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Mesquite Willow Loop - White Tanks
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mini location map2014-04-13
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Mesquite Willow Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2014
erikshinn
Hiking10.25 Miles 1,550 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   3 Hrs      3.73 mph
1,550 ft AEG      15 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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We started our hike at the Horse Staging area (which added a little bit of distance to the loop). It was cool when we started (8:45am), but warmed up around 11:15am on the way down. We had two black dogs with us and brought 2.5 liters of water exclusively for them. It was enough, but just barely. Had it been a little warmer, I think they would have been very uncomfortable.

The trail was crowded until the Mesquite/Willow junction. It thinned out considerable as we made a right hand turned onto Willow. We practically had the backside of the mountain to ourselves.

Overall, this is a great hike for endurance. It doesn't have a terribly steep grade and the paths are very flat/manageable for the most part (with a few rocky exceptions).
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