|Lost Mine-National-Goat-Pyramid Loop, AZ|
|Lost Mine-National-Goat-Pyramid Loop, AZ|| |
Lost Mine-National-Goat-Pyramid Loop, AZ
|Hiking||7.42 Miles|| 3 Hrs 56 Mns ||3.01 mph|
|1,619 ft AEG|| 1 Hour 28 Mns Break|
|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.
|Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost|