Shaw Butte
September 21, 2014

Shaw Butte as seen from Trail 100

Here's North Mountain, seen from the same vantage point

It was still kind of dark as I hiked to the top, so I colleceted these photos together

North Mountain and surrounding peaks are backlit by the rising sun

This is why I hike, for the amazing scenery

North view from summit cairn

The real summit

South ridge with the foundations of the old Cloud Nine restaurant

The foundations close up

Looking up at the summit from just below the foundations (the hill to the left)

Lower down now, the summit and ridge are greener than expected

The pleasant walk back to the trailhead


Arizona PageMain PageTrip Report


(c) 2023 Scott Surgent. For entertainment purposes only. This report is not meant to replace maps, compass, gps and other common sense hiking/navigation items. Neither I nor the webhost can be held responsible for unfortunate situations that may arise based on these trip reports. Conditions (physical and legal) change over time! Some of these hikes are major mountaineering or backpacking endeavors that require skill, proper gear, proper fitness and general experience.