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Pinal Peak 7848Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2020
Daytripper
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,790 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.18 mph
1,790 ft AEG      15 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
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Decided to travel the Globe during the pandemic , oops that should be travelled through Globe on the way to Pinal Mountain Recreation area. Drove up Icehouse Canyon Road to Pioneer Pass to check out the east side of Pinal Mountain. Taking the shortest hike to Pinal Peak seemed like a winner , Pioneer Trail or aka FS signed Squaw Springs Trail . The trail had some obscuring vegetation with the shorter New Mexico locust providing some minor scratching , the taller plants made up for it providing some color, wearing shorts was ok. Squaw Springs origin is tightly protected with 8 foot chain link fencing, even a camera set up nearby, the flow from it was creating a small mud bog below it. After walking up to Pinal Peak but before heading back walked along the road to the two closest comm towers and then from the parking lot went down trail 204, turned around before Six Shooter . Had 4 bars on my phone but when I tried to text a message it failed to send , wonder if the towers are functional :-k Saw no one else on the road or trail today except when driving by the picnic tables on the way up. Also on the drive up a small coyote puppy was running up the left side of the road until it dove into the vegetation, I thought it too small to be on it’s own but then I saw the parent above on the right side . Two mule does on the road on the way down spent a moment looking at me and then exited. The forest road is in passenger car condition to Pioneer Pass area , had two 15 minute delays on Rt 60 between Globe and Superior due to road construction. Nice to hike some in lesser heat today and I found this to be a good workout hike.
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