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Aug 28 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Campbell Mesa Trail SystemFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 28 2021
toddak
Mtn Biking11.30 Miles 150 AEG
Mtn Biking11.30 Miles
150 ft AEG
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1st trip
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very nice trail system, mostly easy pedaling
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Aug 07 2021
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2021
toddak
Hiking17.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking17.00 Miles   9 Hrs      1.89 mph
5,000 ft AEG
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Kendrick looks to be enjoying a solid monsoon, lots of new lush vegetation to help stabilize the burn zones. The CT, fully refreshed just 2 years ago, is now mostly overgrown. Bull Spring is actually a spring (but I'd still have to be parched to consider drinking it). Several dozen downed trees around the loop, most of them not hard to get around.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bull Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
about 6" deep in pool, pretty clear, steady outflow
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Jul 31 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Elden Lookout Trail #4Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2021
toddak
Hiking22.00 Miles 4,500 AEG
Hiking22.00 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   2.10 mph
4,500 ft AEG
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First time to the very cool Dry Lake Hills area, using the 9/24/16 route posted by @The_Eagle for navigation. Up ELT #4 then down Upper Oldham, which has some pretty severe erosion in places. Then out RR #153 and up Lost Burrito and Little Gnarly over to Shultz Tank, return via LET #69 and CTT #160. Green and wet. Two years after the Museum Fire things look pretty good considering, at least outside the high intensity zones.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Jul 23 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Daisy Mountain - AnthemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2021
toddak
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.80 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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rare rainy afternoon
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Jul 16 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Babbitt Ranch - AZT #35Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Jul 16 2021
toddak
Mtn Biking28.00 Miles 500 AEG
Mtn Biking28.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   6.22 mph
500 ft AEG
 
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Went to check out the new Babbitt Ranch re-route with an out-and-back mountain bike ride. Its not a 5-star trail in its own right but compared to the old road walk it definitely is! Fun ride - smooth, mostly flat and always gently twisting and turning to keep it interesting, nice ride-overs at a couple of fence crossings. Two large downed trees across the trail - one about a half mile south and another about a half mile north of the "wildlife waterer" sign (its easy to get around them).

The Happy Jack, Alder Ridge and Babbitt re-routes are all beautifully conceived and built, definitely major improvements. Looking forward to Temporal Gulch!
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Jun 18 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
White Box & Hanging Gardens of WCCCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jun 18 2021
toddak
Canyoneering12.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Canyoneering12.00 Miles   9 Hrs      1.33 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Figured WCC would be one of the few coolish places available today - it was, gorgeous as always, creek flow was a little down from normal but the spring at HG seemed to be pumping out the usual cold, clear water.

I knew about the Backbone Fire but assumed it was too far away, but by late afternoon the sky to the south was solid dark brown and steady sprinkles of ash were coming down. As I headed out I met @Peter_Medal coming in for the weekend with 3 companions. Later driving towards Camp Verde they had closed Hwy 260 eastbound, at which point I realized Backbone must have exploded today. I stopped at the Prescott ranger station and let them know about Peter's group, they said Backbone was approaching 10,000 acres and they were worried about Strawberry and potentially crossing over 260. Thoughts and prayers for all those in the fire paths and for all our firefighters.
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May 27 2021
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail, CA 
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail, CA
 
Hiking avatar May 27 2021
toddak
Hiking20.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   9 Hrs      2.22 mph
3,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Currently about 50% complete, the MC2CT will eventually be a 300+ mile trail roughly following the Mokelumne River from the river’s headwaters at the Sierra Crest down to the river’s mouth near Martinez on the Carquinez Strait. https://mc2ct.org/about/

I explored the east end of the Camanche/Pardee Reserviors trail segment, accessed via Middle Bar Road off Highway 49 near the town of Jackson. Very nice single track sections in the rugged, rolling oak-covered hills along and above the Mokelumne River, with other sections following old ranch roads near Pardee. Lots of up and down between roughly 600' and 1200' elevations, quality trail construction, good signage, occasional river access and restrooms. Stay alert for ticks and poison oak.
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May 01 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
AZT25 Alder Ridge reroute, AZ 
AZT25 Alder Ridge reroute, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 01 2021
toddak
Hiking27.50 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking27.50 Miles   12 Hrs   30 Mns   2.20 mph
3,500 ft AEG
 
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Went to check out the new AZT25 re-route section, out-and-back from the Pine trailhead. The new trail is EXCELLECT - ugly, boring, super-rocky has been replaced with scenic, interesting, much-less-rocky. Standing O to all those who made this massive project happen : app :. The AZT website says the re-route is 6.7 miles but my GPS has it about 7.9 miles.

Water: The trail crossing at Rock Creek was dry but immediately upstream trickles and small pools appear, and about 100 yards upstream of the crossing is a deep, clear pool in a beautiful shaded oasis, with additional pools further upstream. I would guess that after a normal wet winter there would be flowing water here in the spring. Reliable Oak Spring also had clear water.

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clear full trough, steady trickle inflow
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Apr 10 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Nankoweap TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 10 2021
toddak
Hiking29.50 Miles 8,000 AEG
Hiking29.50 Miles   15 Hrs      1.97 mph
8,000 ft AEG
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Getting overnight permits months in advance never seems to work out, so monster day hike it is!

Crack 'o dawn start up to the saddle, then a side trip up Saddle Mountain on a steep but mostly thrash-free route. Then back to the saddle for the looonng traverse and then the steeeep, looooose drop down to Nanko Creek. Seemed like relatively low creek flow and pretty warm but still refreshing. Enjoyed the granaries and the 5-star downstream view all to myself, not a single raft in sight. Then a late afternoon slog back up the hill and well into the darkness to finish.
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Apr 09 2021
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Triple Alcoves TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 09 2021
toddak
Hiking1.00 Miles 30 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
30 ft AEG
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Sweet little route to fine views, easy drive over from the Saddle Mtn trailhead
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Apr 03 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Graver Wash Trail #9904 - Prescott NFPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 03 2021
toddak
Hiking24.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking24.00 Miles   10 Hrs      2.40 mph
3,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Long haul out to this area but worth it, thanks to @LJW for the recent report. I would have never thought anywhere in AZ could have this much flowing water right now, still don't know how the small, relatively low Santa Marias apparently stay relatively wet. No doubt I'll be back.

Parked about 3/4 mile from the trailhead, did the loop CCW. Apache Creek and the summit of Hyde Mtn are great, most of the road walking is not unpleasant. Stringtown from the west side follows the creek before climbing SE out of the drainage fairly close to the route shown on the FS map, and there is a decent path cut through the manzanita and pink ribbons help stay on track. Even so I eventually lost it, but easy to continue east to hit FR95.
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Mar 26 2021
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Rincon Creek TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2021
toddak
Hiking28.00 Miles 6,500 AEG
Hiking28.00 Miles   13 Hrs      2.15 mph
6,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
Tough hike just to get to the start, but worth the effort. From Loma Alta TH mountain biked Hope Camp to the start of Quilter and stashed the bike, then up Quilter and down Manning to Madrona - phew, what a warmup, now let's get started! Rincon Creek Trail is beautifully constructed and in good condition, an excellent, steady climb to my turnaround at Happy Valley Saddle. Pretty parched out there right now, but after a normal winter I'm sure there would be lots of flowing water - I'll be back someday.

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fairly clean pools, tiny trickle
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Mar 20 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Wasson Peak via Sweetwater TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2021
toddak
Hiking14.50 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking14.50 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.64 mph
3,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Nice peak and lasso, CCW on mostly plush trails
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Feb 27 2021
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Florida Canyon Trail #145Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2021
toddak
Hiking22.00 Miles 8,500 AEG
Hiking22.00 Miles   12 Hrs      1.83 mph
8,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
All day up/down/out/back route. Up FC145 to the saddle > down CC149 to the end of the road > back up to the saddle > down ESC146 > continue on GV79 > turn around at the wilderness boundary > back up to the saddle > back down FC145 to the start. Quality trails - upper FC has a few downed trees, upper ESC is moderately overgrown, CC and GV are in great shape. Very dry out there, just thin snow patches up high, only useful water at Sawmill Spring.

Topping off a great day, at dusk while descending along a small drainage with a trickle of water in it, saw a big, long-tailed brown cat streak up and out the other side of the drainage and vanish in about 2 seconds - mountain lion sighting!!
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Sawmill Spring

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Feb 20 2021
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Dome Mountain LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2021
toddak
Hiking13.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   1.73 mph
3,500 ft AEG
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Pretty good clockwise lasso loop combining the 2/4/18 @chumley and the 1/18/18 @DixieFlyer routes to hit Peaks 3269, Dome and Panorama, starting from the Bulldog gate. Great views but a lot of bushwhack, especially dropping off Panorama. If there ever were a next time, I would do the standard Dome Mtn route and then do the other two as out-and-backs from there.
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Feb 12 2021
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Camelback Mountain / Praying MonkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 12 2021
toddak
Climbing2.50 Miles 1,500 AEG
Climbing2.50 Miles
1,500 ft AEG
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••••• South East Corner Lead 5.6SportPG1 Pitch120 ft
Up via the 5.4 Headwall Route then on to the superb SE Corner route on the Monk - great setting, fun moves, impeccable rock. Also did a few laps on Sleazy Street - 9 bolts, easy climbing and a short crux but lots of small loose rock. Then up to the summit of Camelback for some quality cardio.
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Feb 06 2021
toddak
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56 male
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 Puhoynix, AZ
Triple Arch via Black Glass CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2021
toddak
Hiking15.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.88 mph
3,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Did the rugged lasso route posted by @chumley on 1-12-2019, went clockwise. Pedestal Arch is a cool place and Golden Dome is a very impressive piece of rock, summited / back down via the east end prow - one committing 4th class move on mostly solid rock. Then some very fun canyoneering on the way back after Peak 3141. Lots of isolated pools with clear water in many of the drainages but nothing flowing.
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Jan 29 2021
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 Puhoynix, AZ
Skull Mesa - Cottonwood Creek LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2021
toddak
Hiking17.10 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking17.10 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.28 mph
3,500 ft AEG
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Nice day with good trail conditions, a bit of snow up on the mesa but not too muddy. A few very small pools of clear water along CT247.

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Jan 24 2021
toddak
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56 male
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 Puhoynix, AZ
Daisy Mountain - AnthemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2021
toddak
Hiking6.50 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   3 Hrs      2.17 mph
2,000 ft AEG
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Dec 07 2020
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56 male
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 Puhoynix, AZ
Bright Angel - Tonto - South KaibabNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2020
toddak
Hiking15.50 Miles 4,000 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   1.63 mph
4,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Counter-clockwise loop on a cool, breezy day. The new shade ramada at the S Kaibab Tipoff is very nice, the two 125-gallon rain collector barrels were about half full, water level just above the spigot height (not sure why they didn't put the spigots lower).

Side trip up the Battleship - what a fun, improbable route to the summit! Hard to say which battleship is better, GC or the Supes.

Bike shuttle along the Rim Trail between trailheads.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Burro Spring Dripping Dripping
trickling puddle at trail crossing

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good flow in creek at trail crossing
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