Apache Junction Sports & Outdoors

  • View of crevasse in between rock facing
    View of crevasse in between rock facing
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  • Close up of the crevasse draw to climb
    Close up of the crevasse draw to climb
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  • Looking up to Flatiron rocks
    Looking up to Flatiron rocks
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    Hiking Gold Mine trail

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 29, 2010

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    Description of the trail, and why it was created.
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    This is a relatively easy hike along the level plain following the road all the way back to Hwy 60, and beyond. It was the thought of a group of people to preserve the area, and allow long hikes. Said to be close by somewhere is the Lost Dutchman mine-

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    Hiking Peralta Trail

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 29, 2010

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    Looking uo to the peak of the hike
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    This was one of those hiking over large boulders and going mostly through a dry creek bed. It was tough on the legs after a while, even though there were some flat spots. Then the climb to the crest of the hike. The hike is about 2 1/2 miles one way, and rated about 3-4 rank. Not a lot of elevation, but a lot of lumbering over rocks/boulders and then up 800 feet.
    it takes you to the crest going toward Weavers Needle; the famed rock on top.
    It is off Hwy 60, about 10 miles form the Hwy 60 & 88 intersection. Then 12 miles down the rough dirt, ripple road.

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    Hiking Siphon Draw-Supersition Mtns

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 29, 2010

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    View of crevasse in between rock facing
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    I took the long way to get to the foot of the draw, which climbs up a steep slick rock of about 1200 feet in 1 mile at a 6degree angle, to reach the Flatiron top peak. I did not get all the way up and stopped at the Basin that begins the draw approach. To go further takes a long time, is rigorous, and rain was threatening to start. I did not want to get caught in the rain, because this draw if a flow area coming out of the mountains, and it is swift.
    My hike started at Jacobs Cut, going across the flat plain, and ravine, which began at First Water Trailhead. That is the next turn off after Dutchman Park. I got about 3 miles, and turned around. Just as I got back to the car, it began to rain heavier. The adventure was still prevalent for the hike and the risk.

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