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Goat Hill via National West - 10 members in 150 triplogs have rated this an average 3.4 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 05 2019
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2019
johnlp
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,623 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles
1,623 ft AEG
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It's been a while since I hiked up Lost Mine. It didn't get any flatter. On to Goat Hill. Back via the connector to Bursera. :)
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Goat Hill
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Sep 30 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Ranch Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Ranch Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 30 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking7.53 Miles 1,487 AEG
Hiking7.53 Miles   3 Hrs      2.52 mph
1,487 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Up Lost Ranch Mine, east on National with a side trip to Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. Saw a few people. Cool temps for the first hour or so.
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Sep 10 2019
LindaAnn
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 Photos 2,325
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking7.47 Miles 1,601 AEG
Hiking7.47 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   2.45 mph
1,601 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Cooler air had me willing to put in a few more miles-yay! Up Lost Mine, east on National, side trip to Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. Only saw two other people. Noticed lots of toppled barrel cacti along all three trails.
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Aug 14 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ 
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking5.79 Miles 1,408 AEG
Hiking5.79 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.26 mph
1,408 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Up Lost Mine, east on National to Goat Hill, then back down Lost Ranch Mine. Lost Mine gets one nice section of shade in the mornings. Temporary reprieve though, the rest of the uphill is in full sun. Lost Ranch Mine is the easiest of the three Lost trails to descend, so I opted for that today. Ran into JJ at the junction with Pyramid and hiked with him the last 10 minutes or so to the trailhead. Lots of cars there when I arrived this morning, hardly any when we finished. Hot, not much breeze.
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Aug 05 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
 Routes 359
 Photos 2,325
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ 
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 05 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking5.61 Miles 1,378 AEG
Hiking5.61 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   2.27 mph
1,378 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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If you’d like a good, steep workout hike, and aren’t afraid of dying, then Lost Mine to Goat Hill in August would be your cup of tea. Got started just before 7:30, there were only 5 other cars parked at the trailhead or on the street. Didn’t see anyone on my way up. Hot, no breeze until the top of Lost Mine. Once on National, it wasn’t too bad. Saw two other hikers near Goat Hill, and gave them my spare bottle of water. They came up from Telegraph, but weren’t carrying enough. The hike down Lost Mine is always a little tedious, but okay if you take your time. I wet the cooling towel 3 times over the course of the hike, it was fantastic, and I’m glad I brought it. Energy-wise, I felt kind of flat for the last mile or so, but I was moving 3mph, so I guess it was just my perception and wanting to be out of the heat. No other cars left by the time I finished around 10:00.
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Jun 27 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ 
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking5.86 Miles 1,419 AEG
Hiking5.86 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   2.60 mph
1,419 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
Original plan was to hike from Telegraph, but the trailhead was closed yesterday & today due to Desert Foothills getting repaved, so we switched over to Pyramid. Got started a few minutes after 5:00 and headed up Lost Mine. The early morning shade is nice. The always stagnant air along there is a drag. I slogged up the steep part but kept the whining to a minimum. Once on National there was a pleasant breeze. We headed over to Goat Hill then back, coming down Lost Ranch Mine. The usual loose rock in places, but the few switchbacks make for an ever so slightly less steep descent. Saw a few other hikers the last mile or so back to the trailhead. Nice morning!
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Jun 27 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ 
Lost Mine to Goat Hill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.86 Miles 1,419 AEG
Hiking5.86 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   2.60 mph
1,419 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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1st trip
I joined Linda for a mid morning hike. Telegraph was closed so we took our second choice. Lost mine to Goat Hill and back on Lost Ranch Mine. Nice morning workout. Always enjoy the conversation as well. :o :lol: Thanks Linda.
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May 22 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 22 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking9.19 Miles 1,911 AEG
Hiking9.19 Miles   4 Hrs   4 Mns   2.34 mph
1,911 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
Very slow hike, since my back was killing me, but I had to take advantage of the nice weather, and it being my kids’ last full day of school, to do a decent hike. Up Bursera, took the connector to the Gila saddle, then up towards National, with a side trip to 2197. East on National, with a visit to Goat Hill, then down Pyramid and back to the trailhead. Great day!
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Apr 30 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking8.67 Miles 1,794 AEG
Hiking8.67 Miles   3 Hrs   22 Mns   2.64 mph
1,794 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Up Bursera, across the connector at the saddle on Gila to National. East on National, quick stop on Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. Cool breeze, nice day. Not many people out.
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Apr 12 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 12 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking10.57 Miles 2,218 AEG
Hiking10.57 Miles   4 Hrs   2 Mns   2.66 mph
2,218 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Nice cool & cloudy morning. Did the loop clockwise, my preferred way. Lots of bugs, especially once the sun came out on the last mile. Quite a few people out, but I guess that makes sense for a Friday. Saw a well nourished Speckled where Pyramid passes by the east of the ridge that Bursera is on. It never rattled, even when I got close for a picture, but it was watching me for sure. I think my limit right now for hiking in sandals is about 8 miles, the 10 from today was a little too much.
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Apr 11 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Ranch Ruins-Natl-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Ranch Ruins-Natl-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking8.24 Miles 1,622 AEG
Hiking8.24 Miles   3 Hrs   17 Mns   2.58 mph
1,622 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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1st trip
Nice breeze. Up Ruins, east on National, quick stop on Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. Lots of horse flies and grasshoppers. Saw one snake and one chuckwalla.
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Hedgehog, cholla, creosote, ocotillo. Everything else is brown now.
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Mar 05 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine-Ranger-Kiwanis-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-Ranger-Kiwanis-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking9.99 Miles 2,235 AEG
Hiking9.99 Miles   4 Hrs   12 Mns   2.61 mph
2,235 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
1st trip
Wanted something a little different today. Headed up Lost Mine, stopping for about 20 minutes to chat with another hiker. Once we parted ways, I headed east on National over to Goat Hill, then east again and down Ranger. Lots of flowers on Ranger right now. East on Los Lomitas--tons of poppies just before you reach Kiwanis. Up Kiwanis, then west on National up to Pyramid. Down Pyramid and back to the trailhead. Lots of poppies on the top mile of Pyramid too. Saw a few lizards, grasshoppers, and some gnats. Warm today too.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Jan 27 2019
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2019
johnlp
Hiking6.98 Miles 1,852 AEG
Hiking6.98 Miles
1,852 ft AEG
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Beautiful day. Wildflowers are still doing well. Goat Hill! :)
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Jan 23 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
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 Photos 2,325
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking7.30 Miles 1,614 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.67 mph
1,614 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
I am a glutton for punishment. Despite the tired legs, I did an early morning hike with Daniela. Up Lost Mine, eat on National, side trip to Goat Hill, then east over to Pyramid to complete the loop. Nice and cool, not many people out.
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Jan 17 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Ranch Ruins-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Ranch Ruins-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking8.21 Miles 1,641 AEG
Hiking8.21 Miles   3 Hrs      2.77 mph
1,641 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
Met up with Denny at the Pyramid trailhead at 7:30 and got started. Headed up Lost Ranch Ruins, cool temps but I appreciated the shady sections. East on National, side trip up Goat Hill, then over to & down Pyramid. Still lots of poppies along the top mile of Pyramid. Didn’t see many people until we were returning to the trailhead. Nice day, & great company.
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Jan 17 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Ranch Ruins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking8.21 Miles 1,641 AEG
Hiking8.21 Miles   2 Hrs   59 Mns   2.75 mph
1,641 ft AEG
 
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Linda was nice enough to join me for a morning stroll. Always enjoy the conversation 😁! It helped make me feel like 8 miles instead of 2 😳😁. Great weather and the Poppies along the top of Pyramid trail are giving the Javelina ones a run for their money. Thanks Linda, great hike!
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Jan 07 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
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 Photos 2,325
 Triplogs 953

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 07 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking10.66 Miles 2,265 AEG
Hiking10.66 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   2.79 mph
2,265 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop. Quick stop on Goat Hill. Love the cool temps hate to see it warm up this week.
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Jan 05 2019
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2019
johnlp
Hiking6.98 Miles 1,852 AEG
Hiking6.98 Miles
1,852 ft AEG
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Not many people out this morning, even with the 8 AM start. Temps in the 40's - nice. Goat Hill! :)
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Heliotrope, fiddleneck, poppy, brittlebush, and others
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Dec 25 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Ranch Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Ranch Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking7.71 Miles 1,622 AEG
Hiking7.71 Miles   2 Hrs   49 Mns   2.75 mph
1,622 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Decided to do some free advertising and wear a HAZ shirt on a busy trail. Wearing an old hat with a big petroleum company logo kept the chatter from the Prius-driver-types away. Trailhead was packed, and lots of people on the first mile of Pyramid, but nobody once I reached the beginning of Lost Ranch Mine--although I could hear the crowds at the Ruins below me. Near solitude on the way up and along National. Quick stop on Goat Hill. Started seeing people again on my way down Pyramid. Warm and sunny to start--cool, cloudy, and breezy to finish.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Lots of poppies along the top mile of Pyramid. Brittlebush everywhere.
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Aug 12 2018
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2018
johnlp
Hiking6.98 Miles 1,852 AEG
Hiking6.98 Miles
1,852 ft AEG
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Gecko sighting! :)
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average hiking speed 2.58 mph
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