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article number 549
article date 02-16-2016
copyright 2016 by Author else SaltOfAmerica
Easy, Beautiful, Arizona Winter Hiking Part 3, Pinnacle Peak Park, Scottsdale, Arizona
by Stu Moment
   

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In town mountain hiking? Helps to have a peak sticking out of your city boundaries and Scottsdale Arizona.

   

This is Pinnacle Peak.

   
Pinnacle Peak.
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I like the instructions for yielding to horses. Didn’t have any on this hike.

   
   

1 3/4 mile trail plus the way back. It will be a steep climb but the whole trail is an easy path. Note there is a button below the picture for a larger version, should you want to read the map.

   
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How are we going to climb the peak?

   

Now I understand what a switchback is.

   
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We’re in a city but the view is pleasant.

   
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The joggers don’t mix well with us slow hikers but we co-exist. I’m just jealous of those who can run up a mountain side. Turns out that halfway through the hike the joggers were all but gone. Maybe they jog before work?

   
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The sweetest picture on this page!

   
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A tip-out gives you a relaxing view part way up.

   
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When you arrive near the top you’ll have a different northwestern view.

   
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Late for work?

   

Good looking bird but hangs out with trash!

   

At some point, perhaps on the way down, you will notice exhibits of the plant life in the area. The rest of this page shows the plant life, first with sign describing the vegetation then with a picture of the plant life, often with a larger picture available. Hope you enjoyed this page.

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Plant Life on Pinnacle Peak

   
   
Desert Lavender.
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Saguaro Growth Drawing: 5 years to 175 years. NOTE: Large Size Available on Button Below Picture.
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Saguaro Cactus.
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Desert Mistletoe.
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Wire Lettuce.
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Chuparosa.
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Desert Tobacco.
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Ocotillo.
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Teddy Bear Cholla.
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Golden Eye.
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Brittlebush.
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Bladder Sage.
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Catclaw Acacia.
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Globe Mallow.
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Canyon Ragweed.
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Jojoba.
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Bedstraw.
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Wild Buckwheat.
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Lichens & Mosses.
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Strawberry Hedgehog.
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Banana Yucca.
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Foothill Palo Verde.
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Perezia.
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Trixis.
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Triangle-Leaf Bursage.
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Creosote Bush.
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Christmas Cholla.
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Buckhorn Cholla.
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Mormon Tea.
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Ironwood.
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