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Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad, AZ

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,300 feet
Elevation Gain 1,065 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,336 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.78
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Peak
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This is an off trail hike to a peak next to Dome mountain the peak is a four point SOTA Summit and if you follow the unofficial trail that breaks off from the start point for Dome Mountain this would be an easy second peak if you were to do Dome the same day. The view from this peak is great and it has a nice bit of shade on the summit.

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2015-06-01
    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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    Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
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    Parked at the Dome Mountain TH and made a loop out of this great off trail hike. We saw a group of 7 deer near Bulldog Canyon. The use trail up to Peak 3134 was very easy to follow and the off trail hiking between the lesser peaks was very straight forward, even enjoyable. While on Peak 3134 the temps cooled and the sky opened ever so slightly to provide a welcomed drizzle. After a snack on 3047 we dropped down off the ridge line into Weeks Wash and finished off the loop via some road and horse trails. Fantastic day :)
    Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
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    a year ago hiked up to dome and panorama with tibber and cannondalekid
    you can see peak 3134 from much of that hike, so it's been on the list
    hit up lp for a new peak that we could do and get home in time for football playoffs
    about a mile and a half road walk, looking all the while at peak 3269, dome mountain and peak 3134
    a cairned use trail goes up to the saddle between dome and 3134
    took the right turn and continued up
    well-defined and well-cairned trail to the summit
    didn't see a benchmark or register
    went east a bit on the ridgeline and considered going to peak 3089
    neither of us felt like putting the time and effort into it, so we had a snack on 3134 and headed back down
    nice views from up there of four peaks, superstitions and snow covered mazzies
    could also see golden dome and tuff dome
    the road walk on the return wasn't as scenic, but passed quickly
    maybe not quite enough of a hike, but a good peak with good company
    another fun experience in the goldfields
    Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
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    Well I am not really sure where I ended up today. I had some business to take care of in Gilbert and decided to hike in Usery Mountain. I started out to do Dome Mountain Loop but I got bored and decided to call it a day and turn back. I'm really not one that enjoys hiking on dirt roads.
    As I turned around to head back I notice two sets of cairns and decided to see where it went. Well I am not sure who was the last person on this trail but it has been awhile since anyone has do it. Not knowing where I was going and not having a map I decided to go until my water was half gone and then head back. Once I got on this trail I was really enjoying all the views while watching my footing as lose soil and grass on the side on a mountain as we continued to go up. I followed the cairns and some white painted lines up.
    After awhile I had to chose between the white lines and the cairns and I chose the cairns. Eventually we were at the very top. The views up here were super I could see forever. The cairns also ended here and with max zoom on my camera I could see my car so I thought there should be a way down I looked for a little while and it seemed like straight drops of the edge so we went back the way we came.
    Once we made it back to the trailhead I finished off the only can of Moon Juice I had. After that I decided to buy Rowdy lunch and the Wilderness Brewery was kind of on my way home. Rowdy eat a couple of bun less cheese burgers and I had mine with a bun chips a Refuge IPA which it was the last one they had to I tried a Tres Alamos Tripel which was really good. After that it was that nice drive home on the 101.
    I will have to do a little more research on this area and come back again.
    Peak 3134 - Apache Junction Quad
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    What a perfect day for a hike in the Goldfield Mountains! Still a bit humid but with the highest temperature on the hike only reaching 75° it was quite enjoyable.

    I set off from home without any particular plan in mind so I just drove east on Brown until I decided to drive into the Bulldog OHV Area and see what comes to mind. I went in through the Wolverine Pass gate and drove on FR10 then turned onto FR1356. As I drove on FR1356 I looked directly ahead at Peak 3134 and there was my inspiration for the day.

    After taking photos at the summit I sat down for a few minutes to take in the great views while grabbing a quick PB&J lunch. In just those few minutes I heard some clomping from a rocky outcrop just below but could not see anything. I quietly put on my pack and carefully began circling the area from down-wind, hoping to find out what it was and maybe grab a photo. After about 15 minutes I finally approached the area only to find nothing there.
    ](*,)
    Oh well... better luck next time. Anyway, Peak 3134 was a good start but I wanted something more significant so I took to wandering back-and-forth & up-and-down, exploring many areas I'd seen before but never bother to look closer. While doing that, I took a glance back up just in time to see a Bighorn Sheep bounding out of sight. No time for any photos.
    ](*,)
    That explained the noise I heard earlier... it must have waited until I had dropped well below before it decided to move off.

    While heading back I continued to take 'the long way' whenever there was something that caught my interest, and of course many times it meant climbing. So I ended up the hike with way more AEG than expected. But being no worse for wear it was an enjoyable hike.

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    Directions
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    To hike
    From Loop 202 & Brown: 8.9 mi / about 16 mins

    1. Head east on E Brown Rd toward N 86th St ○ 3.9 mi
    2. Turn left onto N Meridian Dr ○ 1.0 mi
    3. Turn right onto W McKellips Blvd ○ 2.5 mi
    4. Turn left onto N Wolverine Pass Rd ○ 0.9 mi
    5. Turn right onto E Tonto St ○ 0.2 mi
    6. Turn left onto N Cactus Rd ○ 0.1 mi
    7. N Cactus Rd turns right and becomes E McDowell Blvd ○ 387 ft
    8. E McDowell Blvd turns left and becomes N Cactus Rd ○ 0.1 mi
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