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Siphon Draw to the Basin and Beyond

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  • Mining Camp Restaurant

    6100 E Mining Camp Street, Apache Junction, AZ (map)

    33.450513 -111.480690

  • This hike is rated a DIFFICULT hike - Use of hands for more than balance.  There are ledges.

    Join me for a hike on the Siphon Draw Trail #53 up to the Basin.  I am a slow hiker and will take lots of breaks to take in the breathtaking scenery.   We are working our way up to Flatiron next week.

    BRING:  at least 2-3 liters of water per person, ID, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, gloves, hiking poles, and energy snacks.

    Remember, as always YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY and that of the group.

    DISTANCE:  4.5 miles round trip
    ELEVATION GAIN: +\- 1700 ft
    TRAIL STYLE: In-and-out style
    DURATION: 4 hours (or however long it takes ;)
    DOGS: No

    We will meet in the parking lot of the Mining Camp Restaurant.

    DIRECTIONS: Drive east on US 60 towards Apache Jct. Exit 196 for Idaho Road AZ88. Go north on Idaho Road for about 2 miles. Turn right on AZ88/Apache Trail, then drive approximately 4 miles and turn right on Nodak. There is a sign for the restaurant at this turn but the sign and the street sign are not visible until you are almost on it. Follow Nodak as it goes around a bend to left and turns into E Mining Camp Street. Follow almost to end and the restaurant is on your left. Park in the far corner near the fence.

    I drive a white jeep[masked]-5190.

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