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Oct 16 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Peck Canyon, AZ 
Peck Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2021
HikerWill
Hiking5.27 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking5.27 Miles   2 Hrs   52 Mns   2.15 mph
20 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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9:41 left truck
10:02 at rock wall below mine
10:16 wolf creek canyon
10:50 windmill
11:04 red rock rest. Stop
11:15 headed back
11:24 windmill.
11:57 wolf creek
12:11 rock wall below mine
12:22 found a rock trough on north side of canyon
12:34 back at truck

Parked where Fresno meets Peck canyon and headed toward the windmill.
I wanted to check the condition of the road after the rains.
I would guess that as much as 30% of the road is missing. Even where you can see the road it is severely washed out.
Two places the road has been replaced by a gravel field. One of these is at least 50 yards wide.
The rains washed places down to the bed rock.
All in all a most welcome get away.
Didn't see anyone all day.
Very peaceful .
I am grateful to be able to hike.
Oct 12 2021
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Last bit of Ramanote Canyon, AZ 
Last bit of Ramanote Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2021
HikerWill
Hiking2.10 Miles 855 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles   2 Hrs   13 Mns   1.30 mph
855 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
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10-12-2021 Ramanote – Last Leg
I’ve hiked Ramanote Canyon from beyond the Arch to the Window where it intersects with Peck Canyon.
Not all at once. Today was the last section. It included some balanced rocks and a small cave.

8:37 – left the truck at the top of Wise Mesa
8:47 – Top of the Cliffs – Small break
8:56 – In the canyon creek bed
9:08 – Bottleneck in canyon by red rocks
9:20 – Below the cave – 10 min break-wind was terrific
9:30 – Headed up to cave
9:36 – spotted a smaller cave hidden behind brush. Flat place inside about 3x4 feet
It wasn’t too far out of the way.
9:43 – Big cave – There has been a recent cave in.
10:04 – Headed down
10:17 – in the canyon and headed back up
10:30 – 5 min rest in shade
10:45 – back on top
10:54 – back at the truck

2 hours and 13 min total time
Covered >2.10 miles
Elevation gain 855
Elevation loss 855

50 degrees with gusty wind clouds and thunder – Got back to the truck and it was 54 degrees clear and no wind.

I parked to the north side of FR4151 between the Atascosa Corral and where Gasline Road turns south.
It looks like this is the new place to shoot guns into the canyon.
From here it gets steeper and steeper until it’s hard to stay upright until you reach the top of the cliffs.
I’m going to guess the cliffs are between 40 and 120 feet depending on where you are around the rim.
From the base of the cliffs to the creekbed is insanely steep and I came down the bottom part on my bottom part.
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On this trip I headed East in the canyon for a few hundred yard to make sure each leg of my trek is overlapped. However I didn’t go as far as where I came across the bundles of Pot. From here the bottleneck seemed like only a few minutes back and then soon there after I was standing below the cave wondering why I bothered doing this.
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The climb up to the cave started on bare red rock and gradually turned to a steep mixture of gravel, grass, briars, Cats Claw and burrs. Really nice view across the canyon to Wise Mesa.
Rested about 20 minutes there and came back down the way I went up. Mostly.
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I didn’t stop for a break until I was about halfway to the Top of the cliffs.
Found a pretty good cow path that stuck around for most of the trip up. It disappeared at the top of the cliffline.
About a third of a mile back to the truck from here.
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No lunch this time and a quart of water was plenty.
Got within about 50 feet of a hidden deer when it jumped up and scared me.
The steepness is akin to the angle headed up to butte 4833.
Everything out there is designed to scratch, tear, poke or puncture the human body.
Oct 11 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Wise Mesa - Breadloaf Ridge, AZ 
Wise Mesa - Breadloaf Ridge, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2021
HikerWill
Hiking2.45 Miles 260 AEG
Hiking2.45 Miles   2 Hrs   37 Mns   1.30 mph
260 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
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10-11-2021
Breadloaf Ridge – Wise Mesa
This is a ridge that resembles a loaf of bread and a pretty easy mile from the South side of the road.
7:53 – Left the truck
8:02 – Saddle to the South with a gate to cross back over.
8:27 – canyon below breadloaf – Bee Tree = Change of course again.
8:50 – Edge of Ridge to East
9:03 – West end edge and rest.
9:34 – Back in the canyon – Spotted a different way to come back.
9:41-balanced rock and upside down shelf
10:40-back at truck


46 degrees this morning.

Parked by the second cattle guard and went down the West side of the fence until I heard the cows. Hopped the fence and continued on the safer side.
The goal was a little over a mile from the truck and took about an hour to get there in actual hike time.
Other than an occasional animal trail this was just a short cross-country trek.
Lots of stickly things.
I took a bath in OFF this morning because two weeks ago some chiggers hitched a ride home with me.

The cliff/ridge is about 300 yards from end to end and anywhere from 20 feet to 30 yards wide. Nearly level. No paths at all. It looks like there are two breaks in the cliff that could be negotiated just for fun.
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Took a nice break on the edge of the cliff at the West end and checked out Atascosa and some cliffs and caves near Pena Blanca through the binoculars.
Lots more to explore!
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Came back a different way and found some more balanced rocks and a really cool shelter rock.
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Weird thing….
Covered about 2.5 miles in about 2 hours and I reached the road at the exact same time as someone drove by. We talked about hiking in the area for a while.
Kinda happenstance when you think about it.
Edge of nowhere and run into someone like that.

All in all, a good one.
This hike should put me at 200 miles for 2021 so far.
Tomorrow I’m planning on hiking the last part of Ramanote canyon that I have been saving for cooler weather.
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Oct 09 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
3 tanks - Toruno - Bobby - Lower Bellota, AZ 
3 tanks - Toruno - Bobby - Lower Bellota, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2021
HikerWill
Hiking3.35 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking3.35 Miles   3 Hrs   7 Mns   1.28 mph
320 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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8:07 – left the truck
8:23 – shade tree in wash below saddle
8:28 – saddle
9:01 – first tank
9:07 _ On dam of bobby tank
9:18 – Lower Bellota Tank - very narrow dam and misplaced on Google Earth.
9:20 – base of the chute-
9:29 – above chute looking down into Bellota Tank area
9:31 – fell cut wrist – bled for about half an hour
10:03 – back to dam – after checking out side canyon and a 10 min break
10:43 – back at Saddle
11:14 – Back at the truck

Got out an hour later than I wanted but it was still in the low 60’s.
Took a walk out that way last weekend to do some recon. It was too hot to try and make it all the way.
As I headed down the saddle I realized that it was a LOT steeper than on the elevation map and on google. Almost turned around and went back for a easier hike.
But
I’ve planned this for two weeks so.. went for it.

Once I got down into the canyon there was a pretty good cow trail. I wish I had found it at the top. It made the trip back a lot easier.
Took exactly an hour to get to the dam. And only about 10 more minutes to find Lower bellota tank. This is a similar rock dam to the one near the well in peck canyon where Peck and Ramanote meet.
Also, like the one in Aztec canyon. Very narrow and I almost missed it.
Rock wall in a very narrow part of the canyon it’s filled in though.
I couldn’t get to the rock/wall/dam because of the pool of water at its base.
I tried going to the right of the dam and I’m glad I did. Really cook chut about 20 feet up and very slipper and steep. No problem getting up it but coming down was a LOT faster than I intended.
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All the views were amazing.
The grass was chest high in places which make it hard to negotiate through the roly rocks on the way down.

I was surprised that there was a tank built right above Bobby tank. It looks like its there to slow down the water and it also looks freshly dug or repaired.
There is a road from Bobby tank up over the next ridge and down into what I think is bellota canyon.
Took 3.5 quarts of water and drank 2 of them on the way back. The last 100 yards out of the canyon were insanely steep even though it was a cow path.
Back at the truck it was 87 degrees.
I have some days off and am hoping that I can get in another canyon hike tomorrow. I think I remember seeing a mine on a hike a couple of months ago.
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Complete solitude. Not even a BP drone or airplane.
Oct 02 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Bobby Tank Saddle, AZ 
Bobby Tank Saddle, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.45 Miles 236 AEG
Hiking1.45 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   0.97 mph
236 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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Headed toward Bobby Tank from Toruno Tank today.
Parked on the North side of the tank and headed across the dam.
From there it was just a matter of making a beeline to the saddle.
Scouted a good route to Bobby Tank and could make out a road to the South of it.
This is most likely the road that was put in to make the tank.
I'm saving going to the tank for another day. Today I poked around some of he cliffs and found some cool rock formations.
Made a loop for the return trip and had lunch under a tree.
I'm not sure if I got buzzed my a moving swarm of bees or a drone but it was a freaky sound.
Felt nice to sit in the shade several times and not think about anything and just take in the solitude.
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A gigantic bull was waiting at the tank between me and the truck. It didnt move so I skirted around the trees.
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With plenty of daylight left I decided to check out Pena Blanca Canyon.
This turned out to be interesting too because a BP truck stopped about 20 yards away from where I was sitting in the shade.
The officer walked away for about 10 minutes and came back with 5 guys who had apparently hike in from the South.
A few minutes later a medic truck came by and everyone was loaded up and they left.
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Had dinner by fire and met a nice couple with a 4 year old.
They were tent camping. This is a really nice place but it's also a major passageway for illegals.
I dont like camping and if I did i still wouldnt camp there.
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Good day just to be out enjoying the sun and breeze.
Sep 28 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Wise Mesa West, AZ 
Wise Mesa West, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.80 Miles 24 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles      45 Mns   3.09 mph
24 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Needed a walk after work.
We took the dog and dodged a few snakes.
Met another couple walking their dogs too.
Dodged a few spiders.
Last time we came up in the evening I stepped on a snake so we made sure to be back at the
truck before dark.
Sunset was amazing. Did some scouting for a hike in the near future to a cave.
It's in a really rough area and looks manmade. Wont know until I get down there.
Sep 25 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
NEar BM 127, AZ 
NEar BM 127, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2021
HikerWill
Hiking2.65 Miles 107 AEG
Hiking2.65 Miles   2 Hrs   27 Mns   1.30 mph
107 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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Got out while the temperature was in the mid 60's.
Staying on roads instead of cross country because of the number of snakes this season.
We parked at a wide spot in the road and walk for a hour or so.
Lot more people out and about this morning than usual.
One guy had a lot of guns and was shooting across the canyon.
Another drove by and we later saw him walking his dog.
and then..... then......
We heard a cow running like crazy. Usually they just wander around with their nose next to the ground but this was was moving crazy fast. We thought that maybe something spooked it and then we heard yelling and whistling.

Turns out we got there as two cowboys were moving a herd of cattle to a new area.
We watched them as they passed by very close and then followed a bit and watched them go into a canyon and gate that I had never seen before.
Got some time off coming up and now I know where I'm going to go.
Sep 18 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Borderlands, AZ 
Borderlands, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2021
HikerWill
Hiking2.25 Miles 240 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.25 mph
240 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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Got out early while it was in the low 70's.
Another near miss with a rattler.
Scoping out some winter hike goals.

No one else out and about. There rarely is...that will let themselves be seen.

Good heart pump.
Sep 16 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Wise Mess, AZ 
Wise Mess, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 16 2021
HikerWill
Hiking2.01 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking2.01 Miles      45 Mns   2.68 mph
20 ft AEG
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After work rocky road walk for exercise and a sunset. Dramatic lightening right on the border.

Made a couple of friends along the way... see pics.
Sep 13 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Atascosa Corral, AZ 
Atascosa Corral, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.75 Miles 10 AEG
Hiking1.75 Miles      45 Mns   2.33 mph
10 ft AEG
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We took an evening power walk up on the Mesa around dusk. The rain has messed up the road. Good enough to get out and watch the sunset.

On the way back I stepped on something that felt soft and it rolled. Nearly fell. She turned the flashlight back. Snake!!!!!

We stepped in for a closer look and it rattled. Not sure how it didn't bite me when I stepped on it.
No pics from this.
It's hard to take a pic when you are running like a frightened 6 year old.
Sep 11 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Fresno Canyon, AZ 
Fresno Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.00 mph
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Got the granddaughter for the weekend!
It's a lot cooler..... less hot.... than Phoenix and we decided to head out to a nearby canyon.

Telling a 12 year old to be careful and not get in the water was just stupid on my part.

We ended up splashing each other with rocks.
Still loads of butterflies and we saw many bright blue dragonflies.

Lunch on the Mesa. Then we came home and she helped make some shelves.
Sep 04 2021
HikerWill
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Camino Ramanote to the South, AZ 
Camino Ramanote to the South, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.25 Miles 122 AEG
Hiking1.25 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   0.75 mph
122 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
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Short one today. Wise Mesa.
Camino Ramanote. Parked at the cattle guard near the huge black and white water tanks and headed to the South. The original play was to head into the canyon on the North side but it was too late and too hot.

Got a really late start and one of the “Roads” I wanted to hike was totally choked with cats claw.
Plan B was the same.
Plan C was a small saddle across a shallow canyon. I don’t know if it classifies as a canyon. It’s probably 50-75 feet deep. Too wide to be a wash. Since it was late and hot this seemed like the best option for the morning.

Very gentle slope to the creekbed. There were lots of pools of water and think this is because the creek bed is bedrock. Halfway down I thought I saw a column and headed that direction. There was less grass this way and it was a lot easier and quicker. It did end up being a column about 15 feet tall.

AND… as it happens so many time… it got more and more interesting the further I went. More balanced rocks and boulders and finally ended up on the edge of a cliff about 40 feet down. And probably 50 yards wide.
Amazing find with all the cool rocks and hideaways.

I think this leads to the canyon below Toruno tank.

No trail here anywhere and ended up coming back a different way and found a huge balanced boulder.

Definitely going back when its cooler because there is hill that looks like a loaf of bread that I’ve put on the backburner.

SPent a lot of time exploring so it looks, again, like I;m a slow poke.
Aug 28 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Mesquite Sump - Again, AZ 
Mesquite Sump - Again, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2021
HikerWill
Hiking3.52 Miles 127 AEG
Hiking3.52 Miles   3 Hrs   23 Mns   1.35 mph
127 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
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I have been looking forward to finally getting some time and weather to push myself.
AND/BUT
Woke up Friday with a stomach bug and was worried...
Wanted to head back to a balanced rock and cave that I've passed up a couple of times.
Woke up today feeling about half and decided to go for it.
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Short story is that I didn't make it this time either.
There was too much water to just keep walking and ignore it.
Stomach was still oogy BUT/AND I found a shortcut past the Sump that cuts off a steep hill.
Took a couple of side canyons and poked around small ripples and pools.
There are still tadpoles in the shallow sandy pools.
The rain has obliterated the road. abut 100 yards of it is now the stream bed,
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Flutterby
The butterfly kaleidoscopes were amazing.
I'm so glad I took a side trip. They were everywhere.
Every step I took down one stream sent hundreds of them fluttering all around.
Then I found a dead deer and wondered if they were carnivorous butterflies.
Still, an amazing sight.
It was like the air was constantly moving with them,
Even when I got back to the road they were all over the place.
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The last side trip took me on a short cut to Fresno canyon.
I'm glad I took this short route because I heard some of those 4 wheeler things buzzing along.
By the time I got back to the road they had passed.
Back at Peck Canyon there were more and one was coming down into the canyon.
Last time I was out that way I found a broken tow rope... I'm betting someone got bogged down in the gravel,
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A few hills to climb but nothing too terrible.
Back before noon and beat the storms.

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Aug 22 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Pena Blanca Canyon, AZ 
Pena Blanca Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.85 Miles 35 AEG
Hiking1.85 Miles      56 Mns   1.98 mph
35 ft AEG
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Nice road hike this morning. 73 degrees and no breeze. The dog kept shade hopping.
Surrounding area is too wild and green to get off the back roads for now.

Took a drive and got stuck in a stream.
Low 4 barely got us out.
Dog laid down in the creek to cool down.

We hiked down the stream and got turned around when we heard growling from a small hole in the side of the bank.

Good to get outside.
Aug 07 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
U.S. Borderlands, AZ 
U.S. Borderlands, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2021
HikerWill
Hiking2.20 Miles
Hiking2.20 Miles   3 Hrs      0.98 mph
      45 Mns Break
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73 degrees at 8 am. The humidity was ike 100%.
This was one of the few times I've overheated and forced myself to sit in the shade.

Lots of water and it's running clear, unlike a week ago. Some accidental wading.
Back at the truck temp was 88 degrees.
Met a family with young children headed out that way and they asked about the water situation.
Plenty of pools and riffles to play in.
Aug 04 2021
HikerWill
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 Nogales, AZ
Wise Mesa, AZ 
Wise Mesa, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.56 Miles 11 AEG
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Quick one after work. Got done way late but we needed some outdoor time.

It's sooooo friggin green now.

Nice sunset
Jul 31 2021
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Red Hill Border Area, AZ 
Red Hill Border Area, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2021
HikerWill
Hiking1.75 Miles 455 AEG
Hiking1.75 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   1.91 mph
455 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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Short one today. I wanted to check out FR 4695 to see what the rain has done to it.

Road condition is mostly the same except for some places where the bank has caved in across the road. Another place there was a 2 foot Boulder almost blocking the road.

Parked at a wide area where the road flattens out near the red. The road heads on up to Turkey Flats and there is a spur to the right here.

Headed behind the hill to a cut that has been good for crystal hounding. Found a few. Brought 3 back today.
From the cut I headed down the STEEP backside to an open mine. It looks like not many people go there.

Found an almost hidden path/trail that stayed pretty level and met up with the wash.
There is what looks like a RR bed on the East back side on the other side of the mine.
Both are grown over and found by accident.

75 degrees and about 90% humidity.
Jul 28 2021
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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
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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.
Tranquil
Jul 27 2021
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Fresno Canyon to Unnamed Tank, AZ 
Fresno Canyon to Unnamed Tank, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2021
HikerWill
Hiking3.15 Miles 427 AEG
Hiking3.15 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   1.58 mph
427 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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7-27-2021 Fresno Canyon to unnamed tank
I crossed Fesno Canyon and went a few hundred yards then parked in a wash.
The truck could have made it within a quarter mile of the tank but I wanted to move it.
There has been a lot of rain and the last time we went we were the first ones to cut the muddy road.
This must be a road building year when it comes to rain.
Every time I go back there its silted in a little more.


8:46 left the truck 78 degrees.
9:39 at the tank – found a spark plug on the road and a horseshoe once I left the road
10:46 – back at the truck. Yes! Exactly 2 hours. Crazy

Halfway out of the canyon I decided to tack on another half mile to the day and check out the cliffs above the balanced rock. This side hike is included in the time and distance of the earlier on today.

11:17 – headed to the cliffs. Vegetation was up to my waist.
11:34 back at the truck. No trail. Found a survey marker

Didn’t see a soul all day.
I wish I could take a picture of the calmness.
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Jul 22 2021
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Mesquite Sump, AZ 
Mesquite Sump, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2021
HikerWill
Hiking2.57 Miles 191 AEG
Hiking2.57 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   1.32 mph
191 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
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Partners none no partners
Had to redo some of the hike from the 17th.
The storms here have been bombastic with lots of rain.
Mesquite Sump had about twice as much water as last week and we crossed the stream in several places. Up to the axels in mud twice.

Peck canyon was running too deep to cross in the truck but Fresno Canyon was only about 6 inches deep where it runs into Peck.
Covered a little over 2.5 miles on foot.
The temp was only 83 but the humidity was heavy.
Gonna probably burn my clothes and backpack.
Got within a quarter mile of the goal and decided it was too muggy and headed back.
No walnuts... maybe next year.
Will head back one more time to this area to find an unnamed tank, a small cave and the balanced rock.
County is making Sand bags available for people today. Looks like a gully washer is on its way.
average hiking speed 1.56 mph
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