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Nov 22 2020
Vashti
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 Gilbert, AZ
Windgate Bell LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2020
Vashti
Hiking9.88 Miles 2,158 AEG
Hiking9.88 Miles   4 Hrs   53 Mns   2.30 mph
2,158 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
 
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Crazy amount of people at the Gateway Trailhead. Absolutely crazy!! It was like a black Friday sale or something. :/ the good news is we lost all the people as soon as we passed the Junction for the gateway loop. It was a beautiful day to be hiking, with light clouds and a soft breeze. Good views of Tom's Thumb, 4 Peaks, weavers needle, the fountain in fountain hills and more.

We did the loop clockwise which I recommend. I would not have been happy hiking up the steep trail up to Bell Pass. It was steep going down, but still better than going up on my opinion! :)

A great hike! :)
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Oct 24 2020
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Garden Valley - Hackberry LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2020
Vashti
Hiking5.78 Miles 942 AEG
Hiking5.78 Miles   3 Hrs   8 Mns   2.39 mph
942 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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We were supposed to do the black Mesa loop, but the burn areas were so sad looking, that we opted to change course last minute and do the Hackberry Springs - Garden Valley loop instead, based on feedback from the Ranger who was posted in the parking lot for first water trailhead. He stated most of the superstitions were burned, but the Hackberry area was not, so our minds were made up! Hackberry was as beautiful as always, but no water anywhere. We did see a lone coyote walking on trail at garden Mesa before the the turn off to the Hackberry area. We also saw a family of quail. ❤️😊 After crossing garden Mesa and heading down to the Hackberry Springs area, we stepped over a tiny baby rattlesnake snake napping in the middle of the trail. I'm so glad i didn't step on him! He was so cute! He didn't even move, so the others went around him.

As compared to the official route for this hike, I prefer to follow the cairned crossing across the wash and head up the ridge to catch the horse trail up on the ridge that heads toward the horse lot. The posted route has you go in the wash, through the high canyon walls, and then bear right into that canyon, and up the ridge to catch the same trail. Using the cairn-marked crossing and going up the ridge before going through the high canyon walls is easier, but both routes get you to the same place.

The connector trail from the horse lot to first water trail head is sad and burned, as is the area from first water to second water ranch ruins. It gets a little better from there, with patchy burn areas. It's just hard to see the supes so burned out! :(. So glad that Hackberry remains intact! ❤️
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Oct 04 2020
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Peek-a-boo GulchSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2020
Vashti
Hiking4.72 Miles 857 AEG
Hiking4.72 Miles   3 Hrs   13 Mns   2.04 mph
857 ft AEG      54 Mns Break
 
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This was a fantastic hike! We really enjoyed it. I took my kids, and my youngest was a bit scared at the first climb up at peek-a-boo (about 20 feet). But we gave him a little boost, and he was fine. There are some footholds carved into the upclimb, which is helpful. We enjoyed the beautiful colors and the peek-a-boo arches. So fun and easy! And DRY! Unlike Zebra and tunnel slots that we visited a few days before!! We went through peekaboo, up, out, and across over to the back opening of Spooky. Spooky is much narrower than peekaboo, for an extended period of time, which I didn't mind, but my kids didn't love, surprisingly. The colors are not as pretty, but I still enjoyed it. There were a few obstacles, but there were ropes in place, and nothing was too difficult. 2 adults with 3 kids, we managed to get everyone through okay. I would think if you are thick in the middle, this slot would not be as enjoyable! :O

I wonder, based on the gps routes I downloaded for this hike, if the trailhead moved further away. The trailhead I went to was brand new and beautiful with a fancy sign and new vault toilets. As a Result, the hike was longer than posted. It posed no issues for adults, but the kids complained at the extra mile or so. It's an easy level hike from the trail head to the cairn marking the descent down to the canyon floor. One thing that is neat is that you can see both peekaboo and Spooky from above from the trail, so that was super cool. You can see people coming and going into the canyons.

The connector trail between peekaboo and spooky is sandy, but easy to follow. The connector isn't long, and soon there is a big sandy hill that descends down to spooky.

I wish we could have also visited nearby brimstone, but unfortunately time did not allow. I would definitely go back, do peekaboo, spooky, and brimstone! :)

So much fun!!
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Oct 03 2020
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Lower Calf Creek FallsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 03 2020
Vashti
Hiking7.38 Miles 1,697 AEG
Hiking7.38 Miles   4 Hrs   40 Mns   2.11 mph
1,697 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
 
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Midmorning start at Lower Calf Creek falls. The parking lot and overflow were packed, as expected. Luckily, we were able to take a spot for 4WD only cars, one of the last remaining spots. We paid our $5 for day use parking, put the ticket stub on the dash, and started our hike (along with a hundred other people). It was pretty hot out, mid eighties, but cooler than Phoenix, so there is that!

The trail is well used, wide and easy to follow. Calf creek is always on your right on the way to the falls, and is usually in site. The canyon walls have many colors, and are reminiscent of oak creek canyon. After hiking further in, there is a lot of vegetation and big trees (boxelders). 3 miles later, you can hear the falls and it comes into view. Very beautiful! Considering the number of people on the trail, coming and going, there wasn't as many people at the falls as I thought. There is a beautiful pool of crystal clear greenish water at the base of the falls, but it is arctic temperature, so there wasn't much swimming going on!! A few brave folks went in the for a quick dip and then swiftly receded to dry on the sunny bank.

We stayed an hour or so and then headed back. An uneventful hike out. My youngest did almost the entire hike out in bare feet. A majority of the trail is sandy which can make for slow going. The trail only gets rockier closer to the trailhead.

There are sign posts along the way which correspond to a free interpretive guide which you can get at the visitor center or at the trail register. The coolest marker was #8 which showcased pictographs of three trapezoidal people on the wall across the canyon. Very cool! :)
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Oct 02 2020
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Zebra and Tunnel SlotsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2020
Vashti
Hiking7.45 Miles 623 AEG
Hiking7.45 Miles   4 Hrs   25 Mns   2.33 mph
623 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break
 
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Nice hike out to Zebra & Tunnel Slot canyons. Despite the trail being unmarked and unsigned, it is very well traveled and easy to follow. The trailhead (also unmarked) is 12 miles from UT-12. You pass a cattle guard, park in a large gravel lot on the right, and cross the street to hike. There is a sign that collecting is not allowed and a warning sign about extreme temperatures and needing at least 4L of water per person. The trail is usually next to the wash, though you could walk in the wash itself if you desire, but the wash is sandier and harder to walk in. There is a movable gate that that you pass. You can go around it or through it. I'm not sure what its purpose is. At about the 2 mile point, you return to the wash and make your way into the canyon. After a short distance you come upon zebra Slot. Unfortunately, it was full of water today. About waist deep for someone 5'10". A number of people turned around and some went in. The water was numbingly cold. Anymore, I prefer to wear a wetsuit to take on water that cold. Otherwise, I shiver severely and don't enjoy myself. :( my oldest son did go in. After zebra, we headed over to tunnel. You head out the way you came in, and then once in the wash, you bear left and follow the canyon wall for about a half mile or so. You can walk in the wash (Harris wash) or take a well-worn trail near it. It's all desert hiking with pretty views of multicolored moonscape rocks. There are a few cairns marking the left turn into tunnel slot. Otherwise, it would be easy to miss. There is lots of vegetation, and the slot itself is set a little ways back. You walk a bit in the wash, and then the tunnel slot appears as a dark hole in the wall at the end of the canyon. This, too, was full of water, and it looked deep! None of us went in. We didn't see anyone at tunnel slot, whereas there were quite a few people at zebra Slot. Probably less people because you are taking a 5 mile hike to zebra and adding on tunnel slot makes it almost 8 miles. Which can be a long time in the hot sun. It is full exposure with little to no shade the entire hike. Despite this, we had a lot of fun. From tunnel, we retraced our steps back to car.

One cool thing we saw was a plethora of moqui marbles, both whole and in halves. So neat! We left everything for the next folks to enjoy! :)
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Oct 01 2020
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Navajo LoopSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2020
Vashti
Hiking3.16 Miles 709 AEG
Hiking3.16 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   2.23 mph
709 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
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Lots of people on the trail despite it being a Thursday. I shudder to think what it might be like on a weekend! A beautiful hike, as expected. Loved wall street and all the hoodoos and magnificent colors. We did a combo loop of Navajo loop Wall Street down and Queens Garden trail up. It was pretty hot today, about 86F. Wall Street was very impressive, as were the limber Pines growing in amazingly odd places. We also liked the Queen Victoria hoo doo. She did rather resemble the statue pictured! Great hike!
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Sep 24 2020
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Bob Bear Trail #18 - Fossil CreekCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2020
Vashti
Hiking9.22 Miles 1,763 AEG
Hiking9.22 Miles   5 Hrs   54 Mns   2.23 mph
1,763 ft AEG   1 Hour   46 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful but hot day at fossil creek. Love all the water. All permits were sold out for the day, so lots of people around. Took a nice swim in the pool by the dam waterfall. :) ❤️

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Fossil Springs Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
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Aug 30 2020
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Lenox CraterFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2020
Vashti
Hiking1.19 Miles 329 AEG
Hiking1.19 Miles      43 Mns   1.88 mph
329 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Quick hike before driving home. Lenox crater and the surrounding views are beautiful! ❤️
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Aug 29 2020
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O'Leary PeakFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2020
Vashti
Hiking9.39 Miles 2,240 AEG
Hiking9.39 Miles   4 Hrs   52 Mns   2.32 mph
2,240 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
 
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Nice views from the fire look out. Beautiful day for a hike, though I don't much love walking up a road for so many miles!
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Aug 15 2020
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Canyon Overlook Trail #70Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2020
Vashti
Hiking4.90 Miles 577 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   3 Hrs   6 Mns   2.49 mph
577 ft AEG   1 Hour   8 Mns Break
 
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An enjoyable hike with the fam around white horse lake and to the Sycamore canyon overlook! ❤️😁

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 White Horse Lake 76-100% full 76-100% full
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May 23 2020
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Horton Creek Trail #285Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2020
Vashti
Hiking7.68 Miles 1,526 AEG
Hiking7.68 Miles   4 Hrs   9 Mns   2.27 mph
1,526 ft AEG      46 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful day at Horton Creek! Lots of wild flowers and lots of water! Lots of people, too, but spread out over the length of the trail it wasn't too bad. Both Horton Creek TH and Derrick TH parking areas were full, but there were a couple spots left on the side of the road between the THs when we parked at 830a.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Big Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 East Fork Horton Creek Heavy flow Heavy flow

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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Horton Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
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Apr 26 2020
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Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 26 2020
Vashti
Hiking6.32 Miles 1,422 AEG
Hiking6.32 Miles   4 Hrs   8 Mns   1.63 mph
1,422 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Despite there being little brown forest road signs telling you which way to go for the forest road, I still managed to take a wrong turn in the mine. 🤔😬🙄🙄🙄 Oops. There went a half hour of offroading steep scary roads that dead end in yucky looking tailing ponds!! In 20/20 hind site, I don't know how I missed the turn as there is a gigantic no trespassing sign (no joke, giant) along with an active mine sign. In my defense, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of signs posted, and the tiny stake FR sign got lost in in the fray!

Back to the road. It was washed out a bit in some places but nothing horrible. There were 3 trucks at the haunted canyon trailhead when we arrived. We saw 2 single people and 1 couple coming out as we went in, and 1 person coming in when we left. Not too much traffic. I was very surprised at seeing a BMW sedan in the parking lot upon our return. I don't know how it made it. Some people are more adventurous with their cars than I am! I'm glad we had 4WD!

There was tons of water everywhere, and lots of wildflowers! While it was much cooler than the valley (~15 degrees cooler), it was still pretty hot at about 85F, especially when you were out of the shade of the trees. There are some exposed areas. We had a wonderful hike. The kids loved playing in the creek when we stopped for lunch at wood creek! :) lots of fish flies by the water.
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Lots of wildflowers in every color of the rainbow! :)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Haunted Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Wood Creek Medium flow Medium flow
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Mar 21 2020
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Garden Valley - Hackberry LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2020
Vashti
Hiking5.71 Miles 802 AEG
Hiking5.71 Miles   3 Hrs   21 Mns   2.17 mph
802 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful day for a hike! Lots were extremely full at the start of first water road, but there was still room in the horse lot to park.

Note the difference in routes between my route vs the posted route for this hike. The FS has a lot of new signs showing the way. From the Hackberry springs area to the horse lot (we did the loop counterclockwise), we crossed once and went up the ridge on the horse trail. Much easier than Boulder hopping in the wash and then catching the trail later.

Tons of water everywhere! Anyplace there could be water, there was. Lots of flowing water. And deep! Truly beautiful! :)

There were wildflowers, but not as much as I would expect given the amount of rain we've had.

Garden Mesa was a muddy mess. The ranger at the first water trailhead told us he had hiked the loop this morning, and to stay to the right or we would be in mud up to our thighs. It was good advice. The mud was only after the turn to go towards Hackberry springs from garden Mesa. It was a relatively short, but very wet area. One group turned around, but I don't think it was that bad.

On one of the new Hackberry springs trail signs, someone defaced it with sharpie saying that this is the way to the parking lot. 🙄🙄🙄🙄 Ridiculous. If they looked at the map, they would see that you could go either way. Of course the FS knows more than them.

Lots of people out, but everyone was spread out pretty well. It didn't feel overly crowded. Excellent hike! 😀
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Lots of water everywhere!
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Feb 29 2020
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Goldstrike Canyon - HotspringsVegas, NV
Vegas, NV
Canyoneering avatar Feb 29 2020
Vashti
Canyoneering5.94 Miles 1,607 AEG
Canyoneering5.94 Miles   4 Hrs   19 Mns   1.38 mph
1,607 ft AEG   8 Hrs   53 Mns Break
 
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Great hike down to the Colorado River and the hot springs. We enjoyed the ropes and Boulder scrambling. Going on a Saturday morning, we did not enjoy the crowds on our way out. We encountered a couple of bottlenecks where we had to wait some time to get up an obstacle. The last rope had a line of almost 30 people to go up and maybe 20 people to go down. Waiting makes people make bad and scary choices, but luckily we didn't see anyone get hurt. Many people had inappropriate footwear which lead to a lot of slipping and sliding. I was very glad for my hiking shoes!

I enjoyed the beautiful weather and sites. Next time, I would do this hike during the week!
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Jan 18 2020
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Broadway CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2020
Vashti
Hiking5.51 Miles 1,575 AEG
Hiking5.51 Miles   4 Hrs   3 Mns   1.63 mph
1,575 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
 
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Fun quick trip to Broadway Cave, and then up a ways into Monument canyon. What an absolutely day for a hike! :)

Unfortunately, I forgot to turn off route scout when we got back to the car. Oops!
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Jan 05 2020
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Brown's Trail #133Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2020
Vashti
Hiking4.81 Miles 1,368 AEG
Hiking4.81 Miles   3 Hrs   16 Mns   1.54 mph
1,368 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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Tons of snow! I didn't realize it, but the road up to the trailhead was closed until Saturday. Oops. I didn't think there would be quite so much snow, but it was an adventure! :D

There was a group of 3 men ahead of us on the trail. That made hiking easy, to follow in their footsteps... Until they went off trail and went straight up the side of the nearest peak. We decided to follow as we didn't feel like hiking through fresh snow. But that was short-lived, as they were going all the way up the peak (well, they tried but the chute was iced over so they weren't able to). We originally planned to do the browns-amethyst-four peaks loop, but after going in fresh snow from the saddle to the trail junction, we decided to keep going over on browns 133 vs going down the steep amethyst trail blind in the snow. That way we eventually met up with the footprints on browns trail we had walked in before the footprints went off trail. There was a spectacularly deep section of snow right before we met up with our original route. I wonder what that ridge section looks like without snow. For most of the fresh snow trail section I could tell where the trail was, but not there. Thank goodness for route scout!! 😀😀😀❤️❤️❤️

We descended back down the way we came and headed back to our car. I look forward to doing the loop another day, without 2 to 3 feet of snow!

One last adventure... Our truck slid off the road after braking for another truck off the road... Yay... Just the way you want to end your hike. :/ We had just turned from Pigeon Springs road onto four Peaks road 143. We didn't get very far before we hit a snowy section melting in the afternoon sun. Lots of people were kind and tried to help, but the F150 is heavy and no one was big enough to pull us out. The day ended with the 4x4 tow truck and a late drive home. :O Next trip can be less eventful! ;)
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Dec 29 2019
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Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2019
Vashti
Hiking7.30 Miles 1,395 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   2.11 mph
1,395 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
 
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I tortured the kids by taking them to massacre falls. They were good sports until about half mile before the falls. There was water everywhere and the falls were robust with all the recent rain. We also had great views of fully snowed 4 peaks! :)

The kids composed a haiku to let me know how they felt:

Hiking is worthless
Hiking is a waste of time
I wish I could die

Ah, I love my kids!!! 🙄🙄🙄🤣😂. I'll be sure to take them hiking again soon!
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Dec 15 2019
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Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2019
Vashti
Hiking2.45 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.45 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   1.20 mph
1,300 ft AEG      33 Mns Break
 
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Took the kids to see Santa on Camelback! :D The tree was gone, but another was brought up while we were at the summit. We helped decorate the new tree - fun! :D
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Dec 01 2019
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Turks Head - Peak 2822Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 01 2019
Vashti
Hiking9.63 Miles 1,339 AEG
Hiking9.63 Miles   5 Hrs   3 Mns   2.23 mph
1,339 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
 
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Almost stepped on a rattlesnake on the way back. It was right on the trail. :/ it didn't rattle at me despite my foot being 2 inches away. I thought they weren't out during the cold?

I enjoyed the scramble up Turks Head. Missed the giant cairn marking the cairned way up, but caught the marked way shortly anyway. The cairns made for a smooth and easy navigation up and back.

Though I enjoyed the extra miles to/from the Goldmine trailhead by Peralta, next time I would chop off those extra miles and start at Hieroglyphics TH.

Today was a beautiful day for a hike!!! 😀
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Nov 17 2019
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Wind Cave Trail #281Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2019
Vashti
Hiking3.19 Miles 860 AEG
Hiking3.19 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   2.01 mph
860 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Quick hike to wind cave. National take a hike day meant no entry fee to get in, woo hoo! :D
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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