Kathy, Tawana, Marilyn, Bob, Mike, and I did an eight mile hike starting from the parking area for the Dixie Mine Trail. We hiked out to the road, took a look at the tailings and then went back down to look in at the horizontal shaft. We also looked at the petroglyphs after which we made our way over to the Prospector Trail where we hiked to the lookout that’s midway up the trail.
Heading out on the Dixie Mine Trail:
Marilyn and Tawana:
Looking down the vertical mine shaft. There is something highly reflective (water?) at the bottom. You can see my head and the grating covering the hole in the reflection.
This is the gate preventing entry to the mine’s adit.
The nearby petroglyphs:
Bob, Marilyn, Kathy, Kevin, and Mike. (Thanks to Tawana for taking this photo.)
Some of the saguaro fruit have burst sort of making them look like red flowers.