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Bursera Trail - South Mountain - 26 members in 222 triplogs have rated this an average 3.1 ( 1 to 5 best )
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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 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

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 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

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 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

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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Feb 23 2018
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 479

35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2018
jochal
Hiking10.52 Miles 2,283 AEG
Hiking10.52 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.87 mph
2,283 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
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Feb 08 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 Feb 08 2018
The_N
Hiking11.75 Miles 2,788 AEG
Hiking11.75 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   3.42 mph
2,788 ft AEG
 
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Out of work a little early so I squeezed in a few extra miles. Solid loop. I like that far west end where National starts to climb. Very dark back there. Saw some spiders, centipedes and scorpions on the trail. Warm night. Shorts and tank top throughout.
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Feb 04 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,104
 Triplogs 3,181

62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 04 2018
johnlp
Hiking10.59 Miles 2,564 AEG
Hiking10.59 Miles   3 Hrs   28 Mns   3.13 mph
2,564 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Bursera/goat hill/pyramid. Nice and cool. jogged a little :o . :)
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Feb 03 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bursera-Gila-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera-Gila-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking12.27 Miles 2,659 AEG
Hiking12.27 Miles   4 Hrs   9 Mns   3.00 mph
2,659 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Hazy. Toasty. Still lots of the New Year's resolution hikers out. I'll have to avoid the crowds tomorrow.
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Jan 27 2018
astrobrewer
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 Guides 1
 Routes 75
 Photos 472
 Triplogs 63

male
 Joined Mar 14 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2018
astrobrewer
Hiking5.56 Miles 1,550 AEG
Hiking5.56 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.19 mph
1,550 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Finally found a little time to get outdoors and headed for South Mountain. It was a perfect day. Sunny and cool. I started on Bursera trail because there were a lot of people out on Pyramid. When I got near the top I saw the connector trail that drops down to the Gila trail and noticed that it continues past Gila trail on up towards National trail. Normally I go up Gila and come back Bursera and so I never noticed the trail continuing North of Gila. I always like the trail less traveled, so I headed up. It was fairly steep, but not as bad as Eliminator, and it led to a pretty little plateau below and parallel to National trail. It was also not that far to go to get up to the main ridge since it starts at least half way up. Looking up at National I could see a lot of people - it looked like a parade! Eventually I got to a junction that led to Lost Ranch trail and I almost took that back down, but decided instead to go the rest of the way up to National trail. I took National towards the East and saw many, many people going West. I noticed many of them were wearing the same olive colored shirt, and figured out that this was the day for the National Trail Trek. Once the mystery was solved I decided not to spend too much more time on National and took Eliminator back down to the trailhead. I really like this route and plan to do it again.
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Jan 24 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Gila-Bursera short loop, AZ 
Gila-Bursera short loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking4.29 Miles 698 AEG
Hiking4.29 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   2.80 mph
698 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
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Jan 21 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bursera-Gila-National-Lost Mine loop, AZ 
Bursera-Gila-National-Lost Mine loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 21 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking8.99 Miles 2,133 AEG
Hiking8.99 Miles   3 Hrs   8 Mns   2.90 mph
2,133 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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1st trip
Been sick all week, so keeping the hikes fairly short. Had to get out and enjoy the cool weather though. Super clear air, and a nice breeze. Up Bursera, then west on Gila over to National. National back east, then down Lost Mine.
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Jan 07 2018
DbleDutch
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 Photos 191
 Triplogs 63

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 Joined Dec 10 2009
 Tempe, AZ
National - Bursera - Gila Trails - South Mount, AZ 
National - Bursera - Gila Trails - South Mount, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 07 2018
DbleDutch
Hiking3.75 Miles 655 AEG
Hiking3.75 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.25 mph
655 ft AEG      35 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Headed out on the National Trail from the TH along San Juan Rd to the Bursera. Down the steep side of the Bursera to the Gila Trail and back to the National for a nice lasso loop.
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Jan 06 2018
LindaAnn
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 Guides 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking11.16 Miles 2,460 AEG
Hiking11.16 Miles   3 Hrs   57 Mns   2.86 mph
2,460 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
Started at 0515, finished at 0915. Enough moonlight to where I didn't need a headlamp at all. I scared a couple of javelinas along Bursera, and they quickly ran away, would have been too dark to try and get a pic anyway. Quick side trip up to Goat Hill. Only saw people for the last two miles or so.
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Dec 25 2017
The_N
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 Routes 54
 Photos 1,508
 Triplogs 325

33 male
 Joined Mar 18 2015
 Payson, AZ
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2017
The_N
Hiking10.37 Miles 2,463 AEG
Hiking10.37 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   2.74 mph
2,463 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Christmas evening exercise hike with Linda. Weather was great, shorts and t-shirt all night. We took Bursera up to National, a stop at Goat Hill, then back down on Pyramid. Not many people out on the trails, at all. The highlight of the night was the neverending sunset.
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Nov 16 2017
astrobrewer
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 Guides 1
 Routes 75
 Photos 472
 Triplogs 63

male
 Joined Mar 14 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 16 2017
astrobrewer
Hiking7.12 Miles 1,288 AEG
Hiking7.12 Miles   2 Hrs   58 Mns   2.47 mph
1,288 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
First time in ages hiking in AZ. Pleasantly warm but not too hot day. Hardly anyone on the trail. Glad to get back out again. Took Bursera trail down to where it crosses the wash, then decided to check out the new housing development under construction. The roads are all in and paved, but didn't see a lot of construction on houses close to the trail. Living here would be great for hiking South Mountain. For the return I stayed on the North side of the wash and followed the Gila trail back. It's a much more gradual slope than Bursera and doesn't gain quite as much elevation.
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Oct 26 2017
Vashti
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 Guides 4
 Routes 68
 Photos 345
 Triplogs 91

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 Joined Mar 11 2002
 Gilbert, AZ
Bursera - National - Lost Ranch Ruins, AZ 
Bursera - National - Lost Ranch Ruins, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2017
Vashti
Hiking7.28 Miles 1,923 AEG
Hiking7.28 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   2.36 mph
1,923 ft AEG
 
1st trip
I was searching for a shorter loop to do on South Mountain. This was a nice three hour hike. Everything was brown and yellow, and it was pretty hot out with no breeze. Still, any day is a beautiful day to be on the trail, and we had an excellent time! :) At least we didn't see any rattlesnakes, which is always a plus. One of our party was not particularly happy about the steepness and narrow nature of the Lost Ranch Ruins trail, but I loved it. I had not been on that trail before, and I love to try new trails, yippee!!! A great hike. :)
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Oct 04 2017
The_N
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 Routes 54
 Photos 1,508
 Triplogs 325

33 male
 Joined Mar 18 2015
 Payson, AZ
Bees Knees LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2017
The_N
Hiking6.62 Miles 1,726 AEG
Hiking6.62 Miles   2 Hrs   44 Mns   2.47 mph
1,726 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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1st trip
This was a new SoMo loop for me. Warmer this evening but not too bad. The brighness of the moon made contours visible at night, which I always like. I also enjoyed Bursera, nice little uphill on the backside. Great end to a long day.
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Jun 10 2017
JuanJaimeiii
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 Routes 562
 Photos 7,611
 Triplogs 1,591

52 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 10 2017
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking10.15 Miles 2,338 AEG
Hiking10.15 Miles   2 Hrs   52 Mns   3.54 mph
2,338 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
Got in a nice loop before it got too hot out.
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May 08 2017
LindaAnn
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 Guides 18
 Routes 355
 Photos 2,176
 Triplogs 922

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 08 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking10.62 Miles 2,497 AEG
Hiking10.62 Miles   4 Hrs   23 Mns   2.63 mph
2,497 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 
I was originally going to head over for my annual Camelback hike, but decided I wanted to get more mileage than that today. I started out around 7:30 and headed up Bursera. East on National with a quick stop on Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. There were quite a few people out enjoying the weather today, and I exchanged phone numbers for a future hike with a nice couple who were hiking on Pyramid.
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May 03 2017
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 77
 Photos 7,178
 Triplogs 2,517

57 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2017
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,661 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   2 Hrs   1 Min   3.22 mph
1,661 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Some shade, some sun. Some ho-hum, some fun. A good workout, and glad I'm done. :y:
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average hiking speed 2.6 mph
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