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59 triplogs
May 31 2008
az420dude
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55 male
 Joined Sep 17 2004
 Tempe, AZ
Abineau - Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2008
az420dude
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,115 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.40 mph
2,115 ft AEG
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Incase anyone is planning on doing this loop in the near future...Snow pack begins on Abineau about 1.5 miles in to Waterline where you'll encounter some large patches every so often to Bear Jaw turn off.

The loop is passable but a little hairy on Abineau not so much because of the snow but many trees have fallen this winter blocking the trail - similar to what it looked like after the avalanche a few years ago.

I got by with just hiking shoes. But if you descend Abineau expect slippery conditions - snowshoes and/or trekking poles may come in handy!

w/z
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Jan 29 2008
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2008
az420dude
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.23 mph
2,780 ft AEG
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What a difference a very wet winter has made. All is green and flowing from below the Basin thru the Siphon Draw to the Flatiron Peak...The Superstition Wilderness is alive!

-peace
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Oct 11 2007
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2007
az420dude
Hiking2.40 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
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nite hike w/tim
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Jul 24 2007
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Humphreys via Inner BasinFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2007
az420dude
Hiking13.30 Miles 4,000 AEG
Hiking13.30 Miles   6 Hrs      2.22 mph
4,000 ft AEG
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Crazy day on the Peaks!

Had to turn around about a half mile from the summit.

Huge storm cell w/ heavy rain & hail. It's no wonder I wasn't hit by lighting! :doh: (I guess it's not my time to go!)

Didn't see a soul the whole day which is oddly common for this route(don't know why??)

Thanks to Joe for making this an actual hike selection on HAZ. (and a great write up btw!)
Hiking to the summit via the Inner Basin/Weatherford trails has a whole different feel to it then starting from Snow Bowl parking lot. I know Lockett Meadow isn't as convenient and easy to get to but if you have the extra time, try this way up sometime...it's a Five Star!

peace
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Jun 11 2007
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Elden Lookout Trail #4Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2007
az420dude
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs      3.00 mph
2,400 ft AEG
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finally...a little rain in flag! :)
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Dec 29 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2006
az420dude
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles      48 Mns   2.88 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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wow...the excitement of both a mountain rescue and seeing Jon Kyl :roll: didn't realize how short he was!


=peace







25/23...biked to th.
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Dec 09 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Bear Mountain Trail #54Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2006
az420dude
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.67 mph
2,100 ft AEG
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After hiking in Sedona - and especially after doing this one - I always ask myself - why don't I explore Sedona more often? Hummm - lets see...Traffic, Mass Tourism, Jeep/Air Tours and "User Fees".

The parking area unfortunately was increased by 1000% and is now located on the south side (on the left) of 152c and shares it with Doe Mountain TH. To access Bear Mountain though, it requires one to cross 152c. Hopefully most tourist won't make the extra effort and simply hike the closer trail - Doe Mountain. Thankfully all indications Saturday seemed to prove this.

Bear Mountain and the surrounding terrain is still paradise (for now) - Not a Resort/Golf course in sight, no Jeep Tours, No t-shirt sales (i.e. Wilson Mt. S.) and just the occasional Air Tours.

Time includes about an hour of exploring.

enjoy,
-peace
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Dec 08 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2006
az420dude
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.86 mph
3,313 ft AEG
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Left the brown smog of Phoenix to b r e a t h e - and to take advantage of the nice weather in Flag.
Temps were above normal and surprised there weren't any other cars parked at the trailhead. It was around 40 degrees at the parking lot (9200'). At the summit temps were in the mid to upper 20's but sunny blue skies and minimal wind made it feel warmer then it was. Even chilled at the top for about an hour. Half the trail was dry - but in other spots there were large areas of ice and snow pack, but passable. Hiked just wearing my low-cut Merrells.

It is probably wrong that one can do this summit hike so close to mid-December. A winter storm system approaching Sunday hopefully will dump on The Peaks!!

-peace
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Oct 12 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Inner Basin Trail #29Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2006
az420dude
Hiking12.20 Miles 2,398 AEG
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2,398 ft AEG
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Reached Humphreys Summit (12633') via Inner Basin and Weatherford Trails. Aspens are all past peak and dropping at Lockett Meadow and along the Inner Basin. Snow cover (1 - 3" in parts) began around 10200' on the Weatherford. Temps remained around freezing. Decided last minute to take the Humphreys Summit Trail down to Snow Bowl where aspens are golden but peaking. No snow just a little muddy on the Humphreys Summit Trail.
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Sep 20 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2006
az420dude
Hiking6.50 Miles 685 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   4 Hrs      1.63 mph
685 ft AEG
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w/ brother john. gave a resort surveillance camera aimed on the trail :? the good ole one finger salute! :wink: once you're pass the polluting resort - the trail becomes quite enjoyable.

=peace

ps - the vista trail is worth the extra distance - just pretend the resort isn't there
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Jul 25 2006
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 Tempe, AZ
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2006
az420dude
Hiking9.20 Miles 2,718 AEG
Hiking9.20 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   2.40 mph
2,718 ft AEG
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Nice overcast day with a little drizzle. Great to see all the new under growth in the burn areas! Reports of a mother bear and her cubs kept me on guard - had my digi ready just in case :wink:

Wendy at the fire lookout had 5 active lighting caused fires going on at once! Time does not include the hour chillin with her.

=peace



1:50/60/2:00
Fauna
Fauna
Cow Satyr Comma
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Jul 17 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2006
az420dude
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   5 Hrs      2.05 mph
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overcast & cool but no measurable rain :(

many flies and bugs swarming around the summit - an unusual occurence.

=peace





2:15/2:15 (30 @ summit)
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Feb 12 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Elden Lookout Trail #4Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 12 2006
az420dude
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   3.27 mph
2,400 ft AEG
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54 degrees @ TH :?: (mid-Feb) and bone dry - but some sweet unpolluted CO2 :)

=peace





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Jan 08 2006
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Elden Lookout Trail #4Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2006
az420dude
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   3.27 mph
2,400 ft AEG
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It really really really sucks - no moisture for over 77 days :cry: (a record in Flag) this time last year we had over 150"+ of sweet lookin fluffy powder on the peaks.

Hopefully things will pick up so we can at least enjoy a dank spring/summer in our beautiful green forest.

-peace



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Nov 21 2005
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 Tempe, AZ
Pinnacle PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2005
az420dude
Hiking3.50 Miles 319 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles      50 Mns   4.20 mph
319 ft AEG
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Drove all the way to Fountain Hills from Ahwatukee to climb Thompson Peak only to discover a luxury home development has taken over the TH and surrounding area at the end of Golden Eagle. Way bummed out :cry: So headed towards Pinnacle Peak to do my first hike in Scottsdale. Impressive facilities - but not much of a challenge unless you run it. Probably will never do it again - unless i'm in the neighborhood. All you need for this one are running/trail shoes.

-peace
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Oct 23 2005
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Hunter Trail - Picacho PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2005
az420dude
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,374 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   3.43 mph
1,374 ft AEG
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37/33...no grns
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Oct 19 2005
az420dude
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Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2005
az420dude
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.00 mph
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First time. Nice and damp from the rains yesterday.

The trail is a lot like Echo Canyon, with a little Cholla (the part near the end) and a dash of Squaw Peak. For sure you need good shoes with good tread. However, if you have mastered the trails forementioned, you shouldn't have any problems with this one.

-peace



1:20/15/1:25...no grns
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Oct 07 2005
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Inner Basin Trail #29Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2005
az420dude
Hiking15.00 Miles 2,398 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.73 mph
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Hiked to the top of Humphreys Peak from Lockett Meadow via the Inner Basin and Weatherford trails.

Very windy at the summit, but the sun and clear skies kept things nice.

Now is the time to hit the Inner Basin. Things are golden but are past peak.

-peace



3:15/2:15...no grns
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Sep 29 2005
az420dude
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 Tempe, AZ
Little Bear Trail #112Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2005
az420dude
Hiking9.10 Miles 1,080 AEG
Hiking9.10 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   2.80 mph
1,080 ft AEG
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Good job by the forest service clearing the trail.

Colors are a little ways off. Everything should be golden in around 10 days.

Did the loop via Schultz Tank.

-peace
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Sep 28 2005
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A.B. Young Trail #100Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2005
az420dude
Hiking4.80 Miles 2,025 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.88 mph
2,025 ft AEG
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This hike is much like Elden L.O. in Flag or Echo Canyon in Phoenix - a quick cardio workout. Not really much of a scenic journey - but a few good view points no less. (the fire L.O. views however are awesome) About 90% of the time you're in the sun - a welcoming sensation i'm sure in the winter. Appears that parking could be a BIG problem during season.

-peace



w/ramsey....no grns....48/
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