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Red Tanks Super Loop - Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2018
The_N
Hiking23.90 Miles 4,135 AEG
Hiking23.90 Miles   8 Hrs   8 Mns   3.01 mph
4,135 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Clockwise loop from Peralta. I actually parked at Lost Gold Mine TH. Headed up Bluff Springs, passed a handful of backpackers on the way. Ran into a group camp near LaBarge Spring, which was flowing. Crossed paths with a solo backpacker who informed about water at Reed's Windmill. Dripping Spring was indeed dripping. From there, I shared the trail with a bunch of cattle for a half mile. At the fence they started to panic and tried to force their way through. I backed off and approched from the side, which flushed them off-trail so I could pass through the gate. A few nasty pools in Red Tanks Canyon. Not much water out there, as expected. Tread isn't the best. Rocky and loose in spots, especially the downhills. There were stretches of Red Tanks Trail that were very clear, and some parts were scratchy. Easy to follow, though. Felt like the entire hike was sun exposed. Every morsel of shade was appreciated. Personally, I wouldn't do this loop on any day much warmer than what I saw today. Fun hike, though. Great geology. Saw a bunch of lizards and a few cardinals. Not much else for wildlife.
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