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Goat Hill via Ranger Trail - 20 members in 109 triplogs have rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 11 2014
trekkin_gecko
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63 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 11 2014
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   6 Mns   3.36 mph
1,064 ft AEG
 
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first visit to goat hill of 2014 :)
very hazy this morning
went up and back on ranger trail for something quick and different after work
tidied up a bit, packing out a water bottle and some gum wrappers
wouldn't do to have any litter on goat hill [-X
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Jan 08 2014
Hippy
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35 female
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 Grand Canyon
Maricopa PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2014
Hippy
Hiking16.22 Miles 4,315 AEG
Hiking16.22 Miles
4,315 ft AEG
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Commandeered a vehicle, abandoned the passenger, headed out to bag Maricopa Peak....and then some.

Started at 19th ave TH
Headed up Ma Ha Tauk a few hundred yards, took the non-traditional ravine route up to Warrior, punched a barrel cactus, oops, ouch!

From Warrior, cross country to Alta Trail
Alta West to Maricopa Peak
Coming down Maricopa ran into 11 javelina including one tawny pinky piglet!
Skirted the javelinas, continued down Alta, spotted a trio of coyote
Break at western TH then continued along National toward Bajada.

Jogged most of Nat & Baj, reached Ranger, took a break, still had plenty of time to spare, headed up to Goat Hill, no new dead things in Fred's cave. Lunchtime!

Continued east on National stopped to water a tree spotted a really cool little alcove down a ravine so of course I went to check it out, heard some rocks moving in it, went in for a closer look heard a growl, scared the :pk: out of me, I may or may not have shrieked as I leapt up the ravine and glanced back down in time to see a gray blur launch out of the little cave thing...it stopped for a split second in which is assume it flipped me the bird then was off and out of sight...HOLY :pk: THAT WAS A BOBCAT!! :o :y: :DANCE:

Continued along National to Kiwanis Trail took that down to the parking lots followed the road south to Max Delta Trail then up to the Ramadas then down T-Bone trail to the jeep where I slept a good half hour before making my way to the nearest Jamba Juice...

11 javelina
3 coyotes
1 bobcat!
3 red tail hawks
1 turkey vulture
3 GIANT jackrabbits

Such a great day!
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Sep 15 2013
mt98dew
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
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mt98dew
Hiking6.82 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking6.82 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   3.69 mph
1,064 ft AEG
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Actually started this hike from the 19th Ave. TH. I went in on the T-Bone trail. I then took the Max Delta south to the Crosscut Loop which I took east to the Ranger Trail. At this point I checked my Garmin and discovered that I had hiked 99 miles in about 15 minutes :o . Not sure why this happened, but it has happened once before. I reset my Garmin at this point but because of this I had to guesstimate on my total distance. Took the Ranger Trail up to the National and then over to Goat Hill. On the way back I took the Derby Loop over to the Max Delta to the Ma Ha Tauk Trail to complete a nice loop. A lot of trails but over all distance was under 7 miles. Saw quite a few people out there. Nice to see the trails busy.
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Sep 10 2013
outdoor_lover
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 Joined Aug 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2013
outdoor_lover
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
1,500 ft AEG6 LBS Pack
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Went Birding this morning at Tres Rios...Decided that I needed to also get a decent Hike in, so I hit this on the way home...Did 3 Trails new to me, and a section of National that I've never done either...Up Ranger, West on National to Goat Hill, back on National to Kiwanis, then hit Los Lomitas back to Ranger and then to the Escape....I know Kelly would never let me hear the end of it, if I got this close to Goat Hill and didn't go see it... :D But I have to hand it to Kelly, the Views are Stellar from there!!! :)

I wonder if Todd actually ran into Flying Ants on Maricopa Peak, instead of Flies...10 feet from the top and it was a Giant Flying Ant Hill..Luckily, probably due to the Weather, most of them weren't flying... :o And that wasn't the only Fauna that was overpopulating...I felt like I was playing Hopscotch on the whole Hike, trying to avoid stepping on hundreds of Millipedes! Wow! :sweat:

Watched an awesome Storm north of Downtown, and then saw it start sweeping around to the West, covering the Estrellas...And then it started coming my way...It caught me just as I reached Kiwanis...I wouldn't have cared about getting Wet, but donned the cheapie Poncho anyway, to keep the Camera dry.... :sweat: It poured for about 15 minutes and then let up...It felt Great!!! Then the Sun came out, and it became a slight Steambath for the rest of the Trip... :sweat: But it felt good to be back on South Mountain again!!!! The Mountain's looking pretty good with all of the Rain...Looking forward to doing it more often now.... :)
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Aug 24 2013
Tortoise_Hiker
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   2.88 mph
1,064 ft AEG
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I saw another hiker comming down with a big pack.Comming out of my shell a little so I have to ask what they are training for.This guy is doing Havasupi in a couple weeks then New Hance a couple weeks after that.It's interesting to here the other hikers stories. :) I should join a website. ;)
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Aug 20 2013
chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
Ranger Goat Kiwanis, AZ 
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chumley
Hiking5.36 Miles 1,497 AEG
Hiking5.36 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   2.92 mph
1,497 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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It was only 111-degrees so it seemed a perfect day for a hike. Headed out at sunset and fought a dust storm on the way up. After that it cleared but the wind never died down. The full moon never did show itself through the clouds.
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Aug 20 2013
John9L
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Ranger Goat Kiwanis, AZ 
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John9L
Hiking5.36 Miles 1,497 AEG
Hiking5.36 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   2.92 mph
1,497 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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May 25 2013
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via National WestPhoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking12.10 Miles 2,570 AEG
Hiking12.10 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   3.38 mph
2,570 ft AEG
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I took Ranger Trail up to Goat Hill.From there I did the Goat Hill via National Trail in reverse order.When I got back to Goat Hill(did it twice)I went down Ranger to finish the Goat Hill via Ranger Trail.I needed to get a good sweat in and this did the trick! :sweat: :sweat:
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Mar 31 2013
adenium
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 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
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adenium
Hiking5.20 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
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Went up Ranger to the top of Goat Hill, plus walked down the National Trail for a bit. Great day for a hike.
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Mar 17 2013
johnlp
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Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
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johnlp
Hiking12.20 Miles 2,850 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   4.52 mph
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Pyramid to National to Ranger down to Summit Rd and back, to Goat Hill (saw some goats!), west on National to Bursera and bring it on home. Finished before it got very warm. More people out than usual, but not crowded.
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Mar 08 2013
Tortoise_Hiker
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Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   6 Mns   3.36 mph
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Hit the trail around 8:30.It was between the early rain storm and the one comming around noon.Great weather but to cold for the Poppies to open. :D
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Jan 16 2013
Hippy
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Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
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Hippy
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.96 mph
1,064 ft AEG
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We couldn't figure out what my mystery creature was so last night as the sun set I trekked up the hill yet again to retrieve the "dead thing" no light no phone just me my camera and the coyotes!
Check Chumley's photos :D
http://hikearizona.com/triplog=84544
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Jan 12 2013
Hippy
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Kiwanis Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
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Hippy
Hiking5.23 Miles 1,286 AEG
Hiking5.23 Miles   2 Hrs      2.62 mph
1,286 ft AEG
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Took this route from a trekkin gecko and had a blast with Patrick and two of my vegan friends, Joey and Nathan.

Whilst awaiting the vegans, Trick and I hastily bagged the nearest peak, topping out at a whopping 3.5 feet! That's just over half a hippy tall.

Somewhere along National, at the base of Goat Hill, is a groovy little "mine" "cave" type "thing"....I found a dead critter in it, yes I poked it and picked it up and have pictures...unfortunately we aren't positive on what it actually is.
Long torso, long pointed muzzle, loooong tail, retractable claws which places it as a feline...but other than my being pretty sure it is NOT a house cat (and hoping it's a ringtail :lol: )....no clue.
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Mar 15 2012
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mt98dew
Hiking3.93 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking3.93 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   2.71 mph
1,064 ft AEG
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Didn't feel like hiking, but I forced myself to do a trail after work. It's been 3 days since my last hike and I didn't want to make it 4. I chose Goat Hill via Ranger because I'd never done it before, it was short and close to home. The trail is not much to look at it, but it was a nice day to be outside. Came across two hikers, a chipmunk, a squirrel and a bunch of quail.
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Jan 02 2012
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johnlp
Hiking19.05 Miles 5,100 AEG
Hiking19.05 Miles   5 Hrs   42 Mns   3.34 mph
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Hiked an in and out on the Alta trail from Chandler Blvd & 19th Ave. Went up the Lost Mine trail, east on the National to Goat Hill, down the Ranger, down Summit Rd to the Bajada trail, south on the Bajada to the Alta, up the Alta trail to Maricopa Peak, down the Alta to San Juan Rd and back the way I came excluding the peaks. Saw a couple javalina on the back side of the Alta. Great weather, talked to a few people along the way. Time for a cold one and some football!
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Oct 15 2011
trekkin_gecko
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trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.23 Miles 1,286 AEG
Hiking5.23 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   3.27 mph
1,286 ft AEG
 
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went up kiwanis, west on national and up goat hill, back down ranger and east on los lomitos for a loop
think i would just go up and back on kiwanis next time, but i wanted to see how long the loop is
fewer people out than i would expect on a saturday
always enjoy being up on goat hill
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Jun 05 2011
trekkin_gecko
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trekkin_gecko
Hiking11.30 Miles 2,638 AEG
Hiking11.30 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   3.29 mph
2,638 ft AEG
 
started on kiwanis, then a short bit on national to marker 33
took gila view to valley to kebo, then back east on national
went up on goat hill for a couple minutes, then down ranger and back to the kiwanis trailhead on los lomitos
saw quite a few people on kiwanis and gila view, then only three others on ranger
temps ranged from 77-96 and there wasn't much of a breeze
hotter, harder and slower than last week, but still enjoyed being out
posting under the longest segment
hadn't been on valley trail before
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Mar 28 2011
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trekkin_gecko
Hiking6.30 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking6.30 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.44 mph
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met up with an old friend who wanted a training hike for the grand canyon
went up kiwanis, west on national to goat hill, down ranger, then back on derby and las lomitas with some extra credit wandering around
my gps showed 2.9 miles from kiwanis trailhead to goat hill
i like kiwanis better than ranger, although i do like the section of ranger above the road
not sure what the mileage would have been without the extra - maybe a mile less
love the trip computer page on my garmin 60csx, but boy do i need to spend some time learning the other functions
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trekkin_gecko
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trekkin_gecko
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   2.93 mph
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hiked ranger trail to goat hill, then west on national to bajada, then back to ranger
goat hill view was awesome - 360 views from a cool little platform
was just going to do an out and back to goat hill, but had never hiked the section of national west of ranger
now i've hiked all of national at one time or another
saw one hiker on bajada
the western part of national is pretty nice, especially the views from the ridge
bajada wasn't bad - enough little ups and downs to keep it interesting
mileage is an estimate from haz and the trailhead map
elevation is a guess
nice loop
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Sep 18 2010
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Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
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asu9165
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles
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Several people on the trail today. No difficult parts on this trail. A good Alternative to Holbert if you are in the area.
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