Dixie Mine Trail

Dixie Mine Trail

While in Phoenix, my husband and I went on several hikes.  The first hike was with my brother, Matt, to the Dixie Mine.  The trail itself is relatively easy, and about a 4.5 mile out and back.  To be honest, the hardest part is finding the mine, and it takes a little bit to realize where the actual mine is.

When we went, we actually hiked right by the turn-off to the mine, but once we doubled back we found it. We looked at the side of the mountain and saw: “that looks out of place” and went in that direction.  After reading reviews, it looks like finding the mine is actually a challenge for many.

We parked at the front and walked about 1/2 of a mile to the trailhead.  At first, I thought it would be all paved and I wasn’t complaining about that.

dixie mine trail phoenix

We easily made it to the trailhead and began hiking towards the mine.

dixie mine trail phoenix

dixie mine trail phoenix

The terrain didn’t change too much as we hiked.  There were a few small inclines and declines here and there but nothing rigorous.  At the intersection, we made a left and found the mine.  It was tucked behind trees, but we found it.

dixie mine trail phoenix

dixie mine trail phoenix

dixie mine trail phoenix

Afterward, we climbed a small hill which led us to the top of the mine.  It has a huge covering on it, and it’s impossible to figure out how deep the actual mine is.

dixie mine trail phoenix

In all, it was a nice 4.5-mile hike.  We saw plenty of people, all ages, as well as a few dogs.

I enjoyed hiking in Arizona and you read more about hikes we’ve done here.

Questions for you:
Do you like hiking?
Have you ever gone to an old mine?
 

 

Friday Fun

I find that blog readers are like boyfriends.  As you grow you change the type of blogs you read.  As you grow older, you may or may not date around…If you liked my blog once and now you hate it…well that is what happens.  Or if you are newer reader to LOLZ blog… that is always awesome too.  That is why when I first start reading a blog I love to introduce myself to the author.  They might not care at all (in that case I wonder why am I even reading) or they might comment back.  I always think it is interesting as an author to hear and see who is reading.  I love putting a voice or name with people that read.

So anyways instead of rambling away about training or whatever else, I’ll tell you random fun facts about me that you may or may not already know…Then you can tell me a random fun fact or ten about yourself.

My parents own a donkey.  They bought a second house on the Eastern Shore of VA and the previous owner never took the donkey with him.  There were also chickens, goats and a pig but all since have passed away…the donkey lives strong.

Donkey selfie

Donkey selfie

donkey

I didn’t start drinking coffee reguarly until freshman year of college.  When I went to school in upstate NY, I found the winters to be very cold (-30 degrees at some points).  I wanted something warm in my hands so I altnerated between coffee in the morning and hot cocoa or decaf coffee in the evening.

Back in the colds of coffee life.

Back in the colds of coffee life.

DadLOLZ was in the Navy and I grew up partially in the UK, 2 years in Japan and then finally moved to Virginia.  I was born in San Diego, CA though.  I loved moving and traveling as a child.  I saw so many places overseas when I was younger, I hope to see more again.

It’s odd for me to think a lot of people didn’t realize I used to swim.  I swam for 15 years before beginning to run 4 years ago.  I swam the 500/1000/mile in college and quit my senior year.  I had a great time with great friends but my life had moved on.  I did what was best for me and I don’t regret it.  Swimming was a huge part of my life growing up and it will always be memories that last forever.

Swimming the Mile, Can you tell?

Swimming the Mile, Can you tell?

No questions today but tell me a fun fact about you and if you never have introduced yourself…don’t be shy!   

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