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Mar 27 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Saddle Mountain - AZT #22Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 27 2020
toddak
Backpack50.00 Miles 8,000 AEG
Backpack50.00 Miles2 Days   12 Hrs      
8,000 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Backpack trip to break in some new gear. From Sunflower NOBO on AZT22 to Peeley, down DC45, back up on GR47, return. Very green and wet, with lots of clean flow at numerous places along AZT22, and Deer Creek was roaring. Upper DC45 continues to slowly deteriorate, unfortunate as its a brilliant trail and a beautiful canyon.
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Mar 22 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Baldy Mountain - AKA Francis RogersPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2020
toddak
Hiking3.30 Miles 960 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles
960 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Even with constant vehicle and gun noise, this is still a fine little peak hike. Lots of flowers, with the very top of the peak blanketed in Owl Clover. And no need for social distancing, just me and the missus on the trail.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Mar 13 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Daisy Mountain - AnthemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 13 2020
toddak
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.40 mph
1,500 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Lovely day for a hike, then another thunderstorm rolled in and it got even better
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Feb 27 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Sheep Bridge / Mountain Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 27 2020
toddak
Backpack43.00 Miles 4,500 AEG
Backpack43.00 Miles2 Days         
4,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
This loop has been on my list a long time but I didn't want to do the drive to Sheep Bridge. So I started at Horseshoe Dam Thursday afternoon and packed north on FR479 to Sheep Bridge, day hiked the loop clockwise Friday, packed back to Horseshoe Saturday morning. Excellent loop, lots of greenery and nicely flowing water in several drainages. Typical west-side Mazzie "trails" but nothing too unpleasant.
Flora
Flora
Saguaro - Crested
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Horse Creek Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Sycamore Creek Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Sycamore Creek @ Dutchman Grave Trail Medium flow Medium flow
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Feb 21 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Feb 21 2020
toddak
Hike & Climb5.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hike & Climb5.00 Miles
2,000 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Did 5 climbs on the excellent rock of the Girlie Man crag, then up to The Thumb for some cardio.
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Feb 15 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Rock Knob Trail - MSP / MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Feb 15 2020
toddak
Hike & Climb7.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hike & Climb7.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Partners none no partners
More toproping on Rock Knob then a loop hike
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Feb 07 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Aylor's ArchPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2020
toddak
Hiking21.00 Miles 4,000 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   2.00 mph
4,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Counter-clockwise loop from First Water to bag Palomino, Black Top and the always incredible Battleship.
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Jan 31 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Rock Knob Trail - MSP / MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Jan 31 2020
toddak
Hike & Climb2.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hike & Climb2.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Top-roped several short climbs on various south-facing Rock Knob crags - mostly decent rock, bomber new top anchors, nice views.
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Jan 18 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Lime Creek Cabin - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2020
toddak
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.67 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Scenic, rugged route to a cool destination. Trail is rocky and somewhat overgrown but not hard to follow. Light flow in Lime Creek.
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Jan 04 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Peak 3,651 - Hell's Canyon WildernessPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2020
toddak
Hiking16.00 Miles 3,500 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles   8 Hrs   30 Mns   1.88 mph
3,500 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Hike to the Hieroglyphics high point via the Peak 3465 route to avoid the long drive. After the approach, I dropped down from the saddle east of Peak 3465, heading north towards Burro Flats. Off trail down to the bottom of the drainage then took a faint trail northwest about 3/4 mile, then off trail up the east slopes of Peak 3651 to the summit. Relatively easy hiking without too much bushwhack, mostly knee-high brush and grass (gaiters were nice). Bagged Peak 3465 on the way back. Multiple burro sightings.
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Jan 01 2020
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Bart Benchmark 3127Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2020
toddak
Hiking3.40 Miles 1,150 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles
1,150 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners 10 partners
HAZ - Event
Daytripper
GarthNewby
joebartels
LosDosSloFolks
Nightstalker
Oregon_Hiker
outdoor_lover
rayhuston
rcorfman
tibber
another fine start to the New Year, courtesy of Pam Productions
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Dec 22 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Daisy Mountain - AnthemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2019
toddak
Hiking11.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.44 mph
2,500 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 06 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2019
toddak
Hiking12.50 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking12.50 Miles   6 Hrs      2.08 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Summit then Circumference CCW - great stuff! Nice flows and still good reds and yellows in Arnett and Telegraph.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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Nov 30 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Javelina Mine TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2019
toddak
Hiking16.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles   7 Hrs      2.29 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Perfect day for my first visit to the Goldfields. Mostly followed the 3/5/17 loop posted by @tibber and @trekkin_gecko; went clockwise with a side loop into Willow Springs Basin. Lightly flowing water everywhere but very little mud, plus some nice views of the snow-dusted higher peaks. Surprisingly good trails, 4 stars overall for the loop. How come nobody told me the Goldfields were so great?!
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Nov 16 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 16 2019
toddak
Hiking18.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking18.00 Miles   8 Hrs      2.25 mph
5,000 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Standard lasso, went clockwise. Connector has been completely groomed and refreshed, sweet! Bull Basin is also clear and finished, with a short re-route near the top to avoid most of the hardest hit burn zone, also sweet! Huge props to the trail crews for their massive efforts :y:

There are already some newly-fallen trees on the route (several low on Kendrick, several around the mid-point of Pumpkin, 1 near the top of Bull Basin) - hopefully some periodic crosscutting will get done to help preserve the current GREAT condition of these trails.
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Oct 28 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Huachuca Mountains - AZT #1Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2019
toddak
Hiking21.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   2.21 mph
5,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Day 3 of 3 and the AZT is in the books! SOBO up the monster climb in gorgeous Scotia and Sunnyside Canyons and along the crest, then my gracious wife / shuttle driver met me at Montezuma Pass and we did the final leg down to the border together.

All told I spent about 50 days hiking the AZT, mostly since 2017 when I started getting increasingly focused (obsessed?) with completing the whole thing. Mostly I did long day hikes, with 2 day/1 night backpacks for Passages 16/17, 18/19 and 35/36. Section hiking had the advantage of mixing up the hiking direction as well as the seasons. I was able to loop hike or bike shuttle about half the passages, car shuttle for the rest.

It's hard to describe the appeal of the AZT. No doubt there are long stretches that will never be featured in Arizona Highways, but every passage held beauty, interest, diversity and great appreciation for the vision and effort that went into building it. Definitely a case of the whole being much greater than just the sum of it's parts. AmaZingTrail.

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full and clear
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Oct 27 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Canelo Hills West - AZT #3Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2019
toddak
Hiking29.00 Miles 4,000 AEG
Hiking29.00 Miles   11 Hrs   30 Mns   2.52 mph
4,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Day 2 of 3 to finish the AZT. After a rest day at the very relaxing Spirit Tree Inn, continued SOBO combining the wonderful Canelo Hills passages on a very windy day. Water: Down Under and Trap Tanks close to full with intermittent flows in the drainages below.
Named place
Named place
Down Under Tank

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Down Under Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Trap Tank - Canelo 76-100% full 76-100% full
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Oct 25 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Temporal Gulch - AZT #4Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2019
toddak
Hiking25.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking25.00 Miles   10 Hrs      2.50 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Day 1 of 3 to finish the AZT. SOBO on a busy day in the Santa Ritas with eager deer hunters everywhere. There was light clean flow in Gardner and Big Casa Blanca canyons. Down The Gulch then continued through Patagonia to stay a couple nights at the rustic Spirit Tree Inn, located about a half mile from the Harshaw Road trailhead.
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Oct 12 2019
toddak
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 Guides 8
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

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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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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
 Routes 5
 Photos 1,097
 Triplogs 417

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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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
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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