Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flatiron

Ever since we first viewed the Superstition Mts (2005), which are just east of our Arizona winter hide-out I've wondered is I would ever get to see the view from the top. Well today with my faithful Canadian guide and I made the trek to Flatiron. If you look closely in the first two photos to the most distant rock, that is Flatiron. We stepped off from the 2000' trail head about 7:30 AM and reached the 4861' Flatiron at 10:00 AM. I had made one prior attempt a couple years ago and learned that I was not ready for the full effort. I am glad to say this year was different. It was still a tough climb and descent for me. Enjoy the pictures.

The Siphon Draw trail ahead.
A view back with the mountain's shadow covering the valley.
Siphon Draw and the Smooth Rocks. This is were I turned back the first time.
Near the end of the serious climb.
Looking south and then north from the top.

From the top the valley now in full sun.
My faithful Canadian guide and the Hoodoos at the summit.
More of the summit and the view south.
A final look south and the WAY DOWN! (it is a pun either way).

3 comments:

Jane and John Weichert said...

Wow! What views. Congratulations on making it to the top

Scott said...

Pretty cool. Love that shot down the trail.

Steve said...

That's fantastic Dave. Nice work. When we reach the Canadian Rockies this summer, you will be our designated mountain goat.