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2016-06-10  
2016-02-10  
Burns Ranch, AZ
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11 by photographer avatarAZLumberjack
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Burns Ranch, AZ 
Burns Ranch, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2016
AZLumberjack
Hiking3.32 Miles 482 AEG
Hiking3.32 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   1.67 mph
482 ft AEG      34 Mns Break
 
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Burns Ranch Loop


I went out this morning to enjoy the great weather and explore an area that has always intrigued me as I drive back on the Peralta Road. The areas East of Peralta Road are Arizona State Trust Lands and require a permit for "any" use, including hiking. My permit is still effective so off I went. This area is frequented by the ATV/Jeep crowds so it can get kinda messy in some of the popular party areas.

I drove back into the area of the,long abandoned Burns Ranch and parked my truck by the wash. I followed the trails alongside a barbed wire fence line until I found a gate leading to the Northeast, went through and continued on the frequently used trails. There are lots of signs in the area of prospects with mostly shallow digs, temporary habitation areas and dumps.

I came across one area that had been used fairly extensively as there was lots of aged wood lying around, possibly had a small cabin on the site. A pile of rocks nearby looked like it could be an old grave :o but I opted not to check it any further. I found several tailings piles and the remains of a 10-15 ft deep, wood lined vertical shaft. Again I opted not to check it out as I was hiking solo and had given my wife only a vague description of where I was going.

There are several more prospects back there, some with multiple digs and dumps. The dumps are interesting to poke around as you never know what lies under that rusted sardine can :D The rocks from the prospects are leaverights (Leave er right there) and have no obvious value so the prospector(s) never did find a vein.

It's a fun area to explore, but I'm sure it gets pretty noisy on the weekends when the ATV's are thick as fly's, but I only came across one today. The area gets a lot of use, but it doesn't look as bad as some of the trails in the Goldfields so I'll have to go back there again and continue the bushwhacking.
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Got a few yellow daisy-like wildflowers coming through.
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