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Bursera Trail - South Mountain - 25 members in 218 triplogs have rated this an average 3.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 07 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 17
 Routes 354
 Photos 2,164
 Triplogs 905

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 07 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking10.66 Miles 2,265 AEG
Hiking10.66 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   2.79 mph
2,265 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop. Quick stop on Goat Hill. Love the cool temps hate to see it warm up this week.
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Jan 05 2019
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2019
johnlp
Hiking6.98 Miles 1,852 AEG
Hiking6.98 Miles
1,852 ft AEG
 no routes
Not many people out this morning, even with the 8 AM start. Temps in the 40's - nice. Goat Hill! :)
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Heliotrope, fiddleneck, poppy, brittlebush, and others
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Jan 05 2019
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,868
 Triplogs 477

35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2019
jochal
Hiking10.54 Miles 2,358 AEG
Hiking10.54 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   2.81 mph
2,358 ft AEG
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Did this Counter Clockwise, up Pyramid and Down Bursera. Some poppies on both Pyramid and Bursera.
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Nov 29 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 17
 Routes 354
 Photos 2,164
 Triplogs 905

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking10.48 Miles 2,510 AEG
Hiking10.48 Miles   3 Hrs   57 Mns   2.69 mph
2,510 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
Met Denny at the Pyramid TH at 7:30 -- cool, cloudy, & breezy-- perfect. Headed up Bursera, then up to National. I felt like I was dragging though this part, but I survived. East on National to Goat Hill. Dropped off the east side of the top of Goat Hill and zigzagged back down to National. Then over to Pyramid and back down. Lots of poppies & brittlebush. Only saw a handful of people. Great morning!
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Nov 29 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 77
 Photos 7,178
 Triplogs 2,487

57 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking10.48 Miles 2,510 AEG
Hiking10.48 Miles   3 Hrs   57 Mns   2.69 mph
2,510 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linda let me join her for a nice stroll at South Mountain. Expected it to be chilly but the weather was awesome. Good temp, overcast, and a breeze. Really a good loop and never very many people. Thanks Linda! 😁
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Nov 04 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 77
 Photos 7,178
 Triplogs 2,487

57 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking10.10 Miles 2,030 AEG
Hiking10.10 Miles   3 Hrs   28 Mns   2.91 mph
2,030 ft AEG
 
Partners none no partners
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Nov 03 2018
Tim
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 Guides 10
 Triplogs 351

57 male
 Joined Feb 25 2002
 Scottsdale
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2018
Tim
Hiking5.70 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.28 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I did this loop hike heading out on Bursera all the way to the new subdivision and then back on the Gila Trail to the neighborhood access on 17th Avenue. It was a nice cool day with a temperature of 68 degrees when I pushed off at 8:00 am and just 77 when I finished. They are making lots of progress on the subdivision along with the 202. The hike came in at 5.7 miles in 2 1/2 hours with 1,180 feet of AEG.
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Oct 21 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2018
johnlp
Hiking10.15 Miles 2,575 AEG
Hiking10.15 Miles   3 Hrs   16 Mns   3.11 mph
2,575 ft AEG
 
Beautiful morning with a nice breeze. :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Sep 23 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2018
johnlp
Hiking10.15 Miles 2,575 AEG
Hiking10.15 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   3.08 mph
2,575 ft AEG
 
Not many people out. They must all be home watching the Cardinals on their superbowl run, which will be played a few weeks after Oregon State plays Nebraska for the NCAA national championship! :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Sep 03 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Ranch Ruins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2018
johnlp
Hiking10.10 Miles 2,640 AEG
Hiking10.10 Miles   3 Hrs   8 Mns   3.26 mph
2,640 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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Ruins>National>Ranger>Goat Hill>Ruins connector>Bursera. "We can't stop here, this is bat country!" Nice to hit Ranger again. :)
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Aug 12 2018
trekkin_gecko
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 Guides 5
 Routes 326
 Photos 3,970
 Triplogs 2,542

60 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Bursera - National - Pyramid, AZ 
Bursera - National - Pyramid, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2018
trekkin_gecko
Hiking10.38 Miles 2,467 AEG
Hiking10.38 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   3.28 mph
2,467 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
wanted double digits this morning
hadn't been on pyramid or bursera in almost three years :o so i decided on the loop
got going around 5:30 or so
saw a few people on bursera, then no one until running into johnlp on national :)
went up goat hill, which featured hordes of flying ants so i couldn't stop
the bugs were also on the high point of pyramid
checked my triplog from two years ago on maricopa peak - same flying ants in early august
could have done without that
anyway, a nice hike
more people on pyramid
a little humid but decent temps
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Aug 12 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2018
johnlp
Hiking6.98 Miles 1,852 AEG
Hiking6.98 Miles
1,852 ft AEG
 no routes
Gecko sighting! :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Jul 29 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 29 2018
johnlp
Hiking8.60 Miles 2,092 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles
2,092 ft AEG
 
Cloudy. Saw a snake! :)
Fauna
Fauna
Tiger Rattlesnake
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Jul 22 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2018
johnlp
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,815 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
1,815 ft AEG
 no routes
Goat Hill! Clockwise. :)
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Flora
Elephant Tree
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Jul 15 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2018
johnlp
Hiking5.40 Miles 1,521 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
1,521 ft AEG
 no routes
I was curious to see the effects of rain on South Mountain after such a long dry spell. Some erosion of the trails. Most of it provides better footing by washing away the loose small rock.

Both the bursera and ocotillo have sprouted new leaves. Some of the bursera look like they will bloom soon.

Saw a kangaroo rat. Not many people out early morning. :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
May 27 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,084
 Triplogs 3,149

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 27 2018
johnlp
Hiking5.40 Miles 1,521 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
1,521 ft AEG
 no routes
Up Lost Mine to Ruins. Took the connector trail from the red rocks area of Ruins through the Valley View/Gila and up to the Bursera. Nice little loop. :)
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May 14 2018
The_N
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 Routes 54
 Photos 1,508
 Triplogs 325

33 male
 Joined Mar 18 2015
 Payson, AZ
Bursera - Gila - National - Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera - Gila - National - Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 14 2018
The_N
Hiking11.35 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking11.35 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   3.44 mph
2,500 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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After work special. Got out a little early so I squeezed in a couple extra miles. Warm start but enjoyable as the sun set. Didn't encounter another soul all evening.
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Apr 07 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 17
 Routes 354
 Photos 2,164
 Triplogs 905

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Gila Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 07 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking4.45 Miles 717 AEG
Hiking4.45 Miles   2 Hrs   22 Mns   2.05 mph
717 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
Partners none no partners
Short loop with the kids. Up Gila to the saddle, then steeply up to Bursera, then back down to the trailhead. Warm!
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Apr 02 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 17
 Routes 354
 Photos 2,164
 Triplogs 905

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bees Knees LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,947 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.59 mph
1,947 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Mar 18 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 17
 Routes 354
 Photos 2,164
 Triplogs 905

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking11.26 Miles 2,511 AEG
Hiking11.26 Miles   4 Hrs   3 Mns   2.82 mph
2,511 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, with a side to Goat Hill. Great temps and breeze, very clear air. Lots of people on Pyramid. My legs felt better than I thought they would after yesterday's hike. Nice day.
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average hiking speed 2.63 mph
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