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Klothos Temple - Muggins Mtn Wilderness
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Klothos Temple - Muggins Mtn WildernessSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 07 2021
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.25 mph
1,600 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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Something different for me in SW Arizona. I liked the look of the area, and the scenery. I found the rock to be rotted and the slopes loose. I don't like that. It's an okay hike, but the solid granite south of the Gila River and I-8 is my preference. Being so close to the Marine base, there was a fair amount of air traffic. It was mostly at night while camping.

My fear was that since we jumped from the low 60s to over 90, that 100+ might suddenly become the daily high, and very soon. So, guessing that there were not going to be any mild low 80 degree highs I did this on a day I would rather not have, but with less wind than most other days. It may have been close to 100 out here, especially on the west facing slopes with the brown rock. It was still windy, and it seemed smokey, too. It didn't smell like agricultural smoke, more like wildfire. It made the views hazy.

It seemed hot to me when I was on Buck Peak in December. Klothos is probably best done in winter, as well. I prefer to be out here in spring, as winter camping is boring, but in a suddenly hellishly hot spring, this is not a good choice. At least I did it. Based on the rock here, I won't even consider Muggins.
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