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Dixie Mine to Prospector Overlook - MMRP/MSP, AZ
mini location map2018-07-06
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Dixie Mine to Prospector Overlook - MMRP/MSP, AZ 
Dixie Mine to Prospector Overlook - MMRP/MSP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2018
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Hiking7.85 Miles 1,053 AEG
Hiking7.85 Miles   3 Hrs   8 Mns   2.62 mph
1,053 ft AEG      8 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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Jill and I hiked out to the Dixie Mine, including the top of the mine tailings, visited the (horizontal) adit, looked at the petroglyphs, and then hiked to the scenic overlook on the Prospector Trail. Jill, with whom I had hiked only once before, hadn't seen any of this stuff yet, so it was nice to show it to her.

It was sort of tempting to add on some extra distance, but sort of not too since the morning started quite warm - it was around 93 F starting out today.

We saw an early morning trail runner, a mountain biker, and a truck that was probably out to do some maintenance at the Thompson Peak antenna towers. No interesting critters, though we did see a few birds and rabbits. Bees too - it's still really dry out and I think they were interested in our perspiration.

My friend Linda (who was working on a McDowell Sonoran Conservancy project today) had helped clear tamarisk (salt cedar) from the area around the mine. Sadly, quite a lot of it has grown back. Jill and I had to push our way past some of it in order to make our way over to the petroglyphs.
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