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Ironwood Trail - White Tanks, AZ

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Distance Round Trip 0 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,523 feet
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5  2019-01-16
Gray Fox Trail - White Tanks
2  2017-07-30
Ford Willow Loop
9  2010-08-30
Ford Canyon Trail - White Tanks
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Preferred   Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov → 7 AM
Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  6:18am - 6:27pm
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Ironwood Trail - White Tanks
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Short after work run in the White Tanks. Started from the Mesauite TH and went clockwise on the Mesquite - Wadell - Ford - Ironwood - and Ford back to the TH. This is one of my favorite loops to run. Trails are smooth and fairly flat. Usually I can make decent time (for me). Pushed myself today and this is what I got :( . Felt gassed afterwards. Didn't see anyone on the trails, though one guy pulled in and parked next to me just as I was starting....never saw him on the trail. Think he and I had the park to ourselves. Never even saw another vehicle while I was out there.
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Parked at Area 9 one of the Ford Canyon Trailheads. This was our third mini hike today with my friend who didn't want to hike "too many miles"

We headed out via Ford Cyn Trail then took a left onto Ironwood then followed it out to Gray Fox Trailhead, retraced our steps back up Gray Fox to Ironwood completing the Ironwood loop with Ford Cyn Trl.

This would be a really fun and easy mountain bike loop.
We saw Cali poppies all over. Such a perfect day for a little walk.
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Ford Willow Loop
enjoyable hike in the white tanks with linda
this loop was plan b but turned out to be a good choice given weather conditions
haven't been out here in three years :o
waddell :next: ford canyon :next: willow canyon :next: mesquite
light rain for much of the hike, making the rocks in ford canyon a little slick
a few good pools of water in this section
a few mosquitos, too
chose willow canyon trail to check out the spring area
found a nasty pool with nothing flowing into it
finished the loop on mesquite
didn't quite hit double digits, so we drove over to hike a short loop that included ironwood trail as neither of us had done it
the sun was just starting to break out as we finished
good day for it if you don't mind a little rain
thanks for the idea and for driving, linda :)
nice to get back out that way
Ironwood Trail - White Tanks
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Short after work hike. Actually did this as an info hike, trying to gather data for a short trail description. We'll see if that trail description comes to fruition. I'm about 50-50 on making them happen. Never seem to have enough time and/or worthwhile information. :( If nothing else it gets me out and allows me to walk and enjoy the beauty of the area. :) Not a soul in the park, including wildlife: didn't see a thing.
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After yesterday's long hike needed something a little shorter. Went out to the White Tanks and did a short loop involving Mesquite-Waddell-Ford-iIronwood Trails. I had watched Mcfarlane USA, the night before so I was inspired to run this loop. I had done this loop before and it is a perfect trail for running. No elevation change and fairly smooth. While doing the loop I discovered a NEW TRAIL !!! :) It's called the Grey Fox and spurs off the Ironwood and heads off to the competitive tracks. I did not check it out this time, but its on the radar.
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After work jog in the Estrella. Started off from the Waddell TH and went clockwise. Connected briefly to the Ford and then the Ironwood and then back on the Ford. This got me to the Mesquite TH. From there I took the Mesquite trail back to the Waddell TH. Didn't see a soul out there. Human or animal. Warm out there but no humidity.
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White Tank Loop
The weather was really the highlight of the day. Had a good 15 minute drizzle on the way up Ford Canyon. Stayed cool throughout the trip thanks to the clouds. Some nice winds as well.
Lots of people out. Passed 5 along the 'hazardous' section alone. I remember Ford Canyon being longer for some reason. Goat Camp felt lousy as usual. Didn't want to agitate my foot too much so it was slow going. I'm just glad I was going down and not coming up...

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