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Hassayampa River PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2014
Randal_Schulhauser
Hiking3.70 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.48 mph
300 ft AEG
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Hassayampa River Preserve January 2014 Trek
FitBit totals
10.76 miles total (3.70 @ HRP, 7.06 @ Joshua Forest)
520 AEG total (52 floors, 12 @ HRP, 40 @ JF)
423 images on 6D
089 images on 7D
059 images on rebel XT
013 images on iPhone 4S
584 TOTAL IMAGES





Day started off with a detour into what was for me unexplored territory, the Hassayampa River Preserve. Had some time to kill before a rendezvous at the Wickenburg McDonalds to go explore Joshua Forest :next: http://hikearizona.com/x.php?I=4&ZTN=17499&UID=5929

HAZ Hassayampa River Preserve hike description :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=1213
HRP Trail Map :next: http://hikearizona.com/decoder=1213
Sampled all the trails; Palm Lake Loop, Willow Walkway, Mesquite Meander, Lion Trail, and River Ramble.
I was surprised to learn that HRP is part of the Nature Conservancy :next: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/re ... eserve.xml just like one of my favorite places in Arizona, Hart Prairie :next: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/re ... eserve.xml
The Nature Conservancy acquired the site in 1986 and began rehabilitation from what originally was established as an 1880's ranch, then as an upscale resort circa 1930 that morphed into an RV site complete with full service concrete slabs. Let's just say the site volunteers are a fount of information!
I've heard from some of my birder friends that HRP is a primo bird watching spot. I can't comment too much since this was a mid-day visit - water birds were negligible save for a lone mallard in Palm Lake. HRP was definitely "hummingbird city" though.
I think I got my $5 worth visiting this little gem...


Photos to follow when I get the chance.


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