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Algonquin - Horsethief Cyn - Twin Peaks Loop, AZ
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Algonquin - Horsethief Cyn - Twin Peaks Loop, AZ 
Algonquin - Horsethief Cyn - Twin Peaks Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 01 2021
joebartels
Hiking17.63 Miles 4,316 AEG
Hiking17.63 Miles   9 Hrs   54 Mns   2.06 mph
4,316 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 Mns Break
 
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Algonquin Trail #225
Top of trail is a semi-washed out luge, not a concern for most. Approaching Poland Creek is starting to get catclaw naggy for about a mile, but still avoidable. Foxtails in various stages look to be a mini nightmare in about a month.

Horsethief Canyon Trail #30
Heading up, we quickly rejoiced that a maintenance crew brushed since our last visit. They took care of the big annoyances, probably as much as the rarely utilized trail will get. It still sports unfavorable grades, loose footing, little shade, and no world-class waterfalls, but I'm a fan.

Twin Peaks Trail #240
The upper portion we hiked is fabulous compared to yesteryear. Cut diameters along the trail range from two to three inches, clearly neglected for many moons. Tread would be considered rough by most. The route wasn't apparent for one fifty-yard stretch. Doubt they worked the lower trail, or it'd be near 5of5 for me.

Waypoints
Collected several* to finetune the Popup Map layout. Getting closer to the future intended functionality for RS Trip Notes.
*points of interest to myself, not helpful like the famous eagle/grasshopper waypoints.

Day in Review
Better than anticipated. Water in the creeks was lifting. Woke up at 4:18 am. Ran out of water about 4:45 pm, with a couple of miles to go. Home 11:40 pm. Cleaned up, hydrated, and coded 'til 2 am. Slept to 4:30 am for another day.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Expected reflection of the dry conditions. Kinna needed a breather year after back-to-back super bloom years that previously only surfaced once or twice in a decade. Most notable was a droopy patch of Colorado Four O'Clock in the A.M. rejuvenated well past four o'clock!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Eagle Pond - CC Wilderness 76-100% full 76-100% full
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Looked full to me

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Poland Creek - Algonquin Trail Light flow Light flow
Light flow in the A.M.
Trickle in the P.M.
Clear and inviting.
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