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Circlestone & Mound Mountain, AZ
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Circlestone & Mound Mountain, AZ 
Circlestone & Mound Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2015
trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.35 Miles 1,868 AEG
Hiking7.35 Miles   5 Hrs   22 Mns   2.00 mph
1,868 ft AEG   1 Hour   42 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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both of these destinations have been on my radar
from reavis ranch, it's a relatively easy dayhike at least to circlestone
mound mountain takes a little more effort
haz members have a variety of interests: mines, ruins, birds, photography, critters
i like peaks, and don't mind a little off trail for a good summit
the highest point in the superstitions is a good summit
the four of us hiked up fireline, then the circlestone trail
the ruins are impressive, and i can appreciate the effort it took to build the walls
views from there are good, too
after wandering around a bit, wade and i headed for mound mountain
i had gpsjoe's track, and wade had a good track
we worked together to stay on one of the tracks, while seeking the path of least resistance
i had read about the manzanita bashing, and didn't think there was much at all
easy travel through the pine trees, then some scrub oak and other brush toward the top
a short piece on the ridgeline, and we were there
a 4x4 foot rocky high point, summit register and benchmark
stellar views of the superstitions
enough off trail that i was glad to have a partner and the gps tracks
thought the descent would be difficult, as it usually is for me, but it wasn't bad at all
back on circlestone and fireline, all downhill
my tenth new peak for the year and a good one
thanks for hiking this one with me, wade
pretty sure you enjoyed it as much as i did
i liked fireline, and want to see where it goes, along with some of the other trails in the neighborhood
found larry and mary jo back at camp, and had time to relax, snack on wade and mary jo's appetizers, explore up to reavis gap, and have a fire
nice evening
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