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Feb 14 2018
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2018
blueberry1222
Hiking5.85 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking5.85 Miles
2,900 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The forecast said that it was not supposed to rain until 4pm. We started the Flatiron trail at 9am, and by 1130a, the rocks were already getting slick from too much water. Got as far as that treacherous final spot where one has to hoist oneself up one final stupid huge rock and decided against going any further. We weren't so much worried about going up, it was the coming down that we started to fret over and it took us two hours to basically hike all the way back down on our butts. Siphon draw was a water slide. This is a great hike, just I would never try doing it in the rain ever again. However, we were proud of ourselves that we didn't break our necks or even our ankles and it was super gorgeous out there.
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Feb 14 2018
blueberry1222
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 Guides 11
 Photos 277
 Triplogs 13

47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2018
blueberry1222
Hiking5.85 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking5.85 Miles
2,900 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The forecast said that it was not supposed to rain until 4pm. We started the Flatiron trail at 9am, and by 1130a, the rocks were already getting slick from too much water. Got as far as that treacherous final spot where one has to hoist oneself up one final stupid huge rock and decided against going any further. We weren't so much worried about going up, it was the coming down that we started to fret over and it took us two hours to basically hike all the way back down on our butts. Siphon draw was a water slide. This is a great hike, just I would never try doing it in the rain ever again. However, we were proud of ourselves that we didn't break our necks or even our ankles and it was super gorgeous out there.
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blueberry
Jan 24 2018
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2018
blueberry1222
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles
1,440 ft AEG
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Lived here since 1994 and never hiked The Peralta Trail/Fremont Saddle until today. Wow. Was I missing out on a fantastic view from Fremont Saddle! Was a steeper hike than I expected, but it was good exercise. Was nice and breezy at the saddle. Totally worth the effort.
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Jan 17 2018
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Peralta Tr looked easy from our vantage point, AZ 
Peralta Tr looked easy from our vantage point, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2018
blueberry1222
Hiking1.10 Miles 885 AEG
Hiking1.10 Miles
885 ft AEG
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Hubby and I accidentally did this beast of a hike. What we really wanted to do was hike the Weaver's Needle Loop counterclockwise, but made a wrong turn along the way and kept going with our mistake. Normally, we like to hike Flat Iron as our New Year's/1st January hike, and we thought we'd take it easy this year. No such luck as we ended up being just as hard on ourselves as if we were hiking the Flatiron. Totally worth it, though, as this hike was an insane way to start off the year. Every hike from here on out will seem like a walk in the park.
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blueberry
Jul 20 2014
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Horses and Ruins and Sun., AZ 
Horses and Ruins and Sun., AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2014
blueberry1222
Hiking0.60 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking0.60 Miles
20 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Visited Kinishba under a hot July sun, but didn't mind sweating while exploring these fascinating ruins. The place is so zen, being out in the middle of nowhere. Just watch out for the wild horses as they are a happy bunch and will nearly run into your car whilst frolicking in the desert.
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Jul 19 2014
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Long Drive to Canyon De Chelly But Worth It, AZ 
Long Drive to Canyon De Chelly But Worth It, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2014
blueberry1222
Hiking2.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Driving phx to canyon de chelly involved bringing a hefty stash of good car tunes. But, omg...so worth it. The place is truly magical. A genuine zen spot on this planet. Hot, hot in July, but, oh well. One goes when one can....
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blueberry
Jan 04 2014
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Jacob's Trail #58Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2014
blueberry1222
Hiking6.50 Miles 583 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
583 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Attempted to do Flatiron today. Got a wild hair and decided against parking at Lost Dutchman's and parked in the neighborhood at the base of the mountain. Last time on top of Flatiron, we looked down and thought, 'Hey, that neighborhood looks like closer parking for next time." Word of warning, it's not. Was an even longer slog to Siphon Draw via Jacob's Crosscut, which, btw, we did not find on the way up. Took the major scenic route. Was too exhausted to go up to Flatiron by the time we got to Siphon and called it good. Actually, it was a nice, peaceful hike. Heard wind in a saguaro. Never heard that before. Was crowded! by the time we reached a real trail head and appreciated our quiet hike back along Jacob's.
Named place
Named place
Apache Junction - A.J.
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Lots of green! Will be a good spring.
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blueberry
Jun 21 2013
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
SP Crater, AZ 
SP Crater, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 21 2013
blueberry1222
Hiking1.60 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles
800 ft AEG
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Had a great trip at SP Crater. No one was around except the wind and cattle. Perfect solitude.
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blueberry
Jan 07 2012
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 07 2012
blueberry1222
Hiking3.00 Miles 588 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
588 ft AEG
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Great site, despite the crowds and graffiti. Love all the antelope glyphs. Lends a sense of time and place.
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blueberry
Jan 02 2012
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2012
blueberry1222
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,187 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
1,187 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Started off the new year with a hike in the 'ol Sups. Weather was breezy and sky was sunny. A bit too early in the season for wildflowers and a bit too late for water to be falling ala waterfall style, but oh, well, it was still nice to get out and start the new year in such beautiful surroundings. Hordes of others were thinking the same, as the trail was full of friendly happy peeps! Cheers to all!
Also make the requisite stop at Goldfield Mine down the road. I can't help adoring that cheesy touristy place.
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blueberry
Jun 09 2011
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Stout GroveNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Jun 09 2011
blueberry1222
Hiking1.00 Miles 1 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   1 Hour      1.00 mph
1 ft AEG
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Loved it! Rhododendrons in bloom. Smelled so good!
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blueberry
Jun 09 2011
blueberry1222
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47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Coastal Trail to Enderts BeachNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Jun 09 2011
blueberry1222
Hiking0.60 Miles
Hiking0.60 Miles      45 Mns   0.80 mph
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1st trip
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Flora
Flora
Foxglove
Fauna
Fauna
Banana Slug
Geology
Geology
Natural Bridge
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Jun 09 2011
blueberry1222
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 Guides 11
 Photos 277
 Triplogs 13

47 female
 Joined Nov 19 2005
 Tempe, AZ
Stout GroveNorthern, CA
Northern, CA
Hiking avatar Jun 09 2011
blueberry1222
Hiking1.00 Miles 1 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   1 Hour      1.00 mph
1 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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average hiking speed 0.93 mph

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