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Flume Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking10.00 Miles 591 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   4 Hrs   14 Mns   2.36 mph
591 ft AEG
 
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Went up to the CCRA to hike some more trails I haven't done in a decade and a half. Started the hike by spotting the famous Michelin Man saguaro. The spur off the Slate Trail is very defined and prominent, which is what caught my attention. I instantly recognized it and took the obligatory pics.

Took the Slate Trail to the Flume Trail all the way to its terminus and beyond. then took the trails that head south, not knowing exactly what to expect. I stopped just short of the Carefree Highway, forgetting that the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Trails pick up just on the other side. I decided to stop where a sign indicated "Trail Parking" at a gravel lot and figured I could drive there another day and hike from there.

On the way back I hiked some of the Desert Enclave trails and got back on the Flume and back to the trailhead. Once I got back, I hiked just a bit of some unmarked trails that head south of the Overton TH into State Trust Land. the one trail headed directly south, but I found a junction for a trail that went east into a wash. It was in the direction of the hill there that has some mining prospects, so maybe another exploratory hike for another day. Saw a few other unmarked trail spurs that I hiked just a bit to mark them on my track for future reference. Looks like enough for a respectable return visit at some point.
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