Meridian Mystery Trail; Goldfields, March 10, 2021 GPS Map

The Meridian Mystery Trail used to fizzle out in the middle of nowhere. “But it has been extended east, all the way to Idaho Road,” two fellows told me. Is it north or south of the Idaho Access, I forgot to ask. I’m thinking north, but I haven’t been able to confirm it with satellite imagery.

It was a glorious day for hiking! I got to Meridian Trailhead just before sunrise, and found people sleeping there. When I returned, cars were parked all down the street.

Met a dozen hikers on the trail, a little surprising on such a perfect day.


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Sunrise at Meridian Trailhead.
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Peaks 3127 and 3205.
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Peak 3205 and Peak 3312, third highest in the Goldfields.
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Dark, rugged Peak 3004.
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Those who want a longer hike can walk off-trail to Bulldog Saddle.
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Colorful rock by the trail.
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Vertical stripe on Bulldog Ridge.
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Bulldog Ridge, from the turnaround.
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Ocotillo in bloom.
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Chuparosa adds color to a canyon.
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Lichen-covered boulders by the trail.
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It’s this way.
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Almost back to Meridian Trailhead.

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