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Mar 24 2008
Nilla
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 Joined Mar 23 2008
 
Sunrise Peak from 128th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2008
Nilla
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   4.40 mph
1,282 ft AEG
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Done this one many times growing up as well. Fantastic views and a good workout
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Mar 22 2008
Nilla
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 Photos 9
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 Joined Mar 23 2008
 
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2008
Nilla
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   2 Hrs      2.40 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Extremely difficult and dangerous climb at the end. However, I did witness two 5 year olds go up and down the 75-80 degree steep cliff in front of me, so it's definitely doable...but extremely dangerous. Just never look down at the 400 feet drop below you...

However, I did see the inscription "J.R. A.C.A.E. Templeton 4th Cav. 1867" carved onto one of the rocks. Is this real? I've done some research and can't seem to find this guy.
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Mar 18 2008
Nilla
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 Joined Mar 23 2008
 
Lost Goldmine Trail - Cloudview to LG THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2008
Nilla
Hiking1.00 Miles
Hiking1.00 Miles      30 Mns   2.00 mph
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My friend Zac and I followed the trail for a while, but ended up trying to get to some of the caves just off the side of the trail. We arrived at the caves and were somewhat dissapointed to find they were not really caves...just looked like them from a distance. However, we came across a pleasant surprise, one that made up for the disappointment. We found the Lost Gold Mine! After walking in as far as limited sunlight would permit, we decided to return to town to buy some flashlights to explore the tunnel. Upon our return, we did. And we found that it goes back probably a good quarter mile into the mountain. Then it takes a sharp turn right into the heart of the mountain, and this is where we ran into trouble...bats! Lots of bats! Since breathing too much of their feces (which reaked) is toxic, we decided to leave immediately and booked it on out of the cave. But what an experience. There's also a cleaver little poem grafittied on the walls around and inside the cave, and cleaverly, the end of it is at the end of the tunnel (of course requiring you to go all the way in). And this is what I intend to do next time.
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Dec 20 2007
Nilla
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 Joined Mar 23 2008
 
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2007
Nilla
Hiking4.40 Miles 380 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   2 Hrs      2.20 mph
380 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Done this one dozens of times growing up. It's a great hike. Great for mountain biking too!
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average hiking speed 2.2 mph

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