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Jun 09 2018
joebartels
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 Phoenix, AZ
Yeager - Gaddes - Burnt Canyon - Ash Loop, AZ 
Yeager - Gaddes - Burnt Canyon - Ash Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 09 2018
joebartels
Hiking15.76 Miles 3,944 AEG
Hiking15.76 Miles   9 Hrs   8 Mns   2.10 mph
3,944 ft AEG   1 Hour   38 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Yeager Canyon Trail #28
6 years since Bruce and I hiked this one. The trail is very well maintained.

Gaddes Canyon Trail Two (Old) (added 2020-02-11)
Based on comments in nonot's [ Triplog ] we hiked or paralleled this mythical 2 mile out-n-back. For sleuths' sake of ever figuring it out I moved the trailhead from FR501A to trail 502 which hikebot does have a track posted based on gov gis data.

Gaddes Canyon #110
Short leg to make the loop work. Never tire of this one.

Gaddes Canyon Two Trail #9037
Long standing fav, prefer up. Dry, no wildflowers.

Black Canyon Trail #114
Almost felt like cheating since we just hiked the nicest upper end. Columbine patch. Box Elders stood out with their bright translucent green leaves.

Offtrail Black & Burnt Canyons
1.5 mi portion we did on a 17 mi loop Aug `14. The most notable pools of water all day. Bring your own, this canyon travels easy from all the cow trails-of-use.

Ash Canyon Trail #539
Only 1.5 mi, perhaps the best part of it too.

Yeager Cabin Trail #111
Whopping 0.5mi of this gem. 9Lee linking at it's best!

Little Yaeger Canyon
Looked forward to this the most as somehow it never made the mix. Heading in I couldn't figure why Preston mentioned...
Reversing your route back down Little Yaeger Canyon is the most difficult option.
Crystal clear now. I barely made it down with lots of help. The sword was double edged as the guys spent the previous hour suggesting changing this final leg to a nearby trail... lol
I'd still go up this canyon since I forgot to keep an eye out for the Aspens. Forget descending until memory fades!

Synopsis
Enjoyed the loop once. Not itchin to do it again. Mingus is my fav so neva say never but I'd reverse it. Good to see Chums jump in on this one. 18% of the hike was breaks =)
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
One Columbine patch and a fair amount of raspberry in two canyons.
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 Joined Mar 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Mingus Wander, AZ 
Mingus Wander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2016
Tough_Boots
Hiking9.70 Miles 1,852 AEG
Hiking9.70 Miles
1,852 ft AEG
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1st trip
We did the southern loop first-- it was pretty nice out though a little warm in spots. We wanted to get the lowest part done in the morning. We stopped at the fire tower on our way back and talked to the watchman for a while. We had planned to do the whole figure 8 loop but I thought the drop on the View Point trail would get a little toasty for Lily. I planned to stay back and wander around up high with the dog and let them finish the route but I don't think anyone was too stoked on hiking today-- I'm ready to get back into the desert. Get me away from these trees! :lol:

We decided to head up North Mingus a little ways until it dropped and then just head back. We took a long break at the suicide ramp. A hang glider was waiting for the right wind to take off so we stopped and watched with other onlookers for a while. Unfortunately he never got that wind or probably got too much wind and had to abort.

Only found one pool of water in Gaddes Canyon but it looked like there was a bit in Black Canyon across the road.
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Jun 28 2015
nonot
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Mingus Exploration Day 2, AZ 
Mingus Exploration Day 2, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 28 2015
nonot
Hiking14.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
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The second day, I resolved to do two things that would allow for more hiking: an early start, and staying at the higher elevations. I accomplished both and had a much better day.

The Mingus fire lookout is accepting visitors and we spent some time talking while I was enjoying the cool breezes you get up in the fire tower.

I watched 2 parasailers and one hang glider take off. Looks fun, but not sure that I'll ever be able to be convinced to do the hang gliding takeoff.

My search for the Mingus View Trail failed completely. There are no signs acknowledging its existence whatsoever. I must have cruised past the turnoff, but it is anybody's guess where it starts.
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