|Sierra Ancha Treasure, AZ|| || |
|Hiking||6.00 Miles|| 4 Hrs 10 Mns || ||1.44 mph|
|2,120 ft AEG|| || || |
|No Route Match||1st Trip Logged|
Saw Grasshopper's pictures and triplog on a no flight day for weather at work. Looked at the pictures in particular 2 out of his photoset and with Google satellite was able to narrow down the location. All the other pictures and description helped narrow it further. Got into town yesterday. I brought my gps to mark the truck and the site, but did not use a topo or local area maps to locate this site. I didn't take into account all of the storms Az. has been having while I've been out of state for the last 2 weeks. Got a late start and got to the road I believed would lead me to the "treasure", but it was closed and washed out so I had to take another route. Found the area to start the hike and parked. Bushwacking in loose wet soil and scree made the trek difficult and I learned a few things during the trip to the remnants of the dwellings, namely there was a much easier route down. Because of having to go around due to road closure my wife and I did not start hiking until 1:30pm. She ultimately decided to wait on the ridge while I finished the hike. I did not get to spend nearly as much time exploring as I would have liked, due to daylight constraints. I respect the previous authors and will not post directions or publish a route. I did see old rusted cans in the dwellings and it was obvious by the display of shards that others have been to this site. I hope that future visitors respect the site as much as I and the previous HAZ individuals have and hope to revisit it at some point in the future under more ideal circumstances. The hike was difficult, but well worth it. The scenery was as spectacular as the site. The AEG above is actually the difference between the truck and the site and the accumulated which I did not track was quite a bit more, but I do not have exact numbers.
|Que sera sera|
It's a girl.