|Mineral Mtn Quad - Peak 3881, AZ|| || |
|Hiking||0.50 Miles|| 30 Mns || ||1.50 mph|
|475 ft AEG|| 10 Mns Break||2 LBS Pack|| |
|No Route Match||1st Trip Logged|
Out on another 4x4 recon in the Mineral Mountain Quadrangle following every vehicle-navigable track to its end point. At the terminus of the second one I followed was a deep-into-the-mountain horizontal mine shaft. Being alone I didn't go too far in but decided to wander around in the general vicinity. Seeking a higher point to take a photo of the shaft entrance I expected to climb maybe 40-50' but as usual, I climbed a little higher for a better shot, then a little higher, a little more and pretty soon I was close enough to Peak 3881 that I figured why not just summit it and get the best shot possible
. At the summit the view was awesome, providing me with even more areas of interest to explore very soon.
Full set of 50 photos is available here: