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Nov 02 2015
Stoic
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43 male
 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Bradshaw Mountains Apple Run AZ, AZ 
Bradshaw Mountains Apple Run AZ, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2015
Stoic
Hiking3.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.00 mph
800 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
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Wade and I came up with this idea a few months back. On an earlier trip we found an apple tree, while checking out an old cemetery. The apples where not ready to be picked, so we planned to come back when the tree would be in season.

I left my house around 4:45am. I stopped for gas and snacks, then headed up to Crown King. I arrived in CK around 6:45am.(37F) I was about 2.5 hours early. I had a couple of short hiking choices in the area. I choose Porphry Mountain. It was a nice short hike, with a great views. I spent 40 minutes at the top relaxing. I then headed back to CK to meet up with Wade.

I met up with Wade and we headed out of CK around 9:30am. The first stop was the Apple tree. We found two trees with fruit. The second, beat up tree, had better tasting apples. Over the next few hours we stopped at some windmills, corrals, old cemeteries, abandoned structures, Gold Bar Ranch,historic Hassayampa Bridge and some Native American ruins.

We then headed to Congress to eat at Nichols West Restaurant. I arrived home around 7:15pm. Over all a great with perfect weather.
Thanks again Wade and Mary Jo for dinner.
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Sep 03 2014
The_Eagle
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 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Porphry MountainPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2014
The_Eagle
Hiking1.30 Miles 536 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles      43 Mns   2.05 mph
536 ft AEG      5 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
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The Last peak for the day. Saw this on the Topo map and it looked interesting.

Worth the climb if you are in the area. Once again some outstanding views!


View from the top :next: http://youtu.be/AitngF73K6M
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Porphry Mountain Towers Mountain
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Sep 03 2014
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 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Senator Highway Excursion Hikes, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Sep 03 2014
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking11.90 Miles 2,817 AEG
Hiking11.90 Miles
2,817 ft AEG
 
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Bruce and I had been planning a hiking and touring excursion down Senator Highway for quite some time now. Rain and scheduling issues held us up for almost a month. Today the stars lined up and we were on our way.

We met early and headed up to Prescott where we would start our day long journey down the old dirt Highway. Bruce had done an amazing job of laying out a spread sheet with all the various points of interest along the way. We visited old cemeteries, old town sights, mining spots, and former homesteads as we made our way towards Crown King.

Along our travels we would also hike various trails. We first visited the Pine Spring Cabin area which was very cool. Then we took the Blind Indian Trail and went down to Shady Del Cabin and then made a lasso back to the trailhead. This was my favorite hike of the day. The cabin and it's location were super cool. From here we headed on down the road stopping at several points of interest. The next hike was Horse Mountain. This trail is in serious need of some trimming. The views from up top were absolutely spectacular!

Next I hiked up to Towers Mountain. (Listed in a separate trip log) While Bruce took a short break. After that we headed down the road and hit Porphry Mountain. Once again great views but Horse holds the title for best views of the day.

That would conclude our hikes but not our day. After Porphry we continued on down the road stopping at Bradshaw City and then we made a visit to Bradshaw City Cemetery.

Finally, we headed to Crown King and made a stop for something to eat. Ooops, they quit serving dinner an hour before our arrival. Current time was 7:10pm. :?

It was a fantastic day that I really enjoyed. It was like a history lesson with hiking on a perfect Arizona day. Thanks a bunch Bruce!
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