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May 28 2012
cowsnose
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37 male
 Joined Oct 13 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Bob Bear Trail #18 - Fossil CreekCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar May 28 2012
cowsnose
Hiking8.75 Miles 1,785 AEG
Hiking8.75 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   1.81 mph
1,785 ft AEG
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First time doing this hike, and I would no doubt do it again.
Besides the sections of the trail with plenty of chunk, the downhill was decepively easy with a bounty of flowering plants and scurrying lizards as companions to the trail. Nearing the bottom, still pools can be seen. A little further the springs gush forth, creating a vast riparian habitat with pools of fish, moss, and all other kinds of aquatic life.At the waterfall I took the easy way down. Two large trees lay across the top right of the waterfall, directly above the large pool. A few steps and I took the plunge! Very mild cliff jump but high on my ratings because of the fantastic background and slight sketchyness.

We went just a little further and chilled out for a while. The uphill was brutal since we were wearing vibrams for the first time on the trail, we did not expect to take such a beating. We also brought NO FOOD! My buddy a half mile from the top starts getting horrible cramps and dizzyness but we made it out, although he was passed out for the whole car ride home! If the lady who gave him that apple ever reads this, thank you, you probably saved his life.

Lessons learned:
+bring swim goggles to enjoy the pools and fish
+eat a real big breakfast and bring snacks/gels/beans
+stash some water halfway down the trail if you dont have steripen. If u dont need it someone will
+Take it super easy on the downhill. Save alot for the up. Don't bring coolers.
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May 26 2008
cowsnose
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 Photos 5
 Triplogs 8

37 male
 Joined Oct 13 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Oak Springs from Hardscrabble RdPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2008
cowsnose
Hiking4.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles3 Days         
200 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Jan 06 2007
cowsnose
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 Photos 5
 Triplogs 8

37 male
 Joined Oct 13 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Reavis Falls HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2007
cowsnose
Hiking13.50 Miles 2,010 AEG
Hiking13.50 Miles   8 Hrs      1.69 mph
2,010 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Very spooky trail since it was the off season. Only encountered two other souls on the entire hike. The waterfall was wimpy today, but the sunset, and hiking 2hrs in PURE darkness made it all worth it. :D
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Dec 23 2006
cowsnose
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 Photos 5
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37 male
 Joined Oct 13 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2006
cowsnose
Hiking5.40 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   4 Hrs      1.35 mph
2,780 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Awesome hike. This will really get me back into the sport...(?) Ran into some stoners, hope you guys didn't get lost in the dark. The drop off at the top is insane... Follow the dots, wear gloves, thats my advice. I did, and it was easy for sheezey.
See you on the trail!
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Dec 18 2006
cowsnose
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37 male
 Joined Oct 13 2005
 Tempe, AZ
West Fork Oak Creek Trail #108Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 18 2006
cowsnose
Hiking4.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.00 mph
200 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
On of the most touching experiences of my early twenties. We hit the trail, hoping for some snow. Halfway through the hike we get a few flakes. We turn around after the 2 mi mark and it begins to come down in inches. The trail totally changed, it felt like it wasn't a round trip. I'll definitely be back for more exploring.

Very romantic since I was with my girlfriend. She did get very angry at me for smashing a snowball on her head! :cry:
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average hiking speed 1.46 mph

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