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Dromedary MountainGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2012
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking1.58 Miles 909 AEG
Hiking1.58 Miles   3 Hrs   17 Mns   1.66 mph
909 ft AEG   2 Hrs   20 Mns Break18 LBS Pack
 
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Dromedary Mountain does look like a dromedary. Knowing there's a triangulation benchmark named DROMEDARY up there, I took a little hike to the top, found the benchmarks, and took some photos.

It becomes immediately obvious that ranchers lease the area for grazing cattle, as I "met" a few of the critters along this short, steep hike. One "side-of-beef" must have thought he was a sub-species known as "stealth-wannabe". The critter kept attempting to hide behind small clumps of cactus or brush, peeking out at me, while he was actually still quite exposed. Good for him for his efforts.
Close the gate after you drive in, so the cattle don't get friendly with Rte 60 traffic.

The surveyors monumented DROMEDARY Triangulation Station in 1938, and also set two reference marks atop the mountain. All three are in excellent shape. The surveyors used an earlier, already established, benchmark for Dromedary's Azimuth Mark. Benchmark "N 107" has double-duty as a normal survey benchmark and as an azimuth for Dromedary. N 107 was put in place 3 years earlier (1935), to the north. It's located just north of the original 2-lane Rte 60 (which is north of present day, realigned 4-lane Rte 60) I went over and checked on the Azimuth mark after this hike and it's in excellent shape also.

The top of Dromedary Mountain has typical terrain and plant life that you would expect, with an abundance of boulders to hike on and around. A summit log and a geocache live up there also. Views from the top are very good, especially to the north and northwest.

I have a couple photos of some insects, for all you insect experts. Please tell me what they're called. They were very busy eating fresh new shoots of vegetation as I hiked by. Good looking and colorful little guys.

Dromedary Mountain could easily be combined with a few other mountains to the south, to make a nice full day hike experience. I might do that next time I'm there.
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Dromedary Mountain Gonzales Pass
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