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Lost Mine - South Mountain - 10 members in 120 triplogs have rated this an average 3.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 14 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 14 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.32 Miles 1,629 AEG
Hiking7.32 Miles   3 Hrs   6 Mns   2.39 mph
1,629 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Up Lost Mine, which still had some shade but no breeze. East on National, side trip to Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. Slightly cooler today. Not many people out.
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Apr 05 2021
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Bursera National Eliminator, AZ 
Bursera National Eliminator, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2021
trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.21 Miles 1,950 AEG
Hiking7.21 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.86 mph
1,950 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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1st trip
met fletch at 0730 for our monday morning hike
from pyramid trailhead, up bursera, east on national, down eliminator
some cloud cover on the uphill
saw very few people
good combo of trails
aeg seems a little high; fletch had 7.4 miles and 1800+ the last time she did this
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Mar 19 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Camp LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking5.36 Miles 1,317 AEG
Hiking5.36 Miles   2 Hrs   31 Mns   2.22 mph
1,317 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
Partners none no partners
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Up Ruins, down Lost Mine. Nice breeze at the top. Quite a few people out today, I actually saw four other hikers on Lost Mine.
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Mar 15 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ 
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.31 Miles 1,630 AEG
Hiking7.31 Miles   2 Hrs   49 Mns   2.61 mph
1,630 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Same loop as last week. Started at 0530. Cool, cloudy, and breezy—felt perfect. Despite starting a little later, there weren’t many people out until the last half mile. Lots of coyotes howling while on Pyramid and National.
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Mar 15 2021
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Ruins - Eliminator Loop, AZ 
Ruins - Eliminator Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2021
trekkin_gecko
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   1 Hour   39 Mns   3.00 mph
1,300 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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1st trip
met fletch early afternoon for our monday hike
up lost ranch ruins, east on national, down eliminator
stats should be close, as i have a track for a descent down lost ranch mine
saw one mountain biker on the loop part
nice afternoon
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Mar 09 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ 
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.32 Miles 1,636 AEG
Hiking7.32 Miles   2 Hrs   53 Mns   2.58 mph
1,636 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Pretty much the same as yesterday. Up Pyramid, west on National, down Lost Mine. Some light sprinkles for a couple of miles, and a little cooler. More people on Pyramid than yesterday, nobody else after the first couple of miles.
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Mar 09 2021
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Pyramid Loop, AZ 
Pyramid Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2021
trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.05 Miles 1,698 AEG
Hiking7.05 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   3.00 mph
1,698 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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met fletch late morning for a hike on the south side
up pyramid, west on national, goat hill, down eliminator
nice combo
good to see my climbing partner again
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Mar 08 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ 
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.33 Miles 1,622 AEG
Hiking7.33 Miles   2 Hrs   59 Mns   2.50 mph
1,622 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Started around 0515. Up Pyramid, west on National, down Lost Mine. Nice clouds. Breezy on the higher sections. Heard a lot of coyotes, one owl, and nine gunshots. Very few people out on this loop, going this direction, this early in the morning. A few more fallen saguaros, even since just last Friday.
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Mar 07 2021
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2021
mt98dew
Hiking4.93 Miles 929 AEG
Hiking4.93 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   3.25 mph
929 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Early morning hike at SoMo. Thanks to the 202 it was an easy transit to get to the Pyramid TH.....I have no excuse not to be hitting this more often. Got to the TH a little after 5:30am. Surprised to find that I was the first car there. Wanted to get a loop involving Lost Mine. I’ve come down this beast often enough, but it’s been awhile since I’ve gone up it. It’s definitely one of the steeper trails out there. From the top I took the National Trail over to the Lost Ranch Ruin trail. It’s been awhile since I’ve been on that as well. Upper part is very nice with some sweet views of the canyon to the north. It gets a little steep and slippery for a time before becoming more manageable. Took some user trails to get back to the beginning of the Pyramid trail to close the loop. Good workout for a 5 mile loop. Saw a handful of hikers near the end, but pretty much had the trails to myself. No wildlife. Though I did here some coyotes howling forlornly in the distance. Not your typical coyote “talk”. Lucky enough to catch sight of a falling star at the start of the hike. Made a wish....we’ll see what happens. :D
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Feb 27 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2021
johnlp
Hiking11.26 Miles 3,457 AEG
Hiking11.26 Miles
3,457 ft AEG
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Ascended and descended all three "Lost" trails. Visited Goat Hill as well. Wild flowers are showing up. Lupine, scorpion weed, fiddleneck, mustard, and a single poppy which I stopped to water. COVID Saturday busy. :)
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Lupine, scorpion weed, fiddleneck, mustard, and a single poppy
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Feb 19 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ 
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,452 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   2.35 mph
1,452 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Partners none no partners
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Kind of a late start. Warm, no clouds, no breeze. Up Lost Mine. Quick side trip to 2484 at the top. East on National to Goat Hill. Side trip to 1898 on the way down Lost Mine. Didn’t see anyone on Lost Mine, of course, but a few people on National, and plenty down around the trailhead. Parking lot was full when we finished.
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Feb 07 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2021
johnlp
Hiking12.20 Miles 3,540 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles
3,540 ft AEG
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Went in search of my lost beanie. No luck. Beautiful morning for a hike though. Pre-COVID crowds until the last 2 miles, then the hordes were out in full force.
Up Lost Mine>Goat Hill>Down and up Ranger>down Lost Ranch Mine>up Lost Ranch Ruins>National>Bursera
Go Chiefs! :)
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Jan 23 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Alta TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2021
johnlp
Hiking18.20 Miles 5,339 AEG
Hiking18.20 Miles   6 Hrs   56 Mns   2.72 mph
5,339 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
Another early start to make sure I get a parking spot and enjoy the new day.
From the Pyramid trailhead I hiked up Lost Mine, down Mine Drop/Lost Ranch Mine, up Ruins, then west on National.
Went off trail at the quartz boulders to check out a mine below. Bushwhacked from there down to the Bajada, then onto the National to it's western terminus. Hiked up the Alta trail to Maricopa Peak, then down Alta to the Bajada. Took Bajada east to the Ranger trail then up to the National and Goat Hill. Hiked back to the car via Lost Mine and a little bit of Pyramid.
Cool and breezy which was perfect for a long hike. Clouds helped make the scenery even more dramatic. :)
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Jan 21 2021
LindaAnn
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 Photos 3,989
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ 
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 21 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking6.06 Miles 1,422 AEG
Hiking6.06 Miles   2 Hrs   38 Mns   2.38 mph
1,422 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Up Lost Mine, side trip to 2484 at the top, then over to Goat Hill. Came down Lost Ranch Mine. Some drizzly rain for the first 1.50 miles, then it cleared up. Only saw a few people, all near the trailhead. Cool temps with the clouds, felt a little warm in the sun.
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Jan 10 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2021
johnlp
Hiking8.06 Miles 2,132 AEG
Hiking8.06 Miles
2,132 ft AEG
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Up Lost Mine to Goat Hill then down and up Ranger. Returned via Lost Ranch Mine.
Much clearer air today. Avoided a lot of people by starting early.
Culture
Culture
Mine Shaft
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Jan 10 2021
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2021
trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.70 Miles 2,334 AEG
Hiking7.70 Miles   2 Hrs   38 Mns   3.00 mph
2,334 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
decided to hit goat hill via ranger this morning since parking isn't usually an issue
for some reason the summit road was closed at the one mile marker, making ranger parking lot full
found a spot not far away in one of the horse lots
got going around 1000
up to goat hill, seeing more people than usual, even for a weekend
west on national, down eliminator and up lost ranch mine
back on national and ranger
gave two parties directions
saw more people on the mine trails that i would have thought
air quality was much better today
cool temps, light breeze
new twist on an old standby
Named place
Named place
Goat Hill
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Jan 04 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.25 Miles 1,615 AEG
Hiking7.25 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.57 mph
1,615 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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One of my usual workout loops. My first solo hike in a few weeks, so I finally got to play around with the new Fenix 6 Pro I got last month. Pretty neat, I like all the data and health features. I wouldn’t want to try and follow a track on it, but it’s a good backup in case something catastrophic happens to my phone on a hike.

Up Lost Mine, east on National, with a side trip to Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. Trails were surprisingly empty, up until reaching Pyramid, I’d only seen two hikers, then sixteen on Pyramid, which is nothing for January. Saw one ranger carrying some brand new Area Closed signs, ugh. Bursera, ocotillo, and brittlebush are leafed out in a lot of places, especially on Pyramid. Gross air, nice temps.
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Dec 28 2020
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
South Side Somo Mix, AZ 
South Side Somo Mix, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.84 Miles 2,008 AEG
Hiking5.84 Miles   2 Hrs   21 Mns   2.54 mph
2,008 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
met fletch and mike at pyramid early afternoon
they've been hiking these trails often recently
started up bursera, then hit a use trail that met up with lost ranch trail
slow going down this one for me
then went up lost mine (i think) and down eliminator
maybe @johnlp or @lindaann could tell me what to link - i'll post my route just for fun
trailhead was full, but we saw very few people on any of these trails
beautiful afternoon
saw lots of bursera trees
fun to do these again with my climbing partners
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Dec 13 2020
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2020
johnlp
Hiking8.18 Miles 2,444 AEG
Hiking8.18 Miles
2,444 ft AEG
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Cold and windy the first hour. Made it up to the National before sunrise.
Lost mine>Goat Hill>Mine Drop>Ruins>Connector>Bursera>Bursera Canyon>Connector.
Very busy, but I avoided many by hiking mostly off the beaten path. The air is very clear now. Great views of the Estrellas. :)
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Dec 06 2020
johnlp
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63 male
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 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2020
johnlp
Hiking6.48 Miles 2,177 AEG
Hiking6.48 Miles
2,177 ft AEG
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Parking lot was full at 0630. Up Lost Mine, down Mine Drop (Lost Ranch Mine), up Ruins, connector to Bursera and back to the TH. Very nice morning. Lots of people the last bit on Bursera. Nobody until then.
Plant life is very stressed. Watered some cactus. Let's get some rain! :)
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average hiking speed 2.62 mph
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