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Sep 25 2022
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55 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2022
JuanJaimeiiiTriplogs 1,939
Hiking15.50 Miles 4,108 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles   4 Hrs   36 Mns   3.37 mph
4,108 ft AEG
 
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Nice hike to the top and back. I wasn’t the only one that had the same idea. Saw six other people which is a lot for this one. The mountain is starting to get its color back after the burn.
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Sep 25 2022
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 Joined Nov 18 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Smith Ravine Trail #297Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2022
nonotTriplogs 511
Hiking26.80 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking26.80 Miles
3,000 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Enjoyed an extended weekend in Prescott National Forest.

All the trails were in good condition. I spent time fixing drainage issues on Smith Ravine Trail. Highlight of the trip was eating lunch on Spruce Mountain while deer were grazing 50 feet away.

Lots of friendly people out and about on the Lynx Lake Loop. The southern portion of the Homestead trail would make for a good backpacking trip right about now. Found a new trail to add to HAZ during my wanderings.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lynx Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
100% full and a healthy flow over the spillway

dry Smith Ravine Spring Dry Dry
appeared dry though there was water in about every other drainage
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Sep 19 2022
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 Routes 69
 Photos 3,130
 Triplogs 1,215

69 male
 Joined Jul 24 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Neighborhood bike ride, AZ 
Neighborhood bike ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Sep 19 2022
trailzrusTriplogs 1,215
Road Biking1.75 Miles
Road Biking1.75 Miles
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Sep 23 2022
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 Guides 18
 Routes 71
 Photos 466
 Triplogs 50

65 male
 Joined Dec 26 2018
 Phoenix, AZ
Bell Trail #13Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2022
GrangerGuyTriplogs 50
Hiking10.10 Miles 2,255 AEG
Hiking10.10 Miles   9 Hrs      1.44 mph
2,255 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break15 LBS Pack
 
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After a pleasant summer in Connecticut, I came back to Phoenix, but altogether too soon. This trip was hot! 61° when I left the car, but 84° when I got back.

As this is a well-known spot for playing in the creek, the parking lot + overflow has a huge capacity, but I was the only car when I headed out at 7 am. There is an outhouse at the trailhead. I did not see anyone until almost to The Crack, when one hiker almost caught up with me.

I stopped at The Crack, where I had a snack and refilled my water, then rock hopped across and continued up the hill to The Rim. Overnight camping is not allowed anywhere near The Crack; it is a 500 foot climb to the first allowed camping spot. It is a nice spot, but a long way from the play area. Signs at the trailhead threaten fines to anyone who ignores this restriction.

There is good signage all along this trail, but the funniest one I saw is just as you arrive at the Rim and exit the wilderness, “Trail difficult to find beyond this point.” Indeed, the trail abruptly disappears in the grass beyond the sign. No problem for me, though, as this was my planned turnaround point anyway. The meadow on the summit is beautiful and I spent an hour there.

It was getting hot by the time I got back down to the creek, so rather than rock hopping, I put on my wading shoes and forded up to knee deep. It felt soo good! There were several people around the Crack, but I didn’t stay around to socialize. The clouds were starting to build, and I could hear a few rumbles of thunder, but all the way back to the trailhead I met people still coming in, as late as 4 pm. Perhaps I am overly sensitive to the concept of flash flood, but I was glad to be back across the creek and on higher ground.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
There was a mix of late season flowers.
Sep 25 2022
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 Routes 98
 Photos 6,093
 Triplogs 1,147

54 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Pirate EMRP Loop, AZ 
Pirate EMRP Loop, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 25 2022
NightstalkerTriplogs 1,147
Mtn Biking10.00 Miles 470 AEG
Mtn Biking10.00 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   8.22 mph
470 ft AEG      9 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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Parked at Estrella Foothills Bikepark and took Park Ave over to the EMRP Iron Ranger. Did a quick loop in the park and worked my way through some more Pirate trails back to the bike park. Saw a rattlesnake on my return on Park Ave.
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Sep 25 2022
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48 male
 Joined Sep 12 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Sinkhole Trail #511 - Canyon Point SinkholePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2022
kaiboxerTriplogs 31
Hiking1.35 Miles 53 AEG
Hiking1.35 Miles   1 Hour   12 Mns   1.13 mph
53 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
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Family walk with the family.
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Sep 24 2022
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 Photos 22,685
 Triplogs 1,150

42 female
 Joined Jan 18 2011
 In the Wild
Cascade Pass and Sahale ArmNorth Cascades, WA
North Cascades, WA
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2022
LucyanTriplogs 1,150
Hiking16.00 Miles 4,180 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles
4,180 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Sep 24 2022
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 649
 Triplogs 31

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 Joined Sep 19 2020
 Phoenix
Tom's Thumb TH to Gateway THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2022
ScottHikaTriplogs 31
Hiking13.00 Miles
Hiking13.00 Miles
15 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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I hiked Inspiration Point from Gateway with friends and on a whim, solo to Toms Thumb and back. Toms Thumb of course was named after Tom Kreuser the rock climber. My mileage came in around 13 with the side trips I took. It’s still hot in the 90s so was pushing it a bit by the end.

This was sort of a homecoming hike for me and perhaps my favorite MSP area. I moved to Scottsdale in the early 80s after college and worked real estate generally Pinnacle Peak up to Carefree. I first hiked the McDowell Mountains during this time, long before Scottsdale took over. The mountains were owned largely by Kemper Marley a rancher and former partner of Brownie Brown of the Brown’s Ranch. I heard about a place locals called “Kemper Marley’s well”. It was described as a year round mountain spring and I found it one sunny day forty years ago. (aka Indian Spring, Military Spring, Fraser Spring, Mountain Spring) No maps and pre internet, the closest road was Pima and I parked at Pima Acres a subdivision bordering the road. Overland I went towards the mountains. I found the hidden trough (still there) and pipe and followed it all the way up the canyon to the source. There was no trail as we know it back then. The spring was running out the end of a pipe and crystal clear fresh water, something I later was glad to find as my canteen was almost empty. I went on to summit Thompson Peak for the first time via hard bushwhack that day. This area was once known as Brown’s lower ranch and Kemper had a colorful reputation, often in the newspaper. It was an ancient place before that, and petroglyphs still decorate the canyons. I visited a few sites this time and also took a long memorial drink straight from the pipe.

Monsoons have greened the mountains and the Wolfberries are ripe. At the thumb, steward Jack socialized with hikers and was quick with the camera. Having someone up top to tell stories, take pictures and help is a great asset to the preserve. All in all a good trip back to an area that I have not been to in years.
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Wildflowers Observation Light

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Mountain Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
More overgrown than I've eve seen it.
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Sep 24 2022
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 Routes 98
 Photos 6,093
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54 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
EMRP Rainbow Dysart Butterfield Loop, AZ 
EMRP Rainbow Dysart Butterfield Loop, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 24 2022
NightstalkerTriplogs 1,147
Mtn Biking6.20 Miles 553 AEG
Mtn Biking6.20 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   6.76 mph
553 ft AEG      16 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Craig joined me this morning for a quick loop through Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Parked at the Rodeo grounds and jumped on Rainbow Valley, Dysart, then Butterfield back to the parking lot. Some washed out spots along the way. Went to TJ's for some delicious post ride treats.
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Sep 24 2022
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 Guides 177
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71 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Roc Creek Rock ArtWest, CO
West, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2022
AZLOT69Triplogs 2,004
Hiking2.25 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles
400 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Excellent panel, Had the place to ourselves.
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Sep 24 2022
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 Photos 17,116
 Triplogs 1,866

68 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Green Valley,Az
Sycamore Reservoir Trail #39Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2022
RowdyandMeTriplogs 1,866
Hiking5.52 Miles 994 AEG
Hiking5.52 Miles   4 Hrs   27 Mns   1.89 mph
994 ft AEG   1 Hour   32 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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What a fun hike. I wasn't really excited about getting up so early to drive to this hike but it was fun. Lots of really cool dogs on this hike and we met other people hiking with their dogs.
This was my first time here so it was a lot of fun especially when we reached the reservoir and all the dogs enjoyed it.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Sycamore Reservoir 1-25% full 1-25% full
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Sep 24 2022
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 Photos 42
 Triplogs 779

55 male
 Joined Jul 12 2012
 Oro Valley, AZ
Pusch PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2022
SpiderLegsTriplogs 779
Hiking3.23 Miles 1,843 AEG
Hiking3.23 Miles   2 Hrs      1.62 mph
1,843 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The plan was to hit the summit, but the overgrowth is so thick I ended up off course. Where the trail took a bend, the most obvious looking route ended up being a game trail. After floundering around trying to find an alternate route and getting cliffed out, decided to play it safe and retreat.

Lots of activity on the ridge to the north. Kept seeing the DPS helicopter making multiple passes and saw firefighters on the ground waving around. Asked a friend on SARA what was going on, but said that rescue was being done by the local fire department.
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Sep 22 2022
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 Guides 169
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 Photos 5,683
 Triplogs 1,791

45 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Bug Hollow Trail #548Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2022
PrestonSandsTriplogs 1,791
Hiking8.60 Miles 1,755 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles
1,755 ft AEG
 
Partners none no partners
Arriving in Prescott mid-afternoon, storms over the Bradshaws looked hideous, so I headed east to a less stormier Mingus Mountain. A hike below the mountain top seemed safer from any potential lightning. I started hiking from the highway up Mescal Trail for a bit, then veered off trail to follow the old wagon road up to Bug Hollow Trail’s west end. I then went east on Bug Hollow through patches of gooey clay mud over to hill 6772, and then turned south onto an unsigned but cairned new trail I had seen a couple of years ago. This little shorty trail drops you off onto a side 4x4 road that connects with North Mingus Trail. I took North Mingus east for a bit, stopping to explore another mystery road that climbed up the north slope of Mingus (dead end), and then turned around to head back to Bug Hollow. Took the new trail again, got rained on for a bit, and then returned to Bug Hollow Trail to follow it north back to Mescal Gulch. Lots of wildflowers on hill 6772 and a beautiful stormy sunset. Reached the highway and my starting point at dusk and then headed into Jerome for dinner at the Haunted Hamburglar.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Sep 23 2022
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 Guides 177
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 Photos 8,703
 Triplogs 2,004

71 male
 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Palisade Rim Trail - Lower & Upper LoopsWest, CO
West, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2022
AZLOT69Triplogs 2,004
Hiking8.55 Miles 1,688 AEG
Hiking8.55 Miles
1,688 ft AEG
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Excellent multi use area. Petroglyphs can be located with a sharp eye. Great time
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Sep 20 2022
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 Guides 93
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 Photos 4,131
 Triplogs 3,390

47 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Seven Falls - Sabino Canyon Recreation AreaTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Sep 20 2022
fricknaleyTriplogs 3,390
Run/Jog8.25 Miles 1,015 AEG
Run/Jog8.25 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   4.71 mph
1,015 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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This one beat me up but it was still beautiful. Great to see the falls going
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Sep 17 2022
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 Photos 4,131
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47 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Yetman TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Sep 17 2022
fricknaleyTriplogs 3,390
Run/Jog18.20 Miles 2,018 AEG
Run/Jog18.20 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   4.37 mph
2,018 ft AEG      10 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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Started at 5:15 to beat the heat. Tried to keep the pace mellow and heart rate down. Nice route that kept my interest. Started getting hot at the end.
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Sep 23 2022
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 Triplogs 220

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 Joined Oct 23 2010
 mesa
Meridian WashesPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2022
gummoTriplogs 220
Hiking3.50 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   2 Hrs      1.75 mph
100 ft AEG
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I was going to switch up my sleep schedule but snakes are still out before sunrise hoping to be photographed. Therefore, I'll be waking up @ 3am to comb the desert until October, where I'll go out at sunset to locate critters.

I knew snakes would be out today because it was muggy. I hit the same areas, so get the same results. Lots of newborns and hatchlings this year. I got 9 snakes this morning. I took the wrong camera with low battery power, so I had limit my photos. Lots of toads, scorpions, and sun spiders were out too.
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Sep 23 2022
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 Routes 577
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55 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2022
JuanJaimeiiiTriplogs 1,939
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.68 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Sep 23 2022
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 Guides 21
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 Photos 31,554
 Triplogs 1,276

66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Hood Walk, AZ 
Hood Walk, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 23 2022
tibberTriplogs 1,276
Walk / Tour2.02 Miles 10 AEG
Walk / Tour2.02 Miles      35 Mns   3.46 mph
10 ft AEG
 
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Had to test camera, get mail. Humid, so only did 3 1/2 laps. Only one other person and dog out this morning. Sweat fest in gym class yesterday as fans weren't working.

7:46-8:25AM avg 102 bpm/110 max with 4% Zone 3 aerobic, rest at Zone 2 weight control (let me go check, uh - nope :( ) burning 222 calories taking 4,374 steps (121 spm/137 max) Temp 78.8 sunny and 72% humidity!

Heading out for a ten day road trip including an AZ Highways Photoscape. Forecast says for below 100 after I get back :) .
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Sep 23 2022
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62 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 6.47 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 6.47 Miler, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2022
rcorfmanTriplogs 1,438
Hiking6.47 Miles 707 AEG
Hiking6.47 Miles   1 Hour   47 Mns   3.63 mph
707 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
I got a late start and had a meeting at 9 so was apace from the start. Finished dripping wet and just before nine so took the laptop out on the patio for the meeting. As I expected, the trail is drying out but wasn't dusty at all. Nice day!
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