|Elephant Mountain and Circumference, AZ|
|Elephant Mountain and Circumference, AZ|| |
Elephant Mountain and Circumference, AZ
|Hiking||12.74 Miles|| 5 Hrs 56 Mns ||2.27 mph|
|2,602 ft AEG|| 19 Mns Break|
|I was on another timetable for this Saturday.
I had been curious about some of this area so time to scratch some itches.
Circumference Of Elephant Mountain - Scratched.
The western side is nothing exciting, and if you don't have a State Trust Land Permit, ya may want to stay away.
It appears it gets a bunch of traffic, but I saw not a sole.
There was about a 2 mile section of trail before I turned on Elephant Mountain trail, that Aravipa Running had an event on. They were all friendly.
Elephant Mountain Summit - Scratched
There is a pretty good use trail, that turns into a game trail for the lower 2/3rds of the climb. Only one slightly tricky spot that involved contorting to miss prickly stuff while climbing.
[ youtube video ]
I practiced LNT. I left none of me on the mountain, and did my best to take none of the prickly mountain stuff back with me.
It was a challenge thought scooting down some of the slopes with all the dead cactus needles.
Rondo Spring - Scratched
The horseman carved rock I'd seen on previous hikes, peaked my curiosity about the spring. So I had to see it.
Anyone know the name of the portion of the trail that runs between Ringtail Spring (TR252 at Elephant Mtn) and Rondo Spring?
Something Else - Scratched
|Trough was filled with filterable water.|
Pipe was dripping. Manual Pump did not seem to be in working order
|There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."|