username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Goldfield Ovens Loop
76 Photosets

2016-02-15  
2016-01-30  
2016-01-30  
2015-11-09  
2015-10-18  
2015-09-14  
2015-05-19  
2015-04-27  
2015-04-06  
2014-05-01  
2014-04-15  
2014-03-13  
2014-03-04  
2013-04-18  
2013-02-22  
2013-02-03  
2013-02-02  
2013-01-06  
2013-01-03  
2012-11-04  
1,  2,  3,  4  
mini location map2016-01-30
5 by photographer avatarhikerdw
photographer avatar
 
Goldfield Ovens LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2016
hikerdw
Hiking9.31 Miles 1,056 AEG
Hiking9.31 Miles   4 Hrs   4 Mns   2.75 mph
1,056 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Ryan is having his house painted so something close was in order so that he could check in with the crew in the afternoon, so this loop fit the bill, close and something new. Plan A also included hiking Sunrise Arch if the river was cross-able, plan B was to hit Lone Mountain on the way home.

Nice easy loop hike although hiking through the loose sand in the wash was a bit tiring. Saw 4 deer off at a distance while checking out the oven. Added in the Stewart Mountain Dam loop to check out the petroglyphs which included hiking though the Saguaro Lake Ranch. I saw a young man cleaning the pool so just gave him a shout out letting him know we were just hiking through, and received a confirmation back that that was OK. Although the river was low, crossing it would have meant wading through water so we opted for plan B. The hike from the Water Users parking lot to Blue Point brought back memories of hiking the road with tubes in tow back in the day before they modernized the area. Added plus, other than at the ranch, and the parking areas, we saw absolutely no others on the trail.
Named place
Named place
Stewart Mountain Dam
_____________________
HAZ Member
hikerdw's
297 Photosets

  2016-05-07
  2016-04-23
  2016-04-09
  2016-04-02
  2016-03-22
  2016-03-19
  2016-03-12
  2016-03-05
  2016-02-27
  2016-02-13
  2016-02-06
  2016-01-30
  2016-01-30
  2016-01-23
  2016-01-16
  2016-01-09
  2016-01-02
  2016-01-01
  2015-12-26
  2015-12-23
1 ... 3,  4,  5,  6,  7,  8,  9 ... 15  
help comment issue

end of page marker