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Bees Knees LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2011
DarthStiller
Hiking10.40 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hiking10.40 Miles   5 Hrs   45 Mns   1.81 mph
2,700 ft AEG
 
I met Brian at the end of Chandler Blvd and we got started at about 6:40am. We took the Ruins Trail up to the National, came down on the Lost Mine Trail, took the Valley Trail over to the Kebo Trail, and then took the National Trail over to the Mine Drop Trail and headed home.

The unnamed trail on the map on mikes hikes.net east of the the Kebo Trail does not exist. This looks to be a bushwhack route that someone took following the wash/drainage all the way to the National Trail. We opted to not do that and just took the Kebo Trail instead.

At the bottom of the Mine Drop Trail there is a horizontal mine shaft that goes back quite a ways. I put on my headlamp and headed in about 50-100' to where it made a right turn and continued up to another bend. Looks like it could be quite an exploration for braver souls.

Temps were cool in the morning and warmed up without getting hot by the time we finished. Looking to go back again soon and finish the Gila Trail and other spur trails along the flat area to the south.
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