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2014-05-03  
AZT21/Reno Pass Loop - Mine Tour, AZ
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AZT21/Reno Pass Loop - Mine Tour, AZ 
AZT21/Reno Pass Loop - Mine Tour, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 03 2014
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Hiking30.10 Miles 6,265 AEG
Hiking30.10 Miles   13 Hrs   50 Mns   2.84 mph
6,265 ft AEG   3 Hrs   15 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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I’m amazed at all the stuff there is out of the Bushnell tanks area. I spent the day exploring around the area.

Mines: Little Daisy Mine & Golden Rule Mine
I took FR23 to the Golden Rule and the Little Daisy Mine. There some mining processing machinery still at the Little Daisy mine.
The Little Daisy mine is big and choked with vegetation. I started to push through the vegetation and came across the mine guardian :scared: . I heard a rattler, but couldn’t see where it came from :o . I kindly apologized and retreated from the area.
There are a couple of other mines in the area, but nothing worth mentioning.

Reno Pass to the Edward’s park
I took FR524 to Reno Pass. I downloaded JJ’s MT Ord to Brown’s peak route. The fun began when the road ended and the off-trail began. The off-trail is not that hard, it just seems like it takes forever. Long pants might be good idea for this section. The vegetation is not thick, but it eventually starts to aggravate your legs. The warmer temps didn’t make the bushwhacking easy. Near the end I deviated from JJ’s route. I noticed that he went out his way to go to Cypress peak. I skipped that and went to a drainage to Bear spring. I did this to avoid an unnecessary climb and to reload on water. I was drinking water and an alarming rate with the sun exposed bushwhacking. Bear spring had no bears :lol: , just a pool water. I filtered 3 liters and consumed 2 on the spot. I was never happier when I saw FR422 :y: ! If I do this cross-country again, I might redo the route to where I cut across to the Park Creek trail.

One thing I noticed is that my Delorme showed a road almost right next to JJ’s route. There is no evidence of a road out there.

I had a late lunch at the Edwards park. All the kids had gone home by the time I got there.

AZT21
I took the AZT to the 2nd corral and bushwhacked across boulder creek to the boulder tank and picked up a very old road. I took the old road around three more tanks and back to FR22.

It was a warm day. I had packed 7 liters of water and consumed 9 for the day. There was a nice cool breeze once I got above 4,500 feet. Once the sun dropped , the temps were cool-ish.
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