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Apache Junction Fissures, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 2.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,552 feet
Elevation Gain 100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 2.8
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8  2008-11-15 AZLOT69
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
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Preferred   Dec, Jan, Feb, Nov
Sun  6:15am - 6:22pm
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Overview: Pinal County has several areas like this in which earth fissures have opened up. The phenomena is believed to be occuring due to the continual draw on the water table.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Apache Junction Fissures
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    Heard lots of shooting early this morning :o so I jumped on my bike and rode down along Baseline to find out what all the excitement was about. OK, so I'm not a native and wasn't aware that this is the opening morning of Dove season. Sounded like a war going on back in the brush.
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    Phew! That wakes ya up first thing in the morning. Went for a ride along Baseline and returned on Southern for a small loop to test out the weather, bike and most of all, the rider :)

    Got some work to do on this old Wal Mart special that I picked up for Arizona riding, gotta work like heck just keep up 10 mph on the flat ground (when ya can find flat ground). Feels good though to be out riding again.
    Apache Junction Fissures
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    The west fissures south of Baseline are totally trashed with illegal dumping. The fissures to the east are relatively clean, some 20-30 feet deep with cracks and tunnels going deeper. An interesting developing story. The university is monitoring the fissures and survey stakes can be seen around the area.

    Permit $$
    AZ State Land Recreational Permits are available for an individual ($15.00), or a family limited to two adults and children under the age of 18 ($20.00).

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    Park at Baseline and Meridian in Apache Junction. The fissures come from the northwest of this intersection, cross Baseline and continue southeast, then fan out in several directions.
    page created by AZLOT69 on Nov 15 2008 3:03 pm
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