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Paradise Gold Mine - 5 members in 6 triplogs have rated this an average 2.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Dec 06 2015
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,637
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48 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Paradise Gold MinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2015
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.70 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking1.70 Miles
150 ft AEG
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Didn't really go to the pit mines - went from house to Paradise trail - just up the track to the pit mines and over away from them at sunset alone.

Just needed a little peace and quiet. Had a babysitter but I hiked alone. Brad and I went to Isabella's Kitchen for dinner later.
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Jan 31 2010
nonot
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 Joined Nov 18 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Bell Pass - Bell / 104th THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2010
nonot
Hiking18.50 Miles 4,100 AEG
Hiking18.50 Miles   8 Hrs   43 Mns   2.12 mph
4,100 ft AEG
 
1st trip
My hiking partner was sick so I scrapped the original plans for the day but figured I still would need to get some exercise, so I headed to the TH. Man, it was biker city today, maybe 60 bikers in total but only 30 hikers. They have us outnumbered! :gun:
Surprisingly they were all pleasant and I didn't have a bad encounter with any.

I really didn't know what I was going to do when I started. I just played it by ear and didn't really decide which way to go until I'd get to the intersections, favoring trails I hadn't done before. I had a few routes on my GPS map from my previous Toms Thumb figure 8, the Windgate-Bell Loop, Thomson Peak, and a partial Quartz track. As I went on I figured I might as well try to piece them together, even though I was missing some important bits in between. Luckily I made the correct turns (did ask one biker at a rather obscure intersection) and it turned out to be a wonderful day. What great weather we had this weekend! :y:

It was a little difficult to find the Quartz trail off of Thompson Peak rd, but once I got on the trail I only lost it once. Only needed pants and an extra layer the first 1.5 hours. No bodily injury sustained whatsoever, what a change from the usual :lol: Spotted a ton of mulies in a secluded spot along Quartz.

Most interesting parts were probably the Quartz obelisk and the copper mines. I'd recommend this loop wholeheartedly to anyone willing to do the miles and AEG! You could shave off a few by avoiding all my side trips.

Hmmm, not all the hikes are on HAZ, here was my route: Desert View-Gateway Access-Bell-Prospector-Thompson Peak-Quartz-Nature Wash-Paradise-Levee-104th St-Equestrian-Desert View...I think that's all of them :)
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Mar 23 2009
SparkyJackie
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33 female
 Joined Jan 29 2009
 Murray, UT
Paradise Gold MinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 23 2009
SparkyJackie
Hiking4.00 Miles
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   3.24 mph
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Apr 12 2008
ajeverett
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40 female
 Joined Jan 06 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Paradise Gold MinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 12 2008
ajeverett
Hiking4.00 Miles
Hiking4.00 Miles
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Nov 18 2007
hhwolf14
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 Photos 832
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42 female
 Joined Oct 13 2007
 Loveland, CO
Paradise Gold MinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2007
hhwolf14
Hiking4.00 Miles
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.67 mph
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1st trip
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Apr 06 2005
fairweather8588
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 Guides 1
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32 male
 Joined Jul 22 2003
 Scottsdale
Paradise Gold MinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2005
fairweather8588
Hiking4.00 Miles
Hiking4.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This is also the trail you take to McDowell Peak, I've taken this trail dozens of times.
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average hiking speed 2.39 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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