Jacob’s Crosscut & Treasure Loop

Neither Jacob’s Crosscut nor Treasure Loop are in the Superstition Wilderness proper, but they go along the western slopes of the mountain range.

Date Hiked: 27 December 2007

Companions: Ben

Actual Hiking time: 11:30am to 6:30 pm

My mileage notes are deceptive because we actually hiked the entirety of Jacob’s Crosscut, even though the guide hike  has the loop around at Treasure Loop. Once you get past (north) of Treause Loop and the State Park, you get into some relatively pristine and lonely desert. You cross a couple of washes, and then follow the barbed-wire fence until you hit Crosscut Trailhead. This makes for a stupid-easy car-shuttle if so desired.

I deliberately mentioned the restroom at Lost Dutchman State Park because that section of the trail is Far Too Crowded to simply relieve yourself on a palo verde tree.

Why yes, 6:30pm is well past sunset in December. This is why I always carry a flashlight.

Freind of this blog, Roxxan Lizzie has a Flickr set of photos from her hike. She ran out of daylight too.

We lost Bongo, my beloved plastic gorrilla which I used to photograph on my various travels. He has yet to be adequately replaced. I once assumed this blog would be dedicated to Bongo photos, but alas, he is lost. He might still be out there, but the trail gets serious traffic, and its been over a year. I like to think some child found him and is enjoying him for what he is.

Have you seen this toy?

Have you seen this toy?

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4 Responses to “Jacob’s Crosscut & Treasure Loop”

  1. arewelostyet Says:

    Actually, long-time compadre and Friend Of This Blog Mark Kinsey (who took the author photo in the guidebook) found and purchased another “Bongo” on E-bay. I also have a couple of cloth lizards and a little Buddha statue carrying a pack. Now – if I can just keep a memory card in my camera…


  2. mafia Says:

    How it is possible to add article to you?

  3. arewelostyet Says:

    @ Mafia: you don’t. This is a one-man band playing here.

  4. football Says:

    SUPER !