite being just one peak away, with the goal now in view, that climb just about killed us, and we took a 20 minute break and ate some food before making the final push down to the saddle and up to Sitgreaves Peak.

Oddly, there was no peak register on Sitgreaves, despite there having been one on 9004. There was a benchmark marking the peak, and another refrence mark pointing to the benchmark. The peak is mostly open, with great views in most directions (north being obscured by trees). As with most Arizona peaks, there were countless ladybugs on the various plants, and as we took another lengthy break, we were actually bothered by a lot of fairly aggressive black flies, though they didn't bite.

After 45 minutes enjoying some food and a couple of well-earned beers we decided to head back down. I had originally planned on going on the east side of the two twin peaks below Sitgreaves, but we ended up just going straight down the drainage between the two.

The south side of the peak was steep, and very loose, sandy, gravelly, scree. There is no way I would have wanted to ascend this way, even though it would be significantly shorter. (I think this was probably JimH's 9/2007 triplog route). I basically skied down the mountain, using my poles and hop-stepping and sliding straight down. It was actually sort of fun! 700 feet in 3/10ths of a mile! Wooooo!

We followed the drainage the remaining mile back to the truck, through open and easy pine forest, arriving at 5:15p (3:15 to get up, and just 45 minutes of skiing/hiking to get down!)

I think we all agreed that on-paper, the 4.5 miles and 1700 feet doesn't sound very tough, but it was definitely a pumpkin-kicker! Much more work than anticipated!

Not only did we not see another person, we didn't even pass another vehicle until back on paved roads. A great day of solitude in the mountains!
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Aug 21 2010
sbkelley
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 Reno, NV
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2010
sbkelley
Hiking3.67 Miles 1,786 AEG
Hiking3.67 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.47 mph
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Tanya and I needed a nice workout in a non-crowded area up north...this one fit the bill perfectly. Drove up FR 74 into the pines and turned right up FR 745 on the west side of Sitgreaves. Found a nice campsite beside the old two-track road and camped under the bright moon...woke up to a nice breeze and sunny skies. We hiked to the end of the road, which dropped us out .35 miles away from the peak, but 1,100 feet below. Needless to say, it was a steep grind, but actually was smooth going. The forest was pretty open, and a thick coat of pine needles covered the forest floor - so it wasn't bad at all. The grassy, bald summit is a nice surprise, and you do get good views south and west.
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Sep 12 2009
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Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Carioca43
Hiking4.40 Miles 1,904 AEG
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I came up from the FR 65 on the Southeast side. I had studied the topo and had planned to go stay to the east of 8316 which I did but instead staying on the east side drainage and coming up to the saddle of the two false peaks east and southeast of the summit. I relied too much on my GPS needle and climbed the south peak to 8750 working around the south face and eventually summitting from the West. I then worked to the saddle and back up the ridge working slightly to the west up the draw meadow after following a nice elk trail. Once at the top Saddle I pushed up the final ridge skirting the trees on the North side as Thunderheads started to roll in. Made the summit great views to the south and west, Clouds blocked the views to the east. Lots of Elk Scat and tracks and bedding locations. Also came across some very fresh Bear scat, but didn't see or hear the bear.

Fun hike but a lot of work going up. Glad I had my poles. 2 hr 45 min up and 45 minutes down.
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 Marana, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Hiking4.40 Miles 1,904 AEG
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I came up from FR 75 and the base of Bald Mountain. It took about 1.5 hours to come up that very steep and gravelly slope. I made the summit, but views aren't really good from there. So, I went off the summit a little to the east and got some good views of the cloud covered peaks. I hiked this the day after a heavy rain event and some clouds from the pacific low were lingering in the area. Not a bad little hike, but very steep AND gravelly so while I enjoyed it, its not likley to be a regular one.
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 Peoria, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Backpack4.40 Miles 1,904 AEG
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Beautiful area. Recommend very good topo maps and a GPS. Backpacked up (4.5 hours up and 1.5 down). The summit is worth the views. We came upon a fawn. It was hidden next to a fallen log. This little guy didn't even blink his eyes.
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 Joined May 01 2002
 Denver, CO
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2001
MtnGeek
Hiking4.40 Miles 1,904 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   4 Hrs      1.10 mph
1,904 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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I did this hike with my dad and his freind Tom. This was a very steep mountain with lots of false peaks. It was neat doing an off trail mountain that takes a little bit of route finding. Not very many people reach the summit of this peak, theres not many people that know about this one anyway. There were millions of lady bugs on the peak that day.
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average hiking speed 1.71 mph

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