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Nov 08 2017
AZLOT69
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2017
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
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More exploring and getting some more information.
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Feb 24 2017
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2017
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
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Perfect day to explore this area.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Nov 06 2015
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 06 2015
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
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More exploring, found a few more petroglyphs.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Nov 04 2013
AZLOT69
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2013
AZLOT69
Hiking3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
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Pleasant day.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Oct 06 2013
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2013
AZLOT69
Hiking5.40 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Further exploration.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
Nov 19 2012
Charger55
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41 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 19 2012
Charger55
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.20 mph
500 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Not such a good hike. I fell twice, got attacked by chollas and was bitten by a tick. All that and I didn't find any petroglyphs, which was my main reason for exploring this area. Without GPS coordinates that pinpoint any glyphs I probably won't be coming back here any time soon.
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Feb 29 2012
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
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Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2012
AZLOT69
Hiking8.40 Miles 678 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles   4 Hrs      2.10 mph
678 ft AEG
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..........and beyond. Great fun, found a couple mines and some more petroglyphs.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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Feb 24 2011
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2011
AZLOT69
Hiking5.40 Miles 780 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   3 Hrs      1.80 mph
780 ft AEG
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Further exploration of the area.
Fauna
Fauna
Javelina
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Dec 05 2010
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2010
AZLOT69
Hiking4.30 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.30 Miles   2 Hrs      2.15 mph
500 ft AEG
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Nice, close evening exploration.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Nov 15 2010
sventre
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 Joined Nov 24 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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sventre
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
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Decided to try an approach to Black Point from the east. Driving access was easy enough by taking Silver King Rd. to Apache Land Drive (unmarked but shown on topo maps) and then heading north about 1.5 miles onto and across State Trust Lands. At this point [33.30789N, 111.30437W] there was adequate parking for a number of vehicles and a trail heading due west. I had passed 2 additional likely access points before parking [33.30399N, 111.30618W and 33.30555N, 111.30572W] but wasn't certain if they were private lands. I headed due west from the parking area and simply bushwhacked downhill and then over the southerly end of peak 2191 until I reached Whitlow Canyon at a point on the northerly extreme of section 34 [33.20864N, 111.31187W]. I continued heading west across the canyon and into the drainage coming down from the southerly extreme of Black Point. Heading up the drainage was a relatively simple matter of tracking cow paths until I reached a point that seemed ripe for an assault on the cliffs above. The climb was not nearly as difficult as it had first appeared and I tracked the remnants of what had been small waterways created by rains descending from the mesa. Footing was fairly solid and there was relatively little confrontation with catclaw and palo verde. Upon reaching the top I immediately turned south in order to have a better view of the valley below. Contrary to Joe's earlier experience, this section of the mesa was a veritable cholla farm and impossible to negotiate without picking up at least a few of the thorns. After carefully navigating to the southerly tip and enjoying the views, I made my way north to the higher elevations of Black Point and more friendly terrain. After exploring to my heart's content I descended back into the drainage, but elected an easier return path to the jeep by following cow paths all the way back to Apache Land Drive. Joe, I've included the GPS route for the return trek but realize that you may not wish to post same- definitely not an area for beginning hikers.
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Mar 04 2010
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2010
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Hiking6.50 Miles 880 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   3 Hrs      2.17 mph
880 ft AEG
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Went out treasure hunting. Found another great panel of glyphs on an adjoining mountain. Flowers everywhere.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Mar 05 2008
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
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Persistence is what brought me back to this trip. I have repeatedly read of petroglyphs allegedly in connection to the stone tablet maps documenting the 18 places and ultimately to a vault containing a treasure. Today I found what was alledged as well as a mine marked by a mushroom.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Dec 24 2007
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2007
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Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
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A return trip to this site, in an attempt to verify-locate, petroglyphs, Etc, as mentioned in several books about the stone tablets located near Queen Valley. No luck yet.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
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Dec 09 2007
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69 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Black Point RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2007
AZLOT69
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
500 ft AEG
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Changed gears and decided to do a little treasure hunting. Nothing so far-but I will return. Got a good lay of the land today.
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It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
--Mark Twain
average hiking speed 1.7 mph

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