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Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin Overlook - 30 members in 178 triplogs have rated this an average 2.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Dec 10 2012
trekkin_gecko
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 Guides 9
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63 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2012
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.88 Miles 716 AEG
Hiking5.88 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   3.60 mph
716 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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early afternoon hike on mellow trails with nice desert views and long stretches of solitude
lost dog to taliesin overlook, then to the intersection with quartz
on the way back up toward the overlook, i startled 10-12 deer
after bolting, they stood on the hillside staring at me
we'll see if my pictures turned out
took the old jeep and ringtail trails back
very pleasant hike
Fauna
Fauna
Mule Deer
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Oct 06 2012
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Oct 06 2012
Booneman
Run/Jog11.25 Miles 1,052 AEG
Run/Jog11.25 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   7.67 mph
1,052 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
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Sep 08 2012
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Sep 08 2012
Booneman
Run/Jog9.00 Miles 706 AEG
Run/Jog9.00 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   7.40 mph
706 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Best and longest run I have had since the 4th of July. Ironically, this was the last time I ran this route.
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Sep 08 2012
paulshikleejr
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 Guides 20
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 Photos 542
 Triplogs 407

56 male
 Joined Feb 02 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2012
paulshikleejr
Hiking4.30 Miles 485 AEG
Hiking4.30 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   3.11 mph
485 ft AEG31 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Quick hike to the "T" with Old Jeep Trail.
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Sep 03 2012
trekkin_gecko
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63 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2012
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.40 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   3.06 mph
500 ft AEG
 
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have a friend in town, so we chose lost dog wash this morning
took the jeep trail and ringtail trail back to lost dog for a little extra
followed the hike with lunch at inn and out burger, since they don't have one in omaha ;)
estimating mileage and aeg
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Sep 02 2012
paulshikleejr
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 Photos 542
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56 male
 Joined Feb 02 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2012
paulshikleejr
Hiking4.90 Miles 530 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   2 Hrs   3 Mns   2.39 mph
530 ft AEG31 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Nice night hike with Sarah, Heeran, and Daniel.
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That being said, anything worth doing is worth doing to excess.
Aug 21 2012
dround
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 Photos 15
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63 male
 Joined Jul 15 2010
 Gilbert,az
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2012
dround
Hiking4.40 Miles 380 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   2 Hrs      2.20 mph
380 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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I haven't been active the last 4 months and the test results at the doctor proved it so I thought I better get out and do something. Had lunch of nut/fruit buffet, a Teriyaki steak, and Camelback ale at the overlook. Just kidding it was trail mix, a orange, jerky and water from my back pack. Kind of cloudy today so it wasn't to bad working back into physical activity.
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Aug 02 2012
paulshikleejr
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56 male
 Joined Feb 02 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2012
paulshikleejr
Hiking3.98 Miles 418 AEG
Hiking3.98 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   3.27 mph
418 ft AEG      2 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Did a quick hike to the Lost Dog/Old Jeep "T" because I had Church's Chicken for lunch. Did it very fast (for me, anyway). Used a light pack.
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Jun 30 2012
Booneman
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 Photos 736
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
West World Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 30 2012
Booneman
Run/Jog16.00 Miles 1,167 AEG
Run/Jog16.00 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   7.87 mph
1,167 ft AEG
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Loop run through the McDowell Mountains
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Jun 01 2012
Booneman
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 Guides 9
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 01 2012
Booneman
Run/Jog10.00 Miles 713 AEG
Run/Jog10.00 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   7.89 mph
713 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 15 2012
John9L
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male
 Joined Mar 12 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2012
John9L
Hiking5.25 Miles 620 AEG
Hiking5.25 Miles
620 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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I recently had a setback in my recovery from Hernia Surgery. I wanted to get out for a short and easy hike to see how things felt. This hike looked like a good choice. The hike was pretty typical. I made a clockwise loop by extending the hike via the Ringtail and Sunrise Trails. It was good getting back on the trails after a couple of weeks off. Hopefully I don't have any discomfort in the next day or two.
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Apr 05 2012
Booneman
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 Guides 9
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Apr 05 2012
Booneman
Run/Jog10.60 Miles 720 AEG
Run/Jog10.60 Miles   1 Hour   29 Mns   7.15 mph
720 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Apr 01 2012
soowai
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52 female
 Joined Jan 15 2012
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2012
soowai
Hiking4.40 Miles 380 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.93 mph
380 ft AEG3 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 21 2012
paulshikleejr
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56 male
 Joined Feb 02 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2012
paulshikleejr
Hiking3.81 Miles 413 AEG
Hiking3.81 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   2.51 mph
413 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
 
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sarahrebeccalee
Great night hike with the Ipparz!
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Mar 19 2012
sneakySASQUATCH
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52 male
 Joined Aug 23 2005
 Pike National Fo
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2012
sneakySASQUATCH
Hiking9.46 Miles 1,536 AEG
Hiking9.46 Miles
1,536 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Friend called me last night and said you having a baby or hiking tomorrow. I said both hopefully. :) I haven't seen him in a long time and it was good to catch up. He has hiked and mtn. biked here before and I figured it's within and hour and has cell phone coverage. So I met him at 124th st. We both took our dogs on a nice hike. Did see the Quartz sign requiring a permit on the way back. :o It had been knocked down and was upside down on the side of the trail. We dropped into a wash trail on the way up prior to that part of the trail, but it connected and we came down the Quartz trail. Did the old jeep/ ring tail on the way down for a change of scenery. Nice temps and change of scenery for me.
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Mar 12 2012
trekkin_gecko
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63 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2012
trekkin_gecko
Hiking4.40 Miles 380 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   2.72 mph
380 ft AEG
 
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took my mom on this one as it has little elevation gain
we go for walks whenever we have time together, and it was fun to go out into the mcdowell mountains for some classic desert scenery
very nice day, and not very crowded
a gift
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Feb 27 2012
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 27 2012
Booneman
Run/Jog9.01 Miles 680 AEG
Run/Jog9.01 Miles   1 Hour   7 Mns   8.07 mph
680 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Feb 23 2012
pcoskun
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 Photos 33
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33 male
 Joined Oct 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2012
pcoskun
Hiking4.40 Miles 380 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.64 mph
380 ft AEG      5 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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I went to check out what wildflowers were out and about at the moment, and only saw a minimal amount of brittlebush. Nothing one could get too excited about either. It was a beautiful day to be on the trail and definitely felt like spring. On the way back there was a hooting great horned owl perched above the restroom facility. A nice way to end the day.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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Feb 10 2012
tibber
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66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Quartz Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2012
tibber
Hiking8.84 Miles 1,139 AEG
Hiking8.84 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   3.01 mph
1,139 ft AEG      34 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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The weather is great. I normally go to the gym on Fridays but, did I say, the weather is great. I planned to hike the Lost Dog area and do part of the Quartz Trail hoping to get some decent miles in since the previous weekend I hiked some awesome QUALITY miles but not much length. My boss let me go 1/2 hour early from work so I was on the trail by 3 (this was a good thing as I didn't get back to the TH until 6:15). I normally wouldn't take my camera but you know, we're approaching wildflower season so I couldn't leave home without it ;) as I wouldn't want to miss this: http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=5112.

I hadn't been on the Lost Dog trail in quite some time. I usually do a Lost Dog - Old Jeep - Ringtail Loop but not today. I decided I should to the Quartz Trail and so off I went, determined to make decent enough time. The trail was not too crowded altho I must have been out during the "older folks" time as I encountered quite a few of them. There were two older women who had their t-shirts rolled up exposing their bellies... I presume to cool them off as it was a bit toasty but PLEASE, this is not a pretty picture [-X .

There were also a few bike riders and most of the time they surprise me. I do wish they had a beep on their bikes or something. Nonetheless, I try my best to always accommodate them even tho I have the right of way. I am sure this is a fun trail to ride.

I got to the junction with the Taliesin Overlook a lot quicker than I thot so I was happy about that. Next it was down this hill about 1/2 mile to the NW to hook up with the Quartz Trail. I kept in mind I would have to come back up that :sweat: . Once I turned onto the Quartz Trail, there wasn't any more traffic as you head right toward Thompson Peak.

Eventually you come to the turn off where you can go straight up to the Quartz Cropping. I passed this by and continued along the trail. You are just above a very wide and deep wash. In about a mile, after you turn the corner and head east, you come to the end of the Quartz Trail - McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Now I didn't have my permit with me as it was back with Tonto but I thot I could explain that to a ranger if I encountered one so I continued on the State Land. From the map it looked like you could go another mile which should fit close enough with my 4:30ish turn around time.

The nice thing about this part of the hike is a good deal of it was in the shade provided by the mountain to the right of me. You are now walking in the wash. I scared up every living quail as I walked eastward. Eventually this wide wash narrows to a canyon and winds around some corners so you really aren't sure where it will end. Well it got to be 4:30 but I knew I had to be close to the end and at 4:40 I spotted the tall cairn and presumed this was the end and I was at a little over 4.5 miles which would be right. Along this last little bit I did encounter some little wildflowers too.

On the way back it seemed like I was flying down this wash... I know I had been going up the wash but I didn't realize how much elevation until I posted the GPS route. No wonder I was sweating a little on the way up. As I came around the corner starting to head south, the setting sun was making all the plants glisten. So I practiced the technique Ambika told me to zoom in toward the cactus and that way you'll still get the back glow but without the blown out background. So you be the judge when I post my pics sometime this year :lol: as I am running way far behind.

I got up the hill with relative ease as I find these hills much easier than back in my early days of hiking. As I got back down on the Lost Dog Trail, the sun was pretty well disappearing behind the horizon but it was still light. Once again I got the sunset treat of the red glow on the mountains with the cholla in the foreground. There are two sections of the Lost Dog Trail that have this incredible display of cholla.

I finally got back to the TH at 6:15. I was glad I had my camera case with me since I dipped into the nuts baggie as I was pretty hungry with a couple miles left. I really hadn't planned on doing nearly 9 miles. The other thing I discovered is my Merrells had really rubbed the outside edges of my feet in front of the heel. I've tried several techniques to get these Merrells to fit but I think I have to throw in the towel and take them back to REI.

Here are two videos. I am not happy with the youtube stabilizer on them so I am re-editing using the Premiere Elements stabilizer effect to see if I can get rid of the black border coming in and out:
http://youtu.be/oS0a5eAtFSgLost Dog and part of the Quartz Trails
http://youtu.be/oS0a5eAtFSgQuartz Trail at about the State Land section to the end and back to Lost Dog Trailhead.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
Feb 09 2012
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 09 2012
Booneman
Run/Jog9.00 Miles 640 AEG
Run/Jog9.00 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   7.83 mph
640 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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average hiking speed 2.57 mph
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