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Oct 12 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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 Photos 1,071
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Red Hills - AZT #24Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2019
toddak
Hiking25.50 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking25.50 Miles   12 Hrs      2.13 mph
5,000 ft AEG
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Back in the Mazzies again for AZT-in-a-day, Sections 48-49 from The Park to the East Verde. Suggested approach was via Mineral Creek TH and North Peak trail, but that road and trail aren't the most pleasant. So I started at City Creek TH > up to the AZT > south to The Park > back north to the river and out to Doll Baby. Some extra hiking miles, but I don't mind. The only water I saw was isolated pools in the forested canyon along the south end of the passage.
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Oct 05 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Black Hills - AZT #14Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2019
toddak
Hiking27.60 Miles 4,702 AEG
Hiking27.60 Miles   12 Hrs      2.30 mph
4,702 ft AEG
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NOBO all day roller coaster through the Bleak Hills with three rattlesnake encounters. Two in the morning curled up silently in the shade at the edge of the trail waiting for the sun to find them. A third in late afternoon crossing the road ahead but who then had to stop and get all riled up even though I waited patiently from a distance. A few handfuls of gravel gently tossed in his direction finally encouraged him to continue.

The cache box at Tiger Mine TH was stuffed with mostly public water, and the box at Freeman TH had at least a dozen gallons. The large metal tank at Beehive Well was full and overflowing slightly with decent water.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Beehive Well 76-100% full 76-100% full
full and slightly overflowing
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Oct 04 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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 Photos 1,071
 Triplogs 399

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Tortilla Mountains - AZT #15Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2019
toddak
Hiking28.57 Miles 2,448 AEG
Hiking28.57 Miles   11 Hrs      2.60 mph
2,448 ft AEG
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Day 1 of 2 to knock out the long, remote passages between Kelvin and Oracle. NOBO, not terribly interesting until Ripsey Wash and Big Hill. The cache box at Freeman TH had at least a dozen gallons of public water, the box at Florence-Kelvin had a half dozen.
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Sep 22 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Rattlesnake Creek - Ashdown Gorge TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2019
toddak
Hiking11.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.83 mph
500 ft AEG
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Super fun hike + easy canyoneer route. Water was cool but not cold with neoprene socks. The side hike to the two waterfalls is a must.
Named place
Named place
Flanigan Arch
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Sep 21 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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 Photos 1,071
 Triplogs 399

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Upper Calf Creek FallsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2019
toddak
Hiking2.10 Miles 641 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles
641 ft AEG
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Very nice hike, the main falls looks similar to Lower Calf Creek falls, but this one probably gets much less traffic.
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Sep 20 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Bell and Little Wild Horse Canyons LoopCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2019
toddak
Hiking6.00 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
750 ft AEG
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Very cool little slot canyon, only did LWH not Bell
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Sep 19 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Santaquin PeakMountainlands, UT
Mountainlands, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 19 2019
toddak
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
1,500 ft AEG
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Strong winds kept us from reaching the summit, but this is a nice hike. Starts in mixed forest (with some recovering burn zones from the 2018 Pole Creek / Bald Mountain fire) then heads up above treeline along ridgelines. I'll probably be back some time to finish this one.
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Sep 18 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Provo Peak via Y Mountain TrailMountainlands, UT
Mountainlands, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2019
toddak
Hiking15.50 Miles 7,000 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles   9 Hrs      1.72 mph
7,000 ft AEG
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Another excellent Wasatch steep-peak hike, thanks to @ddgrunning for posting this one. Returned via Slate Canyon (the next canyon to the south) and the Bonneville Shoreline trails. Slate Canyon has cool cliffs, but the hiking is mostly on rocky two-track.
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Sep 08 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2019
toddak
Hiking11.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.83 mph
3,500 ft AEG
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Sep 02 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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 Photos 1,071
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Weatherford Trail #102Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2019
toddak
Hiking28.00 Miles 4,500 AEG
Hiking28.00 Miles   11 Hrs   30 Mns   2.43 mph
4,500 ft AEG
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Aug 24 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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 Photos 1,071
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2019
toddak
Hiking20.00 Miles 5,500 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   2.11 mph
5,500 ft AEG
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Back for another counter-clockwise loop. Two years since the 2017 Boundary Fire devastated areas of the mountain, and new vegetation is thriving in the burn zones as nature does her thing to soften the scars and begin the recovery.

On the way down Bull Basin I met a crew of 9 Conservation Corps workers doing a beautiful job grooming and refreshing the trail, and they said that a crosscut crew will be coming through soon to take care of the numerous downed trees :y:. The full length of the Connector has been flagged, hopefully that means it is also scheduled for maintenance. Upper Pumpkin also had some flagged sections. So awesome that these trails aren't going to be abandoned!
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Aug 19 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
White Box & Hanging Gardens of WCCCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Aug 19 2019
toddak
Canyoneering12.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Canyoneering12.00 Miles   9 Hrs      1.33 mph
1,500 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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Can't believe it's been 5 years since my last visit to this amazing place. Flooding last winter scoured off a lot of the HG vegetation, but it will recover soon enough.
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Aug 03 2019
toddak
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Pine Canyon Trail #26Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2019
toddak
Hiking17.00 Miles 4,500 AEG
Hiking17.00 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   1.79 mph
4,500 ft AEG
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From the north end: down PCT > up ERT > across Milk Ranch mesa > down WWT > up TT > return. East Rim is a bold little route, very fun, saw a mama cinnamon and 2 cubs on the mesa, several small flowing creeks along WW, refreshing thunderstorm on the way out.
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Jul 30 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Cape Final TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2019
toddak
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.00 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
North Rim tourist day
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Jul 29 2019
toddak
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
East Rim Trail #7Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 29 2019
toddak
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.00 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Fine loop, short but steep, with great views along the rim, thick forest below and a very short creek. Overgrown, long pants recommended.
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Jul 20 2019
toddak
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
AZT #35 trail work, AZ 
AZT #35 trail work, AZ
 
Volunteer avatar Jul 20 2019
toddak
Volunteer
Volunteer2 Days         
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Two-day AZT trail work event on the Babbitt Ranch re-route, getting the route off the ranch roads and on to new singletrack. The mini-dozer had made the initial cut, so the 30 volunteers (Day 1) and 15 volunteers (Day 2) pulled the dirt back on to the trail, separated out the grass and large rocks and smooth finished the surface. All together we finished out 1.75 miles. Pretty warm out there but the breeze kept it tolerable, and since most of us volunteers aren't used to hard outdoor labor, trail boss Wendy kept the work days fairly short.
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Jul 06 2019
toddak
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Bell Trail #13Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2019
toddak
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.50 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Took Bell up to the rim and back down, then went a couple miles up Wet Beaver Creek. On 2/14/19 the creek gage hit 10,000 CFS; the flood scoured out nearly all of the smaller trees and vegetation in this section and the debris is now piled on the upstream sides of the surviving large trees. Must've been a sight to see. The canyon is more open now and a bit easier to travel - there's still plenty of rock hopping, wading and swimming to do, but no bushwhacking. The water was clear and refreshing as usual.
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Jun 05 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
AZT #11b PRW bypass, AZ 
AZT #11b PRW bypass, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2019
toddak
Hiking22.00 Miles 5,500 AEG
Hiking22.00 Miles   11 Hrs      2.00 mph
5,500 ft AEG
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Biked down the highway from the top then hiked NOBO from the Gordon H campground. Excellent climb on quality trails that's just as rugged, scenic and enjoyable as the regular passage. Great views throughout and very green at the higher elevations.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Crystal Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
light, clean flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Novio Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
light, clean flow
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May 19 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Highline Trail #31Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 19 2019
toddak
Hiking23.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking23.00 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   2.19 mph
3,500 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Down Colonel Devin, east to finish up my last stretch of the Highline, back up on Babe Haught to FR300, mtn bike return to start. Cool and breezy, flowing water in probably a dozen drainages between Washington Park and Tonto Hatchery.
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May 18 2019
toddak
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Myrtle Trail #30Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 18 2019
toddak
Hiking10.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.00 mph
3,000 ft AEG
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scouting
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