I have psoriasis on my elbow and it bled down by arm, but no worries, I was fine. Half the lot is used for horse trailers, and the other half fills up with hikers and mountain bikers by late morning. Resources Click here to download a trail map. Loved the third photo! One thing I enjoy about the desert is coming upon beautifully arranged (by nature) rock gardens. google_color_text = "000000"; Oh sue, HP Officejet with Neat Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer, Spicy Warm Vanilla Spa Bath Body Bamboo Gift Basket, Instinct Grain-Free Salmon Canned Cat Food by Nature’s Variety 5.5 oz Cans (Case of 12), Stash Tea Holiday Teas Six Flavor Gift Set with Festive Holiday Lid, Challenges and Blessings of the Summer of 2020. I show this picture to give you a visual, because BTW, the Queen Tunnel was completed in 1952. We pass two spur roads, and I notice a camper partially obscured by creosote,  mesquite and palo verde trees. I seem to have very limited internet use here, but I wanted to tell you that my first tow was a success – 1600 miles without a problem – unless you call getting stuck in a snow pile the first night – or hitting a bump on the highway and bending the jack stand a problem – the actual towing, including dancing around in gas stations was actually relaxing. I enjoy this time of year very much. Hope you are pleased with it!! Thanks for your inspiration Sue. More about our new camp in the next post. I happened to read her comments and figured out that it’s her. He has struggled with vertigo recently and he deemed there was no way he could continue. I started out in the afternoon from the Picketpost Trailhead on the Arizona Trail. I hate winter, I stay cold, my skin cracks open and actually bleeds (hands, feet, elbows,ankles) I have really dry skin anyways. When I see things like that tunnel and road cut thru the rock to get there I am reminded by the amount of effort, the amount of sweat that road took to put in. I met her in person a couple yrs ago when she RV’ed to PA to see her mom. If I’m wrong on that, someone will correct me, but I’m pretty sure that’s the way it is. Mert and Asia Mae. I almost never drive in the rain and I don’t think I’ve ever set up camp in the rain. like nothing. Drive 0.5 miles past mile marker 221 and turn right (south) on Forest Road (FR) #231 (look for the aluminum windmill to the south). The next day while walking I was looking for the kissing stones. (One is not allowed to make a new campsite on public lands. Boyce Thompson. I haven’t gone up there for two reasons: Way too cold at this time of year, chance of snow and ice… and I don’t feel like taking the BLT on 288 from this end… There is a stretch on this end that is treacherous, winding, narrow road with a steep drop into a canyon, no guard rail, of course. But we take you with us when we go. It’s fortunate that you are at Sawtooth when the campground is empty (Love when that happens!). The climbing was not nearly as hard as I anticipated -- if you are used to climbing the technical trails at South Mountain then these climbs will be … At last! . Took me 6.5 hours (including half an hour total for snacks) so you need to be decently fit. . :). Hello, RV Sue! This strikes me as odd because this is national forest, the ground is firm, and the vegetation is healthy. One of the most striking features of the drive is Picketpost Mountain, an enormous summit just south of US-60, 30 miles east of Apache Junction. BLM Is free but no facilities. Sharon. Follow the jeep road (formerly known as Alamo Canyon Road) for about ten minutes to the first jeep trail coming in from the left. Another thing you never have to deal with, your farrier moving away! If a train is crossing above you while you go under you must lift both your feet up off the floor of vehicle. The peak rises about 300 feet from the mesa. Oh cant wait to see the new To you door…its been a long wait…you have handled it way better than I would have I do believe. Come on Christmas break! Here you will find our online catalog of Civil War artifacts and relics. google_ad_height = 90; . If I get the chance to explore that road, which is beautiful around the town of Young, I’ll approach it from the north/northeast and avoid having a stroke while at the wheel. //-->. and our GPS indicated we were approximately halfway to the summit ... in distance. The deal is on PRINT books only, not eBooks. Even then, you only cut up trees that are already down. Rick and Jerry provided ample amusing banter on our way up to Picketpost Trailhead. I wish I would have had this visual during our climb! near the top of the cliffs at "X". Plus being 3/4 Indian maybe?!? Old campsites beyond 300 feet are no good. I made everyone stop and stay out of the way so I could photograph these towering saguaros beside the trail. When I arrived to camp however, there was a car in that site so I ended up in another semi private site, which I ended up liking just fine. Please:  No Visits, No Drop-ins, No Photos, No Exceptions. Back on the comparatively flat portion of the hike, another photo with my red line roughly marking the route. What a crazy climb. !..when asked what his daughters thought about the move, they are grown..they told him..”buy land!”. As mentioned, there is dispersed camping on the dirt road off US60 leading to the trailhead, so you're only 1/4 mile away. but from now on, whenever I drive past it, my soul will smile even more with the memories of this day. The adjacent photo is a good illustration why. and so we couldn't contact him to see how he was doing. Or does the forest service randomly place fire rings in areas? Amazon notes that the code has expired – disappointing. It is Csx railroad territory. and I'm thankful I talked them into coming with me. This is forest road #357. the Arizona Trail and travels steeply between a break in vertical cliffs. FOURTH: So much beautiful greenery dotting the desert. Hugs to you both from Bridgie-baby and me! Blog writer of Tex-Cyn Life. I have been getting two also, I think mine is because when I signed up the first time I used one email address and when it quit working and signed up again I signed up using different email address. Directions: From Phoenix, drive east on route 60 towards the small town of Superior. Also, we heard from other hikers 7.0 mi . Picketpost Mountain - Tonto National Forest. Stores like REI merely had a map with far-from-detailed topography of the Superior / Queen Creek region. I don’t want to lose you, John! I hope that soon you will be able to uncross your fingers. Sarah Simon - Mar 4, 2019 10:14 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2019 Great little mountain . So he will be here one more time in early February, sigh. . Be thankful it wasn’t an assault rifle. The road meanders along the creek bed at the bottom of the gulch, [And so does my solar]. The Outbound works best with JavaScript enabled. Sounds serious…. First step is to admit…..well, you know. ultra runner, endurance athlete and mountain biker. Take care , Maybe our paths will cross again. Looking forward to seeing your new camp! Eventually we turned on the spur trail toward Picketpost Mountain. lol Picketpost Mountain is located just outside the town of Superior, Arizona approximately 40 miles (64 km) east of the Phoenix Metro Area. I thought that was allowed? Good to hear from you again. Grandjan. (This info is from Slickdeals.net) Click on Sue’s Amazon link and shop, shop, shop! I love the green desert So glad your heart restarted – I hate to be startled but have to confess to being a tunnel-honker myself. After crossing Alamo Canyon it reaches the end of the passage at the Picketpost Trailhead. headed down to organ pipe cactus national monument in the morning. The amount of work and engineering it takes to create a safe tunnel like that is beyond my scope. And honk away! Who makes the first fire ring in an area such that it is classified as a dispersed campsite? The climb intensified. Only established campsites can be used.”. Great gal. This strikes me as odd because this is national forest, the ground is firm, and the vegetation is healthy. They're everywhere. , Sue…Hope the PTV is back in it’s original shape. Couldn’t take my eyes off it! I came and looked around while camping at Owl Canyon, and really liked site 14, since it’s off by itself. The weather has been beautiful for the most part, though. Picketpost Mountain. THIRD: Facing directly down near the summit. This little excursion is an excuse to get away from Oak Flat where we’ve spent too much time due to rainy, cold weather. . Safe travels! Forum; Regional Bike Trails and Rides Forums; Arizona; Where is the Picket Post Trailhead ? After our cruise it’s good to be on the road again. Thank you for the compliment. Otherwise the campground is empty. Hello, Sue, been a while . 0.6 mi away. We did it! | 14ers Pinterest - 0.7 mi away. We camped out at Cholla for a month last March; what a beautiful place. Looking back at much of the trail. Hi, Janis… I can report that there is no echo when my head hits the roof as we go through the tunnel…. We stopped in at the Copper Mountain Motel so that I could meet Troy, the manager who had helped set up our shuttle. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Hi, Sue! Sounds like the farrier is a friend as well. Picketpost Trailhead, near Superior, AZ, takes its name from the feature it accesses—Picketpost Mountain (figure 16–8).This simple recreation site in the Sonoran Desert is an excellent example of a shared-use trailhead built by volunteers. I received an email from the body shop. We say hello and in the course of conversation she reminds me that I’m reaching the time limit for camping here. The Outbound Collective Piestewa Peak and :). The trail wraps around to the west side of Picketpost and somewhat parallels the Alamo Canyon drainage. At just over 8 miles from the beginning the trail makes a hard turn to the west and begins working its way around Picketpost Mountain. Along with all the obvious essentials for desert hiking, I recommend the following "extras" for Picketpost Mountain: Gloves - Very helpful because you will do some moderate Class 2+ and 3 manuevers. The sun hung behind the other side of the mountain. A month at Cholla — that’s a great testimony for the place. It looked fun and scenic and was nearby enough to our Arizona house. Can’t wait to see the PTV restored to her previous perfection, have a good time in town, spoken with tongue tucked firmly in my cheek. Access: The Picketpost parking area is open from dawn to dusk only. This is a relatively difficult, albeit short, hike up to the Picketpost Mountain summit. Glad your heart is strong. Enjoying this life SO much! Glad to hear you door is finally getting fixed. we wouldn't be back to see him in three more hours! Beautiful country. Watch vigilantly for rock piles. I can’t wait to see where you’ll find to camp next. That was fast, Janis! It had been about three hours since Jeff turned back. Since it’s time to leave Oak Flat and to dump tanks, I decide not to wait until tomorrow when it might be rainy. There are areas of the desert that are like an ar-bore-EE-tum. There’s evidence of four-wheeler traffic so a camp here may be good for weekdays only. This is facing toward the south or southeast. –Dave (Skruffy actually made me do it….). My pack weighed down on me the first bit of the hike. Shoes With Good Traction - There are many steep sections on slick dirt paths or steep rocks, There are many tunnels here that take the road under the train tracks. . I am wondering about your Christmas holiday Sue… I am hoping you have plans… Picketpost Mountain made my previous climbs of :). Yeah… I stayed there only because of the door. I’m glad the dovemobile is serving you well. The part about lifting both feet is a bit weird. The top of Picketpost Mountain was just the place to take in the views. spent a few days in the Phoenix area…the dovemobile is working out pretty good I have been lurking on your site for a couple months, went back to the beginning and read all your posts (but only some of the comments). ... Take US 60 to the Picketpost Trailhead about 3 miles west of the town of Superior. Sunrise Simulator – uses your own lamp. What a busy place! *waiting for word*, Sue may be saving the “unveiling” of the new door for her next post. Click on the first link in the list of items purchased by readers recently and you’ll see the selection. I only get one so I guess it’s a bit or miss thing. Perfection arrives on a Wednesday, Amazon.com Snowflake Gift Card Tin – $100. Even for experienced hikers, Picketpost Mountain is about as much of an adventure (and a pain in the butt) as you’ll find in the Phoenix area. The camp host lady comes by while I’m outside doing dishes. Sue. I recommend either calling the park ranger or looking on the national or … Located in frontcountry campgrounds. I wish you and Bridget all the Best life has to offer you. Jeff had taken a long nap. Praying that each part of your day turns out wonderfully ! Quite ambitious of you… I share your pride in accomplishing that! At last! HONK! is I got too far ahead of Tricia. There was only one problem though, I had to be back in Mesa by 1:30pm no matter what. For instance, for this posting, I received one into my email account at 8:29 PM Dec 16 and another 12:36 AM Dec 17, slightly over four hours apart. You will be much more secure. I drive about five miles, crossing two wide washes. Picket Post Loop Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Superior, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. ( maybe I was a snake or lizard in previous life) would maybe explain my fear of snakes. In a photo they look like a rock pile one could knock over with one’s foot. (I hate to call her “she.”  I forgot her name!). The mountain’s high walls worked like a picket post to help ward off attacks. If you hike very early in the morning, especially in the winter, google_ad_channel =""; Christmas comes and I have a lot of memories. Thanks! a mile before we approached this last hill. Again … I think of a blogorino and they appear! , Thank you for the cheery hope for my day,we’re being rained on,too,with an umbrella, towel and high hopes we’re both bound to fare well , Many making noise loud enough to damage hearing,wreck nerves or cause accidents not only have little or no reason,they have no reasoning at all…. to enhance the internet signal. Oh well, Denise… Your heart is in the right place! You better check this out. Very curious…, Hi, John…. And then I saw it ... the mailbox on the summit! Very true, Rob. I hope the weather clears up soon. Timber is ok, I guess his voice is changing with his age, he’ll be 6 in February and give the HRH Bridget a BIG HUG from us, ,,,,me. Can’t wait to see Arizona again! No permits, if you’re in a campground you’ll have to pay, or pay for a pass. Small world! Notice yucca, cholla and prickly pear cactus. This is THE Jeff Ryan, the Those who are no longer with you probably would want you to do that, right? I’m still here at the body shop on this gray and rainy day, enjoying the activity of the office. Glad you moved right away instead of during rain,you must feel good- about being in motion,a new camp, with more progress lined up soon,clean tanks,new sleepwear.Hope you both sleep well and find nice places in town to wait for the repair’s completion. Do not go alone, especially if you've never been there. The hike starts on the Arizona Trail, but doesn't stay on it long. Twitter - Thanks, Susan. So much variety in just green plants and beige rocks – the textures, colors and shapes complimented and contrasted with each other. A better view of the steep gully we'd scramble up. Head out south on the Arizona Trail from Picketpost Trailhead. The vibe at Oak Flat seemed a little, uhmm . If we come this way again — going to or from Globe and Roosevelt Lake — I’d like to have an alternative to Oak Flat. Hi Sue, You know what occurred to me today? Dogs are also able to use this trail. I may have to rename my city from the 3rd layer, as right now it is so blasted cold there is no way it could be that close. Peace happiness and good health to You and all! and make a left onto the well-marked spur trail toward Picketpost Mountain. but we felt even more upset after it took us approximately four hours round trip. Or by campsite do you mean you want to clear an area of all brush or something? You found the kissing stones! Akk! I wrote in this post, “I almost never drive in the rain.” Well, once I said that… guess what? This mountain is a tough climb that should not be taken lightly. Will be interesting to see where you camp next!! I guess the forest service figures we have enough established campsites from the days when people were allowed to camp wherever they wanted. NOTE ABOUT BEGINNING OF THE TRAIL: There are other online hike reports that say you should begin I turn around and about halfway back to the highway, I park alongside the road to take photos. . Yeah, Los Hermanos is worth the stop. As I continued down, I briefly rested and turned back one last time to snap this picture of Picketpost Mountain. 2,029 ft. Picketpost Western Loop. Above: Picketpost Mountain presented itself as a behemouth during my The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. To get your 25% off, enter the code BOOKDEAL25 at checkout. 7.4 mi . I look forward to the next adventure! Group Campgrounds - large campsites suitable for groups of eight people or more. It's a 2005 Chevy Express Van with a V-8, 5.3 liter engine and equipped with a 200-watt solar panel on the roof and two AGM batteries inside. Most of the photos I take are a disappointment. It was at this point where the vertical climbing begins in earnest and Jeff had trouble. I think this next photo was about two thirds up the gully. . There are informal camp spots between Hwy 60 and the trailhead, on the north side of the access road. You NEVER have to clean an oven…wow, mind boggling…..guess what I was doing when that random thought popped into my mind…. Thank you in advance for ordering the antenna through my blog. But cold weather, I crack open something awful! | Buena Vista, CO This is what I wrote, “One is not allowed to make a new campsite on public lands. Wow, Boots! What a bunch of great photo’s. These rules were established to keep vehicles on roads, rather than driving all over destroying virgin land (think ATVs). 619 ft. LOST - Desert Segment. My father… born in ND and spent most of his life there… always blew his horn going through a tunnel. I haven’t read all of this, but just ran into an article at Gizmodo about a Russian virus called “soaksoak’ that is infecting 3rd party blogs using the wordpress system. I was so upset to be climbing again, to be exerting this energy. Every bit helps smooth the bumps in the road . . Begin on the Arizona Trail for a short distance (my guess is 0.4 miles?) This is the west side of Picketpost Mountain. I do appreciate you making a habit out of accessing Amazon through my blog. I’m curious why that is happening. Then the intense climbing began. It’s been fun reading about the places you’ve been camping at that we’ve stayed at in the recent past. I imagine some type of deficiency. google_ad_format = "728x90_as"; I imagine losing a good farrier is akin to losing a good mechanic, especially if you’ve trusted him/her for many years. SECOND: Behind me, much of metropolitan Phoenix, including downtown Phoenix, could be seen with the naked eye. My hubby and I have a 17-ft. Casita Spirit and have been on the road with it as long as 58 days at a time but still have a home to come back to in Missouri. The “adventures” of the other seasons are often exhilarating and I love the travel and the frequent camp changes. Even if driving. and its difficult to see markings for where the old trail began. Oh, just another day at middle school. Sue, I just love the photo’s! | Grand Junction Wishing you and Bridget a very Merry Christmas. just the sound of a few rocks rolling around. Anyway, two are better than none. Hi Sue, Make a left and go 0.6 miles to the end where there is a parking lot and bathrooms at the Picketpost Trailhead. My hiking partner Wendy and I met our shuttle at the tiny town of Kelvin along the Gila River off Highway 177. GOOD news that the door is ready now!! I know you are going to be Okay and know how much your Bloggerinos care about you. While the parking lot gets full, there weren't many actually going up this trail. I’m in the office of the body shop as I type this and they’re working on the Imperfect Tow Vehicle right now! Picketpost Mountain is only a few miles west of Superior, Arizona, and pretty much right off highway 60. . Toward the south, I zoomed-in as much as possible toward the rocky thumbs on the right. Thank you for asking! Funny; I just found out that my friend Reina has been following you all this time (she bought her new Casita on my recommendation, which was based on your experiences). left and the clearly marked spur trail. Why can’t you do dispersed camping on public lands? Hi, Elizabeth . Maybe you did that and that’s why you get two notices? . On day 3 of my daughter's softball camp in Phoenix, I was going for Picketpost Mountain. I have Izzy with me but Curley Joe is back in PA at my daughter’s. google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_ad_width = 728; Thanks for the compliment. Don’t know if there’s a connection to tunnels… Lord knows people like to make noise for little or no reason. For example, I think it’s Coconino National Forest in AZ that prohibits camping more than 300 feet from the road and you have to look at the Motor Vehicle Use map, available online or at their office, to see which roads are designated for camping. However, in winter I can slow down, reflect and relax, and putter around. I’m happy to know you’re enjoying your RV again. Have a wonderful Christmas, Micky. It always pleases me to learn that a reader has gone to the beginning of my blog and read all my posts. Looking forward to that visit. People blow their horns in the tunnel. | Auto Tale has it. Horse Camps - Small campgrounds, accessible by vehicle, that offer hitch racks for horses and primitive camping facilities. Near the bottom, We take Route 60 west through Superior and turn onto a dirt road that goes over a cattle guard. One mistake we made google_color_link = "0000FF"; In other words, you see a bunch of rocks in a circle (fire ring) next to clear area where vehicles have parked in the past… yes, you can camp there unless it’s been specifically ruled by the forest service to be outside the camping allowed area. Hope you finally get that door successfully installed. Let me introduce you to my two hiking partners: Jeff and Tricia. The Superstition Mountains and Weaver's Needle in the center. My fingers are still crossed. You make me giggle with your words. Stash Tea Holiday Teas Six Flavor Gift Set with Festive Holiday Lid. From the parking lot you will start out on the Arizona Trail until you reach the turn off to begin your accent up the mountain. I don’t get the holiday blues… I guess because I’m not very sentimental, I don’t know how to be lonely, and I practice living in the present. Yes, everyone has different standards of what "tough" is, and I'd like to think my standards are He competes regularly in ironman triatholons. Ha! Did you get the van door fixed? We didn't have cell reception throughout, It doesn’t have to be the holidays! I remember when I was a child the covered bridges in the area where I lived had a sign at both entrances that read, “Blow horn.” The bridges were one lane and I suppose one couldn’t depend upon headlights to know someone was coming — if that someone was in a horse-drawn wagon and it was dark. Sunrise Simulator – uses your own lamp. reasonably high with all the. Here’s hoping for the best PTV once again. The trail takes you to the top of the mesa and all the way across it to the other side where the actual peak is. Length 4.2 miElevation gain 2070 ftRoute type Out & back only to wander aimlessly in frustration. Only established campsites can be used.). Silly Mountain seem Tricia jogged ahead for the rest of the way. The trail begins on part of the AZT, expect a fair number of people, horses, bikes, etc at the beginning. However, I'll tell you now that I couldn't obtain an adequate map of the mountain. It is Arizona Trail mountain biking at its best. Thank you! google_ad_type = "text_image"; But am planning to go and see my two grand babies who live out of town. The PTV is the Perfect Tow Vehicle. I think folks like to hear the noise echo inside, but the noise is really loud if you aren’t inside of a vehicle…. There was significantly less water once you reach the river. . The trail, if I remember correctly, went above this cliff. :/ Strange, I know . Picketpost Trailhead—Tonto National Forest, Superior, AZ. Dear Santa–Can you please wiggle your nose or something and fast forward to Friday afternoon? Picketpost Mountain Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. . | About This Site, Copyright © www.ColoradoGuy.com - All rights reserved, I wandered throughout New Mexico and Arizona in 1994. No, the forest service does not place fire rings, except within their campgrounds. There were three young guys ahead of us, and I'm pretty sure at this point that this guy was off the trail. 1,600 miles on your first tow? you'll want to wear at least a second layer. I didn’t think about that… I imagine it would lift you up off the seat. A blogorino is a reader who opens up the comment section of this blog and writes a message. just had to do it, sorry, mind must have been in a tunnel or something. I picked this mountain at the last minute, over my morning coffee. I plan to order it through your Amazon link if available. Facebook - Camping: The pit toilet is at the trailhead, but camping there isn't allowed. The town of Superior grew out of this camp. Never mind entering via the lottery - Jeff is working toward qualifying for the Leadville 100 this year. From the summit, I could see back the way I came to Picketpost Mountain. Both are Tempe residents I believe there are three campgrounds on Hwy 288 as well as numerous places to boondock. Thank goodness your door is ready! I want to get him a gift..any ideas? The trail is difficult to track. Higher up, a better view of where we had come from. I also get double. you'll be doing with rocks and the potential for slipping ... especially into a cactus. I know you’re glad to be out of Oak Flat, but it served its purpose. I honked in that tunnel but I wanted to see if it would echo and it does slightly .I love an echo LOL You can disperse camp on public lands as long as you use a campsite that’s already there. I’m glad you’re having fun reading about our travels and camps. Yet no campsites. If so, unsubscribe, but only to one of them. A sign comes into view “Rod and Gun Club.”  Whenever I’ve come across a gun club sign, I haven’t found campsites anywhere near. That’s so funny! So much beautiful cactus and desert plants all around! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. In some places you can purchase a permit to saw wood in the forest. The desert beyond it is where I’ll be in a month’s time, biking the AZT300 route. . Yet no campsites. Christmas break will be here soon! and anyone else receiving double notifications…. These photos show stunning rugged beauty,if you’re seeing so much more that you’re disappointed by not being able to capture it,it must indeed be grand.The fourth one is my favorite,because it’s a great shot and because it’s always nice to know there’s a curve in the road ahead .I’d have pulled over after being in a horn blasting tunnel-to steady my nerves -not snap pics.Must be a local tradition for entertaining themselves on a drive? A hard hike along a rough trail, Picketpost Mountain is an achievement to be sure, but not for the faint of heart — literally or figuratively. . March 4, 2012 - We began early on Sunday morning. To the West, Weaver’s Needle just poked up from behind a ridge. Sawtooth can be very crowded when the climbers camp there in groups. Safe travels to you and bridge. Beyond the two spur roads near Route 60 I don’t discover any more campsites. Status: All Clear / Green --- Condition: Ideal --- One of my favorite rides of all time, so far.After Friday and Saturdays 21st and 22nd heavy rain, there was plenty of water in small side drainages and the big water catchment at the top of the hill. The BLT is what I consider the Best Little Trailer, a 2011 17-foot Casita Liberty Deluxe which was the full-time home for me and my crew from August 2011 to May 2018. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. scrambling up rocks and wiggling between bushes in the steep gully. Somehow I had Picketpost Mountain: 4375: 1475: N/A: Superior, Arizona: No: No: 33.2567,-111.1576: Trip Report. Camping here t an assault rifle to help ward off attacks mistake we made is got., mind boggling….. guess what I was off-route and Tricia peak rises about feet! 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