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Dry Lake/Nantac Rim - 3 members in 3 triplogs have rated this an average 4.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 24 2015
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49 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Natanes Mountains, AZ 
Natanes Mountains, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 24 2015
chumleyTriplogs 1,704
Hiking1.68 Miles 77 AEG
Hiking1.68 Miles      36 Mns   2.80 mph
77 ft AEG
 
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Jonnybackpack
Met up with Team Buford™ for a holiday weekend in the pines. Never been up here before and I can say it's definitely somewhere I need to revisit. Endless views in every direction, an easy drive, and the kind of people-density I can live with. :y:
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Jul 29 2007
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62 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Dry Lake/Nantac RimAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 29 2007
Randal_SchulhauserTriplogs 1,009
Hiking4.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.00 mph
200 ft AEG
 
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Mike Mattes
A 365 mile "day trip" with Mike Mattes. This was a first for both of us venturing onto this reservation. Purchased our San Carlos Apache Tribe 1-day recreation permit from the Circle-K in Globe for $10 (NOTE: only available at the exteme east end of town Circle-K, north side of SR70 about a quarter mile east beyond the junction with SR60). Great to get out of the heat of the valley with highs around Dry Lake only reaching the mid to upper 70's.

We got a chance to climb up the Forest Ranger watch tower. Spectacular 360 degree views from this vantage point! After exploring the shores of dry lake, we attempted the 4WD trails towards the edge of Nantac Rim. Almost none of these roads appear on any of our maps, including an updated GPS topo. Let's just say navigation was difficult and we had to back-track...

Day ended around 3pm as we were chased out of the forest by an approaching monsoon storm.

We also combined this hike with Point-of-Pines Lake and Ruins. This was a quest to re-discover Emil Haury's Archeological Field School and some of his early site excavations at Cienega Creek and Point-of-Pines. Stay tuned for a new hike description when I get some time later in the week...
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Jul 29 2007
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62 male
 Joined May 14 2003
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Point-of-Pines RuinsAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 29 2007
Randal_SchulhauserTriplogs 1,009
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,534 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.00 mph
1,534 ft AEG
 
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Mike Mattes
A 365 mile "day trip" with Mike Mattes. This was a first for both of us venturing onto this reservation. Purchased our San Carlos Apache Tribe 1-day recreation permit from the Circle-K in Globe for $10 (NOTE: only available at the exteme east end of town Circle-K, north side of SR70 about a quarter mile east beyond the junction with SR60). Great to get out of the heat of the valley with highs around Point-of-Pines Lake and Dry Lake only reaching the mid to upper 70's.

Explored the ruins along Nantac Rim, Cienega Creek, and the Point-of-Pines Field School.

We even got a chance to climb up the Forest Ranger watch tower near Dry Lake. Spectacular 360 degree views from this vantage point! The day ended around 3pm as we were chased out of the forest by an approaching monsoon storm...
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