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Santa Rita Crest: Unnamed peak and 88Mac

I want to visit one of my favorite spots in the Santa Ritas: An unnamed Peak/point above Pine Saddle off the Crest Trail. I plan to do a bonus jaunt up to 88Mac as well. This will be a strenuous hike with an off trail portion to do both peaks. The Stats:
~12-14 miles
~4500ft elevation gain(and loss).

What to bring:
-Water(5 liters recommended)
-Rain Gear

The off trail portion is not too difficult, but if you're not used to it, it could be an issue. The plan is to take the Four Springs trail to Shovel saddle, bushwhack up to Pine Saddle, hike up to 88Mac, back down to Pine Saddle, then up to the unnamed point. From there we can stay on the actual Crest over to Mt. Ian or head back down to the Crest trail.
Head down to the cars using Baldy Trail

Early start to get off the crest before PM storms.


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  • Rita

    I would like to go on this hike. I have hiked the Baldy trail to the top, would this hike be something like that?

    July 25, 2014

    • Joel

      Rita: this hike is similar in scope to an ascent of wrightson via baldy. This hike will be a little bit harder. Its a little longer, more elevation gain, and there is a small off trail portion.

      July 25, 2014

    • Rita

      Thank you Joel, Wish I could join you, will have to wait till the next hike.

      July 25, 2014

  • Darin W.

    Very interested. Depends on when I get back in town on Friday from traveling.

    July 23, 2014

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