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Triple Arch via Black Glass Canyon - 9 members in 19 triplogs have rated this an average 4.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 06 2019
DixieFlyer
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 Joined Jan 07 2017
 Fountain Hills,
Goldfields: Golden Dome and Peak 3141, AZ 
Goldfields: Golden Dome and Peak 3141, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking13.70 Miles 3,309 AEG
Hiking13.70 Miles   10 Hrs   25 Mns   2.15 mph
3,309 ft AEG   4 Hrs   3 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Tracie, my intrepid hiking partner, had been wanting to go hike Black Glass Canyon, so we decided to go hike in the canyon and also check out a couple of peaks and a couple of arches.

I had seen a triplog and a GPS track that Chumley posted last month in which he climbed up Golden Dome and Peak 3141, so we decided to bag those as well. Along the way we also went to Pedestal Arch and viewed Triple Arch while in Black Glass Canyon.

We started and ended the hike at the Willow Canyon TH, which is at mile marker 204 on Highway 88. It was my first time to this TH.

The hike started out easy enough, but after 3 miles or so it became a total off-trail cross country bushwhack/scramble.

Our first stop was at Pedestal Arch, which was neat to see. We eventually made our way to Golden Dome, and climbed up it via the short chute that Chumley went up on the NW side of the Dome -- he picked a good route up. The views atop the Dome were really nice -- much better than being on Dome Mountain, the high point in the Goldfields. We descended the summit the same way that we came up, and then went over to Peak 3141. The climb up was easy, but the descent down the east side was steep and very slow going...but we eventually made our way down, and went over to Black Glass Canyon. I enjoyed the canyon, although there were a few tricky descents. While in the canyon we were able to see Triple Arch, although we didn't feel like climbing up to the arch. Once we got out of Black Glass Canyon, we started back in Rough-N-Rowdy Canyon and took a look at a few caves that were there.

After climbing these 2 peaks, I have now climbed atop 11 of the 17 highest peaks in the Goldfields. Maybe I will get the other 6 someday.

Before going up to Golden Dome, I briefly thought about checking out Tuff Dome. It might be a doable climb, but it looked pretty steep from a distance.

We didn't see any wildlife on the hike, but didn't see any other humans either. I guess that 1 out of 2 ain't bad!
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Jan 12 2019
chumley
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46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Golden Dome, AZ 
Golden Dome, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2019
chumley
Hiking12.85 Miles 2,806 AEG
Hiking12.85 Miles   7 Hrs   26 Mns   2.06 mph
2,806 ft AEG   1 Hour   12 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Patrick has this itch to backpack the length of the Goldfields and has been doing recon hikes to make sure it can be done. One place he wasn't sure about was near Golden Dome. So his plan was to make a day trip out of it, bagging the dome along the way.

It was over 3 hours and 5.5 miles before I was informed that he had no idea whether or not Golden Dome was actually able to be climbed. ](*,) I got a signal on a high point and did a quick search on some summity peaky websites and came up empty. Oh well. We studied the terrain, looked for the best options, and headed to the west saddle to check out the north side of the dome since it was abundantly clear that the south slopes would not provide a route up.

From the saddle the easiest climb leads to a solitary saguaro, but I knew from the recon view that getting up from there wouldn't work. Just left of the saguaro chute was a parallel chute with a little brush that looked reasonably well protected. Or we considered looping the peak to the east nose to see what we would find there. I opted to head up the chute while the others decided to see how I did. :sweat:

With a couple of tricky moves I was able to get up a couple of layers and learned shortly thereafter that I would be able to make the summit from this way. I yelled to the others and Justin and Patrick headed up behind me. The others decided to swing around and check the east side.

Once on the summit I headed east to see if there was a route, and was happy to find an easy scramble with a single 8-foot pitch with some good holds. It was a little exposed but I decided that I would go down this way rather than the way I had gone up. The others came around and climbed up this way. On the downclimb, I went down first and then spotted the others as there were a couple of footholds that couldn't be seen from above.

Having done both, I think I would stick to the chute we ascended rather than the climb on the eastern nose next time. Though both are certainly doable.

From there we headed over to peak 3141 before dropping down into a beautiful canyon that headed back to Willow and the quick hike back to the truck.

For such a distinctive, good-looking peak, I was surprised not to see a HAZ ascent posted, though I believe that @CannondaleKid was here back in 2013.
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Pedestal Arch - Stewart Mtn Quad
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Feb 18 2018
trekkin_gecko
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 Guides 5
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goldfield Combo, AZ 
Goldfield Combo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2018
trekkin_gecko
Hiking10.20 Miles 1,944 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   5 Hrs   16 Mns   2.13 mph
1,944 ft AEG      28 Mns Break
 
1st trip
one of the best things about haz is the ideas you get from other people
@hikerdw, @hikingaz2, @azlot69, and @cannondalekid have all posted triplogs, photosets and gps routes for two hikes i've been wanting to do
thought we could combine razorback knob and camouflage tanks with triple arch via black glass canyon
doing it this way would eliminate the nasty bushwhack down the exit wash, eliminate a duplicate approach, and give us a lot of bang for the buck
after my route manager skilz scared jj off, john and i set out around 0715 on dave's track, hooking up with a trail i belatedly realized i've been on before: rough n ready canyon
we found the point where the off trail began, and took the path of least resistance up to the base of razorback knob
neither of us were feeling the summit due to steep and sketchy terrain
great views from the base
headed off to the camo tanks, exploring the area and taking a snack break
bigger than i pictured, some animal paths leading toward it, interesting setup
i also had hikingaz2's route of black glass canyon, and it was a very simple matter to drop down to it
that was the piece i was missing, so perhaps my track can help the next person connect the two
nice to see triple arch, then continue into the canyon
boulder hopping and a little bit of finding the best way down
only one real drop that required a work around
beautiful in there and a fun descent
a few pools of water
came out in willow springs basin, and immediately saw a couple in a jeep doing some four-wheeling
a couple miles of walking in gravel, then took one of the horse trails back
some gratuitous aeg on this; would try the other trail another time
saw three groups of horseback riders along here
the entire hike was only 10.2 miles - i had thought it would be closer to 12
while i was a tiny bit disappointed not to summit the knob, i got to see four cool goldfield landmarks up close
thanks for being willing to come along, john
i always enjoy hiking and exploring with you

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Obsidian
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Willow Springs Basin Tank
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Feb 18 2018
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Goldfield Combo, AZ 
Goldfield Combo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2018
johnlp
Hiking10.20 Miles 1,944 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   5 Hrs   16 Mns   2.13 mph
1,944 ft AEG      28 Mns Break
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1st trip
Another cool hike in the Goldfields with the gecko. Parts remind me of the Cave Trail in the Supes. Lots more to see out there. Recommended. Thanks Kelly! :)
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Willow Springs Basin Tank

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Jan 14 2018
jamminaz
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52 female
 Joined Apr 15 2016
 Gilbert, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2018
jamminaz
Hiking9.50 Miles 1,300 AEG
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Started at Willow Springs TH and made our way to Triple Arch and BlackGlass Canyon. The trek thru Wishbone Junction was pleasant and then we bushwhacked our way up the ridge. The effort was worth it. Absolutely gorgeous! Made our way down to the canyon bottom and found the obsidian! So cool! Loved looking up and seeing the arch. Of course didn’t see the tiny arches until I looked back at it from downstream!

Black Glass Canyon was amazing! No waterfalls but pools. (I was kind of grateful for our dry conditions because this would have been a beast if wet!) The boulder hoping was intense. Took us awhile to navigate our way down. Thankful the hubby and I were both able to make it thru the fat mans (not) pass. I wasn’t going to be turning around!

Can’t say I’m a fan of wash/sand hiking but I was glad to get to simple walking, even better when we connected back to the trailhead on an actual trail! Will be back!
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Apr 01 2017
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Apr 01 2017
hikerdw
Canyoneering10.75 Miles 1,624 AEG
Canyoneering10.75 Miles   5 Hrs   51 Mns   2.05 mph
1,624 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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Note to self, shorts+off trail+foxtails=!fun. The hike itself was great. I really like the area at the top of Black Glass Canyon and will plan some hikes in that area for next season, 3141 is calling my name. Going down canyon was fun and quick. The little trap you need to go through adds to the adventure. Didn't see any others until we hit Prevention Gap, then passed two groups of 3 hikers each, and a larger group at the trail head just returning.

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Feb 17 2017
hikingaz2
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76 male
 Joined Dec 16 2011
 Mesa,Az
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2017
hikingaz2
Hiking11.44 Miles 1,793 AEG
Hiking11.44 Miles
1,793 ft AEG12 LBS Pack
 
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Time for the Triple Arch again, last time we drove out on Packsaddle and parked. This time we wanted a little distance and AEG. Parked at the Willow Canyon TH. Finally got to the turn off to Black Glass Canyon entrance, started to bring back memories of the 1st time doing this :o This time there were a few cairns to jog our memory, added a few more just to make it a little clearer. Forgot how beautiful the top side of this Canyon is :D turned the corner and the backside of the Arch stared down on us :) . Worked our way closer to the Arch and I told Roger that if I remember correctly the work has yet to begin getting down thru all the boulders and deep drop offs that we had to work our way around :scared: . Just be careful and take your time, and you'll soon be down to safe ground. Turned right on the Willow Basin Loop and couldn't wait to get to the Willow Basin Tank turn off, to get out of all the soft sand :) Nice clear water in the Tank, sounds like it will be a lot fuller after this weekend. Caught a new horse trail heading from the Tank, was nice to hike something that was just worked on today. they are doing a nice job, but seems like a few areas are not making any horse sense :o some areas are steep and slippery, but what do I know about horse trails except I'm always happy to see where they end up at :D Made it back safe and sound, now to figure out our next adventure :-k
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Willow Springs Basin Tank
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Mar 21 2014
jameslcox44
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74 male
 Joined Mar 18 2012
 mesa,az
Goldfield Landmarks, AZ 
Goldfield Landmarks, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2014
jameslcox44
Hiking12.00 Miles
Hiking12.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.50 mph
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1st trip
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We hiked a loop after driving up Packsaddle Road as far as we thought safe with the truck, then began our hike walking the Willow Springs Wash. We cut over to the west to find Pedestal Arch first, then to camouflaged tanks and Triple Arch before leaving via Black Glass Canyon. Turned out to be a difficult way out after a good hike in. We did find some new horse trails that made the initial portion of the hike more pleasant. My grandsons from California loved the hike and climbing those great yellow boulders. The Gila Monster was an added surprise. All the wash walking and no rattlesnakes were seen.
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Gila Monster
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Wildflowers Observation None
We saw some Mexican poppies, crown mallow and goldfields. The brittle bush seemed to have run there course and few had any flowers.
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Feb 08 2014
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Feb 08 2014
hikerdw
Canyoneering11.50 Miles 1,247 AEG
Canyoneering11.50 Miles   5 Hrs   43 Mns   2.51 mph
1,247 ft AEG   1 Hour   8 Mns Break
 
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Very nice hike/canyoneering trip in the Goldfield Mountains. We hit the trail early figuring we would spend some time making our way through the canyon. The canyon was definitely the highlight of the trip but I also enjoyed the hike out and back. We didn't see anyone else the entire day so it was like having the area to ourselves which is something hard to find, close in, on a Saturday, on a February day in AZ.

The one thing that was a disappointment was seeing some make-shift trail signs someone made and posted in the area. Not sure why someone, or group, found the need to make a mountain area into a nature walk type setting but I don't see the need. Anyone know the history behind these signs? I didn't take any pictures of the signs so nothing to post, nor will I make reference to the trail names given (my way of not acknowledging them) but they are hard to miss.
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Lot's of bees where the flowers are beginning to bloom.
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Mar 28 2013
jameslcox44
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74 male
 Joined Mar 18 2012
 mesa,az
Pedestal arch/ Triple arch loop, AZ 
Pedestal arch/ Triple arch loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2013
jameslcox44
Hiking9.00 Miles
Hiking9.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.13 mph
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1st trip
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Pedestal Arch/ Camo Tanks south of Razorback mountain/ Triple Arch Loop hike.

Six of my friends and I drove into the Goldfield mountains at Dome Mountain TH. We drove FS 1529 to Hattop hill and parked west of Palo Verde Arch and walked the wash north into an adjoining wash. A steel post with a rock on it marked the junction. We then moved westerly up that wash until we were south of Pedestal Arch, then moved north up the wash passed an arch to the left of the wash. We moved to the north east up the wash, then up and over a ridge that took us to Pedestal Arch. From Pedestal Arch, we moved to the northeast toward the Camoflauged tanks south of Razorback mountain. After a photo op there, we moved north east to Triple Arch. We walked Black Glass Canyon until we were just east of the Arch for a photo op, then moved up the mountain for a photo op on Triple Arch itself. From there, we stayed high and went west to the Yellow boulders and worked our way back down to the wash. We continued heading south over the next mountain and down into the canyon leading us east to the Willow Springs wash. From there, we walked the wash to Wishbone Junction and finally to the eastern wash approach to the steel post with the rock that marked our starting wash. Then we moved on 1.2 miles to where our vehicle was parked.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Lots of Brittle bush, Mexican poppies, hyacinth, heliotroph, mallow, owl clover and more.
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Dec 10 2012
Dave1
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43 male
 Joined Jan 25 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2012
Dave1
Hiking10.83 Miles 1,992 AEG
Hiking10.83 Miles
1,992 ft AEG
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First time in the Goldfields! Inspired by the recent photo logs, I had to check this one out. The canyon is fun with lots of interesting rock formations but the approach along deep sandy roads is boring. Cold start, even at 11am :o We saw 3 or 4 bighorn sheep looking down on us from a ridge when we were deep in the canyon. I think they were worried we'd mess with their (probably only) water source.
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Dec 06 2012
jameslcox44
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74 male
 Joined Mar 18 2012
 mesa,az
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2012
jameslcox44
Hiking10.00 Miles
Hiking10.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.43 mph
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We drove our truck to Hackamore TH, then Packsaddle road until we decided the terrain was getting too rugged for the truck. We hiked to Willow Creek Basin and into Black Glass Canyon and up to the Arch. We went on to the back side of the Arch for the photo op, then down into the canyon beyond. Next, we hiked over the saddle to the south and out the canyon that was adjacent to it. Then we began our long hike back to the truck.

It was the most fun I have had hiking, yet. I felt like a ten year old kid when we were finished. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants the adventure of a challenging hike.
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Dec 01 2012
Kel1969
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50 male
 Joined Oct 11 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Dec 01 2012
Kel1969
Canyoneering9.60 Miles 900 AEG
Canyoneering9.60 Miles   5 Hrs      1.92 mph
900 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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1st trip
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loop from 88
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Jan 14 2012
jochal
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35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jan 14 2012
jochal
Canyoneering10.60 Miles 1,600 AEG
Canyoneering10.60 Miles   6 Hrs      2.02 mph
1,600 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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For the most part, we followed Sventre's GPS route for this hike, starting from the SR88. To get to Black Glass Canyon, we started from Willow Springs Canyon and went Southwest, up into the canyon. Then, when we rejoined with the nameless canyon to the East, rather than head North back to Willow Springs Canyon, we headed South (up the wash). Then we cut East over the yellow rock ridge, back to the road along Willow Springs Canyon.

The hike into the mouth of Black Glass Canyon was probably my favorite part. After getting into the canyon I was surprised to find someone else in the canyon, hiking around the cliffs opposite from the arch. We met him later and it turns out he spends a lot of time out here, looking for more arches. :)

The climb to the arch was fun. There was a beehive very close to the arch, but I didn't see too many bees.
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Natural Arch
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Nov 23 2011
Hardboater
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75 male
 Joined Mar 27 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Nov 23 2011
Hardboater
Canyoneering4.90 Miles 469 AEG
Canyoneering4.90 Miles   5 Hrs      0.98 mph
469 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
III - Normally requires most of a day
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Two of us did this hike to the Triple Arch via direct assault up Black Glass Canyon this autumn 2011. The ravine is as described with the addition of a "snake hole" that has formed from erosion of the area. My buddy said there has been rock movement and erosion since last there circa 2001. The cat claw in the ravine was significant. We called it the "let there be blood" hike.
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Nov 18 2010
AZLOT69
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 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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AZLOT69
Canyoneering7.20 Miles 790 AEG
Canyoneering7.20 Miles   5 Hrs      1.44 mph
790 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
 
Partners none no partners
The inner Goldfields are spectacular and this hike highlights some of the best. A great day of hiking without seeing anyone else.
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Natural Arch
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Mar 26 2010
jman1283
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55 male
 Joined Mar 05 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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jman1283
Canyoneering1.50 Miles 469 AEG
Canyoneering1.50 Miles
469 ft AEG
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Hit the trail at 8:00 A.M. with my 15 year old son and daughter's 18 year old boyfriend. After the first stretch of 3miles + through the wash we entered the deeper part of the canyon. I asked the boys if they wanted to loop out at that point and they said they wanted to continue the entire route. Well, they asked for it. That section of bushwacking is quite treacherous. The boys made it more nerve wracking by attempting to climb all the boulders they could, not realizing that getting back down isn't as easy as getting up. Anyhow made for a strenuous hike. I enjoyed the rough and ready trail portion. It was steep at times and we had pretty much consumed the 4 liters of water each of us had packed. If I had brought my filter I could have used it at several beautiful clear waterfalls. We made it back to the car around 3:00 P.M. and my gps showed an odometer reading of almost 11 miles.
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Feb 19 2010
AZLOT69
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Razorback KnobPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2010
AZLOT69
Hiking13.70 Miles 1,170 AEG
Hiking13.70 Miles   8 Hrs      1.71 mph
1,170 ft AEG
 
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A cool rainy day day led to a great day out bushwhacking. Saw no one else all day.
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Salado Mano and Metate
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Feb 05 2010
AZLOT69
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Feb 05 2010
AZLOT69
Canyoneering14.50 Miles 610 AEG
Canyoneering14.50 Miles   8 Hrs      1.81 mph
610 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
 
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Not my first visit here. The scenery is captivating. The route is challenging. The highlight on this day was seeing a hawk(?) fly thru the arch several times. I'm glad he gave me a second chance to get his picture. An awesome day.
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Natural Arch
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average hiking speed 1.8 mph

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