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Goldfield Combo, AZ
mini location map2018-02-18
14 by photographer avatartrekkin_gecko
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Goldfield Combo, AZ 
Goldfield Combo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2018
trekkin_gecko
Hiking10.20 Miles 1,944 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   5 Hrs   16 Mns   2.13 mph
1,944 ft AEG      28 Mns Break
 
1st trip
one of the best things about haz is the ideas you get from other people
@hikerdw, @hikingaz2, @azlot69, and @cannondalekid have all posted triplogs, photosets and gps routes for two hikes i've been wanting to do
thought we could combine razorback knob and camouflage tanks with triple arch via black glass canyon
doing it this way would eliminate the nasty bushwhack down the exit wash, eliminate a duplicate approach, and give us a lot of bang for the buck
after my route manager skilz scared jj off, john and i set out around 0715 on dave's track, hooking up with a trail i belatedly realized i've been on before: rough n ready canyon
we found the point where the off trail began, and took the path of least resistance up to the base of razorback knob
neither of us were feeling the summit due to steep and sketchy terrain
great views from the base
headed off to the camo tanks, exploring the area and taking a snack break
bigger than i pictured, some animal paths leading toward it, interesting setup
i also had hikingaz2's route of black glass canyon, and it was a very simple matter to drop down to it
that was the piece i was missing, so perhaps my track can help the next person connect the two
nice to see triple arch, then continue into the canyon
boulder hopping and a little bit of finding the best way down
only one real drop that required a work around
beautiful in there and a fun descent
a few pools of water
came out in willow springs basin, and immediately saw a couple in a jeep doing some four-wheeling
a couple miles of walking in gravel, then took one of the horse trails back
some gratuitous aeg on this; would try the other trail another time
saw three groups of horseback riders along here
the entire hike was only 10.2 miles - i had thought it would be closer to 12
while i was a tiny bit disappointed not to summit the knob, i got to see four cool goldfield landmarks up close
thanks for being willing to come along, john
i always enjoy hiking and exploring with you

Geology
Geology
Obsidian
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Named place
Willow Springs Basin Tank
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