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Dec 14 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Seven Falls - Mt LemmonTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2001
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Hiking9.00 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.64 mph
700 ft AEG
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Dec 11 2001
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 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Jug Trail #61 - Salome WildernessGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2001
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Hiking 500 AEG
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We explored this area on 12/9/01, a beautiful sunny day. The temperature was perfect for hiking. We followed the trail description from Canyoneering Arizona : Hiking and Exploring the Streambeds, Gorges and Slots of Arizona by Tyler Williams, Lisa Gelczis. We had a bit of concern at the trailhead. The book refers to the trailhead as "The Jug" Trailhead, but the sign reads A Cross Road Trailhead. Not knowing if we were to take the book literally, we based our decision that this was indeed the correct place by the trail description from the book and from Joe's report. The first two miles are just as described. It was easy to follow and scenic with views of the surrounding area and the lake. Our dog took off after a few mule deer, but otherwise the approach was uneventful. We hit the fence/corral and explored a bit to the right, toward the canyon, but opted to follow the trail thru the fence. After a few minutes of easy walking we came to a trail heading toward the canyon. In the trail was a directional arrow made of rocks and sticks pointing toward the canyon. This trail descended easily and the terrain changed from loose gravel to hard rock. Now in the canyon where the creek would be flowing, we were presented with two options, head down the stream toward the lake, or head up stream. We decided to head up stream and return to explore the narrower area downstream. Heading upstream was great fun jumping from dry exposed rock over decent pools of water. At one point the canyon was too steep on each side to progress, as the section was full of water. We scrambled out to the left (facing up stream) and then back down to the canyon floor after passing the water filled area. We continued up stream for about an hour, exploring and enjoying the area. To do this, we had to climb in and out of the canyon several times. In doing so, we discovered amazing looking trees growing totally isolated in little pockets of earth. We came upon an area that reminded me of hiking back east. The area was filled with
On the hike out, I paid close attention to the canyon as it opened up into the wide creek bed heading toward the lake. I plan to return and explore into the canyon from the open creek bed into the canyon, basically heading up creek.
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Dec 09 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Jug Trail #61 - Salome WildernessGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2001
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Hiking3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   4 Hrs      0.88 mph
500 ft AEG
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Dec 08 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Pemberton Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Dec 08 2001
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Mtn Biking15.30 Miles 800 AEG
Mtn Biking15.30 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   6.56 mph
800 ft AEG
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Dec 03 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Hidden Valley from Buena VistaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2001
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Hiking 850 AEG
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I must have missed this trail listing when I updated my trail reports previously. This was one of the first hikes my wife and I did after moving to Arizona. Like Joe, we headed out on a bright sunny day where the temperatures reached the high 110's. As we encorporated this trail into a longer loop, we encountered the Hidden Valley trail early in the day. It was thrilling at the time to explore the area, take pictures in the tunnel, climb over Fat Man's Pass, and just explore this little valley. If you are visiting the area and want to explore something out of the ordinary, hit this trail. If your a local, chances are you have come across more remote experiences that can rival this very urban hike.
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Dec 03 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Parsons Trail #144Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2001
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Hiking 180 AEG
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180 ft AEG
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My wife and I hiked this trail on December 1, 2001. After signing in at the trailhead with a HIKEARIZONA.COM pen that was already at the register, we headed down the trail. The trail is easy to follow. The gate with the sign reading 'Keep Gate Closed' and 'Close Gate' was open, so we closed it behind us. Once hitting the canyon floor, the next few hours went by quickly as we explored this great area. One creek crossing after another highlight this trail. The crossings are not difficult, however balance is necesary unless you like wet feet. We encountered a few others on the trail, including a group who apparently had been backpacking, although I believe they had not proceeded far enough along the trail to camp. It looks as though that is common practice, as fire rings were visible in several flat open areas. The creek was wonderfully clear, especially when viewed from the ledges overlooking the river. Having followed the HAZ trailreport, we expected 6 creek crossings. After the 5th, the trail became more overgrown and the footprints disappeared. After the 6th crossing, the trail was even more overgrown. We came upon a short spur to a cave like opening on the 'left' side of the canyon. Crossing the creek for the 7th time, the trail continued on for about a 1/4 mile. Here, we lost any visible trail. A spur headed toward what appeared to be a camping spot requiring another creek crossing. We continued on where the trail would have been, and spent some time climbing above, over, around and through a great deal of downed trees and boulders. Quickly, we discovered that if the trail continued, we were not up for following it. So, we turned around and enjoyed the hike out as much as the hike in.

This trail, in my opinion, surpasses Boyton Canyon and comes close to West Fork. We enjoyed this hike a great deal.

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Dec 03 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Vista Trail - BoyntonSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2001
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Hiking 187 AEG
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This short jaunt adds to the Boyton Canyon trail by providing the hiker with extra views of the surrounding canyon. As Boyton Canyon is a popular trail, and Vista is accessed from Boyton, there are usually alot of others on this trail. Many perhaps only head this far. It is a nice side attraction to Boyton, however spur trails are everywhere! Check it out, but don't do so instead of heading into Boyton.
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Dec 03 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Water Wheel Falls HikePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2001
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Hiking 50 AEG
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I'm glad Joe included this hike on the website. My wife and I, along with another couple, explored this area extensivly after having read about it as part of an article in Arizona Highways. If you can get past the fact that the area is COMPLETELY TRASHED, you are in for a fun exploration. Since it starts at a camping area just off the road, car campers have effectively turned the area into a slum. Trash, glass, human waste, animal waste, bags of garbage and some scary looking people were what we discovered once we headed down the make shift trail. Once you get away from the noise, it improves. The hike heads up river and takes you to wonderful swimming holes and a significant waterfall. Exploring the area allows for endless possiblites.

To avoid some of the less than appealing views, approach this area via the river itself, as Joe suggests 'Ellison Creek Cascades. You could even continue up stream another quarter mile from here to the confluence with Ellison Creek' We did this in reverse as well and found it much more appealing.
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Dec 03 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Water Wheel Falls HikePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2001
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Hiking0.50 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles      30 Mns   1.00 mph
50 ft AEG
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Dec 01 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Parsons Trail #144Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 01 2001
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Hiking7.40 Miles 180 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.02 mph
180 ft AEG
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Nov 30 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Meridian TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Nov 30 2001
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Mtn Biking5.00 Miles 140 AEG
Mtn Biking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   3.33 mph
140 ft AEG
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Nov 18 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2001
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Hiking4.80 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   4 Hrs      1.20 mph
2,780 ft AEG
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Nov 17 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2001
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Hiking4.00 Miles 1,921 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.00 mph
1,921 ft AEG
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Nov 17 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2001
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Hiking 1,921 AEG
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I got back a few hours ago from doing this hike. We hit the trailhead at 10 minutes to 7 and were back in the truck around 10, so it was a short hike, but well worth it. Since this trail was featured in Arizona Highways Magazine, the trail has been crowded the last couple of weekends. Today we encountered a group of at least 20 heading up as we were heading down.

The trail is easy to follow with the exception of a few areas, look for the colored blazes. If you don't like loose gravel, stay home. We signed in at the summit and did a bit of exploring. There is an American Flag atop a good size flagpole on the Northwestern edge of the summit. I'm pretty sure it was placed after 9/11.

This trail is what I would describe a 'mini' Siphon Draw. Not as long, but just as much fun. I'll head here when I want a tough hike without the length of Siphon Draw.
Great Hike!
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Nov 17 2001
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 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Cathedral Rock Trail #170 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2001
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Hiking 608 AEG
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My wife, our dog Buffett and I did this trail over the holiday weekend. It was toward the end of Sunday, so we expected a huge crowd. The trailhead was packed, so we parked in the wash a few yards down the road. The trail itself was empty until we hit the more difficult slick rock area. A large family with small kids were heading down. They kicked up alot of rocks, which of course rolled down on us, but that is what I expect on more crowded trails. Having Buffett with presenteded a small challenge when the 'trail' narrowed between slabs...she wedged herself into the crease and could not get out. She wears a harness, so I just kinda carried her up the short difficult section.

The trail is a great short hike. Excellent choice if you want to try to squeeze a short one in before sunset. The saddle is a great spot, and the ledge allows for magazine type photos. If you head left (south) on the saddle, you end up between the spires, which are said to be vortex like in energy.

Aside from the family, we saw few people on the trail, perhaps they were all off trail exploring.
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Nov 17 2001
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 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2001
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Hiking 685 AEG
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My wife, dog, and I did this hike over the holiday weekend. The trailhead was of course packed. There were a steady stream of hikers of all ability level heading in both directions. We found the early part of the trail to be a bit odd, skirting the resort. However, once you get into the canyon, it becomes true Sedona hiking. Wonderful trail, soft, colorful, chill in the air, beautiful views. This is a wonderful hike.
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Nov 11 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2001
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Hiking5.00 Miles 685 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   1.76 mph
685 ft AEG
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Nov 11 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Cathedral Rock Trail #170 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2001
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Hiking1.40 Miles 608 AEG
Hiking1.40 Miles   1 Hour      1.40 mph
608 ft AEG
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Oct 22 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Camelback Summit - Cholla THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 22 2001
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Hiking3.00 Miles 1,275 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.00 mph
1,275 ft AEG
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Oct 21 2001
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46 male
 Joined Feb 04 2002
 Mesa, AZ
Massacre Grounds, AZ 
Massacre Grounds, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2001
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Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
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