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2005-03-19
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Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking Mar 19 2005
Dano
Hiking2.40 Miles 525 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour      2.40 mph
525 ft AEG
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Another great South Mountain trail!
The parking lot was nearly full by the time I got there on a Saturday at 0800, and it doesn't look like there is any place for overflow parking. The lot is directly connected to Desert Foothills parkway.

The first 1/3 mile is paved, and the Desert Classic trail goes off to the East. There is one offshoot trail to some petroglyphs (see photos). It only took me 30 minutes to get to Telegraph Pass. I continued on the National Trail West to the ridge; there is a small man-made structure on that portion.

My photos are a bit hazy, as it was rainy.

How To Put Out a Campfire
A campfire must be extinguished by drowning it with water, stirring with a shovel, and repeating that process until the campfire is cold to the touch. A campfire is still a danger if it has any trace of heat, and must not be left or abandoned. Wildfires can begin by abandoned campfires that rebuild heat on windy days and then blowing embers ignite surrounding grasses and brush.
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