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Peak 2290 - Goldfields, AZ
mini location map2021-03-14
10 by photographer avatarDixieFlyer
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Peak 2290 - Goldfields, AZ 
Peak 2290 - Goldfields, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2021
DixieFlyer
Hiking6.80 Miles 1,952 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   2.03 mph
1,952 ft AEG   1 Hour   49 Mns Break
 
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I had Peak 2290 on my mind for a while, and decided to hike up to it today. Peak 2290, Peak 2578, and Peak 2662 are the 3 peaks on the west side of Rhyodacite Canyon. I bagged Peak 2578 a couple of years ago, so now I have done 2 out of the 3.

I used my Bulldog Canyon OHV permit and drove in a mile or so from the gate on Bush highway and parked. I mostly followed the route that @hikerdw used when bagging Peak 2290 a year or so ago. The hike was mostly off-trail, but it wasn't very brushy for the most part. I thought that the route was a good one, and I did not have any real trouble getting to the summit. There was some class 2 climbing, and maybe class 2+ in a place or two, but nothing worse than that.

On the way back down, I dropped into Rhyodacite Canyon for a bit, thinking that I might hike up to Hidden Arch. However, I did hike very far into the canyon before deciding to turn around -- I had gotten a late start for the hike, and figured that I would save Hidden Arch for another day.

It was a great day to be out in the Goldfields...but with warm weather coming, it may be a while before I get back to the Goldfields.
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There were next to no wildflowers. I saw some chuparosa, a few poppies, and 2 blue dicks.
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