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Aug 18 2013
bmbeard
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34 male
 Joined Jul 25 2011
 Superior, AZ
Reynolds Creek Trail #150Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2013
bmbeard
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,375 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.33 mph
1,375 ft AEG
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I probably should have brought a map with for this, but it was a great hike. A sunday morning and no other cars at the trailhead. Reynolds and the other creeks were flowing with clean water and the wild flowers were blooming. I wanted to go to Knoll's Hole, as I had seen some nice pictures on HAZ, so I followed the trail to Murphy's Ranch. Now looking back on the map, the spring/grassy area of Knoll's Hole is obvious, but there weren't that many aspens there. I ended up turning around just before Murphy's Tank.
The most exciting thing is that I swear I saw 2 blue grouse near Murphy's Tank. AZGFD says there is an effort to get them into the Mogollon Rim (as of 2009), so it is possible that they were blue grouse. I'm not expert birder though.
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Aug 17 2013
bmbeard
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34 male
 Joined Jul 25 2011
 Superior, AZ
Cienega Spring Trail #145Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 17 2013
bmbeard
Hiking3.20 Miles 807 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   3 Hrs      1.07 mph
807 ft AEG
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I did this hike with 2 dogs from the Cienega Spring side hiking north to the junction with McFadden Trail. The spring provides the opportunity to get the dogs wet at start and end of the hike. Pretty easy gradient and nice views, but I decided to turn around for the heat on the dogs, as there are some exposed stretches in full sun. The mines along this old road are asbestos mines from the Rosa Group, not uranium. The adits are in the Mescal Limestone.

This would be a great trail run. Fairly wide, smooth trail, easy to run with others, and the spring.
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Nov 17 2012
bmbeard
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34 male
 Joined Jul 25 2011
 Superior, AZ
LOST - Canyon SegmentGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2012
bmbeard
Hiking4.00 Miles 555 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
555 ft AEG
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The tunnel is actually called the Claypool tunnel, and was built in 1922. The old US60 highway, called the "Queen Trail" here, starts just south of Queen Creek on the east edge of Superior. Starting in Superior, you pass the restored Magma Club (restored in 2011), which was built by the Magma Mine for social events. The asphalt has been torn up, replaced with pea gravel, from the water tank to Superior, by Arizona Water because they buried their water line (2011). The old road passes some former mines that produced silver, lead, zinc, manganese, gold, and copper. I believe that the Monarch Vein is the mine out area to the right (walking uphill) before the new bridge. The road crosses under the new Queen Creek bridge. The road cuts through the Paleozoic sequence of Bolsa Quartzite, Escabrosa, Martin, and Naco limestones. Looking to the south you can even see some Whitetail Conglomerate lying below the Apache Leap Tuff (you can see the vitrophyre basal layer). This road can also be started after the Queen Creek Tunnel on the south side of US60. Park at the east pullout after the tunnel and walk west (left of guardrail) to reach the road.
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average hiking speed 1.7 mph

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