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Telegraph Corona Loop, AZ
mini location map2020-12-11
7 by photographer avatarDaytripper
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Telegraph Corona Loop, AZ 
Telegraph Corona Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2020
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Hiking12.80 Miles 1,650 AEG
Hiking12.80 Miles   5 Hrs      2.79 mph
1,650 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
Stayed over in Chandler so decided to try another SOMO hike. Had never been to Desert Classic TH so parked there in a half full lot. About a mile from the trailhead ran into a heavy fog but it soon lifted. Had never taken Telegraph Pass Trail before, saw about a dozen others either going up or coming down, went by the chained off petroglyphs. In a short while ran into a road and the sign for National Trail. Clouds were lifted up enough to make for decent views to the North as I was heading East. After a short while came to a familiar portion of the National Trail,just past the Chinese Wall I turned down Corona de Loma, it’s a nice trail, not as steep as I anticipated, looks like a nice workout though to come up it. If I do this again would go CCW. Took a coffee break,in cold weather I carry a thermos with me, about halfway down Corona de Loma. On reaching the signpost at the bottom thought there should be a sign for Desert Classic Trail but there was not. Seemed like going right was correct so I did, a passing mountain biker confirmed I was on the correct trail. Not sure what happened after this, if I was on Desert Classic it seemed the trail was designed to follow a drunken sailor. In the end I took some use trails way too far south and ended up “hiking “ through some nice neighborhood mazes. That’s all I want to say about that :oops: . Returned to the trailhead in time to see some hang gliders launching.
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