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Estrella Foothills Loop, AZ
mini location map2019-09-22
10 by photographer avatarNightstalker
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Estrella Foothills Loop, AZ 
Estrella Foothills Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2019
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Hiking8.20 Miles 699 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   3.00 mph
699 ft AEG      10 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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I've been doing a lot of hiking on the Fantasy Island North Singletrack mountain bike trails across the street from my new home in Estrella that has given me the itch to get another mountain bike. But, the FINS trails are kind of steep and rocky, which isn't really my vibe on a mountain bike ( = injury ). So, after plenty of googling and time on HAZ Maps, I came across this loop. There's just miles and miles of mountain bike trails (which to me, means easy grades) east of Estrella Parkway. I actually drove over to Foothills Community park just before 6am to start my hike this morning. Exited the parking area to the east behind the school and followed the powerline jeep trail north across Corgett wash to the start of the single track. A lot of flat miles followed by some easy grades climbing into the foothills made for a delightfully breezy morning with the foothills providing some shade from the rising Sun. There are occasional carbonite signs with cryptographic trail markings, which now make a whole lot of sense after picking up a trail map from the bike shop and coffee bar at Cafe Lucero once I finished the hike. I enjoyed the trails so much that I bought a mountain bike this afternoon from the Trek shop at I-10 and Litchfield. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a garage trophy, or cut too deep into my hiking miles.
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