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Aug 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,592
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ 
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.96 Miles 1,580 AEG
Hiking6.96 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.55 mph
1,580 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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Linda suggested a hike with Los Lomitas included so I was in. I didn’t have a Goat Hill in me today so I nixed that from the get go. When it gets hot I’m not known to make the right call so I called it beforehand. 😂 We got started around 5am. Linda set a comfortable pace and added a variety of topics for an entertaining conversation and enjoyable hike. Los Lomitas section of trail being the highlight with a coyote serenade the whole way. The clouds/smoke kept the sun at bay and it was tolerable for the 7 miles. Always nice to get an early South Mountain hike in. Thanks for the hike Linda! Like HAZ, you rock!
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Aug 25 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,592
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Aug 25 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking12.10 Miles 40 AEG
Road Biking12.10 Miles
40 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It’s been awhile and it’s 110...😳🥵
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Aug 22 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Turks Head - Peak 2822Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.90 Miles 1,192 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   2.19 mph
1,192 ft AEG
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1st trip
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wallyfrack
I met Wally at the Hieroglyphics trailhead around 530. Temps weren’t too bad but the humidity was no bueno.We hadn’t been on Turks before. The off trail had a lot less scratchy stuff then when we did the hike to “Wally’s hammer” a couple weeks ago. You could see the hammer from up top too and it looked so small. The climb had pretty good footing but the big rock face might be a little slippery when wet. Wally took us through the secret passage. Go left and the summit is right there. Go right and there is no bottom. Great views! We did see a little smoke that looked to be on the northeast side of the ridgeline. On the way back Wally pointed out lots of other stuff we could check out at another time. 😳😁 One hill before we finished we saw a guy with a thirsty dog and tossed him a bottle of cold water. 😁 Another nice hike in the Supes and NO bloodshed 😱. Thanks Wally, like Haz, you rock!
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Aug 12 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Hidden Valley via San GabrielPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.90 Miles 1,331 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs   39 Mns   2.28 mph
1,331 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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LindaAnn
Linda let me join her for what must be our “50th” :y: time sharing the trail. Per usual I was complaining about a sore knee so she let me pick the route so it would be on me. 😳😁 Three ups but I figured better than a steep one for my knee. I did sweat out 4lbs though. 🥵 I always like it when we can be on trail for the sunrise! I like this route to Hidden Valley better than the Pima route. Nice to get a morning hike in with some good conversation and company! Thanks Linda, like Haz, you rock!
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Aug 08 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Goldmine Trail #60Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 08 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,167 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.18 mph
1,167 ft AEG
 
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wallyfrack
I met Wally at the Hieroglyphics trailhead. It’s been too long! Starting hiking around 5am. Wally took me out the Lost Goldmine trail and then off trail to the Mushroom rock. Cool rock. A little scratchy in shorts but that’s on me. 😁. Lots more to explore in the area. I had a reminder that it’s good to hike with someone when off trail. A good size rock rolled and if it pinned me I would have been stuck for sure. We saw a few quail, 5 mountain bikers, and no hikers.A tad warm at the end but still and enjoyable outing. Thanks for letting me join you Wally! Like Haz, you rock!
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Jul 29 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Corona LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 29 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.90 Miles 1,401 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.36 mph
1,401 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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LindaAnn
I got to join Linda for another Wednesday hike. Headed out around 5am. The air sure felt thick and not even a hint of a breeze until we almost topped out. The uphill thing was a workout! 😁 After that , we kinda got our second wind and enjoyed the rest of the hike! Thanks for the hike Linda. Like HAZ, you rock!
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Jul 15 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera - Gila loop, AZ 
Bursera - Gila loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.29 Miles 1,179 AEG
Hiking5.29 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   2.50 mph
1,179 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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LindaAnn
I have only been “hiking “ the canal for a couple weeks and haven’t hiked with Linda in a few so this was a win/win! She even took me on a couple South Mountain trails I hadn’t been on. We started early and Linda let me set the pace. 👍 We got most of the up out of the way before the sun hit us and the slower pace was much appreciated! Thanks for the hike Linda, you rock!
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Jul 05 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Jul 05 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking36.10 Miles 316 AEG
Road Biking36.10 Miles
316 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Western canal to Rio Salado to Scottsdale green belt . Turned around at Chaparral. 😓🥵
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Jun 27 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Sitgreaves MountainFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.60 Miles 2,264 AEG
Hiking6.60 Miles
2,264 ft AEG   1 Hour   59 Mns Break
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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joebartels
The_Eagle
I really wanted to do this hike with Bruce and Joe. I thought I was in shape for it. I was not. Really steep going up. Switchbacks are a love hate thing but I could have used a few on this one. I liked the summit layout and it had some nice views. Going down into the Aspen grove was nice. Wasn’t expecting such a big stand of Aspen. There were even a couple trees that looked like a bear had been sharpening up on them. Not much fun for me after that section. Over and around 100’s of down trees then hiking sideways on the steep slopes kicked my 🎃 ! The boys let me bail to a road and I took a long break before walking the half mile down to a dirt road intersection where the boys picked me up. Rough day but glad I got to get the summit in with these two. Thanks so much gentlemen. Like Haz, you rock!!
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Jun 17 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Young Man Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.16 Miles 1,107 AEG
Hiking4.16 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   1.89 mph
1,107 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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1st trip
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LindaAnn
Met Linda at 5am to do this little South Mountain Loop. Temps weren’t horrible. Except for the waking up early😳 I love these early starts🤪.Always enjoy Hidden Valley and taking the wash down. The humongous Bursera tree looked really thirsty! Nice hike, company, and conversation. Thanks Linda, like Haz, you rock!
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Jun 13 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Buck - Clover - Ponderosa - Davenport - Dog, AZ 
Buck - Clover - Ponderosa - Davenport - Dog, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking12.94 Miles 2,199 AEG
Hiking12.94 Miles   5 Hrs   49 Mns   2.26 mph
2,199 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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1st trip
A Forest closure I hadn’t heard about had me throwing a Tortoise Tantrum. Luckily Joe loves to hike early. We realized it didn’t go into effect until 8am and it was only 545. Yeah! Just enough time to do the first hike. Nice little loop I’m sure the locals like. From there it was on to Dogtown to do the other three. Ponderosa is a nice little nature walk for kids. Davenport was a nice 5 miler. Probably 70% shade or so. Lots of Pine, oak, and grasshoppers. We saw 3 Elk and two groups of 4hikers the whole hike. Nice hike. Last we hiked around Dogtown Lake. Lots of people out fishing and such. To windy! Lots of fond memories of this lake fishing and camping. Nice mixture of trails today and top notch company. Like Haz, Joe rocks!!
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Jun 10 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Walk / Tour avatar Jun 10 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles 40 AEG
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles
40 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Cheers to Joe Bartels!
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Jun 06 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Jun 06 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking30.30 Miles 333 AEG
Road Biking30.30 Miles
333 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I did an early 30 mile ride. While riding I came across a guy with a flat. He had a tube but no pump. I have one LiLD gave me. We were both on our way in no time. :y:
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Jun 03 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Cholla Flats - Pyramid, AZ 
Cholla Flats - Pyramid, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.94 Miles 1,133 AEG
Hiking5.94 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   2.74 mph
1,133 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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1st trip
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LindaAnn
Linda showed me another hike I hadn’t done at South Mountain. Just in time for a nice Sunrise. We also did part of the Pyramid to get some aeg and a couple more miles. A little warm out already. Thanks for amusing me Linda! 😁 Like Haz, you rock!
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May 31 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar May 31 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking25.30 Miles 247 AEG
Road Biking25.30 Miles
247 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I thought I would give this bike ride thing a try. I rode down around Tempe. Watched the sunrise but the highlight was an LP sighting! :y:
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May 30 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Ma Ha Tuak Perimeter TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking10.30 Miles 1,149 AEG
Hiking10.30 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   3.00 mph
1,149 ft AEG
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1st trip
I planned on doing and out and back on the perimeter trail. I wanted to start a half hour before sunrise. When I got there the whole cul-de-sac was tapped off with cops there and in parking lot. I turned around and went to central entrance and waited to get in. I parked at the triangle. I did Bajada/ San Juan road/ Ma Ha Tuak Perimeter/ Ma Ha Tuak. Ma Ha Tuak May be changed to crosscut??. The police/ detectives were still at 19th Ave lot at 8:00am. A little later start, a little more miles, a little more heat was no bueno!!!!
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May 24 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Corona LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 24 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.90 Miles 1,413 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.39 mph
1,413 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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LindaAnn
I met Linda at the trailhead at 5am. 2 cars there when we started 200? when we left 😁😳. It’s been way to long since we got a hike in. Temps were pretty good. I thought for sure Linda would show me a rattlesnake but I’ll be darn if she didn’t pull a couple Javelinas out of her hat instead. 😎 First time I’ve seen any on Corona. The ups were a little slow for me but for the overall hike I felt pretty good. Always like this loop. Great hike, company, and conversation! Thanks Linda, like Haz, you rock!
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May 16 2020
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 Mesa, AZ
Homestead Trail #305Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking15.19 Miles 1,611 AEG
Hiking15.19 Miles   6 Hrs   8 Mns   2.66 mph
1,611 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
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1st trip
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joebartels
The_Eagle
Social distance hiking with these two is kind of like the old days. Drive yourself, stay at least 6 feet away from us, try to keep up! Whining was allowed :y: . :lol: I told Joe I was up for a 10 miler. Joe said 15 it is. :) Really it was good to see these two and get a hike in with them. It's been awhile. The trail was in great shape and made for a pleasant stroll. A little sore today as it's been awhile since I've done a 15miler. Well worth it to chit chat with these two. Catching up and Reminiscing of past hikes never gets old for me. Great, hike, weather and company! Thanks Gents, see ya in 5 months! :y:
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May 02 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Derrick - Horton LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking9.71 Miles 1,826 AEG
Hiking9.71 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.66 mph
1,826 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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I got an early start. I wanted to beat the heat. We don’t get along! I had no direct sunlight on me until the last little hill before dropping into the creek. The trail is in great shape. There is one tree that fell across the creek and is blocking the east side of the pedestrian bridge by the spring. Weather was great!! I saw 2 cow elk and what I think was a pinkish caterpillar . Oh, and lot of birds. One dived at me twice by the section with lots of Maples. Not sure what it was. Enjoyable hike!
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Apr 22 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Beverly Canyon TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.71 Miles 552 AEG
Hiking3.71 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   3.05 mph
552 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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9:30 start, no bueno ! 😅2-4 miles my new norm.
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average hiking speed 2.44 mph
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