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article number 545
article date 02-02-2016
copyright 2016 by Author else SaltOfAmerica
Easy, Beautiful, Arizona Winter Hiking Part 2, Lost Dutchman State Park
by Stu Moment
   

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Just over a half hour east of Phoenix Arizona you’ll find an easy scenic trail with interesting colorful rock formations.

Parking is close to the beginning of the trail.

   
   

Lost Dutchman State Park also has camping facilities as noted on the Park map.

   
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As we begin the walk we note a nice scenery to the north . . .

   
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. . . but ahead we see our goal.

   
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Flouring plant life rises from the rough soil.

   
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As we approach "Flatiron" peak we become part of the three dimensional landscape.

   
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There is much interesting on the ground as well as the interesting view upward.

   
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Between the boulders we see a hazy Phoenix metropolitan area to the west . . .

   
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. . . but we are well above the view restricting haze. The view to the north grows more interesting.

   
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Plant life accompanies us as we continue up the trail.

   
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An interesting impression in the path. Are on the trail of the Lost Dutchman? . . .

   

. . . well, maybe a group of Lost Dutchpeople.

   
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Nice boulder.

   
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Nice flower.

   
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Nice way to horseback ride.

   
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U. S. General Land Office Survey marker. Penalty $250 For Removal? Probably worth that on E-Bay but the buyer would join the Lost Dutchman.

   

Walking back down the path. Don’t take the views for granted.

   
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As the angle of the Sun changes before the noon-hour, we take on last long look back. Nice!

   
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