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Mound Mountain PeakGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2014
BiFrost
Hiking22.19 Miles 5,919 AEG
Hiking22.19 Miles   12 Hrs   46 Mns   2.10 mph
5,919 ft AEG   2 Hrs   11 Mns Break
 
1st trip
We both had MLK day off so we decided to do Mound Mountain Loop hike. Started at Rogers Trough TH and headed up the West Pinto trail around sunrise. Not too cold on the start and with the climb near the beginning we warmed up quickly. Over the divide we dropped into West Pinto Creek on really good trail almost to the Campaign trail junction. However, we decided to bushwhack 0.7 miles up to the Campaign trail instead of doing the extra mileage to the junction. This saved us only about 30 minutes but it was worth a shot by cutting off 3.5 miles. Once on the Campaign trail it was over another divide and into Campaign Creek. Campaign trail was a little brushy but not too bad. We followed it to the Fireline trail junction and was surprised to see many Ponderosa pines down in this area at 4500 feet.

From there we headed up the Fireline to the Mound Mountain turnoff which is well marked with cairns. There is a trail all the way to Circle Stone which was big as advertised. Checked it out and continued to Mound off trail the rest of the way. Previous write-ups said stay to the right which was spot on before the tough final 500 feet. Finally on top we enjoyed the awesome views, lunch, and a brew :) After taking it all in headed back to Fireline trail with Reavis next up.

Arrived in Reavis area as it was getting late afternoon. Would have been nice to check things out more but the sun was fading. We tanked up on water, grabbed a snack and headed up the valley. Great walk through Reavis valley on trail 109 over to Reavis Saddle. By the time we reached the saddle it was getting dark so had to do the last 3.5 miles by headlamp.

Long day but finally bagged Mound Mountain which has been on the list for awhile.
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Benchmark Cag Shot

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Lower Campaign Spring Dripping Dripping
Very little drip and was pretty much a mud hole.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Whiskey Spring Dripping Dripping
Small standing pools.
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