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Cemetery Trail #255 - 2 members in 6 triplogs have rated this an average 2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 25 2020
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Cemetery Trail #255Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2020
mt98dew
Hiking0.50 Miles 100 AEG
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100 ft AEG
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Randomly choose a trail and ended up on this one. When I saw the mileage, I immediately looked for another trail in the area to go with it (ended up with the Cottonwood Trail #120). This was the second hike of the day. The initial trail is an asphalt pathway that has seen the elements for 19 years and it shows. When you reach the cemetery gate, there is a secondary, rocky trail that heads up the hillside. This quickly leads to the Thompson Trail. I checked this out and it looks as if this joins the Thompson mid trail. There is a trail sign that indicates distances for either direction. The cemetery itself is fenced in and is purported to have 75 grave sites, most of which are recognized by dilapidated white crosses. 4-5 markers stand out for the effort put forth. There is a suggested rock path bordered by stones that circles the cemetery. Found myself somewhat saddened by the experience of lives unrememebered. More a testament to the Roosevelt community than the individuals themself.
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 Joined May 04 2004
 Mesa, AZ
AZT #19 - FR 1080 Combo, AZ 
AZT #19 - FR 1080 Combo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2015
CannondaleKid
Hiking11.30 Miles 2,979 AEG
Hiking11.30 Miles   5 Hrs   36 Mns   2.11 mph
2,979 ft AEG      15 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
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Although the Jeep has been repaired (radiator split at 188/288 junction ](*,) on the return from our weekend in the Sierra Ancha), Tracey wanted to hike somewhere that we could drive to with her Honda Fit. :whistle:

So, thinking how nice the Three Bar Road was last time out this way the plan was to start our hike from Mills TH on AZT#20 and do an out-and-back to Black Bear Saddle. So much for plans... as we get to the turn for Three Bar Road, we realized it did NOT go to Mills TH, that would be Forest Road 429 instead, which the Fit would not like!
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Ok, having loaded HAZ Tracks only with the route we planned on, what do we do? With the warmer weather Tracey wanted something at a higher elevation. Not much around here the Fit would take us... so we though, ok, let's tray AZT#19 heading south. No nice HAZ Tracks map to go by (not that we expected to need one) so I made sure to bring the GPS along. Good thing I did.
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The number of ups & downs along the first part of the trail did not make a good impression... we simply wanted higher elevation sooner for hopefully a little cooler temps. So enough of this! We cut across a ridge and connected with Forest Road 1080 and headed up toward Deer Hill. Having driven past Deer Hill on my Pinyon Mountain hike last year from Apache Trail on FR49 (a VERY nasty road) I figured we might as well check the condition of FR1080 (which connects to FR49) and see how it compares. Lots of rocks on the climbs, but nowhere near the exposure of several parts like FR49 was.

As we continued on FR1080 we came upon a Case excavator equipped with a boring drill which had tipped over onto the back of a truck. There were two men removing hydraulic hoses from the excavator arm, in preparation to remove the arm before attempting to right the machine. We found out they had bored three holes and had installed new poles. Afterward they drove the excavator back down the steep slope safely, only for it to tip over when part of the road gave way. Quite unexpected, of course.
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After a quick chat and a few photos we continued our climb on FR1080 up to the intersection with FR49, on to FR341 where we turned east. At the saddle looking at Deer Hill we had our lunch... under the scrutiny of a herd of cattle. I may have stared down a few of them, but others NEVER turned away the whole time.

Lunch over with, we continued down FR341 to Cottonwood Creek where it merged with AZT#19, followed the two for three miles until connecting back with FR1080 then turning of where AZT#19 split from FR341. Again, enough with the excess amount of WAY down then WAY up etc., so at the Cemetery Trail we bailed out to check out the cemetery. From there we cut straight over to AZ 188 and followed along the shoulder the mile-or-so back to whee we parked, east of the bridge, not west at the AZT#20 TH.

Pretty warm day, lots of AEG and more than enough miles as Tracey has been run pretty ragged lately. Shhhh... she's recovering from removal of a cancerous thyroid a few weeks ago.

Sorry, no videos this trip... but I have unfinished business in the area (un-bagged peaks) and this was a good recon so I will be back soon.
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Dec 28 2013
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43 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Cemetery Trail #255Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2013
Charger55
Hiking0.25 Miles 25 AEG
Hiking0.25 Miles      25 Mns   0.60 mph
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While waiting for Tonto National Monument to open, I killed some time photographing the cemetery in the early morning light.
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Apr 27 2013
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 Joined May 16 2005
 Scottsdale, AZ
Cemetery Trail #255Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2013
Al_HikesAZ
Hiking0.25 Miles 25 AEG
Hiking0.25 Miles      30 Mns   3.00 mph
25 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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I was at a camping outing for the Temple Chai Mens' Club at Windy Hill Campground for Lag B'Omer. They wanted some hikes. I chose this hike for the older, less fit men from Superstition Wilderness Trails East by Carlson & Stewart page 100. The Trailhead is just across Highway 88 from the Roosevelt Lake Visitors' Center. Enter the Lakeview Trailer Park and take first right within about 100' of the highway. The cacti and some wildflowers were blooming. We found the gravesite of Moses - Moses Murphy that is. Not really a hike but interesting and fun. It is on the way from the TH to the Thompson Trail #121 (Superstition Wilderness Trails East) page 102

I am tired and sore as I write this so bear with me if I have to come back and edit it. #TGFM&Ms - thank God for M&Ms (Motrin & Move Free).
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Apr 27 2013
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Windy Hill CampgroundGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Al_HikesAZ
Car Camping1.00 Miles 200 AEG
Car Camping1.00 Miles      15 Mns   4.00 mph
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From Campsite 20 I followed the trail to a nice bench facing east where you can watch the sunrise if you wake up it odark30 (I was a little late). Then down some "stairs". I walked out through reeds to the lake. Saw some areas in the reeds where mule deer must have bedded down. Either mule deer or some really large redneck beer drinkers. Touched the Roosevelt Lake Water and headed back up to wake my fellow campers #slackers
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Apr 27 2013
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Thompson Trail #121Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2013
Al_HikesAZ
Hiking2.40 Miles 1,033 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   1.37 mph
1,033 ft AEG
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Unique weekend with the Temple Chai Mens' Club for Lag B'Omer and a מְדוּרָה at Windy Hill Campground. They wanted a hike so I chose this one from Superstition Wilderness Trails East by Carlson & Stewart page 102, We went first to the Roosevelt Lake Cemetery. Then up to Thompson Trail 121. The trail has some nice up and down - mostly up - with scree. At a pass about 1/2 way into the hike you can see the bridge. One hiker turned back to go to the Visitor Center and meet us later. From the pass you have a steep downhill. Great views. You hit a small clearing with a stock tank. Then a small uphill for great views of the Bridge. Then downhill to the metal gate. Two of our remaining 6 hikers seemed to be struggling, so instead of going back by the trail we crossed the road on AZ 88 and hiked the road back to the Visitor Center. Not much traffic today. I would have preferred going back on the trail but discretion is the better part of valor. Got everyone home safe & sound and not much worse for wear. My ego suffered a little bruise - I was looking back and checking on visuals on everyone when I was gravitationally challenged.

Lots of cacti flowering and lots of wildflowers today so my rating will probably be higher than most.
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