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Turk's Head from Hieroglyphic Trailhead, AZ
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Turk's Head from Hieroglyphic Trailhead, AZ 
Turk's Head from Hieroglyphic Trailhead, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2020
Hiking5.78 Miles 1,128 AEG
Hiking5.78 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   1.96 mph
1,128 ft AEG      46 Mns Break
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I started at the Hieroglyphic Trailhead which is a paved lot accessed by a paved road. I started on the Hieroglyphic Trail and then quickly took the fork east on the Lost Goldmine Trail. I followed the trail just over 2 miles to an intersection with a dirt road. I then followed the dirt road north to the western base of the mountain. I took the wrong drainage on the way up but finally connected with a faint trail with numerous cairns which make the route relatively easy. There are a few places where you are exposed to heights and need to be cautious. The high point has a very small footprint but the vantagepoint offers great views. Swallows were diving around me as I was checking out the peak register. I followed the cairns all the way down and saw where I missed the turn leading up the trail which is marked with a large cairn as well. This route is shorter than coming from the Lost Dutchman Trailhead located just south of the Peralta Trailhead.
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