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Eagletail Mountains WanderSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking4.90 Miles 366 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   4 Hrs   2 Mns   1.93 mph
366 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Took advantage of yesterday's extended monsoon cloudiness to make an early morning trek out to the Eagletail Mountains wildnerness - a vastly underestimated desert playground so close to the west valley. Instead of the usual mode - grinding out lots of miles on a well marked trail - we used this opportunity for some "desert time". Off trail exploring, wandering and generally just enjoying time away from the city.

We went in on the southeastern side of the Eagletails and then began exploring. A little bit of up and down on the mountainsides, nothing too serious. I did enjoy the site of 5 different natural arches, the best one being at +33.375146, -113.297334. It is the arch shown in the attached picture. Two more, very small arches lie less than 50 feet away. A fourth sits about 80 yards to the west. And a final fifth one is visible on the south side of the old jeep trail high on the rocks perhaps 1/4 mile to the east.

Not many miles today, but the steep, loose climbing up and down definitely have my legs talking a little bit.
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