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Asbestos PointGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2015
CannondaleKid
Hiking6.20 Miles 2,963 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   3 Hrs   33 Mns   1.93 mph
2,963 ft AEG      20 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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Day three of our camping trip we originally planned to climb both Asbestos Point and Zimmerman Point, but with a short-notice friends/family event Sunday afternoon we wouldn't have time. So we decided to drive a little ways up FR 489 until we found a nice shady spot for the Jeep and we would hike up to Asbestos Point anyway.

And that's what we did... or started to. Not ever having been up there we weren't aware of just how many mines there were. And of course my sunlight-in-the-eyes flashlight I had just happened to be back in the Jeep.
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But no matter, we wandered on the old mining road across the contour of the slope, checking out every easily-accessible mine along the way. And I would go into several of the larger ones, but only about a hundred feet farther in than I could see, using the camera flash every so often to watch for obstacles.

We spent so much time in the mines we didn't have very much time to continue up to the summit of Asbestos Point, so we started down the remains of an old road in the direction of the Jeep, taking a short-cut well away from FR489. Some short-cut... although with so many tall pines there was no ground cover to thrash through, the steep ups-and-downs on thick mats of loose pine needles sure gave us a workout. And of course, it's the unsteady descents that take a toll on my ankle, so I was ready for an easy drive home after this hike.
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So next time, I will drive the Jeep all the way up to the end of FR489 and hit up both Point's and explore deeper into the mines. In particular, one of the large ones had a pretty good outflow of fresh air so we wondered if there was another entrance. Next time!
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