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Aug 06 2011
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Soldiers Trail - Fort TuthillFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 06 2011
Nan
Run/Jog6.10 Miles 150 AEG
Run/Jog6.10 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   10 Secs4.74 mph
150 ft AEG
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Ran this for the Machine Solutions Run for CHC. Great day, just cool enough to make running through the woods a blast! Lots of wildflowers on the last 2 miles too, one meadow full of firecracker penstemon.
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Jun 26 2011
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Sinclair Wash Urban TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 26 2011
Nan
Run/Jog8.28 Miles 551 AEG
Run/Jog8.28 Miles   1 Hour   57 Mns   21 Secs4.23 mph
551 ft AEG
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Unusually hot (for Flag) and windy this weekend! I started from Fort Tuthill and ran north. Nice forest for a bit, then some meadows, then a big grassy gully full of gold poppies! According to the FUT website, this trail hooks up with another that curves around the NAU campus, but in reality it dumps you out on a street next to a map that is probably useful for people who know where they are and what the names of the streets are. I had mileage to put in, though, so I wound up going out and back on Milton (yum, fresh carbon monoxide!) and then retracing my steps back to Fort Tuthill.
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May 15 2011
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Thumb Butte Trail #33Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2011
Nan
Hiking1.70 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking1.70 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   1.38 mph
600 ft AEG
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Just a little stroll day after Whiskey Row HM. Beautiful day.
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Mar 06 2011
Nan
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2011
Nan
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   1.76 mph
1,440 ft AEG
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Busy busy busy today! Some water in the creek, very green, no flowers yet.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Peralta Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
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Dec 12 2010
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
FR 213 to Tortilla Ranch, AZ 
FR 213 to Tortilla Ranch, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 12 2010
Nan
Hiking6.00 Miles
Hiking6.00 Miles
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A nice undulating walk from the Tortilla TH sign at US 60 to the old water tank. Bailey the brindle boxer had to go back to the car with knee problems, but D & I continued on to see what that structure was shining in the distance. Beautiful day, a fair crowd of vehicles parked at the 60 when we got back mid-afternoon and a few who braved it to the ranch.
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Dec 05 2010
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 05 2010
Nan
Run/Jog7.40 Miles 1,020 AEG
Run/Jog7.40 Miles   1 Hour   57 Mns   39 Secs3.77 mph
1,020 ft AEG
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Tried this as a trail run - not such a bright idea! I'd forgotten (or never realized) how much of the trail is loose rock, or worse an evil mix of loose and embedded jutting rocks, especially around the south side of the mountain. Nice day though, beautiful weather. A lot of folks out walking their dogs.
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Oct 17 2010
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Mount Lemmon 9,157Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Oct 17 2010
Nan
Run/Jog13.10 Miles 3,157 AEG
Run/Jog13.10 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   19 Secs4.24 mph
3,157 ft AEG
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Mount Lemmon Half Marathon! Woo hoo! Windy Point to Summerhaven! :DANCE:
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Oct 02 2010
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Thumb Butte Trail #33Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Oct 02 2010
Nan
Run/Jog9.10 Miles 600 AEG
Run/Jog9.10 Miles   2 Hrs   9 Mns   4.23 mph
600 ft AEG
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Not sure whether to post this as a run or a hike, since I ran/walked from my hotel downtown to the TH, climbed the trail (not much running went on there), and ran back to the hotel, with breaks in between. Beatiful clear and sunny morning; lots of other runners out! Heard, then saw some quail in the yards along the way, and an absolutely fearless cottontail on the trail. On the run back, I saw a deer standing stock-still in a yard, looking like part of the Old West-themed lawn ornaments until it flicked an ear!
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Sep 18 2010
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Courthouse Butte Loop TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Sep 18 2010
Nan
Run/Jog9.00 Miles 110 AEG
Run/Jog9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   4.25 mph
110 ft AEG
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Why do all my trail runs turn into adventures? Another altitude training run in preparation for the Mt. Lemmon half marathon. On my first loop I made a wrong turn onto Bell Rock Trail (instead of Bell Rock Path) and spent 15 or so minutes leaping from rock to rock saying "this does not look right" until a German fellow put me on the right track. Second loop. I met some walkers going the other way for the second time, who looked amazed that I was still going. Heh. Pass the egoboo, please. But it was really getting hot, hotter than the forecast. A shortcut at the end that turned out to be a long cut (I think I went down Big Park Trail) exhausted my water and energy, reduced to staggering zombie-like down the trail moaning "Paarrkingg Looottttt!"

[Distance approximate for obvious reasons.]
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Sep 17 2010
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2010
Nan
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.96 mph
1,440 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Got to the TH later than my liking, but only one other car in the parking lot and they must've taken another trail. I had the trail all to myself, except for tons of little lizards and some vultures that were not shy about checking me out - one swooped down close and I could hear the swoosh of its wings! The creek was completely dry, but vegetation very green and overgrown. I swear there was some plant along the way that smelled just like curry, but I never narrowed it down!

Back at the TH, a family showed up looking for the Woodbury TH; guy said he was unimpressed with the directions on HikeArizona! Didn't think to ask why they were interested in that trail in particular.

dry Peralta Spring Dry Dry
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Jul 31 2010
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Courthouse Butte Loop TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 31 2010
Nan
Run/Jog4.00 Miles 110 AEG
Run/Jog4.00 Miles   1 Hour      4.00 mph
110 ft AEG
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Cool and muggy morning. The early part of this run has a stealth uphill grade that always kicks my butt. Coming around towards the home stretch I met a guy who was running 4 loops and thought, "yeah, I could do a second loop". Then the skies opened, I re-discovered that my ratty old windbreaker isn't remotely water resistant, and beat it back to the parking lot thoroughly drenched.
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Jun 19 2010
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Desert Park Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 19 2010
Nan
Run/Jog10.30 Miles 1,210 AEG
Run/Jog10.30 Miles   3 Hrs      3.43 mph
1,210 ft AEG
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My original intent was to take Desert Park out and return on Gateway Loop, making a nice 5 mile run with a few challenging uphill sections. I wound up taking the wrong turn at Windgate and wound up going around the back of McDowell Peak and then back around via Bell Pass! : app : Fortunately a couple Good Samaritans topped off my water bottle and gave me a rice crispie treat so I could make it back to the parking lot without being evac'd! You do see a lot more wildlife around the backside, though.
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Jun 12 2010
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Courthouse Butte Loop TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 12 2010
Nan
Run/Jog4.00 Miles 110 AEG
Run/Jog4.00 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   3.00 mph
110 ft AEG
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A little altitude training for the Mt. Lemmon Half-marathon. More scenic than my canal-side runs in Phoenix - smells a lot better too!
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Apr 04 2010
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2010
Nan
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs   43 Mns   1.91 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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Wildflower hunting on a Sunday morning; I'm going to put it as "moderate" because there were long stretches where it was very green, but no flowers. Lupins, lupins, lupins! And several other species of little blue flowers. This year's golden drifts come courtesy of a small yellow daisy-like blossom, as the poppies are scarce on the ground. (I've seen more in my neighbors' yards, in fact.) The hdgehogs are in bloom, and more Indian paintbrush than I ever recall seeing at this elevation, especially on the Dutchman leg of the loop.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Mar 20 2010
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2010
Nan
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   1.84 mph
1,440 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Got to the TH late - 8:30 - and had to park in overflow. The trail was packed, especially coming back down! Looks like there might be a decent wildflower show in another couple weeks; this day it was mostly roadside lupins. The creek is flowing!
Flora
Flora
White Nightshade
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Feb 21 2010
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Homolovi RuinsNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2010
Nan
Hiking4.21 Miles 136 AEG
Hiking4.21 Miles
136 ft AEG
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PaleoRob
Last day before shuttering, sad and windy.
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Feb 05 2010
Nan
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 Guides 2
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Telegraph Pass - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2010
Nan
Hiking4.60 Miles 525 AEG
Hiking4.60 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.12 mph
525 ft AEG
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Climbed up to the Pass, then west on National trail a little over a mile. (according to Google Earth!) Sun popping in and out of the clouds all morning.
Fauna
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Cactus Wren
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Jan 08 2010
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Corona de Loma TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2010
Nan
Hiking6.19 Miles 1,048 AEG
Hiking6.19 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.40 mph
1,048 ft AEG
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Nice views to the Southwest of the farmland and un-developed plains - once you get to the climbing part! Nice easy climb with just enough of a workout, and a cool sunny day. Plenty bikers & runners out, including a woman w/two dogs leashed to her waistband!

The directions are a bit ambiguous - at post 46, you do take the side trail directly north! (:? Got to see a bit more of the Desert Classic trail than I set out to do.)
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Dec 05 2009
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Tusayan Ruins TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2009
Nan
Hiking0.25 Miles 2 AEG
Hiking0.25 Miles
2 ft AEG
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A chilly morning! The museum has some neat exhibits too.
Culture
Culture
Kayenta Anasazi Kiva
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Nov 28 2009
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bright Angel TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2009
Nan
Hiking9.60 Miles 4,380 AEG
Hiking9.60 Miles   7 Hrs   20 Mns   1.31 mph
4,380 ft AEG
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End of my Thanksgiving trip, so took my time, even investigated that "cave" near the bottom to see where it went (not much of anywhere). The yellow leaves of the cottonwoods made the approach to Indian Garden especially pleasant. At Mile and a Half resthouse there were a few flakes of snow out of a (mostly) blue sky, followed by a brief sprinkle of rain, then nothing.

The snow fell overnight.
Fauna
Fauna
California Condor
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