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Sep 11 2021
ddgrunning
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 Joined Apr 13 2011
 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mountain-Wind Cave-Bulldog Saddle, AZ 
Pass Mountain-Wind Cave-Bulldog Saddle, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2021
ddgrunning
Hiking12.37 Miles 2,241 AEG
Hiking12.37 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   3.26 mph
2,241 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Hit the Pass Mountain loop early. Was a little surprised at how many cars were at the Meridian TH at 5:15 am. Took the loop clockwise, as I had to be back by 10 a.m. and wasn't sure whether I'd have time to included the Bulldog Saddle addition.

Crossed a few folks on the southern end of Pass Mountain, and would see them all again on the north end :-).

We beat most of the traffic up the Wind Cave trail, but came across a fair number of folks as we were making out descent.

Back at the Wind Cave TH, we continued with the loop. Hit the Pass Mountain Saddle on the the east side by 9 a.m., with plenty of time to add a jaunt around to Bulldog Saddle.

The recent rains have caused an explosion of grass. Pass mountain is frequently travelled, so the path remains clear, but the Bulldog Loop in places has nearly been overtaken by grass. No major route-finding issue, but there was a lot of grass/brush to walk through.

The climb up the north side of the pass was a bit of a buttkicker at this time of year, with the humidity and with the morning sun heating things up.

A nice workout in advance of an upcoming R2R.
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Apr 17 2021
ddgrunning
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 Gilbert, AZ
Bulldog-Pass Mountain Ridgeline-Wind Cave Loop, AZ 
Bulldog-Pass Mountain Ridgeline-Wind Cave Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2021
ddgrunning
Hiking8.80 Miles 2,211 AEG
Hiking8.80 Miles   3 Hrs   24 Mns   2.74 mph
2,211 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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Started out on the Bulldog Saddle Trail at 6:30 a.m. Meridian TH was not as busy as expected. Temps were also quite nice. Only saw a handful of people on the way up to the saddle. On the backside, dropping around the based of Peak 3004, I had complete solitude until rising back up to the Pass Mountain saddle, where traffic was more busy.

From the Pass Mountain saddle, I decided to shake things up with a little off-trail ascent up to the peak of Pass Mountain via the spur that juts out west from the Ridgeline towards the saddle. I had wanted to check out this spur several years ago when I did the ridgeline with my kids, but it wasn't in the cards that time.

The climb up from Pass Mountain saddle was not nearly as bush-whacky as I thought it might be. And the views on the way up were rewarding, with ever-expanding vistas, including views of Weaver's Needle in the distance.

I did not have a firm itinerary, but by the time I reached the Pass Mountain Peak (which includes a register and a full-size pair of binoculars), I opted to just follow the Ridgeline south and descend via the Wind Cave trail.

The Ridgeline trail/route is much more defined than when I hiked it with my kids. I was grateful, as it made for much more efficient travel, with less guesswork as to which route I should take.

Upon reaching the southern terminus of Pass Mountain, my descent to the Wind Cave trail was a bit different from what I've taken in the past, but it all leads to the same place.

Once on the Wind Cave trail, the crowds predictably appeared. I trail ran down to the Wind Cave trail and then kept up the pace on the southern side of the Pass Mountain Loop back to my car, as I had overspent my time, and there was a long honey-do list to tackle back at home ....

A great variation on a local favorite to get the weekend off on the right foot.
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Mar 06 2021
cw50must
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 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
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cw50must
Hiking2.87 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking2.87 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   2.24 mph
686 ft AEG
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Last week I tried to go to BUll Dog saddle and since I don't follow directions I ended up on Pass Mountain. It was still a nice hike, but I want to do the original plan. Went back and got there. Nice views. I got there the same time as the week before and it was 20* warmer.
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Feb 27 2021
cw50must
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 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
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cw50must
Hiking4.04 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking4.04 Miles   1 Hour   39 Mns   2.45 mph
686 ft AEG
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So I saw the hike listed "bulldog Saddle" but didn't really look at the official route until just now. Basically what I did was I was scouting routes on google maps and saw the spot marked as Bulldog Saddle on the Pass Mountain trail. I parked at the Meridian Trail Head, got there at 6am had to wait until about 6:20 for some light. head out, crossed the wash at the spot I saw from satellite views and connected over to Pass mountain trail. Hike up to the spot marked as Bulldog saddle and enjoyed the views in both directions. I got almost 2.0 miles exactly from meridian trailhead. This hike was awesome. I really enjoyed this, I'm not sure if its because I've been doing the same urban hikes over and over, but I really did enjoy this hike. Very few people on the way up which I liked. A few more were coming up as I was coming down, not bad, but there was one group of about 20 or so people. When I got back to the Meridian Trailhead, the parking was full and lots of cars parked on both sides of the road. Once again, I really liked this hike! Maybe next time I will do it the way the official route says.
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Feb 18 2021
LindaAnn
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
3004-Pass loop, AZ 
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LindaAnn
Hiking12.55 Miles 1,658 AEG
Hiking12.55 Miles   5 Hrs   36 Mns   2.43 mph
1,658 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 
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Met Tom near Meridian & Levee and got started around 0800. North on County Line trail, then a short distance on Meridian trail, before taking the pavement north to the end of Meridian. Headed up Bulldog Saddle trail on the eastern half of Peak 3004 Loop. Nice views from here and the trail is pleasant as it winds its way down from the saddle and then west around the north side of the mountain.

Once at Pass Mtn Loop at the next saddle, we headed north around Pass Mtn. Once on the northwest side of Pass Mtn, we found some boulders to sit on for a snack break. After that we headed south to Usery, where there were plenty of other hikers out enjoying the nice day. From the parking area, we headed east on Blevins, then Cat Peaks Pass. South on Spillway, then Ruidoso to finish out the loop.

Great weather today, nice breeze and very clear air. Not much in the way of wildlife. Good to see Tom again, and nice to get some miles in after my last few hikes have been somewhat short.
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No evidence of any sort of flowers. Is this season going to be a total bust down in the desert???
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Feb 18 2021
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 Gold Canyon
3004- Pass Loop, AZ 
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Daytripper
Hiking12.50 Miles 1,658 AEG
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Parked in the cell phone lot for the AJ airport, met up with @LindaAnn there who was lured to come along with the promise of different scenery and corny jokes. We entered Usery Park , “sadly” the iron ranger was absent today hopefully not from COVID. Heard a little voice behind me saying something like on your mark ,get set, go ,which distracted me from engaging route scout. The desert vegetation whizzed by and without seeing another soul we reached Bulldog Saddle where there was a gathering with picture taking happening. Paused briefly so I could pontificate about the various landmarks visible, Bulldog this and that mostly, told Linda we needed to get going before this group left plus she was scaring me by looking at the path up to 3108 ridgeline like it was an ice cream sundae, didn’t want to chance adding that one.Some of the saddle group did follow us but only confirmed by looking back once on the Pass Mountain trail, quietest group of 6 ladies I never heard! . We took the lower route to Pass Mountain Loop saddle area and proceeded on the loop trail. Usual nice views on this very clear day, looking over of course Bulldog Canyon toward the Blue Point Bridge. Unfortunately the wildflowers didn’t show up today, I think we saw one Chuparosa with a couple of blooms. Have learned if I throw in a couple of hilarious comments I can keep Linda off balance enough to stay ahead :D Was granted a break at the junction of Maricopa Trail where we went up toward the descent route for the ridgeline trail, took a little while to find some decent boulders to sit on near 2525, we concluded Fountain Hills fountain wasn’t functioning today. Returning to the trail after the break the number of hikers increased as we approached Wind Cave trail head and from then on. Cut through Pass Mountain trail head to get on Blevins now seeing bikers and horses. After the “long steep ascent” up Cats Peak Pass we skipped the summit ,will catch it next time. Easy walking on Spillway and Ruidoso made it possible to admire the Saguaros ,but Linda kept pointing out the doomed ones :( also pointed out the snow visible on the Catalina’s. Observed some nice loops and rolls from the model airplanes as we were exiting. The weather was perfect today, as usual enjoyed Linda’s company , she promised to subject her kids to some humor later.
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Feb 13 2021
hikerdw
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 Mesa,AZ
Bulldog Hill Climb, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Feb 13 2021
hikerdw
Hiking11.02 Miles 2,317 AEG
Hiking11.02 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   2.40 mph
2,317 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
 
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Needed to keep it close today and a nice off trail desert wander was due so decided to start at Meridian TH and just just head north. Original thought was hiking to Bush Hwy and back but as we passed by a hill we have hiked by/around a couple times in the past we decided to give the short ridge line a go. A fun little hill to climb. Weather was perfect for hiking.
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Feb 07 2021
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 Fountain Hills,
Four Goldfield Peaks, AZ 
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DixieFlyer
Hiking7.80 Miles 2,240 AEG
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It had been almost 2 years since I had been on the Ironwood Ridgeline, so I decided that Super Bowl Sunday morning would be a good time to go once again.

Starting from the Meridian TH, we went a short distance on the Bulldog Saddle Trail, and then went east on the Meridian Mystery Trail. After going a ways we went on what is now a decent social trail up to a saddle below the Ironwood Ridgeline. For whatever reason there were a few painted arrows on the social trail, providing a reminder of how close to Phoenix we were.

Once on the ridgeline, we went to the summits of Peak 3108, Temptation Peak, and Peak 3125. Peak 3108 is an easy walkup, but there was a bit of climbing on the other 2 peaks. We descended Peak 3125 to the north and then climbed up to Peak 3163, which is a fun climb.

Then we went off-trail to the west side of Peak 3125, and followed a social trail down to Bulldog Saddle. Instead of going directly back to the TH, we followed the Peak 3004 Loop to the north of Peak 3004 and then up to Pass Mountain Saddle. From there we went back to the TH.

We didn't see anyone on the hike until we got down to Bulldog Saddle. From Pass Mountain Saddle back to the TH we encountered a number of people, which is to be expected on a weekend. A couple of them had boom boxes, but at least there were no painted arrows.
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Jan 24 2021
adenium
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 Gilbert, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Jan 24 2021
adenium
Hiking2.97 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking2.97 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   2.51 mph
686 ft AEG
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Quick rainy day walk
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Jan 03 2021
jochal
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 Mesa, AZ
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jochal
Hiking3.00 Miles 686 AEG
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Getting the 4 year old to start hiking on her own.
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Dec 19 2020
jochal
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 Mesa, AZ
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
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jochal
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,260 AEG
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Nov 21 2020
ddgrunning
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 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mtn Peak 3004 Ridgeline Loop, AZ 
Pass Mtn Peak 3004 Ridgeline Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2020
ddgrunning
Hiking4.83 Miles 1,235 AEG
Hiking4.83 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.10 mph
1,235 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
 
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Arrived at the Meridian Trailhead a just shy of 6 a.m. Dark with only one other car there. Brought my headlamp, but mostly preferred to hike without it. Enjoyed the hooting of owls and yipping of coyotes.

Headed out on the Pass Mountain Loop counterclockwise. At the saddle, decided to climb up to the point to see the sunrise. Then decided to improve the view by gaining the neighboring highpoint to the east. Then, before I knew it, I was committed to completing the Peak 3004 ridgeline. Turned out to be more up and down than I recalled from hiking around it in the past. Great views, including a nice "window" on the east side of the ridgeline.

Returned on the Bulldog Saddle Trail.

Saw a tarantula, but he crawled into his burrow before I could get a photo.

Beautiful sunrise and beautiful morning.
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Nov 17 2020
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Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
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Daytripper
Hiking5.90 Miles 1,590 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   1.97 mph
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Decided to try a short hike I could finish before things heated up by midday. Left from Meridian trailhead and headed up to Bulldog Saddle, passed one other hiker going the same way. On arriving to the saddle decided to head up to peak 3125, on the way up kept thinking this is not gonna be fun going down , it wasn’t. Steep, loose rocks and plenty of cholla , one section of about 15 to 20 feet had cholla carpeting requiring careful foot placement, pleased to only collect two jumpers along here. Of course a bee had to start buzzing around my head and ears thankfully didn’t bring any friends. Must have finally decided the stinky red flower was no good. I had forgotten I was wearing a red bandanna :D .Good views from 3125 but not sure I’ll do a repeat.Back at the saddle continued on the the loop over to connect to Pass Mountain Trail. Passed by and chatted with a nice couple from Green Bay visiting since a week ago. Uneventful trip back to the lot after a snack break at the saddle. It was warming up by time I returned .
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Nov 15 2020
jochal
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jochal
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,260 AEG
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Sunny day. Started a little after 3:30. Other than the initial climb up to the Bulldog saddle (East side of 3004), was in shade the entire hike.

On the Northside of the peak, the official track for this hike deviates quite a bit from the trail. I don't think the trail existed when the official track was created.

Views into the lower salt river and on are a real highlight, as are the views up to the ridge to the east (3125, hippy hill, etc.)
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Oct 30 2020
jochal
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jochal
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,260 AEG
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Late afternoon/twilight hike, beautiful lighting
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Oct 02 2020
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 Gilbert, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
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jtaylor
Hiking2.80 Miles 686 AEG
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Quick morning hike with the dog before it got too hot. Not very crowded at the trailhead around 7:30. Fall is coming!
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Aug 29 2020
ddgrunning
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 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mountain Plus, AZ 
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ddgrunning
Hiking12.82 Miles 2,214 AEG
Hiking12.82 Miles   4 Hrs   24 Mns   3.03 mph
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Pass Mountain loop from Meridian TH, adding peak 3004 loop and tacking on an up-and-down to the Wind Cave. With an early start, we managed to hike much of the trail on the west-face shade of the morning. Add to that a gentle breeze, and the hike was quite pleasant for late August.

Quite a few folks on the Wind Cave Trail, but fairly light on the loop. For the first time in several hikes, didn’t cross paths with any snakes.
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Combo Loop Hike - Pass Mountain and Peak 3004, AZ 
Combo Loop Hike - Pass Mountain and Peak 3004, AZ
 
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DixieFlyer
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,475 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   3 Hrs   17 Mns   2.97 mph
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I had not been to the Meridian TH at the north end of Meridian Rd in almost a year, so I decided this would be good little exercise hike to do in hot weather.

This was a hike that was a combination of two loop hikes: The Peak 3004 Loop and the Pass Mountain Loop.

From the TH, we went north on the Bulldog Saddle Trail up to Bulldog Saddle, between the Peak 3004 Ridgeline and the Peak 3108 Ridgeline. Then we took the good use trail down into the valley north of Peak 3004, and looped around back up to Pass Mountain Saddle. Once at the Pass Mountain Saddle, we took the Pass Mountain Trail and did a CCW loop around Pass Mountain. Once at the Pass Mountain TH, we continued on the Pass Mountain Loop Trail, and then about 1/4 mile from the TH we took a use trail into and out of ravine and continued on to the TH.

The view of 4 Peaks was crystal clear today...a week ago you would not have been able to see 4 Peaks at all for all of the smoke.

On the way up to Bulldog Saddle we saw a couple of deer who were not camera shy at all.
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Sep 21 2019
chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
Hippy Hill 3163Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Sep 21 2019
chumley
Hiking7.73 Miles 2,197 AEG
Hiking7.73 Miles   4 Hrs   11 Mns   1.96 mph
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Hippy's a fun one! :) Managed an 0600 start and about 3 hours of shaded hiking. The last couple of miles got warm and it was 86 at the trailhead at the end. Made a quick attempt at 3195. Every hold came loose so I decided climbing it would be stupid.

Traversed north of 3195 then north on the ridge before dropping down and heading back in the drainage toward the 3004 loop for some easy trail miles back to the car.

Still a little warm for my preference, but I'm sick of driving places.
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Jul 14 2019
DixieFlyer
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 Fountain Hills,
Peak 3004 Loop - Pass Mountain Loop, AZ 
Peak 3004 Loop - Pass Mountain Loop, AZ
 
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DixieFlyer
Hiking9.10 Miles 1,481 AEG
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I just noticed that I neglected to post this hike that I did back in July, and since it is better to be late than never, I thought that I would post this hike now.

On a hot Sunday morning we started the hike at the Meridian TH, which is at the northern terminus of Meridian Road in Apache Junction/Mesa. We started the hike at 5:30 AM, and the temperature was 88-89 degrees.

The hike was basically a combination of the Peak 3004 Loop Hike and the Pass Mountain Loop Hike. From the TH, we went north on the Bulldog Saddle Trail to Bulldog Saddle; then we looped around on the north side of Peak 3004, dropping down into the valley below and then coming back up to the Pass Mountain Saddle; then we went CCW around Pass Mountain to the Usery Park TH; from there we followed the Pass Mountain Loop Trail to a ravine a short distance from our starting point; then we followed a use trail through the ravine back to the TH.

This was a good hot weather exercise hike: most of the elevation gain was in the first 3 miles before the sun got up too high. It was a bit hot in the latter part of the hike though, as there was no escape from the sun.

We saw a diamondback on the Pass Mountain Trail. The snake was not very ornery though, as it just slithered off the trail underneath some rocks.
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