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Amethyst Mine via Brown's Trail
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Amethyst Mine via Brown's TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 01 2013
jameslcox44
Hiking9.80 Miles 655 AEG
Hiking9.80 Miles   7 Hrs      1.70 mph
655 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break
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My friend Bob and I drove from Mesa to the Lone Pine TH. We met a truckload of young people that had been grooming trails and it they all appeared to be worn out before reaching the TH just after 8 a.m. The trail was well defined and in great shape. We could see evidence of newly cut manzanita along the way that was trimmed from crowding the trail. Flowers were everywhere the sun could reach them and the manzanita were in bloom as well.

We reached Brown's saddle in just over an hour, then worked through the often brush crowded trail until we reached the mine at the 3.8 mile point and at just over 2 hours. After a snack, we returned to Brown's saddle and decided to try reaching Brown's peak. I'm not sure if we took the right route, but it was a treacherous climb and we knew we would have to find another way down. We found the chute east of the one we climbed up to make our descent. After about 1/4 mile we found evidence of others who had used the route and traced it back to Brown's saddle. We were happy to have found the mine as well as bagging Brown's peak.

A sad note: Bob lost his Panasonic camera with all his pix on the way down through the shrubbery. Hope someone runs across it soon and gives me a call.
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We saw lots of lupin and other flowers I am unable to name. The manzanita was in bloom as well as some other shrubs. On the drive to and from, we saw many other flowers and flowering cactus that we didn't see at higher elevations.
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