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    Member Since June 2012

    John Sypniewski

    Phoenix, Arizona 

    Favorite Activities

    campinghikingnature tripsroad bikingscenic drivingwalking

    Recent Activity

    John Sypniewski saved Elden Lookout Trail

    about 1 month ago

    John Sypniewski saved Three Sisters Summit

    about 1 month ago

    John Sypniewski reviewed Black Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    John Sypniewski completed Black Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    John Sypniewski reviewed Humphrey's Peak

    9 months ago

    A hard, strenuous hike that is definitely worth it. Data on this trail says it’s 4.8 miles one way, but like others on here said, it seems longer. My fitness tracker clocked the entire up and down as 11 miles plus. You must be prepared for this strenuous hike with at least 3 liters of water and plenty of snacks. From the trail head through the forest, up to the saddle is moderate to difficult due to elevation gain, and uneven terrain. From the saddle, over 4 false summits and up to the peak is difficult and strenuous due to even more increased elevation, giant step ups and cold temperatures plus high winds. ( Our group hiked it the last week of September to avoid Summer monsoon storms) Least to say, for the average person, this is not a casual hike. That said, it is well worth the effort and the end payoff is the view and the sense of accomplishment you summited the highest point in Arizona and traversed one of the hardest trails in the state. Go prepared with layered clothing, ( you will put on, then take off, then put on layers again) plenty of water, food, good, sturdy hiking shoes and trekking poles. The right equipment will definitely help you tackle this monster trail and summit.

    John Sypniewski completed Humphrey's Peak

    9 months ago

    John Sypniewski completed Valle Verde Trail

    about 1 year ago

    John Sypniewski saved Valle Verde Trail

    about 1 year ago

    John Sypniewski saved 304 and Voaz Loop

    about 1 year ago

    John Sypniewski saved Desert Classic Trail

    about 1 year ago

    John Sypniewski checked in to oak creek canyon

    almost 7 years ago

    John Sypniewski completed Crosscut Canal Trail

    almost 7 years ago