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Sep 05 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Tinton Ghost TownWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking6.00 Miles 288 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
288 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
After reviewing my last exploration here and reviewing satellite photos, I returned to find more structures and the old tin mills Foundation. A great day of exploring and saw no one else around. Someone is working this claim at least occasionally as there was some modern gold mining equipment at the mill.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Aug 24 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Tinton Ghost TownWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking2.50 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Remote area of the Black Hills. Great time exploring. Saw no one else.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Aug 19 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Empire MineWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Aug 19 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking8.00 Miles 834 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
834 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Did some extended exploring of this area. Amazing how many mines are hidden in these forests. Saw no one else in the area.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Aug 13 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Little Elk Creek TrailWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking5.00 Miles 632 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
632 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Great morning hike, lots of tree cover. Still lots of wet weather in the hills causing some wet creek crossings.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jul 30 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Carbonate Ghost TownWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,255 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
1,255 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It took three days of exploring to find the correct access to this location. We never saw another person the entire time. It has been an extremely wet summer in the Black Hills. Green like I've never seen before. Weeds are waist high, concealing much. Wildflowers a plenty and its almost August, crazy ! Lots of back roads are extremely muddy or impassable.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
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Jul 25 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Spokane - Ghost TownWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
320 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
Had a great time exploring this area. Its amazing how much the forest conceals.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jul 23 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
George S Mickelson TrailWestern, SD
Western, SD
Mtn Biking avatar Jul 23 2019
AZLOT69
Mtn Biking16.00 Miles 715 AEG
Mtn Biking16.00 Miles
715 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This has been my favorite section of this trail so far. Very remote, great scenery. The first four miles was uphill. Once past that, we were cruisin. This was literally the highpoint of this trail 6480'. Just south of this point was a rest area trailhead "Dumont". There is a hiker/biker cabin for shelter with picnic tables if caught in inclement weather. Also a bike station with air and a variety of tools if needed, very traveler friendly. Pictures document side adventures. Segments 4 -6 southbound. Water available here also.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
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Jul 22 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Preston - Ghost TownWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking6.00 Miles 155 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
155 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Old mining settlement. All but forgotten. Had a great time, saw no one else.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jul 18 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
George S Mickelson TrailWestern, SD
Western, SD
Mtn Biking avatar Jul 18 2019
AZLOT69
Mtn Biking10.00 Miles 255 AEG
Mtn Biking10.00 Miles
255 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Completed another section of this trail. It's in amazing shape and goes into the Black Hills backcountry.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jul 17 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Ingersoll MineWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking5.00 Miles 420 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
420 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Had an excellent day exploring. An occasional whistle from the 1880 stream train that operates thru this canyon sets the tone for an enjoyable afternoon.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jul 13 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Fairburn Agate BedsWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jul 13 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking4.00 Miles 236 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
236 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
There was a rock and gem show in Rapid City today, perhaps that's why we were the only ones out here today.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jun 27 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
The CastlesWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking2.00 Miles 75 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
75 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I wouldn't make a special trip to see this but if your passing thru, a great place with awesome scenery.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jun 25 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Custer SkywalkWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking1.00 Miles 465 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
465 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A well cared for trail, used by few. If you are in the area and want to stretch your legs its a good little workout.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jun 15 2019
AZLOT69
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 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Stagebarn CanyonWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking5.00 Miles 302 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
302 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fun day. No one else around. Incredible solitude, the sounds of nature.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Jun 12 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Homestake TrailWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar Jun 12 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking10.00 Miles 819 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles
819 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
Not a popular trail, had it to ourselves. Such an interesting area.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
May 31 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Thoen StoneWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar May 31 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking0.25 Miles
Hiking0.25 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Today was part 2 of this hike. Visit the Adams Museum in Deadwood S.D. and see the original stone. Amazing that it was found and preserved.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
May 30 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Thoen StoneWestern, SD
Western, SD
Hiking avatar May 30 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking1.00 Miles 190 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
190 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice spring day. Great views of Spearfish, SD.
Culture
Culture
Historical Marker
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
May 19 2019
AZLOT69
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 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Trail Through TimeNorthwest, CO
Northwest, CO
Hiking avatar May 19 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Been here before but worth a redo.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
May 18 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Robidoux Inscription & Rock ArtCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar May 18 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking2.25 Miles 78 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles
78 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Great time exploring this area few others check out. The inscription doesn't look like a picture I found from ten years ago. Thieves, vandals or nature ?
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
May 16 2019
AZLOT69
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 Guides 168
 Routes 247
 Photos 7,293
 Triplogs 1,818

68 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Ferron Canyon Thunderbird Rock ArtCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar May 16 2019
AZLOT69
Hiking0.25 Miles 80 AEG
Hiking0.25 Miles
80 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Interesting rock art with some vandalism.
_____________________
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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