Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

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Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by acarter82 » Aug 15 2014 10:10 pm

how far is it from the start of dutchman trail @ peralta TH, to the south end of bluff springs mtn summit?

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by joebartels » Aug 15 2014 10:17 pm

about 3.55mi direct or 4.8mi on an easier route using Ely Anderson
http://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=3532
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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Question by acarter82

Post by chumley » Aug 15 2014 10:26 pm

@acarter82
:welcome:

If you visit the hike description page for the Dutchman Trail: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=569

and then click on the map on the right side and choose "official route", the following page opens for you:
http://hikearizona.com/gps=20559

It's a GPS track of the entire dutchman trail. On the left side is a diagram that shows the elevation profile of the entire route. You can move your mouse along it and it will show your progress along the route. Including the distance.

From what I see, the trail junction of Dutchman and Bluff Spring is at 5.6 miles.

You can change the layer of the map view to one of the Topo maps from the pull-down menu in the top right. That way you can see the names of topographical features like Bluff Spring Mountain, whereas the Google Map layer doesn't identify geographical features.

But, as Joe points out above, if you are trying to get to Bluff Springs Mountain, there are more direct routes than the Dutchman Trail.

I hope that helps!
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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 21 2014 11:21 am

I guess I will use this thread...

Pardon my lazyness or lack of searching skills, but not finding route I need on description page..

By any chance anyone gone off north end of Bluff Mountain? Ely Anderson up and then northside down? trying to make a loop out of Bluff Summit and some trails in area thanks..

a route would be cool or short description, feel free to PM if needed..thanks

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by joebartels » Aug 21 2014 11:48 am

Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by Tough_Boots » Aug 21 2014 12:55 pm

there's also a cairned route that takes you down the northwest side of the summit-- but not out the end of Hidden Valley which is what you seem to want to do. Jack Carlson's book gives info for the old horse trail down the north side of the ridge from Hidden Valley. My route that Joe gave the link for sucks. Had I ridden the ridge down instead of the ravine, I think it would have been better.
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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by Dave1 » Aug 21 2014 12:58 pm

Hidden Valley Loop? http://hikearizona.com/decoder=1277

You should rappel off the water fall. Or climb down the crusty ropes.
http://hikearizona.com/photo=239357

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by big_load » Aug 21 2014 1:18 pm

Tough_Boots wrote:Jack Carlson's book gives info for the old horse trail down the north side of the ridge from Hidden Valley
That's the one I've been wanting to try.

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 21 2014 3:04 pm

@Dave1
I don't know if blanco is up on his belay skills though?? Thanks

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 21 2014 3:05 pm

Thanks everything I need Joe Dave Kyle might play around with that NW route

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by Dave1 » Aug 21 2014 3:18 pm

@friendofThundergod
Dogs always land on their feet. Or is that cats?

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by mazatzal » Aug 21 2014 3:27 pm

NW route? Down to Terrapin? That's here:
http://hikearizona.com/decoder=652

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Re: Dutchman Trail #104, AZ :: Bluff Springs Mtn Summit

Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 21 2014 8:37 pm

@joe bartels
gotta love a route that has hell in the title..

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