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Lucky Strike Trail #144Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2014
joebartels
Hiking10.90 Miles 3,659 AEG
Hiking10.90 Miles   6 Hrs   46 Mns   2.04 mph
3,659 ft AEG   1 Hour   26 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Alex
DarthStiller
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Chris took us back to the 80's rounding poorly paved roads in the formula one extera. Then onto the recently well graded FS410 & 235 ( high clearance still recommended ) he would have been passed by my Grandma cruising downtown showing off her hairdo.

Bruce and I hiked a short portion of the upper end of #144 two years ago. Which would be the equivalence of going to Disneyland, nudging ( know what I mean Alex ) Mickey on the shoulder then leaving.

This trail looks to be an old mining road that seemed impossible to build before hiking it. Now it seems pretty tame. There are a few intense pitches but nothing really bad. For reference the popular McDowell Tom's Thumb Trail has worse footing in my opinion. The middle is rocky at times. The upper portion of this trail is just heaven. Most notable are the robust pines and a stellar pano view looking back up at Center Mountain. A 3/4 mile stretch immediately below the Grapevine Trail #135 was my second favorite. The trail roller coasters through diminishing pine to oak canopies before the final steep mile descent. If you can lift your eyes up from the ground on the lowest mile you will notice the Hinton Creek drainage looks mighty interesting.

Great to see Chris after nearly two years. He storied out Alex's idiosyncrasy of physical communication. Fun it was, then Alex notched it up to hilarious throughout the hike. Good times, kudos to Alex for impeccable timing on several occasions.

Of course it wouldn't be a Stiller hike if I wasn't tarred and feathered by Chris for poor route finding. Bruce also convinced me Horse Camp Creek was Cooper Forks. I've been wrong so many times I'm just all outta fight.

cienega see-en-uh-guh or non tourist cee-en-ee-gah
A cienega or cienaga is a spring that is usually wet, marshy area at the foot of a mountain, in a canyon, or on the edge of a grassland where groundwater bubbles to the surface. Often, a cienega does not drain into a stream, but evaporates, forming a small playa
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tiny less noticeable wiry lotus in areas
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