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Bursera Canyon, AZ
mini location map2020-10-30
2 by photographer avatarastrobrewer
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Bursera Canyon, AZ 
Bursera Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 30 2020
astrobrewer
Hiking3.63 Miles 860 AEG
Hiking3.63 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.48 mph
860 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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It's been a while since I last went hiking. I hardly leave the house. But the weather way perfect so and I had a little spare time and decided to go to South Mountain.

I started at the Pyramid trail parking lot, crossed the wash and was going to follow the trail to the east when I saw that west was also an option. That's new! The trail west went along the South side of Bursera ridge towards the big housing development. After a mile I was nearly at the end and saw that there was an option to go up the hill instead of down towards Chandler Blvd, so I took that.

It was a steep climb up to the ridge where it ran into the Bursera Trail. At the junction there was a 4x4 post that said that the trail I just took is Bursera Canyon. Cool. Something new. I took Bursera Trail back to the trail head for a nice loop. Next time I might try going the other direction around the loop.

It was very pleasant in the 80s. Hardly anyone on the trail. Glad I went out today
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