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Lane Mtn - Crown King Backroad Loop, AZ
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Lane Mtn - Crown King Backroad Loop, AZ 
Lane Mtn - Crown King Backroad Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2013
The_Eagle
Hiking18.16 Miles 4,449 AEG
Hiking18.16 Miles   9 Hrs   24 Mns   2.40 mph
4,449 ft AEG   1 Hour   50 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
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A 4:30 meet at the Park and Ride and 1:30 later we started the day with clear skies and 38 degree temps. We made the turn on to Lane Mountain trail and were shortly greeted to the views that make this hike for me. Looking south, 18 miles to Lake Pleasant; 44 miles out U of P Stadium; 60 miles out, The Sierra Estrellas.

At the Sullivan Spring area there was a new addition to the trail. A 4' tall 2-1/2 diameter tank in the middle of the trail, with 2" poly pipe coming into and leaving. The pipe leaving ran on, across, through the trail, run haphazardly all the way down to the Copper Creek Spring area some 4.3 miles (22,700' away). The cheapest I saw this pipe for was $1.09 per foot. This appears to have been installed hastily. But really how can you install 22k feet of 2" pipe in areas few travel, quickly.

We visited one of the Ranch Mine areas for a lunch break and enjoyed the small peaches from a single tree by the building.

On the way back up the hill we checked out some of the remaining mines including the Oro Bell area and New Savoy Mine area. (The water was still gold).

The Bar was filled up in Crown King, so Joe decided not to stop in and visit his buddies.

On the way home, Joe taught 3 kids a lesson while the rear passengers soiled themselves.

Met Larry and Mike for the first time, and got to hike w/ Kyle again. Joe was able to turn Larry and Kyle against me.. (Larry Really.... us old dudes need to stick together). Mike was a trouper and did not succumb to the JB BS.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Copper Creek Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Clear running water located slightly downstream of Topo location

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Horsethief Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Humbug Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Dry at lower elevations, some pooling up above.

dry Lane Spring Dry Dry
No obvoious moisture

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Lion Spring Dripping Dripping
A small wet pool was noted

dry Tiger Creek Dry Dry
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