We came in on FR75 and then onto FR9521L which got pretty rough after 0.5 miles. We hiked up the road for a mile to about 8000ft and then directly up the steep slopes towards Pt. 9290. It was a beautiful day with clear skies and temperatures in the low 60s at the summit.
I came in from the north, following the obvious north-facing drainage to the saddle east of the peak, then there to the top. Route-finding was a cinch, and the forest was thick but not horribly bad. 2 hours, 15 minutes up, 1 hour, 45 minutes down. Trip Report
My son (age 8), our dog, and I climbed up this from the North. We figured the vegetation would be easier. The bottom of the hill was definitely the steepest, lava dome Mtns tend to be this way. We followed ridges and game trails as much as we could. It took a bit as it was the first really ascent of the season for us.
There are better views surrounding the Flagstaff area but our lure was the lack of trails up here makes it a seldom visited peak. We had the whole thing to ourselves. Saw a big bull elk in velvet.
Came up from FR 74, then 745. You can drive a short ways up 745 with 2WD. We did until we found a campsite, then hiked up the rest of the road, which puts you .35 miles and 1100' below the top. It's a steep grind, but the forest is open, the route-finding is straight-forward with map or GPS, and the ground is stable. Nice summit, enjoyable day.
I found a road that lead up to the ridgeline at about 8300 feet. I ended up having to summit three false summits before reaching the top. It only took me about 1.15 hours to reach the summit. The terrain is steep and forested, making this a moderate hike. The road comes in directly from the south, is a red forest service road. A much more difficult route would be from the Spring Valley ski trail area.
I first hiked Peak 9004 Then Sitgreaves. It took us about 4 hours to reach the summit, most of that time was looking at the map. It was difficult hiking through the forest and staying on the ridge. We lost the ridge comming off of Peak 9004 and skipped one of the ridge points which created some steep and difficult hiking. It could of been avoided if we looked at the map closer. We climed 2 mountains and 4 other ridge points. Every ridge point was steep climbing to get to and climb off of. Finding our vehicle was fairly easy. It took us about 1 hour to get down the mountain. The peak had thousands of lady bugs on top. This mountain was the biggest pain it the butt I have ever climbed. When you find the deer trails up the mountain FOLLOW THEM. They make things a little easier. To hike down th mountain hike to the saddle between the peak and the highest false peak. This way avoids bushes.