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105 triplogs

Jul 01 2008
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Forbidden Plateau, BC, Canada, WW 
Forbidden Plateau, BC, Canada, WW
 
Hiking avatar Jul 01 2008
Nan
Hiking7.80 Miles
Hiking7.80 Miles   6 Hrs   40 Mns   1.17 mph
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Versions of the legend vary, but they all agree that Forbidden Plateau on Vancouver Island got its name after some group of people disappeared there without a trace. :scared:

The plan was a healthy 18-km Canada Day hike to Cruickshank Canyon Lookout and back. Well, best laid plans. :) There was a heatwave down in the lowlands, but up here the snow was just beginning to melt. Once the trail started to climb it was mud, mud, mud, interruped by Dean Booth album-scapes of half-melted snowbanks. Eventually the trail hit solid snowpack, and when the footprints began to fade I remembered the legend and turned back to try going the other way around Lake Helen MacKenzie. Nice views of the lake, with a campsite that's entirely up on boardwalk, whether to avoid the snow or the mud I don't know. Turned back when the trail disappeared into snowpack again. It was drier and quite pleasant back in the lowlands; lots of people taking advantage of the holiday, including a group of runners doing laps on the Paradise Meadows loop.
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Apr 20 2008
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2008
Nan
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.64 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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Set out at sunrise to test my new camera on the last hurrah of the wildflowers.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Mar 21 2008
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2008
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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Holy cow - I thought I'd be clever and go on a weekday, but forgot that it's spring break for a lot of school districts. The place was packed. Fairly nice showing of Mexican gold poppies, chicory, and that blue-flower-not-lupin I don't know the name of. The brittlebush were starting to bloom and should be in full color by next weekend. Not much water in the creek, just enough for some dogs to splash in.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Feb 16 2008
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Tonto Trail: South Kaibab to Bright AngelNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2008
Nan
Hiking13.80 Miles
Hiking13.80 Miles   8 Hrs   55 Mns   1.55 mph
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Got to the TH at 7:30, just after sunrise and well before the Hikers' Express shuttle. Snow on the Rim; I used instep crampons as far as Ooh-Aah Point and a little "brown ice" further down. So cold and still at the top, nad then suddenly so warm! I couldn't figure out why the guy behind me took so long to overtake me - then I realized he was doing the same thing I was: stopping to take a picture every ten feet. Unfortunately my camera was dying and the vast majority came out out-of-focus. :?

Saw two other people going down S. Kaibab (more coming up), and no-one at all on the Tonto leg. Even the Bright Angel was relatively unpopulated. At Three Mile Resthouse I went back to crampons, and at One and a Half mile had all my layers back on. Welcome back to winter!
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Jan 25 2008
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2008
Nan
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.53 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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Half an hour up, an hour back down. This was my first time on this trail. Not fond of the boulder fields - too hard on the knees - but the view from the top was great after that little rain the night before.
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Dec 10 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Torres del Paine, Chile, WW 
Torres del Paine, Chile, WW
 
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2007
Nan
Hiking32.00 Miles
Hiking32.00 Miles
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Did the "W" hike in four days with Active South America. Great weather and views the whole trip (well, except for the day we went up French Valley)! The scramble up the boulder field to the Torres was an incredible workout!
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Nov 24 2007
Nan
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 Guides 2
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2007
Nan
Hiking9.00 Miles
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.25 mph
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Headed out with a group of co-workers for a hike out to and scramble up Miner's Needle. I made it not quite all the way to the top. Windy windy day, cool but sunny.
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Nov 16 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 16 2007
Nan
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   2.08 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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Nice day, a bit warm later on. Left the TH at 7:25.
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Oct 04 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Walhalla Glades OverlookNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2007
Nan
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Followed the short path to the ruins, across the road from Walhalla Overlook. The guide at the TH is worth the 25 cents.
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Oct 04 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Cape Royal TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2007
Nan
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A blustery morning - everyone was hanging on for dear life to keep being blown off Angel's Window! Some great views of the River and Horseshoe Mesa.
Geology
Geology
Natural Arch
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Oct 04 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Cliff Spring TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2007
Nan
Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles      55 Mns   1.64 mph
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This neat little trail takes you through the forest, past an ancient granary, down a gully and out into a side canyon. Red clay handprints on the cliff face at the Spring are modern. I didn't go to the end of the trail, but found a nice sunny boulder to have a snack on.
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Oct 04 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Roosevelt Point Trail, AZ 
Roosevelt Point Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2007
Nan
Hiking0.25 Miles
Hiking0.25 Miles
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This is just a little loop path off the Roosevelt Point overlook, that goes to the edge of a small point.
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Oct 03 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
North Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 03 2007
Nan
Hiking14.40 Miles 5,709 AEG
Hiking14.40 Miles   11 Hrs      1.31 mph
5,709 ft AEG
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Part two of my first Rim-to-Rim!

Started out from Phantom at 5:30, startling a ringtail just north of the dorms. Hiking through the Box by the light of the last quarter Moon was magickal. Breakfast where the Box starts to open out; second breakfast at Cottonwood. Took the spur to Roaring Springs and ancountered a lazy pink rattlesnake stretched out across the trail. Roaring Springs to Supai Tunnel the longest three miles I've ever hiked. Above the Tunnel, the photos don't begin to do justice to the fall colors - white-barked aspen with their brilliant yellow leaves, and the little red leaves of the maple(?) littering the ground. Made it to the top before dark, tumbled into my car, and off to a hot shower and dinner! :)
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Oct 02 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
South Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2007
Nan
Hiking7.10 Miles 4,595 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.29 mph
4,595 ft AEG
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First leg of my first Rim-to-Rim! Couldn't have asked for better weather. After the Tipoff the trail became surprisingly easy. Saw a few mule trains on their way up. Soaked my feet in the chilly waters of Bright Angel Creek and spent the night in the dorms at Phantom.
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Oct 01 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Rim Trail - GC South RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2007
Nan
Hiking5.90 Miles
Hiking5.90 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   1.61 mph
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Took the shuttle out to Hermit's Rest mid-afternoon and walked back to Hopi Point. This section of the trail is not for the acrophobic or vertiginous! The wind blew clouds through the Canyon and it threatened rain on and off (there'd been a downpour that morning).
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Sep 21 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2007
Nan
Hiking4.00 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   1.50 mph
2,780 ft AEG
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Went to the basin and back, pack loaded to a little over 15 lbs. Started around sunrise and was in the shade for most of the hike. Startled quite a few quail on the flat part at the beginning. Only saw one other person, a runner.
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Sep 08 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Wind Cave Trail #281Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2007
Nan
Hiking3.20 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.02 mph
800 ft AEG
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Just a quick jaunt up to the cave & back. A little bit humid. Trail was BUSY.
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Aug 26 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Point Imperial TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2007
Nan
Hiking2.00 Miles
Hiking2.00 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   0.57 mph
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Got a sunrise start, took lots of pictures. :) Pretty stiff after yesterday's hike down to Roaring Springs and back!
Flora
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Aspen Fleabane
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Aug 25 2007
Nan
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 105

58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
North Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2007
Nan
Hiking9.40 Miles
Hiking9.40 Miles   7 Hrs   35 Mns   1.24 mph
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Practice for October Rim-ro-Rim. Went down to Roaring Springs, had lunch and goofed off a bit before heading back up.
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Aug 24 2007
Nan
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58 female
 Joined Apr 05 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Bright Angel Point TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2007
Nan
Hiking0.50 Miles
Hiking0.50 Miles      25 Mns   1.20 mph
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Walked out from the Lodge to the overlook.

Smoke from the Roosevelt Fire rising from the Walhalla Plateau to the east.
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Skyrocket
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