username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Generic
1 Photoset

2017-03-13  
Webb Mountain - Gila Bend Mountains, AZ
mini location map2017-03-13
26 by photographer avatarFLYING_FLIVER
photographer avatar
page 1   2
 
Webb Mountain - Gila Bend Mountains, AZ 
Webb Mountain - Gila Bend Mountains, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 13 2017
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking1.85 Miles 785 AEG
Hiking1.85 Miles   3 Hrs   23 Mns   2.27 mph
785 ft AEG   2 Hrs   34 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
A friend of mine needed a ride to Buckeye from Mesa (and back), to meet with some of his clients. I told him I’d be his taxi service if we could leave before the AM rush hour, and return before the PM rush hour. He agreed, and off we went.
I dropped him off, and proceeded to do a quick hike before I drove him back to Mesa.

Webb Mountain is just under 4 miles north of Woolsey Pk, and it was just the right size mountain for my time period.
Most of the planning was figuring out what roads to use to drive to the north side of the mountain, where the Webb Azimuth was set. With the drive plan done, I chose to hike straight up Webb. That’s not a big deal as this mountain ‘range’ is wider than it is high.

I was almost certain the Webb benchmark disk was gone, but while up there I did some measuring and digging. As I thought, the benchmark disk is probably far away, hanging on someone’s garage wall.
The rock atop the mountain is very split and fractured, and I’m sure it didn’t take much effort to pull out the disk.

The two reference marks are still up there and in great shape, as no one would ever see them if they weren’t actually looking for them.

The azimuth mark is gone also. The surveyors placed it “IN AN OLD CONCRETE BLOCK”. The once circular concrete block is probably an artifact from the Hargan Mine, which was defunct even before the 1934 surveyors did their work. Someone pried the azimuth disk out of the block.

This little hike did the trick in filling up my time, while my friend was working away at his Buckeye business meetings. We easily beat the PM rush hour back to the east valley also.
Flora
Flora
Brittlebush
Culture
Culture
Reference Mark
_____________________
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
J.R.R.TOLKIEN
HAZ Member
FLYING_FLIVER's
213 Photosets

  2018-01-08
  2018-01-05
  2017-12-30
  2017-12-11
  2017-11-27
  2017-11-21
  2017-11-17
  2017-11-06
  2017-11-03
  2017-04-24
  2017-04-04
  2017-03-28
  2017-03-24
  2017-03-19
  2017-03-13
  2017-03-08
  2017-03-03
  2017-02-26
  2017-02-22
  2017-02-08
1,  2,  3,  4,  5,  6 ... 11  
help comment issue

end of page marker