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Zimmerman Point 6871 - Sierra AnchaGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 14 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.94 Miles 1,880 AEG
Hiking5.94 Miles   5 Hrs   58 Mns   1.25 mph
1,880 ft AEG   1 Hour   12 Mns Break
 
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When I told my kids last Saturday that we'd come back and hike Zimmerman soon, they really took it to heart. After two days of them asking when we'd go back, I decided to go back out there today. We drove up 489 about 1.3 miles to just past Pocket Spring and parked in a small open area on the left side of the road, just before the roads turns into a mess. We got started around 0830 and headed up. Nice and cool, and it was obvious the area must have received a nice amount of rain last night. The kids were still waking back up from sleeping in the car, so we took our time on the uphill. Lots of mud on the trail that wasn't there on Saturday.

Near the top, we headed east on the road towards Zimmerman. Once the road ended, we crossed the fence and began the offtrail portion of the hike. My route up wasn't the greatest, but we managed to avoid the worst of the vegetation. At one point, some sort of large insect jumped/flew directly into my son's left eye. He screamed. A lot. I was worried his eye had actually sustained some damage since it was pretty red and watery, but after he calmed down all I could see was a small cut just below his eye next to his nose, from a wing, I guess??? weird, but either way, he was okay. We continued up, then down a little, then steeply back up to the top. A couple times, I was questioning my decision to bring the kids on this one--it's pretty steep, with a lot of loose rock--but they did fine.

We headed over to the flat rocks on the east side and had lunch while sitting up there and enjoying the views to the east. Heading back down was slow going, but my route was much better. I stuck closer to the fence the entire way back down, which helped a lot. Once back on the road, we headed over to the mines again so the kids could play on the machinery. I think playing there was the real reason my kids wanted to do this hike again. After that, it was a quick and uneventful walk back down to the car. The kids asked if we could come back next week. Ha! I told them we have to do some different hikes for a while, but that we'd come back in the fall.
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