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Apr 11 2011
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Walkin' Jim Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2011
ankaa
Hiking9.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.25 mph
500 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Feb 20 2011
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Ford Canyon Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2011
ankaa
Hiking9.50 Miles 1,410 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   5 Hrs      1.90 mph
1,410 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 22 2011
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Rogers Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2011
ankaa
Hiking10.82 Miles 1,638 AEG
Hiking10.82 Miles   6 Hrs      1.80 mph
1,638 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 16 2011
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Walkin' Jim Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2011
ankaa
Hiking9.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.80 mph
500 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 08 2011
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
ANSMH IV, AZ 
ANSMH IV, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2011
ankaa
Hiking6.25 Miles 1,514 AEG
Hiking6.25 Miles   4 Hrs      1.56 mph
1,514 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 02 2011
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Vulture PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2011
ankaa
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.14 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 11 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Barnhardt Trail #43Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2009
ankaa
Hiking12.40 Miles 1,912 AEG
Hiking12.40 Miles   8 Hrs   30 Mns   1.46 mph
1,912 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
No footprints in the snow (no people prints anyways), and we didn't see anybody all day.
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Nov 29 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2009
ankaa
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.80 mph
1,125 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Nov 23 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Overton Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2009
ankaa
Hiking9.50 Miles 385 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   5 Hrs      1.90 mph
385 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 11 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2009
ankaa
Hiking5.90 Miles 2,600 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   6 Hrs      0.98 mph
2,600 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Sep 29 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Lower Salt River paddle, AZ 
Lower Salt River paddle, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Sep 29 2009
ankaa
Kayak8.00 Miles
Kayak8.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.60 mph
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Took the day off for some r&r.
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Sep 13 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Lake Pleasant, AZ 
Lake Pleasant, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Sep 13 2009
ankaa
Kayak10.00 Miles
Kayak10.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.00 mph
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jul 27 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Mountain Trail #159Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2009
ankaa
Hiking3.00 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
400 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jul 19 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau - Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2009
ankaa
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,115 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.56 mph
2,115 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jun 28 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain Trail #21Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 28 2009
ankaa
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,256 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.60 mph
2,256 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 17 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Agua Fria River via BadgerCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2009
ankaa
Hiking8.00 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.14 mph
300 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hiked from Badger Springs to the side canyon near Sunset point. Would have been nice if there was a little bit more water, but there was plenty to stay cool. The gnats were firmly in control of the canyon we used as our exit.
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May 04 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Woodchute Trail #102Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar May 04 2009
ankaa
Hiking7.50 Miles 741 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   1.76 mph
741 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 19 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Canyon Trail #114Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2009
ankaa
Hiking5.00 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.67 mph
700 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 15 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
 Triplogs 56

45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Governors PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2009
ankaa
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,700 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   4 Hrs   3 Mns   1.23 mph
1,700 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 08 2009
ankaa
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 Photos 268
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45 male
 Joined Jul 10 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Cave - Castle Hot Springs , AZ 
Black Cave - Castle Hot Springs , AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2009
ankaa
Hiking4.75 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking4.75 Miles   5 Hrs      0.95 mph
400 ft AEG
 no routes
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We had originally planned on hiking Governors peak, but on the drive out we decided to check out a cave shown on the topo instead.

We parked near Squaw Mesa and followed some old jeep trails to a point NE of the cave. From there we hiked SW on what may or may not have been a trail over a low saddle and then down a wash a short ways to the cave. We found the cave without much trouble, but there was a large bee hive just above the entrance. It looked more like a deep alcove than a true cave, but the unnerving buzzing noise kept our exploration short.

Since it was still early, we decided to add a few miles by following some of the old trails in the area to see if we could get a view of Castle Hot Springs. From the cave we continued following the trail down the wash to where it intersected with a pack trail shown on the map. From this point, for all intents and purposes, the trail shown on the topo no longer exists. Using a map and compass though, we stayed more or less on track. There were a couple places where there were visible signs of the old trail confirming we were on route, but the desert has claimed the rest. About 1/4 mile from Castle Hot Springs the trail made an appearance and was easy enough to follow to where it dead ends at the top of a small peak just to the East of and above the Castle Hot Springs main property.

Disclaimer: We only had a topo map, and it did not show where private property in the area was located. We did not pass through any gates, over/under any fences, or see any signage indicating we were crossing any, but I can't say for sure that we didn't. The topo was however necessary to stay on track, and I wouldn't recommend the hike for anybody that didn't have decent route finding and map skills.
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average hiking speed 1.58 mph
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