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May 23 2021
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North Bass TrailNorthwest, AZ
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Hiking29.87 Miles 7,324 AEG
Hiking29.87 Miles   16 Hrs   13 Mns   2.42 mph
7,324 ft AEG   3 Hrs   51 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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Second ultra Grand Canyon dayhike of the season, this one on the North Bass Trail. Weather was near perfect, except no clouds for shade/photos. Only saw a group of 2 guys all day - no one even at the river. With all the vegetation and creek crossings it was slower hiking than I had planned, and then I took over 250 images. So, a longer day in the canyon than I had hoped for, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. ; ) .

I took the direct route to the river, utilizing the Tonto Bypass. After lunch at the river, came around and up lower Shinumo. Then opting for the lower White Canyon narrows on the way up. Chose to forgo the planned out-and-back of upper Shinumo as I wasn't moving as fast as expected. See pic of map for route taken.
(29.87Miles/ 7,324' AEG. 16:13 Total Time, 12:22 Moving, 3:51 Stopped)

That's it for my training for, and completion of, these two Grand Canyon ultra dayhikes. Back to photographing for my Digital Landscape Portfolio - still many places on the shoot list. So, probably won't be posting much on here, but will continue to follow you all - Happy Trails!
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May 16 2021
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Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
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Hiking30.00 Miles 8,000 AEG
Hiking30.00 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   3.44 mph
8,000 ft AEG   1 Hour   47 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Final training hike (make it a double!) before my North Bass dayhike.

First Round: 4:28 total including :23 min of breaks (little bit of light jogging on way down).
Leisurely lunch at truck while listening to the Suns game. Changed socks at hit it again.
Second Round: 5:10 total including :32 min of breaks (a little slower and now no jogging).

No bear this time, but encountered a beautiful, peaceful gopher snake. Helped off the road for his protection.

Another fire starting right near highway 87 - restricted to one-lane on the way home as they were fighting right from the highway.

North Bass here I come!!! : )
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May 09 2021
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Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
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Back to training/conditioning after the 2-week break since Nankoweap. Did Ord on 5/2 & 5/9 (combined log/album). A fire started across SR87 on my way down on the 5/2 hike. Saw a black bear just after the gate on 5/9. Some runners told me about it as they were coming down - expected it to be long gone when I got there. But, there it was. Spooked it a couple times, yet it wouldn't go far and then would start working back toward me. Unusual - either used to people/curious, or something wrong with it. Final pick on 5/9 is the aftermath of the 5/2 fire. Back again this Sunday for final hike before North Bass.
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Apr 18 2021
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Nankoweap TrailNorthwest, AZ
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Hiking27.61 Miles 8,432 AEG
Hiking27.61 Miles   15 Hrs   13 Mns   2.21 mph
8,432 ft AEG   2 Hrs   42 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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The big day-hike had arrived!

Saturday: After driving up from the valley, we spent the night at the Triple Alcoves TH and went out to its rim. Easy/smooth trail to the rim, where you can easily move up and down the rim for various views. Definitely worth hitting while in the area and the camping is better than the Nako TH and less that 10 minutes away.

Sunday: Started the hike at 5:43 (just before sunrise). Truck read 31 degrees at TH with little to no breeze. Started with 1.5L in the bladder and 2 liter bottles to cache. We moved quickly up to the saddle (caching a liter each there), and then the long traverse over to the top of the shoulder that heads down to Nanko creek (caching another litter each here at the top).

With the light day hiking weight, the downhill went smoothly. After entering the creek section we stopped to filter water for the trip to the river/granary and back to same spot. Down the creek making quick decisions as to the "best" route of the many presented.

Arrived at the river at 11:29 (just under 6 hours from the start and within 10 minutes of projected time). Hung out shoeless at the beautiful "emerald beach" and had lunch - temps low 70s. Then headed up to the granary! What an awesome experience and the lighting/clouds down canyon were pretty good for the middle of the day. Spent some time here taking photos and then headed down and back up the creek to our same filter spot. Another 1.5L for the bladder plus the 2 2L caches for the hike out.

At this point we were slightly behind my projected times (which I thought were on the padded side). Then within the first mile of the steep up I knew I was not right - I just didn't have the energy that I normally do. It was slow going with a fair amount of stopping/resting (increasing the rest time well above projections).

Once on the traverse, I was picking up a little speed, but still not right and resting. Looks like it will be after dark when we get out - which I was hoping we would get out before dark (based on time only - no issue with hiking in the dark). Made it back to the TH at 9:06 (my projection was 7:30).

Back at camp, no hot meal or celebratory beer - instead a sponge-bath, bowl of cereal and hit the bag.

Mon: Drive back to Chandler. In bed by 7:30 and up on Tuesday at 7:00 - yes, 11.5 hrs of sleep! Felt great at work on Tuesday, back to normal.

My buddy that went with me is an Ultra Trail-Runner, so he had no issues and could have gone 2-3x faster if he weren't hanging with me. While I was a little disappointed with my speed/time, it was a GREAT hike and I had an amazing time! Next month is North Bass and hopefully a less than 15hr day - but I promise you I will have an incredible day in THE Canyon either way!
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Apr 11 2021
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Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
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Hiking15.50 Miles 4,108 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles   4 Hrs   18 Mns   3.97 mph
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Quick moderate training hike up Ord. Just a single today, resting up for Sunday's Nankoweap.
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Apr 04 2021
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Pinal Mountains 4X Super LoopGlobe, AZ
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Hiking27.77 Miles 8,028 AEG
Hiking27.77 Miles   12 Hrs   13 Mns   2.73 mph
8,028 ft AEG   2 Hrs   3 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Final big training hike before Nankoweap in a couple weeks. Back to an old favorite! Started from the top to more closely simulate a GC hike (on a big, endurance hike it's always harder going up at the end of the day - as opposed to going down). It's a longer drive to the top, and I wanted the full day for the hike - so I drove up night before and sleep at the TH.

First Loop: From my parking at the top of Icehouse, I hiked the road over to Kellner. Down Kellner to Icehouse and it's junction with Telephone. Turned around and back up Icehouse to my truck at the top. Icehouse still has a fair amount of snow on the trail in the upper 1/2-mile or so. Crossed the only other person on the trail the entire day, a trail runner coming down IH as I was going up. Back at the truck I refueled my pack, changed socks, and had a sandwich.

Second Loop: Hiked the road the other direction over to Ferndell, down Telephone to the CCC TH at the bottom. Lots of people picnicking down there, rest for a few then headed back up on Sixshooter. Back at the truck another refuel, and switched to try out a new pair of shoes on some additional mileage/EC to the 4X.

Out and Back: Down Icehouse a couple miles to the Doghouse Spring area (were the old spring-bedframe is located) and back up before dark. Caught the last color of sunset before cleaning up to hit the road home.

An excellent day on Pinal! The new Coros Apex 46mm worked well, very accurate - a fun new toy. Has great battery life too, with 78% remaining after a 13 hour day running the GPS! Also impressed with the Hoka One Speedgoat I wore for the 4X! It will get the nod for Nankoweap.
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Mar 28 2021
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Barnhardt-Divide-Rock-Moon Loop Plus, AZ 
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Hiking26.00 Miles 6,100 AEG
Hiking26.00 Miles   11 Hrs   17 Mns   2.79 mph
6,100 ft AEG   1 Hour   57 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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Training hike out of Barnhardt. Did the 19.4 mile loop first, then after a longer break tested out a new pair of shoes on a 6.6 mile out-and-back on Barnhardt (just past Big Kahuna). A great day, saw several backpacking groups coming out on upper Barnhardt and the Divide trails. No one after that on Rock or Moon. The last part of Rock before the Divide is still obscure and a manzanita-fest until the upper part that was "recently" cleared - hopefully the remainder is cleared sometime to make this great loop more accessible. The new shoes were awesome and rejuvenated my feet after the big loop - the new poles were also great. Will try the shoes for the full banana this weekend, my last big training hike before Nankoweap.
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Mar 21 2021
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Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Mar 21 2021
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Hiking25.75 Miles 6,620 AEG
Hiking25.75 Miles   10 Hrs   8 Mns   2.97 mph
6,620 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Another training hike at South Mountain, combining a couple of loops 2x each. First up was the title loop - up Pyramid, across National and around on Bursera. Then hit up Eliminator coming down Lost Ranch Mine before heading back to the TH for lunch. After lunch did the same two loops, doing the first clockwise for a different view. Was a little warm, but not too bad - will definitely have to head to higher country this Sunday. A lot of folks in the AM, not too many in the PM. I didn't bother doing the little section up to Goat Hill, so subtracted that from my estimated mileage/AEG.

Two more big trainers before the first of the two upcoming GC dayhikes.
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Mar 07 2021
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Pinal Mountains 4X Super LoopGlobe, AZ
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Hiking22.58 Miles 6,509 AEG
Hiking22.58 Miles   9 Hrs   35 Mns   2.78 mph
6,509 ft AEG   1 Hour   27 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Another training hike, returning to one I did back in the day for my R3 training. This time from the bottom as two separate loops with a lunch break in-between. Was surprised by the amount of snow still up there. Was hikable, but a little slower (maybe 45-60 minutes total) with 3 to 4 miles in the snow - very happy to have my poles.

First loop: up Ice House, across on the road, and then down Kellner.

Second Loop: up Telephone and then Ferndell to the road, back down on Six Shooter.

Great weather and a chance to hike with a couple of buddies I haven't seen in awhile due to choices around covid. No other hikers or wildlife were seen.
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Feb 21 2021
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Mt Ord via Slate Crk - Make it a Double, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Feb 21 2021
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Hiking31.00 Miles 8,900 AEG
Hiking31.00 Miles   11 Hrs   10 Mns   3.48 mph
8,900 ft AEG   2 Hrs   15 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Another training hike. Slate to Ord is great for this - within an hour of home, significant elevation change at altitude, and cooler than the valley. Needed to start upping the miles/AEG, so decided on a double.

Round 1: Felt great going up and jogged a bit on the way down.

Lunch: A leisurely lunch at my truck at the TH. Did some work on my heels and switched shoes to give this pair that has been giving me trouble one last try before returning them. (brought the pair that I used in round 1 in my pack just in case).

Round 2: Still pretty good, but not as fast. Had to stop a couple miles in and switch shoes, luckily REI has a very friendly return policy. I was starting to feel it that last mile or so up and was happy when at the top. Round 1 at the summit was fairly windy and cold, but now it was perfectly still and the sun felt great - no need to put on a jacket. There was no jogging on the way down this time, but was glad I was heading downhill. Had to eventually breakout the headlamp, finishing at 7:10.

Saw a few whitetails and one hiker on the main road and that was it. One vehicle at the top gate as I was coming down late. Weather was close to perfect, with only a little wind in the first half of the day. A great day to be in out in AZ!

My body was barking at me all day on Monday, but feeling pretty close to "normal" today.
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Jan 31 2021
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Thompson Peak-East End via 104th St AZ, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Jan 31 2021
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Hiking20.40 Miles 5,398 AEG
Hiking20.40 Miles   7 Hrs   23 Mns   3.11 mph
5,398 ft AEG      50 Mns Break18 LBS Pack
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Another training hike (with some light jogging). I borrowed the name and stats from Bifrost who did this same loop+ and posted a GPS route on 10/21/17. Looks as though he enjoys big loops too - thank you sir. Started at the 104/Bell TH - Levee - Bell Pass - Prospector - Thompson/Towers - Dixie Mine - Coachwhip - Windmill - East End - Tom's Thumb - Windgate - Gateway Loop - 104th St Spur.

Anyway, was a nice day to be in the McDowells - albeit a little warm. Was surprised by the number of people on the short section we shared near Tom's Thumb. One guy coming down the trail even through his hands up in the air and stopped in the middle as I was coming at him, as if to say WTF. Without breaking stride as I cleanly skirted around him, I nicely explained that, "you yield to hikers going uphill, that is how you hike." I got a, "yes, that's what I thought" from a group behind him. I accept that many on these short, popular, urban trails are ignorant to the concept of hiking etiquette, and I wouldn't have said anything had he not thrown up his hands - oh well. The few that I did encounter more than a few miles from a TH were nice and knew proper etiquette. All in all, another great day in the "wilds" of AZ! : )
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Jan 18 2021
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Barnhardt Divide Y Bar Loop, AZ 
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Hiking16.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles   5 Hrs   48 Mns   3.07 mph
3,000 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
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Another training hike, this one out of Barnhardt - love the loops from here. Temps in the valley were too high, so headed to a little higher country.

Love the scenery going up Barnhardt. It's a great trail with some nice EC. Even without the runoff, there's a reason it's the most popular trail in the area.

Divide has tremendous views and a smooth tread with minimal EC which allows for some jogging.

Y Bar gets a bad rap for its rock-filled trail but it makes for a nice loop and goes through sections that avoided the fire. Yes, it's not for the casual hiker (perhaps one accustom to the pristine, "sidewalk trails" in Scottsdale where they can walk their dog and surf social media on their phone without having to be bothered with looking at the trail or their surroundings), but if you put away the phone for the day (I promise you won't miss anything or be missed) and break out the hiking poles that Aunt Betty gave you for Christmas 10-years ago that you forgot to regift I promise they will help you enjoy this trail. Just having a little fun, it's all good : wink : . That said, an out-and-back on Barnhardt is hard to beat! :D

Another great day in the Mazzies!
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Jan 02 2021
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Bluff-Terrapin-Dutch-Bull-Dutch Loop, AZ 
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Hiking18.90 Miles 3,040 AEG
Hiking18.90 Miles   8 Hrs   29 Mns   2.47 mph
3,040 ft AEG      50 Mns Break
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Another training hike loop, this one out of the Peralta TH in the Superstition Wilderness. I love this TH for the many loops that can be created from multiple trails. This loop hike was Bluff-Terrapin-Dutchmans(around Black Top Mesa)-Bull Pass- Dutchmans. My first time out here since the destructive fires. It was a little sad, but not as bad as I expected - nature is a survivor. (see photo captions for hike/trail details)
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Dec 19 2020
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Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking18.20 Miles 5,200 AEG
Hiking18.20 Miles   7 Hrs   7 Mns   2.86 mph
5,200 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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Another training hike - with occasional, very light jogging. This one out of Tom's Thumb TH. Headed up the TTT to the East End Trail, Prospector to Tower/Thompson Peak Rd to the top. Back down same way and over to Windgate Pass Trail, crossing over to TTT. Then up TTT and back down to TH. A little warm out there for Late Dec, but otherwise an enjoyable day. Next time I would do the loop section in reverse, coming up East End instead of going down - forgot how loose it is - I use poles so wasn't a big deal. Great trailsytem for training with a lot of choices and good AEC. Thank you Scottsdale! :)
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Dec 12 2020
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White Tank's Master LoopPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking19.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking19.00 Miles   6 Hrs   58 Mns   3.02 mph
3,500 ft AEG      40 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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triplog to accompany submitted Hike Guide and Photoset. ??? I'm training for a couple of big dayhikes and thought this loop might be of interest to HAZers. I don't post much anymore but still frequent this site as it is the best resource for AZ hiking. Great job Joe, your site keeps getting better and better. I thought I would make a more recent contribution with this "Hike Guide." Peace.
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Jan 01 2015
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Weaver's Needle CrosscutPhoenix, AZ
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland! Western Supes in snow – can it get any better - sharing the experience with a great group of friends. What an incredible start to the New Year. :)
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I haven’t posted in a while, but wanted to share this as I know there are a lot of Supes and wildlife lovers on this site.

So… it’s 4:15 PM and I am taking my last break on the Peralta trail before heading to the TH before it gets dark. I am eating my Kind bar and taking in the soft lighting on the Needle when I hear some rustling on the rocks up the canyon directly behind me. The trail doesn’t go that way, but perhaps it is a hiker returning to the trail from an off-trail excursion. Hearing it again I look up and catch a glance of a dark color moving through the vegetation, but couldn’t identify it as a hiker or animal. As it continues to get closer it’s getting late so I decide to pack up, get out my camera, and see what shows up – hiker or animal. When it’s about 30 yards out or so I can hear that it’s multiple animals. They are vocalizing, but not a sound I am familiar with. ??? I am standing with the camera at the ready when the first visual appears – two periscoping tails (could only see the tails) rising above the brush! Coatis!!! For the next 10 minutes they (perhaps a dozen of them) would pass through 10 yards to my left as I take several pics. What an amazing wildlife encounter with a band of coatimundis that for the most part had no idea I was there! I love the Supes!!!! : )
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Dec 28 2013
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In Memoriam of Fallen Superstition Saguaros: Over the past decade-plus of hiking in the Superstition Wilderness I have had the pleasure of repeat visits to several giant saguaros that have brought great joy to my heart.

Battleship Mountain may be my favorite hike in the Supes. Two hikes back, we discovered the big saguaro on the approach (Boulder trail) had fallen. Then recently saw the pics of the Big 50+ on the Dutchman’s dying (went to say goodbye a few weeks ago) – get out there to see it before it falls, already lost several arms. This past Saturday I decided to do my to Aylor’s Arch Loop and visit probably my favorite “big guy” on the way back, it is above Dead Woman’s Cave on Black Mesa (you can see it from the Dutchman’s trail). It’s been a few years and I felt I needed a big saguaro experience after the sadness of Big 50+. We’ll, it too has fallen! We still have the one out at Reed’s Water on Coffee flat trail, although it is choked in vegetation and a different experience – also looking very tired. ??? Sad to see these massive saguaros falling – they have brought great joy to many over the years.

So… of these four friends, two have fallen, one is deteriorating quickly, and the other is likely on its “downside.” Has me contemplating my own mortality as a hiker and as a man, as no-body hikes forever or gets out of here alive. Thankfully I am not this body (although I believe I am)! I am grateful to these gentle giants for sharing this journey with me, as well as the many hiking friends over the years who shared in the experience - it’s certainly been my pleasure. I’ll look for the reflections of those fallen in the many saguaros still standing to bring beauty to the eye of the Superstition hiker! : )

Thanks for indulging me in my expression of gratitude as I pay tribute to the mighty saguaro. Hope you enjoy the photos. Photo captions tell dates and more of the story.

Peace,
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May 25 2013
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Salt Trail Canyon to LCR GorgeNortheast, AZ
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Back for another Memorial Weekend. Mainly to make it to Blue Springs and back - had to abort last time (see 5/22/09 triplog). Day 1: From Salt Trail TH - down and over to Big Canyon (canyoneering) to LCRG. Day 2: hike to Blue Springs and tube back. Day 3: out Salt Trail (canyoneering through ST Canyon on way out). Beautiful weekend! : )
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Hot / Jacks LoopSedona, AZ
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Triplog/ photoset from original hike discription, with optional side trip to Munds Mountain scenic overlook.
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