Superstition Peak Climber's Log

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Tonka

Tonka - Dec 28, 2009 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2009

Carney Springs TH  Sucess!

Nice desert hike with great views and mean plantlife. You are going to get pricked. The route is cairned well and it was a longer day than I expected. Whoever said they did the round trip in two hours did not do this route. Had great weather and did not see one person on the entire climb.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - May 8, 2009 12:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2009

Carney Springs  Sucess!

With Rick and Matthew, after doing Weavers Needle in the morning. Trip Report

leftfield

leftfield - Mar 7, 2009 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2009

Route Climbed - Carney Springs  Sucess!

Just an out of place Pacific Northwesterner here. Was warned of a rough trail and route-finding issues. Turned out to be the most well-cairned trail i think i've ever been on. Everyone else i ran into up there was thru-hiking the ridgeline. Couldn't have been a nicer day.

Dave S

Dave S - Oct 6, 2008 4:05 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

Hieroglyphic Canyon  Sucess!

Climbed via the Hieroglyphic Canyon trail with Tana on my first trip to the Phoenix area. Overcast day made the temps just about perfect! A bit of rain on the hike out, but weather wasn't bad at all. Much better than we had expected. Took a detour on the hike out and descended one of the first gullies to intersect the canyon a bit higher up than we had on the approach...not the best plan as we ended up bushwhacking through cacti and "wait a minute" bushes for seemingly the entire descent. But could have been worse! Saw two rattlers on the hike out...one was a Western Diamond Back that began rattling after we had both walked right past it as it hid under a bush a few feet from the trail. The other was of unknown variety and alerted us with its rattle as we approached its hideout right on the trail. This one was right on the edge of the trail and we took a detour around rather than risk upsetting him anymore. We heard at least two others as we hiked out, but didn't catch a glimpse of these as it was getting darker and they weren't right on the trail. Great day in the mountains!

thexcat

thexcat - Jun 5, 2008 12:51 am Date Climbed: Mar 1, 1996

Great views  Sucess!

Long day hike! Great views.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Mar 20, 2008 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2008

From Hieroglyph  Sucess!

On top by 8AM.

I suspect this route sees less use than the Carney Springs side. The ducks are a little inconsistent.

sbkelley

sbkelley - Nov 13, 2007 12:25 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2007

AZH Ridgeline hike  Sucess!

Carney Springs to Siphon Draw TH - the Ridgeline is amazing and highly recommended. Out of this world views the whole way.

dpk

dpk - Sep 30, 2007 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2003

summit views are good  Sucess!

. . . that is unless the smog is killer. If I could find my pix I'd post some summit photos - the view is well worth the effort

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2007 1:22 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

Fiesta Bowl  Sucess!

Trail ran this before going to the Fiesta Bowl and seeing one of the greatest games ever. The weather was great (Sunny 60F)and this has to be one of the best "urban" (within 45 minutes of Phoenix) mountains in the lower 48. This is a classic desert scramble complete with Class 3+ finish, cacti everywhere, and a sweet ridgeline.

apachedino

apachedino - Oct 10, 2006 2:02 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2001

Route Siphon Draw  Sucess!

Great desert climbing that I am definitely not used to. Had a blast climbing and jumping around on the hoodoo platform things. Lots of potential rfor rock climbing now that I think of that. Too bad I wasn't into that yet when I was there.

shsnyder - Feb 5, 2006 3:55 pm

Route Climbed: Boulder Trail Date Climbed: February 4, 2006  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit and then out to Peak 4,869 and a little beyond. The hoodoos make this a unique summit with great views of the whole range. The Boulder Trail was almost impossible to follow but it was still relatively easy to ascend the canyon.

Spud

Spud - Jan 25, 2005 6:54 pm

Route Climbed: My house to Siphon Draw Date Climbed: January 22, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day and was rewarded with absolutely awesome views. Its hard to believe this baby is in my back yard!

sidhayes - Nov 5, 2003 11:27 am

Route Climbed: Carney Springs Date Climbed: October 28, 2003  Sucess!

A easy and scenic route to the summit via West Boulder Pass. Two hours round trip. I have also ascended this peak from the west a few times.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Nov 4, 2003 7:57 pm

Route Climbed: Superstition Ridgeline-Carney Springs to Siphon Draw Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

10 miles of sheer ruggedness. Great views on top. Weavers Needle standing just below us.

A great time out with the Arizonahikers.com Epic hikers.

for more info see my trip report.

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