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Coon Bluff LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 29 2018
jacobemerick
Hiking1.52 Miles 198 AEG
Hiking1.52 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   1.02 mph
198 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Wanted to get in a short, fun hike for the boys, and this more than fit the ticket. We spent the first half hour playing next to the river, hopping around the rocks and finding lots of cool spots (and lots of trash). Then we turned around and found our way up the bluff. Three-year old was not feeling it, frequently stopping and whining about the loose rocks, so we cut the loop short and went off the trail and bushwhacked down a drainage. I let the four-year old do the route-finding and he did an awesome job. Along the way we talked about choosing safe versus quick options and being extra careful about snakes when going cross-country. Near the bottom of the drainage there were a few spots that I had to go first and lift them down, otherwise they were able to navigate the rest without much help. Back at the river we found a solid, sandy path and we burnt some more time tossing rocks and playing in mud. On the way home they fell asleep in about five minutes, so all-in-all it was a rousing success.
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