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Trans GoldfieldPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2017
hikingaz2
Hiking16.27 Miles 2,601 AEG
Hiking16.27 Miles   11 Hrs   13 Mns   1.78 mph
2,601 ft AEG   2 Hrs   4 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Started out to do a little Re-Con for a up coming hike that we've been eying for a couple of years. Which was the Trans Goldfield. Official Description very vague, and AZLOT69's triplog was only thing to go by. Got up to the top of Rhyodacite Canyon, stopped for a snack. I will say someone has trimmed and cairned this route, was so much nicer then 3 years ago. Thank you very much :) This is a beautiful Canyon and if you haven't been there, I would highly recommend this as go to hike. Lot of water running today :D :D Roger says we're this far, why don't we just head over to Route 88 :scared: :scared: :o :o All we had to do was get to the top of Goldfield Figure 8, and cruise down to the TH. ( Rog's famous last words ) we thought the top of the 8 was maybe 2 miles at the most. Called Iris -- Cel phone service :o :y: Changed our plans. Asked her to meet us at the Willow Springs TH at 5 to 5:30 at the latest. The route we wanted turned out not to be 2 miles but 4 miles of -- To quote AZLOT69 triplog --- "This will test your endurance and route finding skills" ---- : rambo : style. Amen !!! No Cel service, we had no actual route to follow, Now no way to contact anyone :sweat: new ETA 7 PM and Iris is waiting :sweat: :sweat: :scared: Glad she is :pray: very understanding. We had to go up thru a couple of saddles to check out the route from a higher view point, last saddle we went up got cliffed out , but looked below and found a ramp that took us back down to the wash. Be prepared for heavy brush and cats claw during your many crossings of the wash. This center 4 miles or so is the path of least resistance !!! You are in the sun most of the day, so plenty of water, rest and anything over 85 degrees I would think twice before attempting. Over all this was a great hike with views of the inner Goldfields seldom seen.
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