Maverick Butte
May 22, 2019

Maverick Butte first appears about two miles into the hike up the old forest track

Hiking the track to Deer Flat

The track bends south and there stands the peak

A view down into the rough canyon country below the range crest

A better view of the peak

The summit cairn

North view of the northern subsummit, and in back, the New River Mountains, Blackjack Point and Rover Mountain

View east into the Verde River valley

West view, Butte Peak, Bronco Butte, the Bronco Creek Peaks and (I think) Skull Mesa to the far right

View south toward Kentuck Mountain

Looking north, the FAA dome atop Humboldt Mountain, plus some of the cliffs

The summit as I descend, with good lighting

The north summit and its rocky outcrops

Now hiking down Deer Flat


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