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Gila Bursera Short loop, AZ
mini location map2016-03-26
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Gila Bursera Short loop, AZ 
Gila Bursera Short loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2016
astrobrewer
Hiking3.81 Miles 729 AEG
Hiking3.81 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.60 mph
729 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Got a late afternoon start from the trailhead at the end of Chandler Blvd. Started heading toward The Lost Ranch, but exited the wash to the west to get on the Gila trail. The Gila trail makes a nice gradual ascent through a pretty valley north of Bursera trail toward the ridge at the west end of the canyon. Being late in the afternoon the trail was in shadow. When I got to the top the trail was back in the sun again. I stopped for a minute to enjoy the awesome view to the west, then turned left and headed up the short, steep trail that connects up near the high point of the Bursera trail. Took Bursera back down to the trailhead. Nice loop trail for when you don't have a lot of time.
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