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Mazzie Mine Mega Loop, AZ
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Mazzie Mine Mega Loop, AZ 
Mazzie Mine Mega Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2014
Tough_Boots
Hiking19.50 Miles 4,294 AEG
Hiking19.50 Miles
4,294 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Long day... we made it to the trailhead right as the AZT volunteers were about to head out. We were curious to see how much they would accomplish on our way back.

We headed up Little Saddle Mountain and hit the Saddle Mountain Trail. We then took the old jeep road down to the Sunflower facility. I hadn't hit this area since the fire and was curious about what was left. It looks like they disassembled most of it except for the giant cylinder which will probably be there forever. Then we hiked 25a until it becomes the Cornucopia Trail. There must have been a major flash flood after the fire because the old blue van is not where it used to be. Then we took the West Fork over to where Thicket and Sheep intersect and took the Sheep up to the Saddle Mtn trail. At this point we decided to check out the Storey Mine. The old road looked like a really inefficient way to get there so we decided to find our own way. We did not find the mine but we were reminded why we hate Mazzie off-trail hikes-- catclaw jungle. We made it back to the Saddle Mtn Trail and returned the way we came. It was an awesome and long day-- we saw lots of old mines.

The AZT crew did an awesome job-- lots of new cairns, water diverting rocks, and even a set of stairs. Nice job!
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