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Oct 17 2020
david_allen_3
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42 male
 Joined Feb 13 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
San Francisco Peaks - AZT #34Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2020
david_allen_3
Hiking35.60 Miles 2,734 AEG
Hiking35.60 Miles
2,734 ft AEG
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This was a side trip to Little Spring. Temps around 70 degrees at 3:00 PM and cooled off from there. Birds and bees near spring that is practically dry except for a few drops a minute but not enough to form a pool of water. It would probably take the better part of a day to even fill a water bottle. Nice scenery though with big mature Pine, Aspen and Spruce. Found water in Potato Tank/Pond near what I believe to be Forest Road 418. Saw 5 or 6 deer.
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Oct 10 2020
david_allen_3
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 Joined Feb 13 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Bismarck Lake TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2020
david_allen_3
Hiking1.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
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Started the adventure after camping the night before near Stoneman Lake to avoid colder temps on the peaks. Little chilly overnight at just over 50 degrees but not bad. The drive into Bismarck Lake was pleasant enough with more fall color along the road than along the trail. The road is very dusty and there are some large bumps developing on the last incline before the turn off to the trail but still manageable in my 2wd SUV. Temp was about 54 degrees at about 9:00 AM. Area is beautiful and dry. No water in Bismarck which means no critters to look for. Hopefully snow comes early. Checked on some other ponds, springs on the way in, all dry. The most reliable water in the area appears to be Alpha Fia, Locket Spring and maybe Little Spring? If I had time I would have walked the less than a mile to Little Spring to see. Saw about 6 Deer closer to the hwy.
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Mostly on the drive in and further away from the trail along the slopes.

dry Bismarck Lake Dry Dry
Most years with the help of summer rains there would be water here year round but not this year.
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Sep 04 2020
david_allen_3
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42 male
 Joined Feb 13 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Barnhardt Trail #43Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Sep 04 2020
david_allen_3
Backpack5.90 Miles 2,055 AEG
Backpack5.90 Miles
2,055 ft AEG35 LBS Pack
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Spent the night in Barnhardt Canyon at the beginning of September. My goal was to get out of the valley heat. Enjoyed cool overnight temps in the mid 60s. Low to mid 90s during the day but clouds rolled in and trees along creek provided shade during the afternoon. Heard a mtn lion scream overnight, visited by a family of foxes that acted like lost puppies. Owl sounds. Rattlesnake as well. Animals maybe desperate for food after weak summer rains. Water in Barnhardt Creek and south fork of creek although no flow.
Fauna
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Mule Deer
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Barnhardt Creek at Half Moon Trail Pools to trickle Pools to trickle

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Big Kahuna Falls - Mazatzal Wilderness Pools to trickle Pools to trickle

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Fellow hiker hiked down to spring and reported light flow.
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Jun 26 2020
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 Phoenix, AZ
Bismarck Lake TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2020
david_allen_3
Hiking1.00 Miles 200 AEG
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200 ft AEG
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Fun day to be on the trail. Nice weather, breeze was perfect. Lots of animal tracks and butterflies near the water. Water was cold and appears to seep in on the west side as it snakes underground through the meadows.
Flora
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Purple Loco
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Yellow, purple and orange flowers.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bismarck Lake 26-50% full 26-50% full
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Jun 25 2020
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 Phoenix, AZ
Grand Canyon Caverns CampgroundNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Car Camping avatar Jun 25 2020
david_allen_3
Car Camping
Car Camping
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Enjoyed the afternoon wandering the roads and trails near the cave entrance and toured the caverns. It was a delightful 60 degrees in the cave. Emergency shelter rations still there and have actually been replaced and added to! Our guide was corny but I like corny. Masks required in the cave. Ended the day with dinner at Snowcap Cafe in Seligman. Mini comedy show while you order. Worth the drive. Temps topped out in the low 90s. Evenings and mornings much cooler.
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Dec 28 2019
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42 male
 Joined Feb 13 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Hwy 87. Payson, AZ 
Hwy 87. Payson, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking
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30-32 degrees all day in Payson. Cloudy with 5-10 mph winds. Snowed on and off all night and day. Trail conditions at Gila County TH on the south side of Payson were snowy and under the snow was mud. Very cold especially with no sun. Hiking was very difficult. Running water everywhere. No animals seen except a crow. Rabbit droppings in the sheltered areas under trees.
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Nov 30 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Mount Ord - Oak Spring RidgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking1.60 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles
120 ft AEG
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39 degrees in the afternoon wasnt too bad with the bright sunshine on your back. Water everywhere, ground was a huge wet sponge where the snow had melted on the south slopes. Good time hiking up Mt. Ord road except for a couple of off road enthusiasts who have never slid off a road...yet. Speed kills! Esp on mud, ice and snow! We stayed far far away from the road when the 4wd racer's game flying down the mountain. I could see myself being taken out by an FJ, Jeep or F250 that slid past the turn. My slow speed descent once back in the car upset the Jeep. But we all made it down safe and sound and out of the snow.
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Oct 28 2019
david_allen_3
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42 male
 Joined Feb 13 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Saddle Mountain - AZT #22Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking16.40 Miles 4,400 AEG
Hiking16.40 Miles
4,400 ft AEG
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Great day to be on the AZT/Mazatzal Divide Trail. Little chilly but warm sunshine helped.
Flora
Flora
Chokecherry
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Aug 23 2019
david_allen_3
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 Phoenix, AZ
Pine ButtePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 23 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking2.00 Miles 1,107 AEG
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1,107 ft AEG
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Good day to be in the Mazatzals away from the valley heat. High temps at 5700 feet was about 87 degrees. Morning was nice and cool in the upper 60s. Lots of falling stars at night. Saw 1 Buck on the way in and lots of Bear and some Coyote evidence. No rain in sight. Really starting to dry out even up high. Need rain. Forest in this area is making a nice comeback in most areas.
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Jun 05 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Lake Huron. Michigan trees, MI 
Lake Huron. Michigan trees, MI
 
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking
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Cool Michigan mornings with afternoon thunderstorms
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May 26 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Usery Park, AZ 
Usery Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 26 2019
david_allen_3
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Excellent weather for camping. Thought I would see more animals. Quail and dove observed. Star viewing was good. Camp hosts were non intrusive and helpful.
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Apr 27 2019
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42 male
 Joined Feb 13 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Holbert Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking2.40 Miles 1,100 AEG
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1,100 ft AEG
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Bees. Lots of bees. Nice and warm. Brittlebush starting to dry out and drop leaves. Lots of yellow Palo Verde blossoms. Tasty.
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Mar 31 2019
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42 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Barnhardt Trail #43Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking12.40 Miles 2,132 AEG
Hiking12.40 Miles
2,132 ft AEG
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Nice cool Spring day. Lots of water everywhere.
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Mar 31 2019
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42 male
 Joined Feb 13 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Barnhardt Trail #43Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking12.40 Miles 2,132 AEG
Hiking12.40 Miles
2,132 ft AEG
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Nice cool Spring day. Lots of water everywhere.
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Mar 03 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Kiwanis Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2019
david_allen_3
Hiking1.05 Miles 418 AEG
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418 ft AEG
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Nice cool evening on South Mtn. Lots of green. :)
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Jan 01 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Slate Creek Divide Beeline Hwy, AZ 
Slate Creek Divide Beeline Hwy, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2019
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Hiking
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4-6 inches of snow from Sunflower to Payson. Cold all day topping out at about 34-35 degrees.
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Nov 24 2018
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 Phoenix, AZ
Banks of the Gila River, AZ 
Banks of the Gila River, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2018
david_allen_3
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Decided to take my annual trek west of the valley along the banks of the Gila. Found only a trickle of water in the river but it was enough for some very large ponds along the river bottom. Heard the screeching of a Hawk. Saw some Dove and minnows in the water and that was about it. Usually see a lot more wildlife. Noticed a decent amount of gunfire in the general area. Sounds like the unofficial gun range for Maricopa County maybe moving out this way since Miller Rd area was shut down. Joy. Anyways weather was amazing and air was fresh so other than praying the gods of war kept their distance no complaints.
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Nov 10 2018
david_allen_3
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 Phoenix, AZ
Y Bar Trail #44Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2018
david_allen_3
Hiking5.55 Miles 2,994 AEG
Hiking5.55 Miles
2,994 ft AEG
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Little windy and colder than I would have preferred but not bad. Found water flowing in one of the East flowing drainages at about 5200 feet just above the trail. Dry at trail crossing.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Barnhardt Creek at Half Moon Trail Medium flow Medium flow
Gallons per minute. Clear and cold and tastes delicious.
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Oct 13 2018
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 Phoenix, AZ
Ma Ha Tuak TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2018
david_allen_3
Hiking1.20 Miles 450 AEG
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450 ft AEG
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Trail was soft. Clean fresh air after the rain. Lots of happy little streams to photograph.
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Oct 08 2018
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 Phoenix, AZ
Kachina Trail #150Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2018
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Hiking5.70 Miles 733 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles
733 ft AEG
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Cold day on the trail. Afternoon temps in the low to mid 30s snowing on and off.
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