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Hau'Pal TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,596 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.00 mph
1,596 ft AEG
 
1st trip
This is the last area of South Mountain where I haven't hiked some trails, or haven't recorded them on my GPS. When I got there, I found out that there are a lot more trails that have been added.

I got to the 19th Ave TH just before 6:30am and got the last spot available. 3 cars were taking up 5 spaces, making a tight parking situation even worse. I started up the Warrior Trail, which is now labeled as the T-Bone Loop Trail with temporary markers. On my way up the ridge, I noticed the lower trail that heads west. This looks to be the trail that Ted and I did last may from the San Juan TH that wasn't finished. From what I could tell by looking how far it went and where my GPS track ended last May, it may be completed now.

Once the Warrior Trail got up to the ridgeline, the T-Bone Loop headed east and the Warrior Trail continued west towards the Alta Trail. The Warrior Trail was noticeably fainter than the T-Bone Loop. I headed west towards the Alta, and then headed down towards the other side. then I took the Bajada Trail over to the Ranger, and hiked some of the lower portion of that along the flat area. Then I took the Los Lomitas Loop around and headed back towards the TH. The lower portion of the T-Bone Trial looks like it's been re-routed. The one section that I intended to take back, which I hiked several years ago, has now been dug up to prevent foot traffic. I headed over towards the parking lot and hopped the wall once I saw the trail continue below. along this area I also noticed a lot of other trails, many of which look unofficial.

Ended up hiking a bit slower than I would have liked. The initial climb helped with that, but then the ups and downs and rockiness slowed me down a bit as well. Looking forward to going back to hike more of these trails, if I can get there before the parking spaces have been taken.
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