Where: Superstition Wilderness Arizona
When: Nov 24, 2012
Who: Justin & Leonard
Why: Have been looking up at this ridgeline daily for 10+ years...time to gettr done.
The Superstition ridgeline trail is one of the most scenic I have done in the Phoenix area. The sharp edge of it can be seen Mesa, Gold Canyon, Apache Junction...it has been calling to me for a long time. It is a little over 12 miles long, 5000 feet elevation gain over all, and requires some scrambling and route finding...although not much.
This is a through hike for Justin and I...and we convinced my sweet wife to help us with the car shuttling. We would complete the route from East to West...Carney Springs trail head to Syphon Draw. Other guides say this route is very difficult and will require 8-12 hours of hiking...we were on the move for nearly 6 hours, but had 2 hours of breaks...pictures, food, etc...
Route mapped and charted using the Garmin 305, then plugged into Strava.
Another "Chicken Ledge." Justin was too scared to climb to the top of the point...I had nothing to prove so I didn't either :)