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Bronco Butte - CarefreePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2014
Oregon_Hiker
Hiking12.60 Miles 2,514 AEG
Hiking12.60 Miles   8 Hrs   58 Mns   1.49 mph
2,514 ft AEG      30 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Hiked up to Bronco Butte starting on Bronco Trail #245 off of the Seven Springs RD. I've had this one on my to-do list for a while and Mazatzal who's been several times volunteered to make the trek with me. It was a pleasant day for hiking but way too hazy for good long distant views and photos. We made good time (for me) getting to the peak but were slowed down by side trips to check out a couple of prospects and an airplane crash site which Mazatzal had discovered on a previous hike. The prospects were in the rock spine that forms what's called "China Wall". We found a number of discarded mining drill rods near the second prospect. These were hammered by hand with a sledge hammer to drill holes for blasting. The ones I've seen in old mining photos were much longer than these which were only about 18" to 24" long. Maybe they were discarded because they were getting too short - or maybe the prospector got tired of blasting dry holes and threw them away in disgust. There was a new register on top of Bronco Butte started about 2 years ago. Quite a few entries but all by the same guy, John Settles. He finally stopped signing it every time and just signed once in 2014 with the number (13) indicating he had been there 13 times in that year. He frequently brought other people with him. We added our signatures so he would know he's not the only one climbing that hill.
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