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Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2017
DarthStiller
Hiking12.30 Miles 1,692 AEG
Hiking12.30 Miles   6 Hrs   28 Mns   2.10 mph
1,692 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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I hadn’t done this section of this trail in over 14 years. I remember we did it as a shuttle hike, the entire trail, from west to east. Three and a half years ago Alex and I hiked from the west trailhead down to Tony Ranch. This time, Andy and I started from the east trailhead and went to the same destination.

This seemed like a good idea to do this section of the trail now as the weather is getting warmer. I remembered this being mostly shady. It still is, with the exception of where the trail gains elevation at the narrow section of Haunted Canyon by Grizzly Mountain where all the rock formations are. Other than that, not only was it shady and cooler than in Phoenix, but there were frequent breezes and gusts of wind to keep it very pleasant.

I was checking out the wells and mining related water piping along the dirt road at the start. One well that looked like it had some reservoir next to it had a broken valve or sampling port that created a mini fountain of water. On the way back we noticed a small inline pump that was making noise.

Tony Ranch was very tranquil and pleasant as usual. Still lots of stuff in the cabin, not sure if campers leave it behind, or it’s for the stewards.

Didn’t see any hikers all day. I was kind of surprised by this. This is such a nice hike, pretty close to Phoenix, and a lot cooler and more pleasant than most local hikes with sun exposure. Maybe the mine and the first 1.5 miles on a road scares people away. Hopefully it remains under the radar, big crowds tend to cause problems anyway.

We noticed a nest on the colorful cholla along the trail. I saw a bird taking off both times as we approached it. I put my camera up to the nest to get a picture since it was too high to look into and got a shot of what looks like 4 eggs. At the end we saw some kind of raptor that took off into a tree and I got a couple ok shots. I saw this bird or the same species a few miles earlier along the trail taking off from the stream bed. It was dark grey and had white bands along the tail.

On the way back, we stopped at the new mega Circle K in Superior. I really found it amusing how obvious it was that Circle K was in a lot of way copying or trying to keep up with QuickTrip in terms of how this new place looked. Very big, serving pizza and slushies now, huge cooler selection, actual quick checkout service, etc. I would think in the coming years the Circle K’s locally will be making similar changes.
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