Really great hike. really wanted to do Butterfly but oddly enough, I am a Ben and I got there at 11am (from previous comments). I had to get the kids by 5pm. I think the way to Butterfly is a big hike, not close, not quick, not easy. Sounds like my kinda fun. next time, I get there early.
hazy day on quartz peak Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2003
Did this hike with a small group from Arizonahikers.com. A beautiful day in December overlooking the Phoenix metro. Could hardly get any views due to a brush fire nearby making it to smokey to see hardly anything. Very impressive boulders of quartz on top. I wish we made the hike to Butterfly Peak.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe