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Sep 23 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Niagara Gorge - Impassable ZoneWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking4.10 Miles 467 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.64 mph
467 ft AEG
 
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Did a solo hike from the Niagara Falls Aquarium down the Great Gorge Railway trail to try to pass through the "impassable zone" of the Niagara Gorge. I was able to get within 400 feet of my GPS track from last year coming from the Whirlpool trail, which dead ends roughly 0.4 miles South of the Whirlpool lookout rocks. I found an article about a possible route and will try again next year to complete the entire route correctly and SAFELY!!
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Sep 22 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Buckhorn State ParkWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking6.00 Miles 9 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   2.86 mph
9 ft AEG
 
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Did this solo hike in Buckhorn State Park and found 3 geocaches along the way. Temp was around 60 with some wind. Colder than I wanted it to be for wearing shorts and a T-shirt.
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Sep 21 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
South Grand Island Loop, NY 
South Grand Island Loop, NY
 
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 21 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Walk / Tour8.64 Miles 54 AEG
Walk / Tour8.64 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   3.12 mph
54 ft AEG
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Did a solo walk, walking a loop on South Grand Island involving roads and paved bike/walking paths. I also found 4 geocaches which were along my route - some were quite tricky. There was light rain which I just hiked through. It was quite refreshing! The high temp today was 80 F, which is a little on the high end for this time of year. There's a cold front moving in and the high temps for the next 2 days will be 58. Overnight lows are supposed to be 44 and 46!
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Sep 20 2022
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 Guides 19
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 Triplogs 162

50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Franklin Gulf County ParkWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking4.85 Miles 768 AEG
Hiking4.85 Miles   3 Hrs      1.62 mph
768 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Hiked this very nice trail system with Jeff. This was my first time in this area and I plan to go back again sometime to hike the rest of the trails. Really great weather also.
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Sep 20 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Holcomb Pond Nature AreaWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking1.46 Miles 223 AEG
Hiking1.46 Miles      30 Mns   2.92 mph
223 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Went to this pond area for the first time with Jeff. Because of time limitations we were not able to hike the entire Holcomb pond trail. I'll definitely have to go back and do that next time I have the chance.
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Sep 18 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Beaver Island Park to Nike Base trailsWestern, NY
Western, NY
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 18 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Walk / Tour5.00 Miles 43 AEG
Walk / Tour5.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   3.33 mph
43 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Did this solo walk on a very cloudy day. Ran into some light rain. Joined up with the Nike Base trails and Margery Gallogly trails and finished hike at the Assumption Cemetery. Perfect temps!
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Sep 18 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Margery Gallogly Nature SanctuaryWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking3.05 Miles 107 AEG
Hiking3.05 Miles   1 Hour      3.05 mph
107 ft AEG
 
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After walking 5 miles from the back entrance of Beaver Island State Park to the start of the Nike Base trails, I walked along the Nike Base trails to the Gallogly nature trails (blue and yellow routes), ending at Assumption Cemetery. Saw a few deer in the woods. One deer jumped into the winding trail through the woods, was scared and ran quickly in my direction. When it was only 20 feet from me, it saw me coming around the corner so it made a quick U-turn and ran back in the other direction. Just one of those moments that I wished I had on video!
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Sep 16 2022
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 Triplogs 162

50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
American Falls LoopWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 16 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking8.00 Miles 782 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.67 mph
782 ft AEG
 
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Hiked this scenic 8 mile RT loop with Ed L, starting at the Discovery Center in NF, USA. Hiked down to the lower gorge, followed that to the Whirlpool bridge, went up the trail to the rim, then South through the scenic areas around Niagara Falls including a loop around Goat Island, Luna Island, and downtown Niagara Falls.
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Sep 16 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Margery Gallogly Nature SanctuaryWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 16 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking2.67 Miles 37 AEG
Hiking2.67 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   2.32 mph
37 ft AEG
 
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Around 10 am, hiked one-way with Dad and Mark B. from the trailhead starting at the Assumption cemetery through Nike Base park to West River road. Trails are very nice and there were only a few wet spots after some recent rains. There are a few bridge crossings over 6 mile creek. Starting temp about 59 but went up to about 63.
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Sep 15 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Beaver Island Park WalkWestern, NY
Western, NY
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 15 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Walk / Tour5.09 Miles 60 AEG
Walk / Tour5.09 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.73 mph
60 ft AEG
 
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Did this solo walk/hike which ended up being a big loop around Beaver Island State Park. Also did some exploration of some less known trails branching off the Spaulding trail. High temp 68, Overnight low 50, Humidity: 52%, Wind: 5 MPH NE. Highs will be in the 80s this coming weekend and mid 70s during the week which is slightly higher than the average for this area.
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Sep 14 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Devil's Hole to Artpark LoopWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking11.62 Miles 1,342 AEG
Hiking11.62 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   2.73 mph
1,342 ft AEG
 
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Did this solo hike from Devil's Hole State Park to Artpark (the long way around), then to the river's edge, then along the river past the Whirlpool bridge, then up to the top rim, along to Devil's Hole State Park, then continued to Whirlpool State Park, and then back to Devil's Hole State Park again to finish the loop.
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Sep 12 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Bird Island PierWestern, NY
Western, NY
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 12 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Walk / Tour7.10 Miles 32 AEG
Walk / Tour7.10 Miles   2 Hrs   17 Mns   3.11 mph
32 ft AEG
 
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Walked the Bird Island pier to the end and back, then continued North on the Shoreline trail for several more miles. Great weather, but very windy on the pier. It rained earlier today, but the rain stopped around 12 pm.
Fauna
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[ checklist ] Common gull
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Sep 10 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
18 Mile Creek TrailsWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking5.25 Miles 575 AEG
Hiking5.25 Miles   2 Hrs      2.63 mph
575 ft AEG
 
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Instead of hiking the normal loop which I did last year around this time, I hiked down to the creek, hiked to the South branch, took that and kept traveling down the South branch to see how far I could go. After about 3.25 miles, I saw a faint steep trail leading up to the North rim of the creek. I followed this up, and then saw some 'Private Property' signs heading North. I turned and went East instead and followed a dirt road which took me to a railroad crossing with a bridge to the South crossing the creek. There was farmland to the North and East of this point and the road seemed to end here. So, to avoid walking on private property, I walked back down the road and found an extension going to the bottom of the creek, crossed the creek and hiked up the steep but short climb to the South rim. Once on top, I found a road called Belknap road which I followed South for 1/2 mile until I ran into Bley road. It was only about 500 feet from the creek to Belknap road. I turned left and walked to the bridge going over 18 mile creek which is about where I finished my hike.

I realized when I wrote the guide that there were ruins here. I found 2 chimney structures that were in the woods, off the trail, within the first 1/4 of the trail.
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Sep 09 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Buckhorn State ParkWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 09 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking4.90 Miles 46 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   3.46 mph
46 ft AEG
 
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Walked from the parking lot to the end of the peninsula and back. Very little elevation change. Not much effort needed but perfect temps!
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Sep 08 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Whirlpool TrailWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking5.30 Miles 618 AEG
Hiking5.30 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   2.27 mph
618 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Hiked the Whirlpool loop with Ed, starting off at Whirlpool State park and walking the path to Devil's Hole state park, headed down the staired trail to the lower trail section and hiked all the way to the rock overlook and back up the Whirlpool staired trail. This time we didn't go to the end of the trail because of time constraints.
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Sep 07 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Beaver Island Park WalkWestern, NY
Western, NY
Walk / Tour avatar Sep 07 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Walk / Tour5.67 Miles 50 AEG
Walk / Tour5.67 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   3.47 mph
50 ft AEG
 
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I hiked a loop around Beaver Island State Park (about 3.5 miles total) plus a little extra. AEG was only 50 feet! But this hike offers a lot of scenery including trails through the woods, several picnic areas with rain shelters, the historic River Lea house, a public beach, a boardwalk, a marina, a golf course, kayak launches, and more.
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Sep 06 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Margery Gallogly Nature SanctuaryWestern, NY
Western, NY
Hiking avatar Sep 06 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking4.07 Miles 85 AEG
Hiking4.07 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   3.05 mph
85 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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I did the one-way loop from the cemetery to the river. My Dad came along doing roughly a 2 mile roundtrip loop, then drove to pick me up near the river. If there was more time, I would have done a 7-8 mile roundtrip going back on some of the other trails. Temp was 71 degrees, 86% humidity. Overcast day. Extremely comfortable. Saw only one other person walking a dog the entire time. Also noticed that the town planted some new trees in some areas along the far Eastern parts of the trail.
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Sep 03 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking10.40 Miles 4,043 AEG
Hiking10.40 Miles   4 Hrs   38 Mns   2.24 mph
4,043 ft AEG
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Hiked this classic workout hike with Jim and James. Probably my fastest time of all today. There wasn't any water flowing out of the pipe at Bellows Spring, but I was able to filter some water out of the stream directly below the trail. It was very windy at Baldy saddle, at the peak, and for the upper 0.5 miles of trail. We thought it felt like high 40s or low 50s at the top. We didn't stay on the peak for very long because of the wind. We saw a small rattlesnake 5 feet off the side of the trail coming down probably about 15 minutes from Josephine saddle. It was sliding back to a hole that was about 6 to 8 feet away from the trail. We saw at least 15-20 other hikers all day. It was busier because it was a weekend.
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Sep 01 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Suizo Mountains Hi Pt 3370Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking6.80 Miles 754 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   2.21 mph
754 ft AEG
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I started this solo hike early in the morning to avoid the heat. I started near the intersection of Park Line drive and Suizo wash. I also researched the Pinal county Land status viewer (https://pinal.maps.arcgis.com/) to make sure there was a clear route not on private land. I knew ahead of time that there was private property to the West and South of that starting point, but it appeared pretty easy to go around it. It's best to start on the South side of Park Line drive and walk to the Suizo wash, go under the bridge and once across continue North to avoid private property. At a certain point, I saw a sign saying AZ state trust land. The sign had so many bullet holes in it, it was a bit hard to read. Anyway, it didn't appear to be private property, so I proceeded. It looked as though others have went this way also. I bushwhacked until I ran into an old road/trail and followed that NW for a while. When it looked like I was getting too far away from Suizo mountain, I bushwhacked West away from the trail I was on until I hit a wash and then followed it for a while until I was closer to the summit. From there it was a relatively easy bushwhack to the top. I found and signed a registry at the high point. There were some hawks or ravens circling around above me, coming quite close. The oldest log entries were from Aug 1991, which is not so common to see. There was a log entry in Dec 1991 by a 10 year old named Tony Granek who made it to the top. That same 10 year old would be 41 today. I took a more direct way down running into a trail going South which connected up with a wash that ended up taking me North, so there was a bit of a backtrack there. I followed the wash going North and found some cattle which ran away from me as usual. After about 0.5 miles going North, the wash turned to the East and continued. I followed the wash going East until I ran into the same road/trail that I was on earlier. From there I went back almost the same route I followed earlier. I walked the fence line just to see what was there as I wasn't sure if there were any trail easements, but didn't see any. Again, I recommend following the wash under the bridge to the South side of Park Line drive to avoid having to squeeze through any fences. This hike would have been better in fall/winter, but still enjoyable and not too humid early in the morning.
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Aug 30 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Pinal Peak 7848Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 162
Hiking2.40 Miles 279 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles      50 Mns   2.88 mph
279 ft AEG
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I originally planned on hiking both Pinal and Signal from the Pioneer pass area. I knew the Pioneer pass campground was closed. I thought the road would be open, but it was not. Therefore, I was forced to drive up the road to the upper campground (Pinal campground). From that area, this hike isn't too challenging. I hiked to Signal peak the night before, camped overnight and summitted Pinal peak in the morning. My original plan was to hike 3 or 4 other summits in the area but because of road closures, trail closures, and terrible overgrowth, I decided it wasn't worth it. My GPS track for Pinal includes some exploration of the old Pioneer trail (#196) which hardly looked like a trail at all. That trail is in serious need of maintenance.
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