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Salida Gulch Trail #95 - Bradshaw Mountains - Prescott Arizona
Salida Gulch Trail #95 - Bradshaw ...
The mine must not have been profitable
Martina Mountain is on the southern edge of the Roskruge Mountains. This hike involves walking part of a 4x4 road and a scramble up a rocky steep mountain where the rocks can often be loose. There was mining activity here in the past but currently, there isn't any mining activity.
Park at the road junction North of Martina peak and walk south/southwest down the 4x4 road. The road will turn to the right, then left, and then right again before ending after walking about 1 mile. At the end of this road is a concrete foundation and you'll also see several areas of tailings from the mining activity on the side of the mountain above the road.
From here, the hike is a rock scramble to the top. There are many bad ways to go and a few good ways. It would be best to try to go around the tailing areas where the rocks are more secure and embedded. Be prepared to encounter loose rock on the way up and down regardless of which way you go. Eventually, you will make it to the top.
Once up, you may need to walk on top of or slightly below the ridgeline to the high point that is near the south end of the ridge. At the high point, you will see a solar panel, a small antenna, and a registry covered by a few rocks. Carefully return down the rocky channel on the north side of the mountain to the road and back down the road to your parking area.
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