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Sep 21 2019
joebartels
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Mt Baldy Super Loop, AZ 
Mt Baldy Super Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2019
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Hiking30.00 Miles 3,572 AEG
Hiking30.00 Miles   13 Hrs   16 Mns   2.35 mph
3,572 ft AEG      29 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Prologue
14+ years ago I photoshopped this loop when static maps were more common. Denny pitched this loop with three weeks notice. Interest piqued. Scrolling through my history a hike over 26 miles had not occurred since 2014. East Valley of the Sun midnight meetup... what!

East Fork Trail #95 - Greer
My first trip to Greer, I was a little wide eyed. This loop favors a drivable water cache setup between trails so that was task one. 4:47am dark and cool we hiked over on Osborne Rd. Then dragged Main Street to East Fork Trailhead.

I thought Denny secretly had a cool app that occasionally shrieked screams to get us in the Halloween spirit. Elk bugling, gimme a break I don't get into the high country often... lol

This was my least favorite trail of the day. The 2011 Wallow Fire toasted the terrain. Still a nice cool morning hike. It quickly rises 600 ft out of Greer valley then an easy stroll through warm-morning-light meadows to 9,410 ft. RS helped decipher the only notable route finding on the day.

East Baldy Trail #95
Still love this one. Lycium berry bushes were loaded, battery-acid pie lovers would have been in 7th Heaven. Get a good night's rest or beware the rattle-squirrel passing the hoodoo rock outcrop. Denny was rethinking the pace further up so we slowed the train down.

West Baldy Trail #94
It was windy at times throughout the day. Overall perfect weather otherwise. After a little break we decided to omit the mile out-n-back to the summit then headed down. Just a great hike down IMHO.

West Fork Trail #94 - Greer
Majority is toast. Potatoe Hollow Spring looked dependable. The final mile down to the Greer trailhead is a nifty hobbit pine forest.

Synopsis
Great company on a memorable hike. Crawled under a half dozen dead tree obstacles tops. Doubt I'll forget this 24h 55m door-to-door day-trip from home on 1h 40m sleep.
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Shocking substantial mini swaths of yellow above 10k. A dabble at best otherwise.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Mount Baldy Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout About a tenth of a mile past the spring on Topo a slow trickle Creek is passed, gotta be the spring

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Potatoe Hollow Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Super clear and flowing quick

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Trail Spring Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout
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Sep 14 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Mingus North - Mint Julep Loop III, AZ 
Mingus North - Mint Julep Loop III, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2019
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Hiking17.70 Miles 3,283 AEG
Hiking17.70 Miles   8 Hrs   13 Mns   2.31 mph
3,283 ft AEG      33 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
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A good loop that few will try. Other Mingus loops rank higher. This one has plenty of character. I'd guess 40% or more is along or under tree cover. Most will leave with memories of pines. Gamble Oak has a solid presence for autumn foliage opportunity.

1 hour in we passed a rafter of turkey hens. Neither of us captured one for the annual 4-H county fair exhibit.

#550, #549 and west #503A offer pleasant hiking. Best-of destination slayers might ponder if options run low.

In addition to countless redos we have a reason to try and loop up Mingus. However, no trace on satellite. FR500E needs to be utilized in a Woodchute Loop too.
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Sep 13 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2019
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Hiking2.63 Miles 1,216 AEG
Hiking2.63 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.86 mph
1,216 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Entrance monument finished with the million dollar Napolitano term while several if not dozens of other similar named places remain without one iota of protest.

Unexpectedly cooler in the first two switchbacks. Technically the Phoenix Inner Basin, just unreal with 105ish expected later in the day. Didn't have a thermometer. Yet several agreed that by the quarter pole it was several degrees warmer.

Learned the big black bees this time of year are Carpenter bees. Knew stinging was never an issue but assumed they were bumble bees. Like I know what any of that means. Looked up Carpenter bees. Stings are unlikely except by females when provoked, such as poking your fingers into their burrows.

Everyone is lively on Friday mornings. The cooler weather helps too. Hellos and switchback babble was kicking hard.

5 to 10 Park stewards and rangers have been working on the first switchback. Maybe 25 feet of trail for weeks in a row on Friday mornings. Still not complete. Just interesting. Year ago, I heard on the rumor mill a select few aim to rework the entire trail. Getting rid of the concrete... the unnatural stuff that's worked for decades. At the current rate of progress it would take decades. By the time they got a quarter mile up the new tread would fall apart. Okay... rant off**.

If you miss the full moon ta'night* mark Aug 13 2049 on your calendar for your next chance to bark at the full moon on Friday the 13th. Fear not fellow goblins, enjoy thirty HAZoweens until it swings around again.
* this version corrects my lack of research and trust in radio
** removed a mean spirited jab
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Sep 07 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Kendrick - Pumpkin - Bull Basin Loop, AZ 
Kendrick - Pumpkin - Bull Basin Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2019
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Hiking17.63 Miles 4,949 AEG
Hiking17.63 Miles   9 Hrs   9 Mns   2.22 mph
4,949 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
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Passed hundreds of mtn bikes after turning off SR180. Apparently the Barn Burner Race was in full swing!

Not many vee-hicles(ode to rizzo) at Kendrick Trailhead, maybe a dozen. Interestingly we passed and helloed more heading up than ever. Hikers, newbies, dog walkers, a large group with a good mix of ages and personalities, plus five runners including the famous lacey___jo and Rachel!

After several CCW loops Suburuce wanted more elevation early on so we summited then went CW down Pumpkin. We continued to pass more than anticipated. All seemed to be doing an out-n-back or a midway-up-n-back. One guy mentioned Sheepherders Cabin. I wasn't paying enough attention if he was referring to the summit saddle cabin. At any rate, that term caught my attention.

Bruce wanted to lunch further in than usual as he recalled a nice group of trees we breaked at with Karl last year. It sort of worked out as he described. Except we passed the area he pointed out along the way. Nevertheless he picked a seemingly decent spot. Neither of us found a comfy seat. It was good to rest regardless. At one point I had a dozen large ants crawling on me. Exhausted from previous whining, I sucked it up. Figured if gummo purposely picks up scary looking bugs I could survive ants. Only three bites, all when I was flicking 'em off.

We did not see anyone along the connector trail. Flags were faded, still helped navigate. Two washed out areas had dicing footing. Glad to be going CW since I have better balance to catch a fall on my right. Noted a little bit of foxtail. Not dry enough for pure hell. Prickly plants loaded my socks with scratchies. Nothing remotely irritating like foxtails.

Heading up Bull Basin Trail was a dream compared to last year. ACE teams have worked miracles on a majority of the trail. Notably 90% of the worst log jams. A few good sized jams still need to be tackled. With lots of traffic having passed through now the easiest route over is easy to decipher.

Fun Facts - Venus is always brighter than all other planets or stars (except the Sun) as seen from Earth.
This brings joy to my little shriveled up black heart. A vicious doubter argued like a hungry wolf. In the end I got lucky...

Good hike, Kendrick always delivers.

dry Bull Spring Dry Dry
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout
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Sep 06 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 06 2019
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Hiking5.35 Miles 2,444 AEG
Hiking5.35 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.14 mph
2,444 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Auxiliary lot opened after I started. When I left it was only half open, guess they missed something. Gates were being installed on the summit lot and the standard Friday morning volunteer+ranger crew worked on laying the tread for the initial switchback. Did not appear the tread would be finished today.

Laura was on her third lap when I quit after two. Apparently three months rest has merit... yeah whatever!
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Aug 31 2019
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49 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2019
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Hiking11.99 Miles 5,176 AEG
Hiking11.99 Miles   6 Hrs   4 Mns   2.10 mph
5,176 ft AEG      21 Mns Break1 LBS Pack
 
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6:05 am
Yogafest in the pines! Well, minus the pines.

Break after Lap 2
Found some raisins that have been in the armrest of my truck for 18 months. Hit the spot!

11:08 am Lap 4
Noticeably less crowded.

Synopsis
Arrived this morning with intentions to hit five laps to close out August. Nothing new...
Aug 18 2012 - 5 laps
Aug 21 2016 - 6 laps
Steady quick made those work. My newfound aggressive crawl pace now doesn't cut it. No clue what a magic carpet ride was like in the 60s. Guessing similar to cresting lap four today. Learned a few new cramp dance moves at the grocery store post hike!
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Aug 30 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2019
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Hiking2.70 Miles 1,216 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.22 mph
1,216 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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Yesterday I doubted Ocotillo leafing out 8-10 hours after rain. Roughly the top/end foot of the stem/branches were leafing out. Today they were leafing out in earnest down to the base.
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Aug 29 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2019
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Hiking2.66 Miles 1,223 AEG
Hiking2.66 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   1.90 mph
1,223 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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Took two plums on last Saturday's hike. Found out they weren't anywhere near ripe. You know, similar to chewing battery acid. Realized a nice thing about being a cyborg. Without feeling or taste buds on my right I can wolf down cringe worthy fruit. Now ripe, I enjoyed the second one this morning.

Day later, they're still working on the water fountain. Love the rainy nights could do without the mornings that follow. One of the older gents I say hello to often apparently helps on AZT trail and fence work.

Smacked shin. Impromptu tourniquet kept the pain, swelling and blood loss to a minimum. Took my mind off being the worst sauna day in sonoran history!

Just rained 10 hours ago. The Ocotillo are leafing out. Impossible. Someone must be watering 'em.

Tried Lemon Reign pre hike. Guessing it's similar to crack, could have chugged a gallon.
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Aug 28 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2019
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Hiking2.70 Miles 1,247 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   1.76 mph
1,247 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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They are paving the axillary lot today and hooking up the water fountain at the summit lot. Doubting this place is opening in 2 days. Then again there's at least 4 dozen workers today. If they open the summit lot and put back no parking along the entrance it'll be a loss...lol In theory that was going to be paved too. Not believing it since they covered the no parking signs vs taking them down. Then again this is just Phase I.

"130 LED" light post have been installed. Apparently brighter than the sun as there are only a few.

Grateful the sweat faucet has been turned down a notch.
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Aug 24 2019
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 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
High - Drew - Woods - Vista - Sinkhole Loop, AZ 
High - Drew - Woods - Vista - Sinkhole Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2019
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Hiking18.36 Miles 2,232 AEG
Hiking18.36 Miles   8 Hrs   10 Mns   2.49 mph
2,232 ft AEG      47 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Started 7:50am at the 260 TH. The hike over to Drew is one of the best stretches on the Highline. We took a mini break at the Drew junction before the only serious elevation on the loop.

FR300 was busy. The hike to the lake is forgettable yet pleasant. Then boom. The half mile on the west side of Woods Canyon Lake is one of the nicer half miles of trail in Arizona. Hiking around the lake on well used trails we passed a group of 30+ scouts. We met and had a quick chat with one of the scout leaders Kevin.

The hike out east of the lake in Woods Canyon low on notable characteristics. Like the Cabin Loop it's easy/pleasant hiking through a forest. Continuing offtrail we find ourselves out of the canyon following chevrons marking the General Crook Trail. This is glance at the gps every three minutes type of pain free offtrail. No bushwhacking.

Iconic views along the Vista trail never disappoint, such a great place to take a break. Then the hike back down to square one on the Military Trail. The tread has a fair shake of ankle busters. Glad it exists and enjoy sections. 1.1 miles to go, Bruce tells the same horrible story about a tree in the ravine every hike.
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Aug 23 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 23 2019
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Hiking5.15 Miles 2,411 AEG
Hiking5.15 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.15 mph
2,411 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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Looks like they might tear down the fence in a week... three months over schedule I'm not holding my breath

One thing for sure nobody will miss August. Nobody.

Ode to the jukebox hero, self respect comes from within.
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Aug 22 2019
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49 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2019
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Hiking2.65 Miles 1,238 AEG
Hiking2.65 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   1.94 mph
1,238 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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Aug 21 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2019
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Hiking4.98 Miles 2,351 AEG
Hiking4.98 Miles   2 Hrs   43 Mns   2.06 mph
2,351 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
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Nothing exciting to report here... move along
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Aug 20 2019
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49 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2019
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Hiking4.83 Miles 2,391 AEG
Hiking4.83 Miles   2 Hrs   13 Mns   2.21 mph
2,391 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Passed three mice and ten minutes before it started to ever so gently light up. Then it happened, the earth rotated and sunrise kicked off another beautiful day.

After such a cool morning yesterday I tried crack o dawn. Nice but not as cool/dry as yesterday.

Apparently the construction crew is full swing pre dawn to beat the heat. Small army compared to a couple dozen mid morning. Leaving they were snapping chalk lines to paint parking slots.
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Aug 19 2019
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 19 2019
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Hiking4.86 Miles 2,374 AEG
Hiking4.86 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.94 mph
2,374 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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6:07 am
It won't last but damn it's cool outside. Wednesday is forecasted to blow away the record by 4 to 5 degrees. Right now I'm worried about cold winter mornings on the horizon!

Jurassic Park Bumblebees are out. Intimidating with a bee the size of a cow flying with a stinger coming at you
and circling for minutes.

After 13 months they paved the summit lot this morning.

Sweaty after the first half lap. Still must be drier out as both descents were fab. Looks like Linda confirmed it's still hot so probably just because I got out early.

I was looking forward to hitting 600 consecutive days on Friday. Just checked. Missed it. Gee bummer. 616 was today.
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Aug 17 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 17 2019
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Hiking4.35 Miles 1,314 AEG
Hiking4.35 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   2.23 mph
1,314 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Been by Tom's Thumb in a few holiday group hikes. Keep saying I'll return for just the Thumb but never do it. Figured temps would rival the surface of Mars. Bought my first bag of ice* this morning to take advantage of being in the NE valley after the short Brown's Peak hike with jj.

Toasty and deserted. The outbound views and upper range make up for the crap tread.

* From age 13 to 16 at a bait shop outside of Norman OK I sold a lot of ice. Worked for a respectable man that made a living renting houses, winning pro bass tournaments and ran the bait shop on Lake Thunderbird. My job title was dipping minnows. It was more taking polaroids of 100+ lb catfish, admiring bikinis, stocking and selling beer and seemingly a bag of ice to everyone. The highlight was a staff including Gerdie and Tank. Gerdie put up with a curious kid messing around with the store security system. A loaded shotgun under the register counter. Me - why is this trigger wobbly. Gerdie - oh you don't wanna... BOOM. Fear not, 20-40 cartons of cigarettes took the shot. When the cotton/tobacco confetti party settled I continued running the register. Tank taught me the cool things in life.
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Aug 17 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 17 2019
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Hiking5.25 Miles 2,031 AEG
Hiking5.25 Miles   3 Hrs   31 Mns   1.73 mph
2,031 ft AEG      29 Mns Break
 
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Been five years since enjoying this gem. We unanimously opted against the 34 mi / 10.8k shuttle from Slate Creek this round.

JJ held a good 45 min clip to Brown's Saddle while we caught up on babble. With a 8:20am start I was soaked in sweat. Probably need a 5am start to avoid in Aug. Occasional breezes were fully appreciated.

The moonscape areas are gone where a large portion was torched by the Lone Fire on my first hike. Lush esque all the way to Brown's Saddle now. Granted it's heavy on locust and such, I cherish the oaks and little tunnels of green.

Up the chute was easy utilizing both bypasses. We passed 1 guy in the chute then 3 on top and that was it until a group starting when we finished. The top was breezy and refreshingly cool. Got the first bypass down. Needed a spot on the second. Slow as hell. Did it.

Downhill and not sweating like a sprinkler, the hike back was great.

Heading out JJ showed me a vertical ravine slot area for 4WD fun. He's a jeep guy. I'm a Tacoma guy. We semi despise the other. Yadda yadda yadda.

Drive both ways was shockingly deserted. Obviously due to blowtorch temps. It'll pick up in two weeks.
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decent little variety
columbine in the chute!
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 16 2019
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Hiking5.56 Miles 2,480 AEG
Hiking5.56 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.18 mph
2,480 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
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Got out early and boy howdy it was noticeably cooler. Parking was backed up to Hopi. A crew of park employees were doing trail maintenance on the circumference. Interesting as it was loved in recent years. Curious if they might be doing that for a new access trail. Currently a sign says do not cross the wash during bridge construction, since a new spider use-trail surfaced.

The same or similar crew was out last Friday blending sides of the second switch from the summit lot.

The park was nearly empty by 7:30am. Picked up the crawl pace on the second. Gave it all back with a long dry out break at the top. Itchin for a couple more but figured it'd be nice to leave energetic.
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Aug 15 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2019
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Hiking2.65 Miles 1,244 AEG
Hiking2.65 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   1.53 mph
1,244 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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It's hot out when you fear impeding spatulas.
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Aug 14 2019
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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Aug 14 2019
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Hiking2.68 Miles 1,250 AEG
Hiking2.68 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   1.61 mph
1,250 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
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Snail crawled enjoying breaks in the shade of along the way. Had to keep a constant eye on cpu temps in one of the HAZ servers with a water cooler pump going out. Got passed by an 80 year old guy after the 3/4.
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