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Maricopa Trail - Fraesfield to Granite Mtn, AZ
mini location map2021-02-16
11 by photographer avatarPhxRiles
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Maricopa Trail - Fraesfield to Granite Mtn, AZ 
Maricopa Trail - Fraesfield to Granite Mtn, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2021
PhxRiles
Hiking6.55 Miles 575 AEG
Hiking6.55 Miles   2 Hrs   19 Mns   2.83 mph
575 ft AEG
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More Maricopa Trail this morning, this time from Fraesfield TH to Granite Mountain TH and back to Rio Verde/128th St. Started around 9am, very comfortable weather. Warm enough to go without a fleece. I passed a few people, a few mountain bikers, but not overly busy. Plenty of chollas, saguaros and palo verdes along the route. Not a lot of elevation change, but great views of the surrounding mountains. One of the highlights was sighting several phainopeplas, a black, crested bird similar to a cardinal. Had never really seen them, though I knew they were out there.
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