Backpacking Solo – LaBarge Canyon & Battleship Mountain – Superstition Wilderness, Arizona


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Backpacking Solo – LaBarge Canyon & Battleship Mountain – Superstition Wilderness, Arizona

I wanted to start the year off with a relatively tough hike. The Superstition Mountains were the perfect place. Plus I wouldn’t freeze here in the winter. So I set out to tackle a hike I had failed at before; LaBarge Canyon. The route I chose started at Canyon Lake and took the Boulder Trail to the east end of Battleship Mountain. Boulder Canyon trail starts out hard; it’s a long walk up a tall hill. Soon enough though, the views along Boulder Canyon open up, revealing Battleship Mountain, Weavers Needle, Canyon Lake and more. It’s beautiful.

Things went well. A little too well. I got to LaBarge before noon. I checked out LaBarge; a short, but gorgeous box canyon, and set up camp. Then I found myself with nothing to do at 1PM. Camp was nearly in the shadow of Battleship Mountain.

So I climbed that. Battleship Mountain is not for those who are unsure on their feet or afraid of heights. But if those things don’t bother you and you love good views, you can’t top Battleship Mountain.

Music – Epidemic Sound

Feels Right – Cody Francis
The Next Chapter – Cody Francis
The Long Walk – Jamie Norwood
This Ain’t My First Rodeo – Bo the Drifter
Thoughts in the Rain – Elm Lake
Gold in Our Pockets – Tigerblood Jewel
Cain – Lo Minieux
Feeling Alright – Gavin Luke
A Night to Remember – Rian Jewels


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