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Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2012
AZLumberjack
Hiking3.25 Miles 588 AEG
Hiking3.25 Miles   3 Hrs      2.17 mph
588 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
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I just had to squeeze in another hike to Hieroglyphic Canyon, first to break in a new pair of hiking boots and second to get our with my hiking partners. Howard, from the park and brother Doug accompanied me along the short trek to the canyon. The parking lot on this end of Cloudview had several cars already at 9:00 so we expected to come across a lot of hikers along the way.

Once by the gate, we noticed two large groups of hikers heading out on the Lost Goldmine Trail, so we thought we might have the canyon to ourselves, WRONG. There was still several hikers sitting on the rocks admiring the rock art when we got there.

The pools had water in them, but not very scenic. A lot of green stuff was growing on the water's surface and the lower pool had a veritable fruit basket of apples and orange peels floating among the green slime.

The rock art was looking good in the bright sun so I continued to document the works on my camera before the graffiti artists destroy the remaining images. Way up on the hill, the balancing rock still defies gravity as it appears to teeter on its base rock. I had to take some more photos with my new camera at full zoom to see how well the shots would come out (see photos).

On the way back, we met several more hikers heading to the canyon, it seemed like a steady stream of hikers. Once back at the truck, we opted to go to the other end of Cloudview to take our lunch break where we could view the mountain and all the canyons along the Southern exposure.

I can only imagine what it must be like to have a home along here where I could wake up each morning to such an incredible view and sit on a back porch each evening as the sun goes down..... Perhaps in the next life.
Flora
Flora
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On every trip into the Superstitions, I find another Gold Mine. Today the mine was filled with Memories. I can not wait for the next trip.
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