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Jan 02 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Table Top TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking9.00 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
2,400 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners 8 partners
Eaglet
johnlp
JuanJaimeiii
LindaAnn
PrestonSands
rayhuston
The_Eagle
trekkin_gecko
Another end of the year/ beginning of the year hike for Bruce and I with some fellow Hazers. Kelly suggested this for a possible choice. Sounded good to us. We met up at the park and ride and headed out with Preston coming from Tucson and meeting us there. This hike is like Pyramid on South Mountain but jumbo sized. Warm up in the beginning then the climb then flat on top. Great weather and views. The variety of vegetation here is impressive as well. I didn’t get to hike that many times with most of this group this year but by all the banter you couldn’t tell. 😳😬😂. Another enjoyable outing and much appreciated! Thanks everyone! I hope you and all the hazers have a great year. Remember like Bruce and Haz, you all rock!
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Jan 01 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Kiwanis Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.00 Miles 654 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
654 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Lily, Isaac and I did this as our Gpa New Year Hike. We went on up to the lookout. Hopefully the first Gpa hike of many this year! Lily even got to set on a horse at the lookout. Isaac is allergic. Fun times. Lunch at McDs afterwards.The grandkids are getting to old for Happy meals! 😳 Isaac had his first Big Mac while a quarter pounder was good for Lily. 😂 Good times! Like Haz, grandkids rock!
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Dec 31 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Dec 31 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking7.80 Miles 40 AEG
Road Biking7.80 Miles
40 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
One last little ride before the new year! Part of it including 3 of my favorite riding partners!! Like Haz, grandkids rock! Love em!!
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Dec 27 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Wild Burro Trail - Tortolita MountainsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,459 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
1,459 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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PrestonSands
I met Preston( it’s been too long) at 8am at the Tortolitas. First time hiking in the area . Nice area. Doesn’t feel like you’re so close to the city. The trails are marked and Preston grabbed a map for backup. Some nice ranching history in the area and lots of nice cacti and other vegetation. Throw in some nice rock formations and it made for a nice hike. I spotted a few Javelina a few miles in and pointed them out on the next mountain to Preston. Not to be outdone when we missed a turn towards the end of our hike Preston took us down a wash and pointed out a dozen Javelina. 😁👍 . So close we had to detour around them. Didn’t want to upset mom with some reds there. Afterwards I joined Preston for some Mexican food from one of his local hangouts where everyone knows his name. 😎Good times! Great weather, hike, food, and company! Thanks Preston! Like HAZ , you rock!!
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Dec 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Tortoise Ride, AZ 
Tortoise Ride, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Dec 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking25.70 Miles 400 AEG
Road Biking25.70 Miles
400 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 20 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Dec 20 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking9.50 Miles
Road Biking9.50 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
First ride since my bike got a tuneup. I need one now!!!
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Dec 16 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 16 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking7.54 Miles 997 AEG
Hiking7.54 Miles   2 Hrs   52 Mns   2.66 mph
997 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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LindaAnn
It was an 8 o’clock start for Linda and I. A little chilly but two layers fit the bill. Parked at the horse lot and went clockwise. Air was crisp and seemed pretty clear. Saw a tree and a half with Christmas decorations and a dozen hikers give or take. Fun conversation as always. Probably our last Wednesday hike for the year. 😔 It’s practically the only hikes I did this year 😳Thanks for keeping me hiking Linda! Good times. Like HAZ , you rock!
Fauna
Fauna
Phainopepla
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Dec 13 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Geronimo Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.30 Miles 1,237 AEG
Hiking5.30 Miles
1,237 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I got to do a hike with LiLD today :y: . It was a little chilly but 2 shirts worked. We saw to Coyotes towards the top of the trail. Only saw 3 hikers and 2 dogs on way down.,Then one family towards the finish. LiLD found a license and ran back a quarter mile .,It belonged to the first person we saw with the dog. Nice weather, good hike and great to hike with LiLD. Thanks son, like Haz, you rock!
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Dec 12 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Wind Cave Trail #281Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 12 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.50 Miles 860 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
860 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This would be a good workout hike for me , I believe. I think next year I’ll see how many Ranger pics I can get. LoL
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Dec 02 2020
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 Routes 80
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 02 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.52 Miles 1,342 AEG
Hiking6.52 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.63 mph
1,342 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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LindaAnn
I met Linda for a nice cool morning hike. The conversation must have been entertaining as we were at the top of Pyramid in no time. A little breezy at top but never felt cold.Trail in usual shape. Nice hike, good conversation, great company! Thanks Linda, like HAZ, you rock! 😁
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Nov 26 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog TrailheadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking9.30 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles
2,400 ft AEG
 
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joebartels
johnlp
JuanJaimeiii
LindaAnn
rayhuston
trekkin_gecko
Ahhhh, another nice Thanksgiving morning hike! We’ve been doing this 10 years!!!? Wow. Thanks Hazers! I really enjoy doing this one and chitchatting with all of you. Thanks for mixing up the hiking order so I get to talk to all of you. Much appreciated! Nice hike , nice weather, and great friends!!!! 😁 Happy thanksgiving to you and all the Hazers!!!
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Nov 21 2020
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.70 Miles 2,509 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles
2,509 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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BobP
wallyfrack
Wally, Bob and I did this as our 59 year old guys hike. I really enjoy these hikes with the two of them. It’s fun to reminisce about some of the hikes we’ve enjoyed together. Lots of fun times! Numbers aren’t big but my legs say it was quite the workout for me. Of course Wally and Bob don’t age!! 🤦‍♂️😁 The drive in from the south had a couple rough spots but Wally navigated them fine. Hit the trail 830ish and still the first car there. One hiker summited right after us then we saw a few hikers in the last two miles of the hike. At least half asked how much farther. 😳 Nice hike. It was smoother going on the drive out. We stopped at Rudy’s for a bite on the way back to our park and ride. Fun outing! Nice hike, good weather , great friends! Thanks gentlemen, like haz, you rock!
Named place
Named place
Quartz Peak - Sierra Estrella
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Nov 14 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Boyce ThompsonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.00 Miles 250 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
250 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Overdue Gpa day with Lily and Isaac! They like taking pics in the same places so someday we can compare them from over the years. We checked out some new stuff too. Arboretum, Breakfast, Rose Garden, Snacks, and home. Good times!!!
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Nov 04 2020
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bursera Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.75 Miles 1,130 AEG
Hiking4.75 Miles   1 Hour   49 Mns   2.64 mph
1,130 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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LindaAnn
Excuses for 10 days. Finally got out on a trail with Linda. This hike has some pretty good tread. Good hike and company!! Thanks Linda. Like HAZ, you rock!!
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Oct 24 2020
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Chiricahua Peak from Rustler Park THTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking11.79 Miles 2,650 AEG
Hiking11.79 Miles   5 Hrs   57 Mns   2.06 mph
2,650 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
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1st trip
Linda and I had talked about doing this summit for awhile. She threw together some options and this day worked. Wally gave in to an early rise and we were on our way by 3am. Starting hiking around 7am with some nice temps. Tons of ferns in this area albeit all brown this time of year. Some nice pine forest but lots of evidence of past fires. There were some young aspen patches scattered throughout most of the hike. The ground in the off trail portion was soft and full of holes. Felt like gopher holes everywhere. Still not terrible hitting the two Fly peaks . Chiricahua was on trail. Not in the Supes but Wally Supes Farak still managed to find some potsherds 😱. Cool. The summits were all nice but the better views were actually on the trails along the way. Linda had 4 peak options but I only had 3 in me. Still a nice outing and the conversation and banter were quite enjoyable! 😳😁😂 Thanks to Linda for planning and driving and Wally for getting up so early and joining us! Like HAZ , you two rock!!
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
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Oct 21 2020
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 Routes 80
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Telegraph PassPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.14 Miles 1,465 AEG
Hiking6.14 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.41 mph
1,465 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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LindaAnn
Linda and I started a couple hours later then usual. It still didn’t feel warm until maybe the last 1/4 mile. Nice to get in a leg stretcher and chit chat about our recent hikes and future ones. Trail was in normal shape. Even a little rake work on National. Nice outing. Thanks Linda! Like HAZ, you rock!
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Oct 18 2020
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Derrick - Horton LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking13.60 Miles 2,626 AEG
Hiking13.60 Miles
2,626 ft AEG
 
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trekkin_gecko
Kelly and I headed out early. The drive went well but we did see and Elk a little to close on the way up. Nice Bull and the only one we would see although we heard one bugle on the Derrick trail. Started in the dark but was light out when we started getting to the Maple trees. A little color by the Purgatory turn off and some nice color in the mile before the spring. The only sign of this weeks fire was the last saddle before dropping down to the spring. The few hikers we talked to didn’t know there was a fire. A little color here and there on the way down Horton. We had a little hiking left in us and went over to See canyon trail and did a couple miles east on Highline. Some nice color there. I think there will be more color for the next couple weeks but just a guess. Nice to get out on trail and hike with Kelly! Like HAZ, she rocks!
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
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Oct 17 2020
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 Routes 80
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Oct 17 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking22.70 Miles 238 AEG
Road Biking22.70 Miles
238 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 14 2020
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
San Gabriel RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.10 Miles 470 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles
470 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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trekkin_gecko
I didn’t feel like another week day canal walk so I hit this one up. A little warm for me. When I hit DC I remembered they did a little reroute so I went over and took it up to the old trail. It was there I saw the only wildlife for the day. A trekkin_gecko :y: She was doing an out and back from Pima. She brought a breeze with her and we did part of the ridge together. We split at the power lines and finished our own routes. Great to see you Kelly and chit chat! Like HAZ, you rock!
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Oct 13 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
 Photos 7,551
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Western Canal - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Oct 13 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Road Biking11.40 Miles 173 AEG
Road Biking11.40 Miles
173 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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average hiking speed 2.48 mph
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