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Lost Goldmine Trail - Cloudview to LG TH
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Lost Goldmine Trail - Cloudview to LG THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2018
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Hiking11.70 Miles 1,590 AEG
Hiking11.70 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   2.30 mph
1,590 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break
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Out and back hike from Heiroglyphic Trailhead, did this route earlier in the year and included a trip up to Wave Cave at that time.The parking lot had one solid row of parked cars most hikers heading up Heiroglyphic Canyon. Good day for this route as it was cloudy all day, when it’s warm and sunny the southern exposure makes this a warm one. Eastbound decided to visit peak 2822, had done this a few times before , each time have started on the northwest side a short distance up the road from LGM trail ,at the vehicle turnaround ,is a path to the right next to a large tree. Reinforced some of the useful cairns on the way up ,the first portion is slow due to significant cholla and catclaw, did manage to remain unscathed even in shorts. There is a small glass jar at the summit, must admit not a fan of walking across the boulders at the summit. There is a window created by a wedged rock that from a distance looks like it could be an arch. I should have read before as I see some HAZer’s have been here before, never knew it carried the moniker Turk’s Head.Wondered who named it,rock climbers? Were they referring to poultry or a hat? Viewing from the east,west ,south or standing on my head I can’t see it. From a distance I view it as a large ship sinking bow first, the summit rising up like the stern of the Titanic. Continuing on after rounding Turkey Head there is a wash that appears to originate from a waterfall off the ridgeline , had noticed before an area with bedrock mortars , explored the area between it and the wash. Noted some small pottery shards,did not notice any petroglyphs. Enjoyed the nice Saguaro forest before reaching Carney Springs where I turned around. Made good time on the way back,this trail for the most part could be used for running. It’s fun to spice it up with some off trail adventure.
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