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Peralta Trailhead to Lost Dutchman Park 2, AZ
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Peralta Trailhead to Lost Dutchman Park 2, AZ 
Peralta Trailhead to Lost Dutchman Park 2, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2018
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Hiking16.82 Miles 1,050 AEG
Hiking16.82 Miles   6 Hrs   50 Mns   2.74 mph
1,050 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
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The last time I was at Peralta Trailhead during a government shutdown the toilets were padlocked ,not today at least by 0800. Since the wilderness was open for business I decided to complete the loop I started on 12/20. Left Peralta Trailhead to proceed to the Lost Goldmine trail ,despite forgetting to start route scout until leaving the overflow lot the distances were similar in both directions ,16.82 vs 16.22. Beforehand knew this route was not the most interesting but lowered expectations may have helped.The changing views of Superstition Mountain on my right were entertaining enough along with the nice Saguaro forests.Wish I could have slept walk along Cloudview road but the traffic was heavy going to the Heiroglyphic Trailhead. Once turning onto the west portion of the Goldmine trail the hiking spigot was turned off and saw no others until passing the junction for the Broadway Cave. This portion of the Lost Goldmine is much improved with removal of most of the rocks, also a new Trail sign at the boundary rock at the parking area.No wildlife noted unless you count longhorn cattle encountered as the trail rounded Turks Head. Today was warmer with sun exposure on the south side and no breeze until turning north after crossing the junction of the junction of Broadway Trailhead. Continued on Jacobs Crosscut Trail to treasure loop and the Cholla parking lot.
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