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Mummy Madness

Peak Summited2022 Mummy Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadTrailhead Trail
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a partner
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

WOW. I attempted Mummy by myself probably around this time during 2020. I did not have a downloaded map and scraped my way through scree and was left of the trail when I got up…so that was a bust. Going into this one, I knew this would probably be the biggest challenge for me, and I should take a partner! We started at 7am, and took about 2 hours to get to the top of trailhead trail, where you can choose right to Cockscomb ridge, or left to Mummy or down-ish to Raintree. We carried on left to the “beak” or “claw” right before the trail hits the scree. Last hike I had was June since its been raining so much in the Spring Mountains, and boy this was an eye opener. Really kicked my butt, and we took our sweet time super sauntering and quite a couple long breaks through this part. Most notably the cute cave along the way, had snacks there!  Once we hit the scree (like 1, yes stop laughing) I swear I had second wind. We pushed our way up the scree. The little saddle views are so superb! Then you keep to the left, then right, then your last rock climb up through that mountain crevice. Finally reaching it to the box + log (at 15 till 4pm – yes it took us freaking 9 hours!!!!! 4 hours of breaks no lie) I couldn't believe it. I really thought I was not going to complete this hike this year, and let alone on this try. I wanted to quit so many times but thanks to my partner and the determination of finishing this challenge, we rocked it! So very meaningful….We left at 4:30, got to the scree at 5. Headed down the scree, mostly on my butt, LOL truth, before 6, and booked it back to the car. Probably got there around 7:30 – right before we needed to bust the headlamps out! Mummy was such a challenge, but not sure if I would take it on again. For the mileage, I would rather do Griffith or Charleston, but I am a switchback girl. Not many on this hike. Although, what a beautiful day – the most beautiful puffy clouds and breezy weather! I' m so proud and thankful to have made it through this one, and can't wait to finish off with Mt. Charleston!!!

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