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Lost Dog Wash Access Trail - MSP - 11 members in 54 triplogs have rated this an average 2.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 10 2014
The_Eagle
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65 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Lost Dog Wash - Jeep - RingTail Trails, AZ 
Lost Dog Wash - Jeep - RingTail Trails, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2014
The_Eagle
Hiking6.22 Miles 778 AEG
Hiking6.22 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.96 mph
778 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Found a Turtle on the Lost Dog Wash Trail.

Hadn't hiked with him in ages and we did something that'd be easy on the Turtle's knee.

Perfect weather. Lots out enjoying the day!

Thanks Denny...
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Oct 10 2014
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,549
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Dog Wash - Jeep - RingTail Trails, AZ 
Lost Dog Wash - Jeep - RingTail Trails, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2014
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.22 Miles 778 AEG
Hiking6.22 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.96 mph
778 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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1st trip
I didn't plan on hiking today but Bruce is such a smooth talker. I was fasting for an afternoon blood removal so I needed something to take my mind off chips anyway :) . We meet at 7am and it was good to get out with an old friend. Nice weather and company. Thanks, bruce.
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Apr 11 2014
chumley
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 Photos 16,106
 Triplogs 1,617

48 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Ringtail Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2014
chumley
Hiking5.10 Miles 568 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   2.89 mph
568 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Lee wanted to break in some new boots and I wanted to get out of the house for a couple of hours. Our original plan to go to Ben Avery for some fine-tuning will have to wait.

Glad I did this one at night. Might otherwise be the most boring terrain ever.
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Dec 29 2013
BiFrost
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 Photos 8,276
 Triplogs 1,006

51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog TrailheadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2013
BiFrost
Hiking9.50 Miles 2,573 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   2.71 mph
2,573 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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slowandsteady
Morning hike from Lost Dog TH over to Sunrise trail up to the peak. We then went down to Sunrise TH at 145th and after short break headed back up Sunrise Peak and over to Lost Dog TH. Bagged the peak twice :) Really windy but otherwise nice day hike.
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Apr 13 2013
black_toes
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 Photos 1,545
 Triplogs 348

83 male
 Joined Sep 24 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog TrailheadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2013
black_toes
Hiking6.02 Miles 1,654 AEG
Hiking6.02 Miles   3 Hrs   6 Mns   2.41 mph
1,654 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Masochism overcame me again, and I decided to drive 30 mi to the Lost Dog Wash TH and give Sunrise a try. I did this on a full stomach, knowing it was 90 F and that only 5% of the trail would be shaded. But I didn't know a lonely trail awaited. Ran into only 8 others over the 6 miles. Six on my ascent, one on top and one on my descent. Maybe everyone's doing taxes this weekend. Views from the windy summit made it all worthwhile. Much cactus in bloom, including numerous yellow-flowered prickly pear, the first I'd seen this season. Buckhorn and hedgehog still going strong. Creosote blooms also hanging in there but the brittlebush is fast losing its charm, flowers drying up even near the summit. Masochism or not, I doubt I'll do this one again until at least autumn. So many other good trails to hike.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Poppies in higher elevations. One Desert Mariposa just below summit.
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Mar 13 2013
mt98dew
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 Guides 24
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 Photos 416
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Lost Dog Wash Access Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 13 2013
mt98dew
Hiking6.10 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   2.88 mph
2,100 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Started off from lost dog trail, went up to sunset pt and back down. Weather was great! Trail was moderately busy. No wildlife, except for lizards.
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Mar 02 2013
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Sunrise Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2013
BiFrost
Hiking16.80 Miles 4,800 AEG
Hiking16.80 Miles   7 Hrs   40 Mns   2.52 mph
4,800 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
1st trip
We had the goal in mind to do the full length of the McDowell's and decided on south to north. So we started at the Sunrise TH and with a fast trail we made good time up and over Sunset Peak and down to the Ringtail Trail. From there we took the Old Jeep Trail through the Lost Dog area which was nicer than we thought it would be. The trail traverses along several wash crossings and each one had some poppies....the flowers are starting to come out :) We continued over to the Lost Dog Trail where it ends at the beginning of the Quartz Trail.

We took the Quartz Trail over to Paradise Trail and eventually to Bell Pass Trail. The Quartz and Paradise Trail are not the most exciting as it meanders through the housing development even though it's still on desert trail. Fortunately the section is short and makes its way back into the main part of the preserve. We continued on the Paradise Trail over to Bell Pass Trail and then up to Bell Pass....more poppies on this section. It was on the Bell Pass Trail steep sections that we were reminded summer is coming :sweat:

From Bell Pass it was down to the Windmill junction and then up East End Trail to the Tom's Thumb Trail. As usual the Tom's Thumb area is awesome and probably the best part of the McDowell's. After a short break on top we headed down to the Tom's Thumb TH to the vehicle we left earlier that morning.
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Mar 02 2013
slowandsteady
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47 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2013
slowandsteady
Hiking16.80 Miles 4,800 AEG
Hiking16.80 Miles   7 Hrs   40 Mns   2.52 mph
4,800 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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1st trip
We did a through hike across the McDowells and tried some new (to us) trails.

We started in the overflow lot at 145th street/Via Linda.
Sunrise Trail to Lost Dog
Lost Dog to Old Jeep Trail
Old Jeep Trail to Quartz Trail
Quartz Trail to Paradise Trail
Paradise Trail to Bell Pass Trail
Bell Pass Trail to East End Trail
East End Trail to Toms Thumb Trail
Toms Thumb Trail down the parking lot at 128th St.
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Dec 22 2012
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Quartz Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2012
johnlp
Hiking11.20 Miles 1,840 AEG
Hiking11.20 Miles
1,840 ft AEG
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1st trip
Haven't done much hiking in this part of the McDowells, just Sunrise Peak. Stopped by the Taliesin Overlook and the quartz outcropping along the way. Climbed up the waterfall at the end of the trail and kept going for a while. Took the Old Jeep trail and Ringtail on the way back for a partial loop.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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Oct 23 2012
hippiepunkpirate
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 Guides 25
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35 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
Lost Dog Wash Access Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking0.75 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking0.75 Miles
150 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jul 04 2012
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Dog Wash Access Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Booneman
Run/Jog10.00 Miles 687 AEG
Run/Jog10.00 Miles   1 Hour   12 Mns   8.33 mph
687 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Loop run with Danny
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Apr 25 2012
paulshikleejr
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56 male
 Joined Feb 02 2010
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lost Dog Wash Access Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2012
paulshikleejr
Hiking1.80 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles      50 Mns   2.16 mph
150 ft AEG33 LBS Pack
 
no photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Quick hike to get track data.
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Nov 29 2008
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,549
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2008
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.40 Miles 380 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.64 mph
380 ft AEG
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May 06 2008
tibber
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66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Lost Dog Wash to Taliesin OverlookPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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tibber
Hiking4.90 Miles 380 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.96 mph
380 ft AEG
 
What a great May afternoon to take a hike. I took the Lost Dog to Old Jeep to Ringtail to Lost Dog for a wonderful loop! There were lots of blooming sahuaros but really not much else. Ahh, but you could hear the bees. I was walking on Old Jeep and all of a sudden heard this loud instense buzzing sound; I couldn't see the bees but I was frightened so I decided to do a stage right and start running. Fortunately the sound dissapated quickly as I guess they were just crossing the trail and wanted me to get out of their way. And then I thot, what is someone supposed to do if you run into a bunch of bees? Is running the best? and then which way?

Anyway, there was a nice breeze blowing for a good portion of the hike which kept those gnats off of me. I saw lots of quail but they are so darn skittish, I couldn't really get a picture. So I am even more amazed I was able to get a picture of that quail in the tree back on Apr 1st. The lizards were also skittish today so no pictures of them either.
But, I did get a picture of an animal. I couldn't tell what it was because I was at quite a distance so I just kept shooting and then it finally moved enough that I could see it was a squirrel. I also saw a lightning fast chipmunk. Wow could it book! I did get a couple bird pictures and a rabbit. There was this one really big rabbit that was off the trail but he didn't want his portrait done today. And then up on Old Jeep, there were two very unusual birds that I had never seen or heard before. They were medium in size with a white band on each of their wings. I tried to get a picture but they were pretty far away.

The sky was beautiful today with those puffy clouds we don't get much of here in the Valley of the Sun. What surprised me most was there wasn't anyone on most of the trail. Such a shame for a great day; although I'm not complaining as I like my solitude out there with nature. It did get windy toward the end and it amazes me how those big monstrous sahuaros actually sway in the wind.

And after reviewing my pictures, this is a day I am glad I took too many as they turned out great because of the clouds and lighting and deep blue of the sky. I was also experimenting toward the end with the exposure as I was told by a fellow photographer that for bright days, you should take your exposure level down one or two so I presume it would be the opposite for dusk.
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