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Oct 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Highline Trail #31Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.21 Miles 556 AEG
Hiking4.21 Miles   1 Hour   44 Mns   2.53 mph
556 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
My plan was to start at See Canyon parking area and go two miles east on the Highline trail and back. There is a Maple area there and I was looking for reds. A quarter mile into my hike and I see my first Red. It's Dallin and his partner (Kate) I believe :D ! Talked for a few minutes and they headed west. They started at 260 trailhead and were doing the whole Highline Trail :o :app: . The Maples were not in their prime but there was still some nice color mixtures. Turned around at my two mile mark and wandered around the parking area when I got back to see a few more colors. :y:
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Oct 19 2019
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Derrick - Horton LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking9.25 Miles 1,950 AEG
Hiking9.25 Miles   3 Hrs   52 Mns   2.39 mph
1,950 ft AEG
 
Partners none no partners
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Two cow elk reminded me two be alert on the drive up :scared: . I figured I would do this loop and see how the colors are doing. I went counter clockwise. Shorts and two HAZ shirts kept me comfy. Just a touch of color by the turnoff for Promontory Trail. About five miles in there is a real nice section of Maples with just a touch of color. Although they were mostly green and yellow, this is still an area I like. There was about a dozen cows by Horton Spring and cowpies to boot! They must have came up Horton trail as the cowpies were all the way back. The green and waterfalls are always nice to see. I didn't see any people until a mile down Horton :o . I did see a little color but not a ton. This hike is good anytime though so the color is just a bonus. :D :y:
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Oct 12 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Oct 12 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Oct 10 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Boyce ThompsonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.25 Miles 160 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles
160 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My grandkids are on Fall break. I took them to the Arboretum this morning when it opened. They love exploring this place and we always have a great time.
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Oct 09 2019
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Ride, AZ 
Western Canal Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Oct 09 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking30.50 Miles
Road Biking30.50 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I Rode down to Rio Salado and west to about FedEx then back around Tempe Town Lake and home. A little warm and a little windy.
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Oct 07 2019
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Oct 07 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Sick 😷 Ugggggggg
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Oct 05 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Oct 05 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Oct 04 2019
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Ride, AZ 
Western Canal Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Oct 04 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking11.60 Miles
Road Biking11.60 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Oct 03 2019
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Telegraph PassPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 03 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.28 Miles 1,417 AEG
Hiking6.28 Miles   2 Hrs   22 Mns   2.69 mph
1,417 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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LindaAnn
Another nice South Mountain outing with Linda. After her and Joe carrying me off Mt.Baldy I wasn't sure she would hike with me this soon :o :D . Nice temps today. A weekday kept the crowds down. Nice little workout. Thanks Linda, nice pace and conversation. Like HAZ, you rock!
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Oct 02 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Oct 02 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 01 2019
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Oct 01 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
Walk / Tour2.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Sep 28 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Ride, AZ 
Western Canal Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Sep 28 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking21.90 Miles
Road Biking21.90 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Sep 26 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 26 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Sep 26 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Ride, AZ 
Western Canal Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Sep 26 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking22.00 Miles
Road Biking22.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
As I crossed the southbound access road beside the 101 a car turned north onto it! 😱 Luckily he flipped a quick Uey and no incident occurred. 🥴 Tempe Town Lake looked yucky.
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Sep 25 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 25 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour3.20 Miles
Walk / Tour3.20 Miles
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Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Sep 24 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ 
Western Canal Walkabout, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 24 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.10 Miles
Walk / Tour2.10 Miles
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My feet hurt 😢. Just bellyaching!
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Sep 22 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Ride, AZ 
Western Canal Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Sep 22 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking11.80 Miles
Road Biking11.80 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Morning leg stretcher...
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Sep 21 2019
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Mount Baldy LoopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking29.92 Miles 3,401 AEG
Hiking29.92 Miles   13 Hrs   18 Mns   2.47 mph
3,401 ft AEG   1 Hour   11 Mns Break
 
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
I had thought about doing the Baldy Loop from Greer for a few years. I mentioned it to Linda on one of our local hikes and to my :o she was interested and ok with a early start time! Joe B jumped on board and it was a go :y: .
The departure time, cache set up and hike start time went great. We started a few minutes before the planned time of 5am. We walked down the middle of main street for our first mile and not one car interrupted our stroll :) . We started on East Fork and crossed the LCR without incident . Headlamps were only needed for another mile. The Aspen in the burn area are up to 15 or 20 ft. now. We heard the first of the Elk bugling in this area and it would continue off and on the rest of the hike. The second half of East Fork is overgrown with grass. The grass was no bother to our legs and Route Scout kept us on trail. We saw our first of many Elk on this section and one Coyote.
We grabbed our cache and headed up East Baldy. A nice section. The hoodoos with the Aspen and the views for miles our my favorite part of the East Baldy side. Only a couple down trees on this section. The climb with the Altitude hit me more then I thought it would :( . My pace slowed and by the time we got to the East/West junction I didn't have a summit in me. Joe and Linda wouldn't do it without me so we took a break and got ready for our next section. The Loop itself was our main objective.
West Baldy is a little chewed up on the top half mile from runoff. After that the trail is pretty good and only has a handful of downed trees in the (tree dead zone :scared:). The grassland along with the LCR on the lower section are my favorite on the West Baldy. This was my first time on the section between the crosscut and West Baldy trailhead. We grabbed our cache here, took a break and were ready for our final section.
Once we got on trail the West Fork was easier to follow then the East Fork. Once we started hitting open grass areas the Elk sightings would really pick up. It was very 8) to see a herd of cow Elk follow a big Bull Elk around with his every move. We saw this several times :y: . There were a few smaller bulls mixed in here and there as well. The bugling continued as well. This section was our shortest but we were tired so it seemed a little long :? . We finished before dark which was another goal as well :D .
The weather was great and the company top notch! Thanks to Linda for doing all the driving and Joe for making sure she was awake for it. Like Haz, you two rock!
I also want to thank you for putting up with my bellyaching! A lot of Hazers have joined me or let me join them on some epic hikes and backpack trips. Thanks to all of you. The bellyache is gone in a day but the memories :) :D :y: !!!!
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Sep 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Ride, AZ 
Western Canal Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Sep 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking13.20 Miles
Road Biking13.20 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Kiwanis was getting a fresh batch of 🐟.
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Sep 17 2019
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,564

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal Ride, AZ 
Western Canal Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Sep 17 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking25.80 Miles
Road Biking25.80 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
average hiking speed 2.52 mph
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