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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
Hiking28.00 Miles 7,500 AEG
Hiking28.00 Miles   15 Hrs      1.87 mph
7,500 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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1st trip
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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
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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
toddak
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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
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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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1st trip
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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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1st trip
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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
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 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
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 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
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 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
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 07 2020
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 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.

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trickling puddle at trail crossing

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good flow in creek at trail crossing
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Nov 29 2020
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Daisy Mountain - AnthemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2020
toddak
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   2 Hrs      2.25 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Nov 16 2020
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Ramsey Canyon LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 16 2020
toddak
Hiking11.15 Miles 3,501 AEG
Hiking11.15 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.03 mph
3,501 ft AEG
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1st trip
Back for more Huachuca goodness. Quality loop with nice Fall colors and flowing water along lower Ramsey and Pat Scott. The Preserve is currently only open from 9 to 4 and the visitor center is closed, put your fee in the box.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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Nov 15 2020
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Chiricahua & Monte Vista Peak LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2020
toddak
Hiking23.00 Miles 6,000 AEG
Hiking23.00 Miles   12 Hrs      1.92 mph
6,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Big counter-clockwise loop starting from Rustler Park. South on Crest > down Saulsbury > up Pole Bridge > then up Monte Vista, Chiricahua and Flys Peaks on the way back to Rustler. Saulsbury from Crest down to Saulsbury Saddle is unmaintained and faint in some places but follows a great route, then from the saddle down to Turkey Creek is smooth and easy. Good conditions on the other trails. Monte Vista is a fine peak, while view-less Chiricahua and Flys Peaks are relatively easy bags if you're passing by.
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Nov 14 2020
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Bassett PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2020
toddak
Hiking14.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles   6 Hrs      2.33 mph
3,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Great route to a very nice peak. Trail needs some serious pruning once you start the climb up out of the canyon. Fall colors are past prime perhaps, but plentiful pretty pastels persist.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
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Oct 31 2020
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 31 2020
toddak
Hiking13.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.86 mph
3,000 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Tried a new route to the top of my favorite AZ peak from the east side. Easy access from Highway 180 via FR 760, parked and hiked through gentle up-sloping forest to a steep, rocky ridge. Some downed trees but no brush, fairly enjoyable. After the summit I dropped down on the main trail a ways, then off-trail down and wrapped back around the south / east side of the mountain.
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Oct 27 2020
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Daisy Mountain - AnthemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2020
toddak
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.50 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Oct 10 2020
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Gila River Canyons - AZT #16Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2020
toddak
Hiking21.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.80 mph
2,000 ft AEG
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Wasn't planning to do AZT-in-a-day this year, but as usual there were a few sad, misfit sections that no one wanted to hike. So I did #30, Kelvin bridge to ATV barrier and back. Pretty toasty. Javelina and coati sightings.
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Sep 26 2020
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 Puhoynix, AZ
Rincon La Vaca and Rio Grande PyramidWest, CO
West, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 26 2020
toddak
Hiking21.00 Miles 5,300 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   12 Hrs      1.75 mph
5,300 ft AEG
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1st trip
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A top-100 ranked CO peak with high prominence and isolation, 13,821' Rio Grande Pyramid dominates the landscape.

From Thirtymile trailhead took Weminuche Trail #818 up to Weminuche Pass where a worn sign post indicates Skyline Trail heading west towards RGP (this trail may also be known as Highline, Opal Lake or Rincon la Vaca #714). This trail stays higher than and parallels the CDT down in the drainage below, and is the best approach to RGP. It hasn't had any recent maintenance so there are some downed trees and areas of willow to push through, but nothing too unpleasant. As RGP gets close and at the point where the Skyline turns south there is an obvious peakbagger trail that takes you up to a flat area below the peak and then up a steep scree/dirt slope to the base of the east ridge. From there its Class 2 talus straight up the ridge to the summit.

After summiting I continued south on the Skyline to connect with the CDT below The Window. The Skyline seems to fade out in some willow thickets about 250 yards before joining the CDT, but eventually you connect. East on the CDT down the drainage then back up to Weminuche Pass on Pine River #523 makes a nice lasso.
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