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Turkey Flats and Washington Camp, AZ
mini location map2021-07-28
11 by photographer avatarHikerWill
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Turkey Flats and Washington Camp, AZ 
Turkey Flats and Washington Camp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.75 Miles
Hiking1.75 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   1.67 mph
   1 Hour   15 Mns Break
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7-28-2021
Patagonia-Turkey Flats and Washington camp

We’ve had a lot of rain so I thought I would check out one of my favorite mining areas to look for crystals and pyrite.
Success!
Parked near the water tanks and headed down an access road. 4695 I think. Several open mines out this way. Gotta be careful around the ones that go straight down. Not gonna climb out of one of those and NO, I don’t ever go in them.

The road is only about 600 feet long and it ends at a perfect camping spot. Lots of thick trees for shade.
From here it looked like I just needed to go through the fence and head toward the mine BUT the path played out very quickly. I Hopped another fence near the gate and there was a cattle trail all the way.

This path met with a road and it lead all the way to the tailings.
I took a “Short cut” back. Glad I parked near the tanks because I could see them from the ridge I was on. Found another mine on the way back to the truck.
8:22 left the truck Temp was 68 and the breeze made it chilly
8:48 – edge of tailings – looked around for a while.
10:05 headed back – it was getting warm and I had some other places to check out.
10:40 back at the truck – 82 degrees

All the roads were in great shape in spite of the rain.
Total silence today.
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