Looking for some miles, thought about San Tan used to dune buggy in the area years ago and haven't been back since ( guess there is so much north and east of our home I just didn't think of it.) Got on HAZ and looked around San Tan and seen hikerdw's route and gave me just what i was looking for Except I should have started counter clockwise and got Goldmine out of the way 1st !!! I should start paying attention
But it was a great hike, Malpais is tough on the legs, but gave me character, Coming up Goldmine after Dynamite was not what i was thinking about, but my poles and big rocks to rest on let me make it to the saddle. The rest of the hike was downhill and I could see the Flag so that uplifted my spirits, finished on Littleleaf to the trail head.