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Thompson Peak from Dixie Mine THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2019
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Hiking11.12 Miles 2,303 AEG
Hiking11.12 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   2.57 mph
2,303 ft AEG      30 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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Nice restroom at the Golden eagle parking lot. By time I walked the dog before leaving home and drove there it was already 10am. About 10 cars in the lot , saw about that many hikers and runners returning within a short distance of the pay station, one other hiker at the junction of Dixie Mine Trail and Thompson Peak road and that was it for the day. Fortunately the sun was never that intense and there was a nice breeze so it made for a perfect weather day. Flowers were blooming and moderate in amount but not super abundant. On reaching the steep road decided to wait until the return to check out the mine. Nice to get to the first level section and see the views toward Phoenix , just before the next steep portion noticed someone had left a 5 gallon bucket at the pull out , not a bad break stop. Proceeded up to the towers, never saw any closed signs just warning signs about radio frequency waves. Should have obeyed the warnings as the waves may have caused an ear worm and I found myself humming “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner “ back down to the mine! They also induced some quad soreness I’m noticing today . Found the mine interesting , could not get a good picture of the shaft due to the fencing over it, by the way it was tested at 170 lbs without collapsing. On one of the use paths around the tailings I saw an iron pipe with a fixture on it among other metal objects all covered with heavy vegetation. Picked it up and found it was a survey marker from 1919, since I was already subject to the $250 penalty from picking it up decided to move it some more to get a better picture. Should have read the triplogs better before hiking , didn’t realize there we’re petroglyphs to search for. Uneventful trip back to the neighborhood, enjoyed my first trip to this peak.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Poppies, lupine. Owl clover,brittle brush

dry Dixie Mine Dry Dry
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