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Oct 02 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Camino Campana - MSPN, AZ 
Camino Campana - MSPN, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking1.00 Miles 30 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      18 Mns   3.33 mph
30 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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This is a new interpretive trail in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, near the Fraesfield TH. A paved one mile lasso loop with interpretive signage ( not up yet ). While you can walk the trail now, it will not be dedicated until October 31st. Path will accommodate strollers and wheel chairs. The app I used for the mileage does not give AEG so I estimated.
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Sep 25 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Overton Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking4.10 Miles 496 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.56 mph
496 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It’s been awhile since I’ve hiked. Have determined that biking and walking the neighborhood is far less painful on my knees than hiking. I’m lucky that the discomfort is not when hiking but later that day and at night….but got to say it was joyful to be out there!

Judy and I started on Overton CW, turned left or N at Go John junction and turned around at the 2 mile mark. In the 70’s the whole time.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
Sep 08 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Granite Mountain Loop Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.33 Miles 426 AEG
Hiking3.33 Miles
426 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Joined 3 other Stewards on search of 3 tortoise carrying previously attached radio transponders. Once located there gps location, facing direction, wind speed and air temp are recorded. When this is done once a week their movement is tracked on a map. We are waiting for backordered gps units that when attached will broadcast the location data.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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Aug 13 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Overton Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.10 Miles 399 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   1 Hour   19 Mns   2.70 mph
399 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It's been awhile since Judy and I hiked as we've been waiting for a cooler day. Started at Overton TH with temp at 79 and humidity at 71. I was affected by the high humidity and stopped a few times and took it slow. My t-shirt was 95% wet when I finished! Took the trail clockwise and turned around at the bench.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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Aug 02 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Photos 960
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
McDowell Sonoran Preserve, AZ 
McDowell Sonoran Preserve, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking1.84 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking1.84 Miles
20 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Joined a small research group of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy for a toad count. These amphibians stay underground until the conditions are just right. Monsoon storms lately brought them out along with massive numbers of mosquitos! While out from 7:30 to 9:30 PM we observed one Couch’s Spadefoot Toad and two Sonoran Desert Toads, hundreds of tadpoles, a bat, pack rat and about 50 dime size baby toads.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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Jul 16 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
East Ln Pinetop, AZ 
East Ln Pinetop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 16 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking2.99 Miles 209 AEG
Hiking2.99 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   2.42 mph
209 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Spending the week in Pinetop. Walked a fire road on the edge of neighborhood with Kai. With his age and bad ACL we have put a 3 mile limit on him.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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Jul 08 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Cholla Mountain Loop - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 08 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.79 Miles 291 AEG
Hiking5.79 Miles
291 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
5 Stewards from McDowell Sonoran Conservancy participated in on going tortoise survey from 6AM to 10AM. No tortoise seen on this trip. Good opportunity for me to be able to do some off trail hiking.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
Jun 16 2021
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Tower TrailCentral North & NW, WY
Central North & NW, WY
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking1.40 Miles 195 AEG
Hiking1.40 Miles
195 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Visit to Devils Tower National Monument.

Busy busy busy crazy busy. The line of cars to get to the parking lot was about 2 miles long! Not helped by the road construction going on in the area. This has been on my list for many years. Very exciting to have it come into view about a half hour out. Parking a joke.

There is a 1.4 mile loop around the tower. Views all around. Paved trail and not to crowded even with all the tourists in the area.

On to Theodore Roosevelt NP tomorrow.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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Jun 06 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Overton Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.09 Miles 412 AEG
Hiking3.09 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.54 mph
412 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Judy and I CW to bench at top/1.5 mile mark and back. Long visit with owner of beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
May 31 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Big Park LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking4.27 Miles 522 AEG
Hiking4.27 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   2.00 mph
522 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Visiting friends Rich and Sue in Sedona. One mile drive to their neighborhood entrance. Also hiked most of new Little Rock Trail. Usual great Sedona views.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
May 27 2021
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 27 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.24 Miles 549 AEG
Hiking5.24 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   2.52 mph
549 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Desert Hills TH....Ocotillo to Sidewinder and loop back to the TH. Just me this morning but I miss hiking with Kai. He has a partially torn ACL that is non operational plus at 9.5 years old it’s best that we stick to a few miles in the neighborhood.
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Brian
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May 22 2021
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Flume Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 22 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.03 Miles 334 AEG
Hiking5.03 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   2.69 mph
334 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Judy and I. Started at the Flume TH at the end of E Old River Road then went left on Flume TR, followed until we came to function with Slate Trail. Went right for about 1/3 of a mile so our turnaround was at 2.5 miles. Talked with a hiker with a long sleeve Phantom Ranch t-shirt on. She said some friends were down at the ranch recently and the dorms were closed, only cabins open. Takeout only at the canteen and you could not sit on the picnic tables in the area.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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May 18 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Photos 960
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Bass Lake El Dorado Hills, CA 
Bass Lake El Dorado Hills, CA
 
Hiking avatar May 18 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking4.03 Miles 304 AEG
Hiking4.03 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   3.02 mph
304 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Visiting my sons family in El Dorado Hills, CA. it’s just East of Sacramento off Hwy 80. Starts in neighborhood, onto Fire road then around a park with a small lake.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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May 17 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Photos 960
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Bass Lake El Dorado Hills, CA 
Bass Lake El Dorado Hills, CA
 
Hiking avatar May 17 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking4.34 Miles 304 AEG
Hiking4.34 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   3.06 mph
304 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Visiting my sons family in El Dorado Hills, CA. it’s just East of Sacramento off Hwy 80. Starts in neighborhood, onto Fire road then around a park with a small lake.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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May 10 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Photos 960
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Quartz Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 10 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.59 Miles 495 AEG
Hiking3.59 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   2.63 mph
495 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Judy and I this morning. Started at Slate Kiosk and hiked to Quartz junction, Go John, Jasper and Slate to complete the loop. Quite morning.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
May 05 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Overton Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 05 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.65 Miles 553 AEG
Hiking3.65 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   2.55 mph
553 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX

Just me today. Been a while since I’ve done Overton and followed the trail as is. I’m always adding or subtracting. Parked in the Overton Lot and went CW.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
May 01 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Granite Mountain Loop Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 01 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.10 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles
320 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Off trail reptile survey with Citizen Science Group on East and South side of Granite Mo. 6 AM until noon.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
Apr 30 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Photos 960
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Cholla Mountain Loop from Brown's Ranch THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking6.13 Miles 325 AEG
Hiking6.13 Miles   2 Hrs   17 Mns   2.83 mph
325 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
no photosets
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Starting to get active again as a Steward for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy by patrolling the trails wearing Stewart shirt and my badge. Judy joined me as we started at Brown’s Ranch TH and traveled up Browns Ranch Road on to Chuckwagon Tr followed by Cholla Loop. We went out 3 miles and returned the same way. Counted MB riders...set of 8, 9 sets of 2, and 5 singles for 31 total! That’s a bunch of stepping off the trail to let them pass.☹️ Saw 4 hikers on the way back within 50 yards of the TH.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
Apr 23 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Photos 960
 Triplogs 1,139

73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Overton Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.80 Miles 579 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles   1 Hour   34 Mns   2.59 mph
579 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Judy took it easy on me as her legs were sore from 11 mile neighborhood bike ride yesterday morning and then walked most of Dove Valley golf course in the afternoon. Overton CW to Go John to Clay Mine and back to Overton. About a half a dozen volunteers were pulling Globe Mallow on the Go John. Appreciate the effort but I think it’s a waste of time.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Globe Mallow coming back.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
Apr 17 2021
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.16 Miles 610 AEG
Hiking5.16 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.23 mph
610 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Route Scout Route Recorded  on Route Scout Popup | MapDEX
Judy and I are spending a long weekend at our neighbors cabin in Pinetop hiking and fishing. Scouted Silver Creek, Scott Reservoir, Rainbow Lake and Show Low Lake. The TH for Country Club Trail was only 8 minutes away so we tried it first. Easy hike in pine forest. Took the side trail in the way out to Pat Mullen summit. Surprised to find a tree decorated with Ghomes! Small sign said For World Peace 2001. Views better on way up than at the top because to tall pines in the area block the view. On to the end of the trail where you can continue on the Chipmunk Connector. Returned the same way minus the .5 mile summit spur. Nice to be in the trees with temps in the high 40’s.
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Brian
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
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average hiking speed 2.52 mph
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