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Lost Mine-National-Goat-Pyramid Loop, AZ
mini location map2020-03-15
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Lost Mine-National-Goat-Pyramid Loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-National-Goat-Pyramid Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2020
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking7.42 Miles 1,619 AEG
Hiking7.42 Miles   3 Hrs   56 Mns   3.01 mph
1,619 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Most of my hikes are up obscure mountains that are only approachable via dirt roads, and most of those roads (in dry weather), are in fair to terrible shape.
Now, you add the rain we just had, and with more to come, I'm giving those roads a hiatus.
Ergo, this hike.

I have done this 'combo trail' hike before, and it's great. A good, quick AEG up Lost Mine, followed by cruising as fast as you desire on National, and Pyramid. I threw in tiny Goat Hill also.
Plus, this 'trail hike' felt like a vacation, as it lets me avoid all vegetation, that usually attempts to reach out and say "Hello".

I started out from Ahwatukee, or as 'johnlp' calls it, "The Dark Side". - :)

I got to the TH before sunrise, and was the first car in the lot. When I was done, cars were parked up and down Chandler Blvd for two blocks. (Oh yeah - It was Sunday).

The first couple miles felt like 'midwest humidity', probably due to the soil trying to equalize, and dry out, after the heavy rains.

After that, a breeze started up, and all was excellent.
A fun hike.
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