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May 11 2019
chumley
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46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Apache Lake Kayaking, AZ 
Apache Lake Kayaking, AZ
 
Kayak avatar May 11 2019
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Kayak15.35 Miles 539 AEG
Kayak15.35 Miles1 Day   6 Hrs   15 Mns   
539 ft AEG
 
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I spent a nice weekend at Apache Lake. Managed to knock out 13 miles on Saturday, all the way to the dam and a lot of play time in the coves on the way back. 10% hit hard and I ended up in a miserable fight against the elements trying to get off the lake in the face of a strong wind, whitecaps, rain and hail. I actually took the time to put on my pdf. :o

Back at camp, it had barely rained at all.

Sunday was a shorter day, just out to the rope swing and a few hours of fun there before heading across to the knuckles. Found time to chat with mom before the storms rolled in again. This time I was offered the cletus escape route and with zero shame hopped on a passing pontoon boat and took the free ride back to shore. Don't worry, I knocked a mile off my stats. Just in case you're counting :sweat:
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May 04 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Blue Ridge Reservoir - CC CraginPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar May 04 2019
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Backpack5.55 Miles 1,754 AEG
Backpack5.55 Miles2 Days         
1,754 ft AEG
 
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Spent the weekend backpacking and kayaking at CCCragin. The lake is down 12-18" from the high it reached a few weeks ago, and the spillway is no longer flowing, but it's basically still 100% full. There's quite a bit of debris in parts of the lake, usually collected into specific areas by surface winds. But it's certainly not a place you can run a motor without being attentive.

In addition to the various hiking adventures, I managed to tally exactly 9.99 miles in the kayak too. This is always a fun destination!
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Apr 28 2019
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46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Canyonish, AZ 
Canyonish, AZ
 
Canyoneering avatar Apr 28 2019
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Canyoneering9.46 Miles 2,115 AEG
Canyoneering9.46 Miles   6 Hrs   32 Mns   1.62 mph
2,115 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
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Got to explore a new area that had been on my radar for a while. I managed to drive the road in 4 times over the course of the weekend because it's such an enjoyable mountain road!

The canyon was rocky and dry, overgrown, and mostly annoying. Travel was slow. Lots of huge boulders. Eventually we reached water, and the swimmers were positively brutal. I'm not sure these will ever warm up!

Scenery picked up downstream. Turned out to be pretty nice. I ran out of time and had to turn back a bit sooner than I had hoped, while the others continued on. I could explore more places like this.
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Apr 26 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Agassiz PeakFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 26 2019
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Hiking0.61 Miles 879 AEG
Hiking0.61 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   0.69 mph
879 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
 
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Took advantage of a good late-season snowpack to bag Agassiz before the route melts out and the permitted oversnow travel becomes impossible again.

Microspikes were my method of traction today as the late morning snow was still hard packed and crispy. The ridge was bare, so I had to swing around and traverse up the more protected bowl side to maintain a snow-covered approach.

A couple of snowboarders beat me to the summit and headed down into the inner basin where they had stashed their mountain bikes for the shuttle back.

After a good break on the summit, I clicked into my bindings and began the absolutely delightful 1100-foot descent through the bowl, making sweeping turns in fantastically ideal spring conditions before reaching the groomed trail at the bottom of the catwalk. The rest of the day was spent making runs and enjoying the conditions on the peaks.
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Apr 26 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Forest Wandering, AZ 
Forest Wandering, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 26 2019
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Hiking2.97 Miles 492 AEG
Hiking2.97 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   1.62 mph
492 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
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Met up with Janelle after skiing for a quick trip into the woods near town. Sophie enjoyed the walk, and I was happy to discover a new part of the world. There's nice water and spring is starting to green up the forest.
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Devil's Bridge Trail #120Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2019
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Hiking5.24 Miles 720 AEG
Hiking5.24 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.05 mph
720 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
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Took some Norwegians touristing. Nice to sneak this one in before the permit restrictions take effect later this year.

It was surprisingly less annoying than I had expected it would be, though still exponentially more visited than the last time I was here.
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Apr 22 2019
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Red Rock CrossingSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2019
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Hiking1.71 Miles 182 AEG
Hiking1.71 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   2.01 mph
182 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
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More Norwegian touristing. This place has exploded in popularity over the years. Still worth the visit for those who find this landscape unique.
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Apr 21 2019
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Rim Trail - GC South RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Road Biking avatar Apr 21 2019
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Road Biking6.83 Miles 483 AEG
Road Biking6.83 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   5.06 mph
483 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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Spent a couple of hours riding along the rim. Heading out toward Yaki is definitely the way to go. The trail is right on the edge and the crowds are exponentially less than over toward the village.
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 Tempe, AZ
Sycamore Canyon - Bushnell to Round ValleyPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Apr 14 2019
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Canyoneering4.07 Miles 746 AEG
Canyoneering4.07 Miles   6 Hrs   13 Mns   0.65 mph
746 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
B - Up to light current; wading/swimming; possible wet/dry suit
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Always a good one after a wet winter or some good spring snow melt. Opted for a shorter loop rather than the full monty. Turned out to be a great choice. Quick visit with the power animals and their trainers. Otherwise only encountered frogs. Lots of frogs. Might have to visit this one again sometime. :)
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Mar 30 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Chooka8, AZ 
Chooka8, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2019
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Hiking13.91 Miles 4,232 AEG
Hiking13.91 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   2.35 mph
4,232 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Knocked two more uniques off my Huachuca list. Nice to get out on the west siiiiiide! Oversite is a great trail. I think Shawn told me once that the Douglas RD is really good with maintenance? Maybe I'm misremembering. Either way, tough to argue. These certainly don't get a lot of legitimate hiker use, and yet are very well maintained, with obvious trail maintenance as recently as last fall.

Ida reminded me of the trail up Babo. Similar terrain and flora. I was heading down later in the day and the mountain shaded me a bit. This wouldn't be as fun to ascend, and definitely not earlier in the day when the lower portions are exposed to the sun.

I did a loop down Wisconsin Canyon (which I learned apparently got it's name because the temperature dropped 20 degrees as soon I started down) and up Pat Scott. I was expecting more water in PS creek given the recent snow and overall wet winter, but it really wasn't any more than I had seen it previously.

Since JJ and and the doc had hit the alternate PS Peak last time they were here I decided to cover my bases as well. Glad I did. The views from up there far exceed those from the peak(s) under the text name on the map.

Got stopped by border patrol on the way down. After ribbing the poor guy a bit at my surprise that he was out of his truck and actually hiking on a trail, I answered a bunch of his questions and pointed him toward the only questionable things I had seen on my loop. After showing him the soles of my shoes, I continued on.

He must have lost a bet or something cause two other officers were at the bottom relaxing in their truck and waiting for him to radio down when he had had a chance to check out what he was investigating. They asked if I was the owner of the vehicle down the road with the, uh, art, on it. I confirmed. Lol.

I did the trailhead drive as a loop to figure out which is faster. No contest ... through SV and around the south side over Montezuma Pass was almost half an hour shorter than the dirt road to Parker Canyon Lake and Sonoita. Though that is one of the prettiest drives in the state. I also drove that 35mph road like Andretti at about 60, so it might technically be even longer than that. In review, get there by going around the east side through SV. Don't listen to Google, sometimes it really has no clue.
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Mar 27 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Mormon Hidden, AZ 
Mormon Hidden, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2019
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Hiking4.04 Miles 929 AEG
Hiking4.04 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   3.03 mph
929 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
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Mar 24 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Holdout Black Rock Loop, AZ 
Holdout Black Rock Loop, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Mar 24 2019
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Backpack23.08 Miles 3,669 AEG
Backpack23.08 Miles2 Days         
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Decided to visit this little gem again in springtime.

I wore gaiters, but somehow forgot about all the catclaw. Pants might be advisable unless somebody gets out there and cleans it up a bit.

Water flow looked similar to last fall after the October rains. Plentiful. I thought it was flowing about the same until I dropped into the rabbit hole at the top of the chute and quickly discovered it was significantly higher flowing in the narrows. This thwarted my efforts to run the whole thing, but we managed to dip down into a couple of my favorite spots to play.

Black Rock was flowing nicely all the way to the climb out, including a couple of the side drainages. But I doubt I'll ever see it flowing as high as last October in a steady rain.

The ruts in the road to Reef Tank have been cleaned up a bit, and there was an FJ and an F150 with street tires camping there. That was a bit of a surprise. We didn't see the campers. We did encounter another hiker on the loop who looked like he had probably just disposed of a body. He was from Tennessee of all places. And of course we followed in the footprints of the grotto norb group all weekend, without realizing it was them until getting back to town Sunday night.

Always a good one!
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Mar 13 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Mar 13 2019
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Snowshoeing9.77 Miles 3,493 AEG
Snowshoeing9.77 Miles   6 Hrs   43 Mns   1.70 mph
3,493 ft AEG      58 Mns Break
 
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** Failed Summit Attempt **

Skipped work to play in the snow. Trailhead was clear, but it was snowing and was only half a mile before the trail was snow covered. A group of three had hiked ahead of me. Could it be that somebody would finally break a trail for me!? I lost hope after I observed one of the three had poles, but no snow baskets. Sure enough at Josephine Saddle, their tracks headed back down the super trail. From here I was making first tracks.

I skipped the snowshoes for a bit, before deciding they would be easier. The snow got steadily deeper, from 6" at Josephine, to over at foot at Bellows, to over 18" at Baldy Saddle. The switchbacks up the chute were stupid windy, and I was very leery of the snow-weighted trees snapping in the wind. The oaks didn't concern me, but the pines did.

I wasn't sure I would make the summit and considered turning back. But I pushed for the saddle. Once there, the wind was brutal, so I proceeded up knowing that the wind would be better away from the saddle. I took a break and ate a snack and decided to go for it. A quarter mile later I gave up. The wind was relentless. The clouds were thick, and the terrain offered little definition with few trees. There was nothing that resembled even a slight trail cut. The wind had drifted the snow far too much. I turned around.

My snowshoe tracks were gone. I knew there was a wind advisory and 30mph winds were forecast. They were higher. I was happy to get below Bellows Spring where the wind subsided though I could still hear it whipping through the trees higher up. Breaks in the clouds provided some dramatic views on the descent. At Josephine I saw the only other person of the day, though it was apparent that maybe a dozen had made the loop hike to the saddle.

I love this mountain.
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Mar 09 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Mazzy Overnight, AZ 
Mazzy Overnight, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Mar 09 2019
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Backpack20.12 Miles 4,800 AEG
Backpack20.12 Miles2 Days         
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Having seen this winter progress, along with a few recent trip reports and photos we knew this would be a good time to head into the Mazzies. It did not disappoint!

I had the goal of getting to the middle "bowl" between the waterfalls, and knew it would take a while, so we headed out early and managed to get to camp around noon. Karl opted to join me on my adventure, and it turned out to be the highlight of the trip!

From the bottom of the canyon, we ascended the steep scree slope which was an absolute mess of primarily prickly pear, but also a ton of agave, and pincushion. Footing was poor, rocks were loose, and there was nothing safe to grab. Literally, grabbing an agave was often the best choice for supporting yourself! :o

As noted by @te_wa, near the top there are several small cliff bands that you need to climb through, none particularly difficult on its own, but again, each level was littered with cactus making a few moves fairly precarious. Once reaching a point that seemed to be about 25 feet below the rim, we dropped down again into the bowl between the falls. It's just a little slice of heaven in Arizona! :)

We explored the base of the two upper falls and the top of the lower fall, took a metric s-ton of photos and videos, and then made our way back the way we came. At the top, we chatted briefly with @the_n and a group of backpackers he was with before heading back to the others at Horse Camp. The day trip had taken as long as the 10 mile hike to camp in the morning. Plenty of blood was shed. These mountains are not forgiving.

Campfire, beer, dinner, and relaxation on a chilly night that dropped just below freezing led to a well-earned night sleep.

In the morning we headed up to Rock Creek, fighting the manzanita as expected, stopping at the falls on the way down. Lee hiked up to meet us and provided a welcome shuttle from RC back to Barnhart, saving us the agony of catclaw hell on Half Moon.

I was exhausted. Literally destroyed. Back home, it hurt just to sleep that night! A brutal two days in the Mazzies. And I wouldn't have it any other way! :D
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Mar 03 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
Reavis Falls HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2019
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Hiking14.79 Miles 3,655 AEG
Hiking14.79 Miles   7 Hrs   23 Mns   2.16 mph
3,655 ft AEG      32 Mns Break
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I'd never done this one, and with the amount of precipitation in the Supes this winter, it seemed like it might be a good weekend to check it out. That plan turned out perfectly. There was water flowing in all the drainages, and snow holding on the north-facing slopes higher up.

I'm always a fan of meeting new people, and we had a great group of hikers who were fun people to be around (and also John was there :sweat:). The weather was perfect; just warm enough to be in the water in the shaded canyon, but cool enough to make the big climb out reasonably pleasant. (I hope I used that semicolon correctly :lol: )

We were ahead of the daytrip crowds, though there were a handful of backpackers who were camped at the various spots along the trail. Just as we started our return trip, we ran into another group with a few people we all knew, and as we continued downstream, passed at least a dozen more were on their way up. I'm glad we were able to enjoy the falls without all those other people! :DANCE:

We made fairly quick work of the climb out and were back at the trailhead by 3pm. It was a fun day with a great group of hikers!

Blockbuster ftw! :D

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Cedar Basin Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Don't know about the spring itself, but the drainage was flowing nicely.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Maple Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Crystal clear water in the drainage at the trail crossing. (Other flowing water this day was dirty storm runoff)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Reavis Falls Heavy flow Heavy flow
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Mar 02 2019
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 Tempe, AZ
North Maricopa Mountains Loop, AZ 
North Maricopa Mountains Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2019
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Hiking15.54 Miles 1,145 AEG
Hiking15.54 Miles   5 Hrs   39 Mns   3.15 mph
1,145 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
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Saturday trail run in the N Maricopas. I had only been out here once before, and never for the promised spring superbloom. It was a little disappointing. There's a a solid 3 mile approach just to get across the boring part of this one and see a flower. And you'll have to do the same on the way back. Nonetheless, it's pretty scenic once you get back there. Flowers were there to be found, though only a couple of us ever took the opportunity to stop and smell them. Seemed everybody was in a hurry or whatever. [ youtube video ]

It was nice to meet Mark, and I guess to hike with the others again. ;)
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Feb 24 2019
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Mogollon Rim Vista LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 24 2019
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Snowshoeing4.69 Miles 235 AEG
Snowshoeing4.69 Miles   3 Hrs   51 Mns   1.83 mph
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After burning through whatever energy my legs had by breaking trail Saturday, I opted to head for the Rim Lakes area on Sunday. I was going under the assumption that somebody would have been up there and run FR300 in a snowmobile, packing down a track for easier snowshoeing along the rim. As it turned out, nobody had been there.

But a couple minutes after arriving, a big toy hauler pulled in after driving up from Chandler. He had three snowmobiles and was going to head out, so I thanked him and informed him that I'd be following in his tracks. While impatiently waiting for them to get their stuff together, I might've had it out with some idiot camping in the parking lot who seemed to think that blasting Christmas music across the forest was normal/acceptable/reasonable/seasonal?

Anyway, snowshoeing was pleasant in the tracks, but my thought of going all the way to Woods Canyon Lake was quickly put to rest, and we swung out toward the rim near military sinkhole to enjoy the solitude and views.

On the return, the Rim Lakes parking area was an absolute shitshow of people and I couldn't get away from it soon enough. The drive home was no less entertaining, with the Beeline highway littered with people who have never seen snow before, or somehow thought that parking on a 65mph highway shoulder was a good idea. Or sledding into it.

I felt bad for the kids whose parents brought them to the area between four peaks and sycamore creek to go sledding. It must be awful to be sliding on snow through catclaw bushes, only to come to a complete stop in a prickly pear!

There was a virtual parking lot of instagram photographers capturing the elusive shot of the four peaks with snow on them. From the highway. Because, yay. I wonder if this is the real reason why people from colder climates hate winter so much? It's not actually the snow, it's the people! It freezes their brains! :lol:
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Horton Creek Trail #285Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 23 2019
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Snowshoeing2.66 Miles 818 AEG
Snowshoeing2.66 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   1.07 mph
818 ft AEG   1 Hour   16 Mns Break
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With so much snow at lower elevations I thought it would be fun to hit one of the trails that typically doesn't have snowshoe depth snow. Plus I figured this might be easier to park near than other options.

Well I struck out on parking and had to shovel a spot for myself. Oh well.

Then there was the snow. So, so, so, so deeeeeeeep! It was really beautiful. But snowshoeing was incredibly exhausting. It never crossed my mind that I couldn't push through for 3.5 miles of breaking a trail, but it didn't take long for me to admit defeat and realize that it just wasn't going to happen today.

The good news is nobody else was out there, which is pretty much the only way I ever want to experience this trail!

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Tinajas wander, AZ 
Tinajas wander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2019
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Hiking1.69 Miles 726 AEG
Hiking1.69 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   1.03 mph
726 ft AEG
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The others were suffering from various illnesses so I headed off to attempt to reach an arch we saw from camp on a nearby peak in the Tinajas Altas Mountains. It was a fun little route up a steep gully. There weren't many obstacles and the desert flora wasn't too bad. Found a lightly used immigrant shelter and a few remnants of bombing days.

It became evident near the top that the arch was not going to be reached due to being at the top of a summit block over 100 feet high. So I explored a bit more, looked for another way down, but decided to return the way I came, since I knew it wouldn't cliff out.

Fun little morning from camp. I could explore these mountains for days.
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Tule Tank, AZ 
Tule Tank, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2019
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Hiking2.35 Miles 632 AEG
Hiking2.35 Miles   1 Hour   34 Mns   1.64 mph
632 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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This was a nice side trip along the Camino. The tank itself is pretty quick to get to, but a couple of us continued on, climbing higher into the canyon and finally topping out on one of the ridges above. I had fancied wandering up to Buckhorn Tank and then looping around back to the vehicles, but that would have left the others waiting too long. Really cool mountains in here, and an area that could easily be explored for much more time.
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