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May 22 2010
azbackpackr
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67 female
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 Tucson AZ
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 22 2010
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Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
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A quick up and back, as fast as I could go, in the late afternoon. Beautiful day, although windy!
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May 16 2010
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Molina Spring, AZ 
Molina Spring, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar May 16 2010
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Mtn Biking20.00 Miles
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I took a mountain bike ride from US 60 south toward Escudilla Mountain, just inside the Arizona border with New Mexico. This is the rimrock country, a vast and sparsely populated region that stretches for hundreds of miles into New Mexico.

I rode a bit over 9 miles and finally connected with civilization when I met the road to White Mountain Acres. This is where I turned around, not wanting to spoil my day by actually seeing another human being! I lucked out and saw no one the entire time I was out there. What a great day. As for the riding conditions, I would say this rough 4WD two-track is about at an intermediate level, with plenty of rocks to negotiate, but not really technical. Nothing very steep, either.

My goal was to reach Molina Spring. It was a bit of a let-down--just a big bathtub-shaped container, and a system of piping. There was no extra greenery that one associates with a spring.

My other goal was to put 20 miles on the odometer, and I did, by adding a couple of side trips. One side trip was to view an overlook of the beautiful gorge of Nutrioso Creek, also known as Correjo Crossing in that section (see my HAZ hike of that name).

I wonder what the country was like before cattle...

To reach this area, take US 60 east approximately 6.4 miles from the stoplight in Springerville. Road is noticeable due to cattle guard at entrance, with cable gate. Please close the gate. Park there, and ride.
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May 15 2010
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67 female
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Antelope MountainAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2010
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Hiking4.50 Miles 854 AEG
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Walked up the side of the mtn. Didn't follow the road much, except on the very top, and also when I got back down by the reservoir. I could see 5 lakes from up there! Three Greer Lakes, the Wiltbank Reservoir, and another lake I did not know about. I think it is on Hall Creek on private property near Greer. It must be there due to the huge run off.

I could see Baldy, all covered with snow.
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May 14 2010
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67 female
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Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2010
azbackpackr
Hiking5.50 Miles 847 AEG
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Hiked up Flat Top the normal way, from behind the sawmill, then walked across to its actual summit, signed both registers, and came down the steep scree slope just below the summit and back to the trail.

Met an elderly woman with a poodle who had come up from the Murray Basin side. Of course, the Forest Service has not bothered to tell anyone about the 12th St. trailhead in their booklet, even though that is the one everyone uses. She was a bit confused as to how I had gotten there.

Then there was a young woman hiking with her big yellow lab who was scared because she had seen two young men who seemed like they were on the trail just to do drugs or something. She said they seemed very suspicious. It is getting to be the crowded time of year! I expect if those guys saw all the people hiking here, they will go elsewhere to do their drugs.

I went back via Robinson Hollow Trail, which I have not yet created as a HAZ hike. So I didn't see the "scary" guys.
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May 08 2010
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Country Club Trail #632Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Mtn Biking9.50 Miles 500 AEG
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I had ridden this trail a few years ago, but the signage is all messed up now. There is a loop, but I couldn't remember which way to go at the many junctions. I ended up following the connector that goes toward Los Burros Trail, according to the sign. Later on I emailed the TRACKS president to ask him about it and he said yes, it is a loop trail, and he will tell the trail coordinator about the sign problems. Then I looked in my guidebook and see where I should have turned left. Oh, well.

The maps in the kiosk are bad because the names on the maps don't match the names on the signs. The map in the guidebook is the same map, without the confusing wrong names. However, the guidebook is no longer available.

As for the ride, at first it is pretty rocky. As I recall, if you do follow the loop around, it is pretty easy riding. I had a good time, rocks and all.
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Apr 25 2010
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South Fork Trail #97Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2010
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Hiking6.20 Miles 1,700 AEG
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Our first hike here of the season. We hike here often in summer and fall.

We frequently take off the main trail and go up into Hamblin Draw, a meadow area. The main South Fork creek is not safe to cross right now. I'm sure some hikers would do it, but it is flowing really fast.

The smaller creek in the photos is the one coming down from Hamblin Draw. Hamblin Draw is not listed on the map. Some people were calling it Melissa Springs, but the local rancher who has lived her entire life within 3 miles of it scoffed at that when I asked her about it.

During times of lower water it is an easy loop hike to go up Hamblin Draw and loop over the low divide via a very old logging road, and back to the main South Fork, which will land you well upstream, in the upper meadows near Joe Baca Draw. We didn't go that far, though.
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Apr 24 2010
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Overland TrailAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2010
azbackpackr
Hiking10.40 Miles 1,300 AEG
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I always forget if I am supposed to put how far I actually hiked or just the one-way distance. Anyway, it is about 5.2 miles from the lower "Water Canyon Trailhead" of the Overland Trail to the junction with the Apache Vista spur trail. So I hiked up there, and back down again, for about a total of 10.4 miles. 7700 to 9,000.

There are patches of snow starting at 8400. I saw 3 turkey hunters, with their blind set up by Point of the Mountain Spring. They had a LOT of decoys out! Full size turkey decoys--both toms and hens, must have had about 10 decoys! I would like one for my backyard! They were cute! I bet they are expensive, though! I would have taken a photo of them, but I didn't want to bother the fellows. They were friendly the first time I passed by, but on the way back they were hiding in their blind and I thought they would want me to pass by quietly, and leave them alone, as I know they were hoping turkeys would come to the spring. Hope I didn't spoil it for them. They seemed like nice guys. On the other hand if you set up your blind and decoys right by a hiking trail, you might expect there will be hikers...

So it isn't the greatest trail--it is too wide and ATVer's spoil it sometimes. But it is one of the few trails the FS has built in the past 20 years that actually GOES somewhere. It goes all the way to Crescent Lake--it is 22 miles long according to the sign.
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Apr 19 2010
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Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2010
azbackpackr
Hiking5.00 Miles 847 AEG
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I hike this little trail frequently, but this time I had an ulterior motive. The cops had 260 closed because of a problem they were having, so I took binoculars to see if I could see anything. I couldn't see much, just cop cars and cops standing around. Flat Top did have a vantage point, but I was a mile away, at least, so really could not see much.

What happened was that this well-known meth dealer guy got arrested for assaulting his girlfriend's daughter. When the cops arrived they had thought he had a gun, and one of them had his assault rifle with him. When they realized there was no gun involved in the assault, the cop put the assault rifle IN THE BACK SEAT OF HIS CRUISER. Then they arrested the guy, and they put him IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CRUISER WITHOUT REMOVING THE ASSAULT RIFLE. Yeah, small town here. The cop in question used to be the dog catcher. He went to school with my daughter. He is dumb as a brick, I am told.

So the next thing they know, the arrested guy has the gun, and is pointing it at himself. This all happened at 1 a.m. or so. It took 13 hours and the Show Low Swat Team to talk him out of shooting himself or anyone else. The highway was closed the entire time. A lot of taxpayer money wasted because of the dumb cop. I hope they fire him.

Oh, and the meth dealer? He was out of jail on bond the SAME DAY!! He has served two prison terms and has 134 arrests on his record.

There is no justice.
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Apr 18 2010
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White Mountain Grasslands AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2010
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Hiking13.00 Miles 300 AEG
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I started at the parking area at Grasslands Area. Hiked thru the property, out the other side, and up into some cinder hills. I had been dropped off, was going to walk all the way home. I got pretty tired of all the flat walking, though, so after 13 miles I called for a ride--I was almost home by then. My back was really hurting. (Will be seeing my chiropractor.) Saw 6 antelope--I find them impossible to photograph with the pocket camera, so I didn't bother.

The grasslands have a kind of stark beauty. A good photographer could do wonders with the shadows on the hills at dusk and dawn, sunsets, clouds, etc. The overgrazing is very noticeable, though. Partly this problem is an ongoing thing that was begun in the 1800s when the area was just decimated by cattle. Now that there are controls on grazing, and most ranchers do care about their land, they are still between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand we have herds of over 1,000 elk, which are a non-native species to this area, which come down from the mountains in winter when the snow is deep up there. Unlike deer, which are browsers, elk are like cattle--they are grazers.

The land where I was hiking is mostly owned or leased by two sisters, both hardworking ranchwomen, descendants of pioneers, etc. I admire them both, they are tough and strong women. But I was kind of appalled at the condition of the graze. Not that one of them hadn't already told me herself what to expect. She said between the cows and the elk there is nothing left to eat out there. In some areas, especially, there was mostly dirt and rocks.

I always look for petroglyphs and artifacts and other signs of ancient people when I hike the grasslands. I have found a lot of stuff out there, but I don't bring any of it home! I don't generally tell people where it is, but I did report a small village find to the state museum 3 years ago. It was new to them. Lots of pottery shards at that place.

It is a very good area for mtn. biking as well, since one can ride for miles on two tracks and never see a soul.

It is about 6 miles back home to Eagar. Walking home, I crossed the highway and dropped down to look at the Little Colorado River, which was running at almost flood stage. Saw that big cottonwood the beavers had chewed--amazing! There were a lot of smaller trees the beavers had cut as well. I was on private property where the photo was taken.
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Apr 09 2010
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Casa MalpaisAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 09 2010
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Hiking0.25 Miles 100 AEG
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I used to work here as a tour guide. Today I worked here helping two other members of the AZ Archaeological Society in replacing rocks knocked down off walls by some cows that got into the site this winter, and also picking up the rollie rocks on the trails, so that the guests don't fall.

Incidentally, guides here do accept tips!
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Apr 04 2010
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White Mountain Grasslands AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2010
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Short hike: Found my friend's geocache, saw 2 elk, visited the waterfall which is pumping right now with irrigation water, and heard a lot of coyotes after sunset. Not bad for a 3 mile hike!
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Mar 27 2010
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Pole Knoll Recreation AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
XC Skiing avatar Mar 27 2010
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XC Skiing4.60 Miles 700 AEG
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I skied around the Meadowlark Loop and up the Summit trail a short distance. Snow is VERY fast, a bit icy. It is rotting in places. It is still 2 feet deep, though. I found quite a few very small hills to ski up so I could ski down them.
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Mar 21 2010
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White Mountain Grasslands AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2010
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A leisurely stroll to take a look at this place since winter is ending, and we have not been hiking much due to trails being covered in snow, or mud. We saw a LOT of ducks on the ponds.
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Mar 20 2010
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117G - Sherlock Draw Loop, AZ 
117G - Sherlock Draw Loop, AZ
 
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XC Skiing6.40 Miles
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This is such a great area for cross country skiing. Right now there is about 3 feet of snow. It's near Green's Peak. One of my photos shows a view toward Sunrise ski area, where people pay a lot of money to be crowded. I paid no money and saw no other people until almost back to the car, I ran into two other skiers, who belonged to TRACKS Pinetop hiking club, which I also belong to.

Oddly, you wouldn't think so, but it takes longer to ski 6 miles than it does to hike them, at least for me.

I posted this as a GPS route, for the very first time. I have no topo software, either on my GPS or on my computer, just the free easy GPS on my computer and standard highway software on the Garmin 60CX. I was able to print out a topo map of my route, and believe me, this is a major accomplishment for me! I think I should just keep fiddling with it, and maybe do some "geotrashing" since a friend of mine up here has been caching stuff around here for years. I know a lot of you guys hate that sport, but I think it will help me learn something.
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Mar 13 2010
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Elk Springs Draw, AZ 
Elk Springs Draw, AZ
 
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XC Skiing4.20 Miles
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I went to the TRACKS hiking club meeting in Pinetop, and skied with 5 members near the Sky Hi Resort. This is off Bucksprings Rd., take Sky Hi Rd. I am calling it Elk Springs Draw, although we were just skiing near there. We skied back to a big flat open meadow area. It was kind of amazing how you could ski all around without sinking in. Later on in the day it got pretty slushy, though. Spring is coming!
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Feb 27 2010
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Pole Knoll Recreation AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Snow report: Slightly icy but it will hold your weight so you can avoid the ugly groomed areas and snowshoe tracks.

I met with a family I know and helped them learn to ski. It was pretty fun! The conditions had iced up a bit since I was last up there. I actually post only a fraction of the time I go up there.

Snowshoers please stay out of the ski tracks. The Forest Service has received so many complaints about this phenomenon that they have actually put up signs!
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Jan 31 2010
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Pole Knoll Recreation AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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XC Skiing6.20 Miles 700 AEG
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This has to be the best snow we've had since I moved up here 10 years ago. I started on the Pole Knoll Loop trail, which I don't usually ski when i go to Pole Knoll, due to the fact that most of the time it is not skiable--too many bare spots out in those big meadows.

But today was sweet. I started out following someone else's tracks. The FS has groomed part of the area, but thankfully not the whole loop. I dislike groomed trails. Once I got around behind the knoll, the skier who made the tracks took off up the mtn. I decided to follow the Pole Knoll loop itself, and found that breaking trail was easy and fast. The best surface for this sport is packed snow with a little loose stuff on top. I slid along pretty well.

Out in those big meadows it is so beautiful. You can see Sunrise slopes, but no one else is around. Some snowmobilers off in the distance, but no one else. To follow this loop you really have to pay attention to the signs, which are far apart, and the blue tags on trees. Sometimes they are far apart, and that is when I was glad I had done it before, because otherwise I might have gotten a bit confused. Once I got back into the woods and within a mile and a half of the parking lot, the groomed trail was there, so I followed it. It just has no esthetic appeal, and is also kind of rough and slippery. I was not impressed. Some people do like it, though, I guess.

I am guiding a trip here on Superbowl Sunday. We'll be meeting at Bashas' in Eagar at 9 a.m. Arrive ready to ski! I will post it as an event, and it's also on ABC.
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Jan 24 2010
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Murray BasinAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Since this was called a "20 year storm" I wonder if it will be another 20 years before I get to ski here again? It sure was fun. I ride this trail often in summer on my mountain bike. It is only a couple miles from my house. But I sure had never skied it before! It was only skiable for a couple of days, and then the rocks started sticking up as the snow melted.
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Jan 22 2010
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Water Canyon Road, AZ 
Water Canyon Road, AZ
 
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XC Skiing8.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
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I skied the road because that day it would have been hard to get very far out of town in my vehicle, and none of the trailhead parking had been plowed. I wish I had taken some photos up high, though. I skied up past the Elderberry Springs area, starting at the Eagar Town Yard. Coming down, especially the first couple of miles, it was a constant descent, very fun! Going up was a nice little workout. My muscles were sore the next day, that was a good thing, I needed that! I also skied into the Water Canyon Trailhead of the Overland Trail. The snow was very deep and fluffy, very slow going, so I went back to the road. Snowmobiles had made a good track up higher. Down low, there were 4WD trucks. That snow was very warm and melting fast.
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Jan 09 2010
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Round Mountain - EagarAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2010
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Hiking3.00 Miles 600 AEG
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This hill is actually on the Arizona Big List of peaks.

Elev 8044 or 8048 depending upon which map you use. From Flat Top trail head at corner of 12th St. and Line St. behind the old sawmill in Eagar, I followed the Robinson Hollow Loop trail approximately 3/4 mile. Where there is a drainage and small canyon visible to the east, I followed this a short distance and then up the steep side of the mountain to its summit. I returned by hiking north to the Flat Top Trail and back down to the west to the parking area.

There is a well-hidden peakbagger's register, placed by myself about 9 years ago. I actually know everyone who has signed it: Me, my son, a local doctor, and two dedicated Tucson (SAHC)
peakbaggers. No one had signed it but me for about 5 years.

Really good views of Escudilla, Flat Top, Milligan Knoll, Murray Basin, and the rest of the area. You will have the place to yourself, almost without a doubt. Combine with Flat Top summit, Robinson Hollow Loop, and for a longer hike, dip down into Murray Basin and hike over to the 7746 Knoll to make a day of it. I actually started from my house and walked to the trailhead to get some miles in. I didn't count that in the stats.
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