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Feb 02 2019
joebartels
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Ford - Willow - Mesquite Loop & Waterfall, AZ 
Ford - Willow - Mesquite Loop & Waterfall, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2019
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Hiking13.17 Miles 2,019 AEG
Hiking13.17 Miles   5 Hrs   49 Mns   2.42 mph
2,019 ft AEG      23 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
1st trip
GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
Entrance station lady was a bubbly delight.

Ford Canyon
Enjoyed the stroller portion below Waddell for the first time. I'm a desert enthusiast so YMMV

Going around the dry fall in Ford Canyon was more involved than memory served. It's been 18 years since I went up & 7 since descending with the world famous @fricknaley

Willow Canyon
Lots of Asian mustard. Must be tasty, later on we passed a group of horses eating in up!

Early lunch on boulders near the lower pool at Willow Springs.

Waterfall Trail
OMG Becky, rap guys' girlfriends to families galore!

Got to admit, this hike on this trail, today, was an experience.
Bruce elbowed past the crowd while I patiently waited in a short line to get to the moist waterfall.

The wide sidewalk back down would be one hell of a skateboard ride with a boombox and Spideylegs in tow!

Synopsis
Per usual, once I get into a White Tanks hike I enjoy it. Interesting to see the urban & agriculture change west of the 101 I never see.
Named place
Named place
Willow Spring - White Tanks
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Poppies the masses seek are substantial mid Mesquite.

Light to moderate on Ford & Willow.
Waterfall Trail is isolated.

Asian Mustard, Brittlebush, Buckwheat, Desert Globe Mallow, Goldeneye, Coulter's Lupine, Canyon Ragweed, Out Clover, Gooding Verbena, Tamarisk, Wiry Lotus

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max White Tanks Falls Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
several ounces per minute

dry Willow Spring - White Tanks Dry Dry
spring is dry
the two nearby pools were +50% full
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Jan 29 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Max Delta - T-Bone - Alta - Bajada Loop, AZ 
Max Delta - T-Bone - Alta - Bajada Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2019
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Hiking4.39 Miles 1,061 AEG
Hiking4.39 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   1.87 mph
1,061 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
1st trip
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Max Delta
Lots of itty bitty flowers tiny yellows. Snapped 3 scorpionweed. 2 out of 3 nose curled to high heaven. Pretty sure the joke's on me, there's no way others are not smelling this crap, it's horrible. Zero rancid drift, all had to be snapped. Roughly the same ratio further on.

Really enjoyed the Rolling Hills of Max Delta. No sign of Hermie or Dorothy.

New T-Bone Loop Trail
This is one badass ridge, love it! Warrior and this new flipside ridge trail are pure gold. Shocking they cut such a nice trail.

Alta
East Alta was one of my favs, now it's a sweet loop without having to deal with the west.
Lots of Asian mustard.

Bajada
Kid in a candy store hike continues.
Flora
Flora
Fiddleneck
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
bazillion itty bitty yellows
serious scorpionweed throughout
a hillside or two of poppies... Los Lomitas looks more promising
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Jan 26 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Four on the Desert Floor, AZ 
Four on the Desert Floor, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2019
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Hiking13.05 Miles 4,772 AEG
Hiking13.05 Miles   6 Hrs   42 Mns   2.02 mph
4,772 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
1st trip
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Cholla, Echo & Back
Photo radar up near Cholla so they're doing about 90 mph down near Camelback. Busy. Didn't sink in until second summit. Probably should have attempted a count. I'd guess 100+ ON the summit. Most I recall. Civil considering all. Lots of Emory Rock Daisy. Got stung by a bee in the face. Irritable for 10 minutes. He died, nuff said. Cars parked down to Exeter south of Camelback. SFS is only a half mile further.

Kiwanis
Brittlebush starting to die out, nodding blooms. Large swaths of Emory Rock Daisy covering lower hillside. Butterfly chase! Very few lycium berries. Lots of poppies driving in. Only a few on upper Kiwanis. Some of the friendliest people I've ever met on Kiwanis. Shady late afternoon. Keep that in mind for summer!

Promise Land
Kid in a beat-up Corvette with a gnarly exhaust leaving. WTH, my first car was a beat up VW.
Porta potties are easy bake ovens in the afternoon.
Yoga pants and high heels. Can't make this stuff up. Two of us involuntarily chuckled in passing. On the bright side, it was a chic. Better than the banana hammock chicken man any day!
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Los Lomitas is flaunting abundant poppies.
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Jan 22 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Superstition RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2019
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Hiking13.12 Miles 4,889 AEG
Hiking13.12 Miles   8 Hrs   41 Mns   1.87 mph
4,889 ft AEG   1 Hour   41 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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One of the best hikes near the valley.
Great hike, better company & perfect weather.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Boulder Creek Origin - Ridgeline Route Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Large clear pools.
Creek was running far below in boulder too.
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Jan 19 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Garfias - Horse Creek - Burro Flat Loop, AZ 
Garfias - Horse Creek - Burro Flat Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2019
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Hiking12.14 Miles 1,804 AEG
Hiking12.14 Miles   6 Hrs   58 Mns   2.07 mph
1,804 ft AEG   1 Hour   6 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
First west side approach for myself into the Hells Canyon Wilderness. The short jeep-trail road to Horse Creek trailhead has fine pea sized gravel that might challenge a motion shy novice. I've changed a couple trailheads over here from
FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry
to
High Clearance possible when dry
Experienced won't have trouble. That said most of the western drive and the majority of this hike had no cell reception... unless guaranteed dry, stay out without 4WD is the wise choice

Cedar Basin loaded with a few gnarly junipers is an interesting low hilly landscape.

Decked out in summer gear with a forecast of 70 I paid the freezer piper until we found sun at 9am : (
Someday I'll step up my emoji presence like the young guns Denny & Preston =)

Garfias is a cool roll. We almost connected to a previous trip.
Horse Creek is easier. Less immediate geology, nice low mountains surround. Aka block the friggen sun!
3125, 3184 & 3235 look worthy as a modified metal route in mind now.
Burro Flats was okay.
Jeep road back included a dozen+ convoy atvs.

Fanny packed like most cooler hikes now. Carried 68oz h20, consumed 38oz. Sub 50 temps Bruce's back was sweating an outline to his pack.

We drove out on the East. Great shape, no sand/gavel issues, sedan access all the way to the resort.
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Named place
Burro Flats Horse Spring
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Wildflowers Observation Light
as in very light
the entire hike was over 2400 ft elevation... maybe too cold for a couple more weeks
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Jan 12 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Bunyan Loop - Woolsey Wilderness, AZ 
Bunyan Loop - Woolsey Wilderness, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2019
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Hiking13.43 Miles 2,416 AEG
Hiking13.43 Miles   7 Hrs   42 Mns   2.06 mph
2,416 ft AEG   1 Hour   11 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Tortoise_Hiker
Prologue
Nobody will get the Woolsey Wilderness bug. Thought it'd be cool to see the flipside of the wilderness after hiking the Perfect Ridge last week. With a hint of uber cool hitting it twice ignoring the namesake goto peak.

Studied the two shared routes and informative triplogs by Outlander & AZHiker456. Combined, it hollered... tempting loop. Only needed 750ft / 0.3 miles to bridge the gap. After an exhausting minute editing, calculating grades and dancing it was ready to go.

Gila Bend Mountains
jj drove us further in than stock 2WD HC could handle, saving a couple miles. Worked out nice, jj found a ridge to be a kid in a jeep.

7:30am - Hike
Shivering in subarctic temps the balance of the group is chatting nail polish. Girls, let's go!

The hike to the good stuff is blah. Cross the dry Gila River, 530 ft above sea level, through what topo calls a Borrow Pit Reservoir. We experienced a half dozen warm pockets along the way.

8:45am - 3.15 mi
On a saddle between 1899 & 1574. Begin a 230 ft drop into the mountains. Terrain held my attention with each step.

Next we strolled up a valley between two high ridges. I loved this area. Perfect light, temps & views. National Park quality South Mountain came to mind.

9:40am - 4.95 mi
jj & I made a field decision to ascend the bridge gap a tenth of a mile sooner. Bruce & Denny opted for my satellite etched route. The moment of truth turned out to be the equivalence of the class 3 ten foot wall up to Flatiron. Just a twin pitch on rotten rock, maybe 50 ft net. Checked each move thoroughly and figured out right handed - left elbow assists. Two underhand grips, a toe wedge and a final awkward knee touching chin mother-of-a-step got 'er done.
200 ft in 34 minutes... lol

10:14am - 5.25 mi
After my solo crawl I expected everyone to be long gone. Bruce and Denny were in the next obstacle, a 475 ft steep slope of healthy teddy bear jumping cholla.

10:37am - 5.43 mi
We summit 2275 and break for 15 min. Nice to relax, tough to enjoy. Apprehensively pondered a bad cholla stretch comment Amy made... we were just now onto her track.

Leaving, Denny tripped. Scary moment. He rose and lifted the arm in question!

11:27 am - 6.20 mi
Luckily I misread Amy, she was talking about traversing net cholla on a 4 day trip. Cholla on the descent turned out to be more scenic than concerning. Hallelujah for small miracles.

Group decision, mock
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields
with
The Needles - Cholla Fields Forever

Balance
Quick, relatively easy/flat terrain.

Synopsis
I enjoyed the hike and company. Intriguing distance mountain views up top. Once is possibly enough. Never say never, didn't touch the North Face...
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2019
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Hiking2.42 Miles 1,186 AEG
Hiking2.42 Miles   1 Hour      2.50 mph
1,186 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
Thu 11:31 am
They're pouring the main lot curb footings
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2019
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Hiking4.33 Miles 1,815 AEG
Hiking4.33 Miles   2 Hrs      2.26 mph
1,815 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
Wed 10:20 am
Rare day when I get a better parking space than Nikki :y:

Wed 10:26 am
It's like the Three Bears figured it out
Not too hot, not too cold, just right

Hearing a couple songs I just realized why old people listen to classic rock.
Memories of good times...lol
Anthony Anthony & I rode our BMX bikes around singing Electric Avenue like idiots
Tanya & I frantically called Rock 100 the Katt to play Freeze Frame and they did!

Wed 10:28 am
Graffiti has been cleaned off of respect sign
Ranger Jim put it up years ago, he prob scrubbed it

Wed 10:46 am
All ages passing each other tapping away on their smartphones, none of us flipping out

Wed 10:49 am
Rounded a corner to a group sitting on the trail, they jumped declaring sorry

Wed 11:28 am
Foreigners! That three years of French just paid off

Wed 11:35 am
Construction now shows a little bit of a retaining wall for the bridge

Wed 11:38 am
Anyone on Android should really switch from Samsung voice to Google Voice, works a zillion times better
I could barely see what translated until home with specs on. Turned out pretty good.

Wed 4:59 pm
Hit up a half for merge test
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2019
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Hiking2.51 Miles 1,208 AEG
Hiking2.51 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   2.39 mph
1,208 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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let the air raid begin
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Jan 07 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 07 2019
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Hiking2.62 Miles 1,221 AEG
Hiking2.62 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   2.18 mph
1,221 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
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Jan 06 2019
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49 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking2.49 Miles 1,249 AEG
Hiking2.49 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.30 mph
1,249 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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No sign of Joplin or Kristofferson but B McGee was in the house
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 Phoenix, AZ
Perfect Ridge - Spring Mountain LoopSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2019
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Hiking15.00 Miles 2,827 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles   8 Hrs   39 Mns   2.07 mph
2,827 ft AEG   1 Hour   24 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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Utilized the @Jim_H [ gps route ] to Woolsey figuring it must be doable. First wash of concern high banked on drivers side. Key was staying in the wash. Second wash of concern, the Silver Bulldog could handle. Stock 2WD HC wasn't worth the risk so we happily hoofed the final 1.1 miles beginning at 8am.

Back the train up. The guide sports an intriguing prologue. The last line is hook, line and gold.
The Perfect Ridge didn’t need a summit, it needed to continue into infinity.
©2018 Metalrunner

I routed a gentle loop for Ankle_Tender_Eagle. Spring Mountain fooled with a long ridge silhouette rounding the corner of 1555. Naturally with The_Eagle no classic rock song goes unnamed and every spring, bell & whistle gets a thorough OCD review. Yet reminded of our 18 mile game plan Moody Spring perched on Spring Mountain was bypassed.

Desert appeals to me. Nothing to sugar coat. Cacti and ground point of view roll off as a minor step up from our nearby valley of the sun. Satellite views leading to the wilderness depict desert tortured by offroad vehicular joyrides. Thankfully within Woolsey WA only appreciated game trails cut across. Occasional pristine areas feel borderline taboo, tread lightly.

Sat 11:31 am
Cholla needles drift between rocks like snow heading up the Perfect Ridge. Like markthurman53, Metalrunner has an admirable eye for geology so I pulled up the guide to read a few paragraphs to settle an escalating debate. Per usual Bruce was correct. It's cool. An hour and twenty minutes later he babbled a phrase that will never float from memory. If it has holes, it's volcanic. Within a days walk of the highway I pressed my luck, oh really, so... =)

Lack of rest may have caught up. One thing for sure, pace to enthusiasm ratio wrote off my proposed loop. Then I got more than bargained rising higher. Special doesn't cut it. Lure somehow delivery.

We cut it short and enjoyed a Moody Spring side scroll. Excited for the entire hike. Pre hike I had high aspirations for the desert. Just okay, notably attributed to overcast blah on this day. The Perfect Ridge transformed from a killer catch phrase to worthy!
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Wildflowers Observation Light
small patches of sparse poppies
more scorpionweed yet a far cry from preserves in the valley
consistent dense patches of itty bitty daisies
two to three primrose
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 Phoenix, AZ
Wildflower Survey, AZ 
Wildflower Survey, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2019
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Hiking5.42 Miles 2,522 AEG
Hiking5.42 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.63 mph
2,522 ft AEG      11 Mns Break1 LBS Pack
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Flora
Flora
Emorys Rock Daisy
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49 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2019
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Hiking2.85 Miles 1,248 AEG
Hiking2.85 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   2.01 mph
1,248 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Thu 11:05 am
pH balanced bottled water on side of trail, minty flavor :sk:

Thu 11:35 am
48 degrees, sweating like a water faucet on a 40 minute ascent
bring back summer

Heading down overheard a guy mentioned he was in Zion last summer and it was hot like today.
please bring back summer
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 Phoenix, AZ
Cirque du Preserves, AZ 
Cirque du Preserves, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2019
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Hiking6.10 Miles 2,133 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.33 mph
2,133 ft AEG      3 Mns Break1 LBS Pack
no photosets
1st trip
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Wed 11:58 am
Decided on Circ. Nice guy warned me not to follow him since I was paying more attention to my HAZ leash

Wed 12:12 pm
Healthy scattering of scorpionweed

Wed 12:30 pm
Just passed a smattering of future tibber air freshener

Wed 12:35 pm
#1D is a gem. Backside of the circ is nice but #1D on the flip side swings lower so you get a larger mountain backdrop. Awesome little trench ascent on the NE end. Trail designers undoubtedly shake their heads. Luckily too far for 97.821% it's rugged natural cut is safe.

Wed 1:02 pm
Always get a kick out of post-noon good morning greetings. Naturally attributed to my glowing personality that reminds folks of a fresh joyous day.

Wed 1:14 pm
Back to civilization. Brittlebush reappears after very little since leaving the summit trail. Hint of shivering poppies on the #1C sky boardwalk.

Waypoints now work on triplogs created from RS
- some will prob hate this timestamp outline setup
easy to erase, could be a checkbox option, holding w/simplicity
- with an embedded route this bad boy oughta auto link
- be nice to have a quick popup overview map with route linked to timestamps
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Wildflowers Observation Light
lots of scorpionweed on the west & east circ
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking2.58 Miles 1,225 AEG
Hiking2.58 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   2.28 mph
1,225 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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best hike of the year
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49 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2018
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Hiking2.22 Miles 1,254 AEG
Hiking2.22 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.11 mph
1,254 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Sean babbled up 4400 ft climbing** on his recent 44th birthday.
Yawn, nod, smile.
Wrapped like an eskimo @ 40 degrees he overheated by the horserail and waited.
**"You mean you have to use your hands? that's like a baby's toy"

Mon 10:15 am
Redeemed himself pointing out Wrightson* and Babo :o
Believe Sid mentioned Babo a decade or so ago but I never saw it until today.
Amazing you can almost see Mexico from the best peak on planet earth.
*Still need to verify he was correct...
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Alternate Summit Trail still spotting lots of scorpionweed.
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2018
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Hiking3.16 Miles 1,261 AEG
Hiking3.16 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   2.49 mph
1,261 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
Sun 11:32 am
Note test
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 Phoenix, AZ
Hog Heaven - East End - Tom's Thumb, AZ 
Hog Heaven - East End - Tom's Thumb, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2018
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Hiking16.81 Miles 6,295 AEG
Hiking16.81 Miles   9 Hrs   4 Mns   2.23 mph
6,295 ft AEG   1 Hour   32 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
1st trip
GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
Sat 7:12 am
Into the deep freeze.

Sat 7:31 am
We contemplated a new rule. When in doubt or lost... split up

Sat 8:02 am
The hog route doesn't dine on pequeño cacahuates, bring your grande huevos or go home!
Conversation goes downhill and the hike goes UP

Sat 10:14 am
East End grippy, not loose and rocky as sign stated.
Well... everything is relative after being high on the hog.
Wally tried pushing the lycium berries. About as tasty as a lithium 9 volt battery :sk:

Sat 12:19 pm
Decent views!
Tom's Thumb trail from Windgate up is a great trail. I'm not a huge McDowell's fan due to the drive but this is worthy.

Sat 12:29 pm
Mica in several areas. Trail goes over a huge discolored quartz vein too.

Sat 1:50 pm
Finished. Great to see everyone. Hog was the lure and enjoyed finally getting to tackle it.

Nice day so I hit up Pie & Echo too. After the tedious footing in the McDowells it was great to be home on solid footing. Busy. Jim & Scott heading down so I got to meet the world famous Gummo!

Sat 4:47 pm
24 hikers @ camelback summit.
Roughly the equivalence of a fifth lap. Picked up the saddle in 6:01, 4:00 is outta my league now. Held fair though the rails. Then slowed it down since I rely heavy on pre/post hike hydration.
Flora
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Desert Tobacco
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Lots of Brittlebush & [ Parish's goldeneye ]
[ Mexican Gold Poppy ] some are a nice darker rich tone
[ Chuparosa ]
plenty of other varieties too
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2018
joebartels
Hiking2.92 Miles 1,236 AEG
Hiking2.92 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.28 mph
1,236 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View Route
10:03 am
Here we go. The first triplog created with Route Scout.

10:06 am
Snapped scorpionweed to verify fragrance for Tibber. POSITIVE!

10:11 am
Past creepy stalkers waiting for parking

10:45 am
18 @ Summit

11:16 am
As I'm finishing people are coming up in hordes

11:22 am
Stalkers still roaming and my hand still reeks like scorpionweed
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average hiking speed 2.17 mph
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