Lost Goldmine Trail; Apache Junction, December 13, 2018 GPS Map

This was a preview of my January 26 hike, on which there will be options. Last time I led the long option, one way from Broadway Trailhead to Lost Goldmine Trailhead. This time I’ll be leading the short option, a round trip from Broadway Trailhead to the corner post.

I enjoyed a cool day, partly cloudy in the morning, then sunny with a pleasant breeze.

On the trail I heard voices behind me, but never saw them. Then I met a lady walking her two dogs. When I got back to Jacob’s Crosscut Trail, there were lots of people the rest of the way.


There isn’t much to see between the second gate and Cloudview Ave., where the trail turns east and begins a mile stretch through a residential neighborhood in Gold Canyon. So you might as well turn around at the gate.
distance: 7.12 miles
elevation change: +-622'
low: 1878' (gate at Broadway Trailhead)
high: 2266' (corner post)

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Peak 5024 catches the first rays.
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Mackerel sky in the early morning.
saguaro
Drooping saguaro forms a lamp post.
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Lichens brighten my passage.
view
It’s a clear, cool day in the Superstitions.
post
Corner Post is the high point of this hike.
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Peak 4869 on the Superstition Ridgeline.
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Berries, most of them red.
cholla
Chain-fruit Cholla.
cholla cholla
Cholla skeletons.
rock
Let’s split three ways.  Fair enough?
cactus
Good grief, Charlie Brown!
gate
The second gate opens to a residential neighborhood in Gold Canyon.
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The 5057' South Peak is the high point of the Superstition Ridgeline.
saguaro
I welcome you with open arms.
saguaro
Can you sing a lively tune?
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Broadway Trailhead and my car welcome me at the end of the hike.
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All about the Lost Goldmine Trail.

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