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Aug 10 2019
nobert15
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Wheeler Peak #62 - #90 ShuttleNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
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Hiking14.00 Miles 4,046 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles
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Didn't have a shuttle so I road walked from Lake Williams Trailhead to Bull of the Woods Trailhead on Twinning Road. That added about 2 miles to the hike. It was foggy, cold, and windy all along the ridge and on the summit so I couldn't see the views. Coming down towards Lake Williams it finally started to clear. The area is very beautiful and I wish I had more than a day to spend there. There were a lot of people and a lot of dogs on this hike.
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Jun 01 2019
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Manzano PeakNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2019
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Hiking11.00 Miles 2,350 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.83 mph
2,350 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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Hiked up Pine Shadow trail to Manzano Peak, then down Kayser Trail to FR 422 and walked the road back to the Pine Shadow trailhead. Pine Shadow Trail disappears for about a mile once you hit the crest, so we just walked the crest until we were able to pick up the trail again. Other than that the trails were in good enough shape to follow without trouble. Not too many down trees to climb over. Got caught in a large thunderstorm towards the bottom of Kayser Trail so no more photos after it started hailing. Saw 4 other people the whole day. It's a very beautiful area.
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Dec 15 2018
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Three Rivers Trail #44Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2018
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Hiking4.90 Miles 3,450 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles
3,450 ft AEG
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Loop hike going up Three Rivers to Dry Canyon. Up Dry Canyon to White Horse Hill. Over White Horse Hill to Three Rivers, then back down Three Rivers to trailhead.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bonito Seep Quart per minute Quart per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Dry Canyon Light flow Light flow
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Apr 21 2018
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Carrizo PeakSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2018
nobert15
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,765 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   7 Hrs   15 Mns   1.38 mph
2,765 ft AEG
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The road to the Johnnie Canyon trailhead requires high clearance, but not 4x4 unless there is bad weather. The drive through O Bar O ranch had countless private property signs, but the road itself is a county right-of-way so people are free to travel through, you just can't stop. Johnnie Canyon trail was in rough shape but overall wasn't too difficult to navigate. There was one small seep spring in Johnnie Canyon that had water. Carrizo Peak trail had seen some recent maintenance from the intersection of Johnnie Canyon to about 1 mile west of that point. Beyond the saddle Carrizo Peak trail has become a social trail. I lost the trail a couple of times but quickly found it again. I got lucky with the weather and had amazingly visibility with some beautiful clouds. This area is great to visit if you want some solitude and adventure.
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Nov 11 2017
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Aldo Leopold Wilderness Area TrailsSouthwest, NM
Southwest, NM
Backpack avatar Nov 11 2017
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Backpack33.00 Miles
Backpack33.00 Miles
   8 Hrs    Break
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Loop hike starting near Lincoln Tank. I hiked up to Sign Board Saddle on a well maintained trail. From there I hiked down Aspen Canyon towards Black Canyon. There was water in a few spots in Aspen Canyon, and it was mostly untouched by fire. Aspen Canyon trail is very well maintained. From there I hiked up Black Canyon. Black Canyon had water the whole way up to Reeds Meadow and was easy to follow, but there were several downed trees along the trail. It was mostly untouched by fire. From Reeds Meadow I hiked up the Black Range Crest trail towards Reeds Peak. This trail was damaged by fire but is logged. It is being overgrown by thorny bushes and there was several downed trees to get over. It was also difficult to follow in a few places. Squeaky Spring had plenty of water. From Reeds Peak I hiked down the North Fork trail which no longer exists. I was off trail throughout the whole canyon. The whole area was destroyed by fire and there is a lot of downed trees and flash flood damage to navigate. This trail was a nightmare. The North Fork meets the Mimbres River trail which was in the same condition, destroyed, for the first few miles before finally leaving the fire damaged area. Once free of fire the trail was some what easy to follow in places and some what difficult in others. There are dozens of stream crossings throughout the North Fork and Mimbres River trails. North Fork and Mimbres River had plenty of water. From Mimbres River it was back up to Lincoln Tank and the car. I didn't see a single person until the last couple of miles of trail where I saw one person camping. The area is beautiful but the trails are not well maintained or nonexistent with the exception of Black Canyon and Aspen Canyon.

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Plenty of Water
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Sep 16 2017
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Sierra Blanca 11981Southeast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Sep 16 2017
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Hiking9.25 Miles 2,250 AEG
Hiking9.25 Miles   5 Hrs      1.85 mph
2,250 ft AEG
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Named place
Named place
Sierra Blanca
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Oct 11 2016
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Sage Creek Wilderness Badlands National Park, SD 
Sage Creek Wilderness Badlands National Park, SD
 
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2016
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I loosely followed the Sage Creek Wilderness Loop as described in Backpacker Magazine. I didn't see another person out there the whole time, just lots of bighorn sheep and buffalo. There was little to no shade and no water that looked usable so I wouldn't try to tackle this one in summer.
Culture
Culture
Campsite
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Feb 18 2015
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Joshua Tree National Park TrailsInland, CA
Inland, CA
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2015
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Found myself with some free time in California and decided to spend a few days in Joshua Tree. I hiked many trails so the photos are from all over the park. It's beautiful there.
Flora
Flora
Joshua Tree
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Feb 17 2015
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Pinnacles Trail 3W16, CA 
Pinnacles Trail 3W16, CA
 
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2015
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An enjoy hike through boulders to the top of "the pinnacles" near Lake Arrowhead, California. The views from the top are outstanding. A fit hiker can knock this hike out in a couple of hours.
Culture
Culture
World Element
Meteorology
Meteorology
Fog
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Apr 05 2014
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Hoge Kempen National Park Belgium, WW 
Hoge Kempen National Park Belgium, WW
 
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2014
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I've been missing Arizona lately so I thought I'd post photos of my latest hike. These are from Hoge Kempen National Park in Belgium, one of the closest hiking areas to where I live. I walked around roughly 70% of the park in about 7 hours. The lakes are actually our gravel pits that have been filled in. The day started cloudy and cool so I didn't see many people. By the afternoon the sun was shining and people were everywhere. It was an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday.
Geology
Geology
Sand Dune
Culture
Culture
Fortification
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Aug 03 2012
nobert15
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Diamond HeadHonolula, HI
Honolula, HI
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2012
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Hiking1.50 Miles 550 AEG
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I walked form my hotel, The Modern, to the top of Diamond Head. I couldn't help but include one photo from Waikiki beach that I loved. All in all a very beautiful hike with some interesting history. Be prepared for crowds. Coming back down I saw a taxi and couldn't resist a ride back to the beach :)
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Apr 27 2012
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Keukenhof NL, WW 
Keukenhof NL, WW
 
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2012
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Thought I'd share something a bit different with HAZ. Europe has a lot to see but I really miss the desert!
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Nov 15 2010
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Aravaipa CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 15 2010
nobert15
Backpack11.00 Miles 200 AEG
Backpack11.00 Miles3 Days         
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It was a bit cold getting our feet and legs soaking wet every morning, but once the sun finally came out it warmed up enough to be enjoyable. Once you pass Hells Half Acre Canyon the trip is beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better final backpacking trip in AZ.
Geology
Geology
Natural Arch
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Jul 31 2010
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Wupatki Ruins National Monument TrailsFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2010
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Hiking1.60 Miles 775 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles   2 Hrs      0.80 mph
775 ft AEG
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Rainy Flagstaff weather kept me from hiking the places I wanted to go, so I went to check out Wupatki. Worth the stop if you're in the area, but I wouldn't make a long trip just to see this place. You could combine it with Sunset Crater and Walnut Canyon to make a nice day trip. Only took a couple of hours to see everything in Wupatki. It was however beautiful and interesting.
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Feb 13 2010
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Holdout Creek Trail #69Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 13 2010
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Backpack16.00 Miles
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Thanks to Letty for enduring several questions over the past several months on the area. She was a big help in getting directions and info on this area.
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Jan 18 2010
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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, AZ 
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2010
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Spent MLK weekend exploring Kofa NWR. We hiked up Palm Canyon then offroaded up to the end of the road in Queen of Arizona Canyon. Found a large rock resembling a skull off the side of the road that was pretty sweet. We camped out near the top of the canyon. I think you could make it to the top of the canyon in a high clearance vehicle with offroad tires, but you may be more comfortable with 4x4.

The next day we headed down to horse tanks and gray tanks and hiked around checking out the sights. Then up to Kofa and North Star mines. Kofa mine is private property and they're pretty serious about you staying out. Any HC vehicle could easily make it to Kofa mine. Looks of exposed camp sites in King Valley. After exploring the Kofa mine area we headed up Engesser Pass trail which was beautiful and fun to drive, but I would not chance it without 4x4. A few good camping sites were here and there along the road. We set up camp just pass the Hoodoo wash junction. That night we were visited by a brave little kit fox.

It rained on and off all night and by morning things were pretty wet. He headed out about 7 in the morning and made it to Vicksburg road around 9, gassed up and headed home. This area doesn't seem to see much use so you probably will be alone other than the snow birds visiting Palm Canyon from Quartzsite. It's quite beautiful out there and there's a ton to explore, just make sure you have a capable vehicle!
Fauna
Fauna
Red-tailed Hawk
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Dec 13 2009
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La Barge Lower - Box LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2009
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Hiking13.00 Miles 3,540 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.86 mph
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Nov 15 2009
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Agua Caliente Road, AZ 
Agua Caliente Road, AZ
 
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An easy drive that I wouldn't be shy about taking my Honda Civic on. However if you want to take any of the side trips then you'll want at least a high clearance vehicle.

It's a 40+ mile drive through desert scenery that starts in Buckeye and ends about 40 miles east of Gila Bend in I-8. You'll pass by some old mines and ghost towns. There's a popular rock hounding area along the way near 4th of July Butte as well. Plenty of campsites along the way if you want to make a two day trip out of it as I did. There is tons to explore here and lots of off trail hiking to be had!
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HAZ Rides
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Aug 28 2009
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Cottonwood Mountain Trail #66 - Santa TeresasTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2009
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Hiking7.00 Miles 1,950 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   8 Hrs      0.88 mph
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Update to the directions: Once on the road marked "Sand tank 4 miles" You'll actually follow the signs for Forest Road 677, not 667. Also you'll make the first right about a mile down the road, if you keep following the most used route you'll end up at a radio tower as I did.

You'll probably want your 4-wheel drive after the first gate now, the road has probably deteriorated some since the directions were written. It's mostly decomposed granite though, so you wont have to worry about rocks gouging your underside. I made it in a stock 08 Jeep Wrangler with the S package. That means 31 inch Goodyear SR-A tires and 4-lo. I didn't have any problems or feel nervous at any time. I wouldn't take a full size pickup or anything without 4-wheel and decent clearance down there though.


As for the hike I didn't find the path hard to follow until getting up to the ridge. Just follow the cairns. There's a couple spots where there are multiple paths and cairns to follow, but they all eventually come back together. You can tell a lot of work was put into making the trail, it's too bad the forest service has quit maintaining all the trails in the range.

Once on the ridge to gain the true summit of Cottonwood is an exercise in frustration. There is a path in spots but it also disappears quite often, being overgrown with manzanitas. If you're wearing shorts be prepared to have your legs be torn up. The summit doesn't appear to see much use, the last summit register entry was from February 15th. It looks like several NOLS and SAHC groups used to go up there, but they haven't been signing it for the last couple of years.

There are some pretty amazing views up here of an oft ignored area. The range is between the much larger Pinalenos and the Galiuros with their much more famous history. I didn't see another person from the time I got onto Klondyke road until getting back to highway 70.

I did see a lot of wildlife up here. 3 rattle snakes, another tan colored snake I couldn't identify, 1 buck and 3 does, along with several scorpions and rabbits.

After visiting the Santa Teresas I definitely want to check out Holdout Canyon and Blackrock, so if anybody has any info could you please let me know? We could even plan a trip. I will not be coming back out in the summer though, it was hot!
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Aug 22 2009
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Acadia National Park, ME 
Acadia National Park, ME
 
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2009
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Acadia is a small National Park by western states standards, but it sure packs in a lot of beauty into a small space. Don't expect to find any solitude in this park.
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