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Nov 09 2012
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Charlebois from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2012
hikemonk
Hiking16.70 Miles 2,490 AEG
Hiking16.70 Miles
2,490 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fauna
Fauna
Phainopepla
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Oct 26 2012
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

male
 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Grand Canyon Corridor LoopNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Oct 26 2012
hikemonk
Backpack25.00 Miles 5,350 AEG
Backpack25.00 Miles4 Days         
5,350 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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Sep 01 2012
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

male
 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
West Fork Trail #628 - Black RiverAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2012
hikemonk
Hiking6.00 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
350 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fauna
Fauna
Arizona Treefrog
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Sep 01 2012
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

male
 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Mount Baldy Connector, AZ 
Mount Baldy Connector, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2012
hikemonk
Hiking7.00 Miles
Hiking7.00 Miles
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Aug 31 2012
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

male
 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Indian Spring Trail #627Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2012
hikemonk
Hiking8.00 Miles 970 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
970 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 30 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Charlebois from Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2011
hikemonk
Hiking17.00 Miles 3,320 AEG
Hiking17.00 Miles
3,320 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Couldn't decide whether to do the Charlebois via Peralta or the Weaver's Needle Loop this date. Arrived @ the trailhead and saw Snake Marks but decided not to bother her given she was in "business attire" and obviously "working" ;)

Knew I had a reasonable distance on Bluff Springs Trail before I had to decide on a direction so headed out and let my feet decide. Got to the Terrapin turn off and just kept on Bluff Springs. Decided to go in one way and out another so in via Bluff Springs to the Dutchman to Charlebois and then return via the Dutchman to Peralta back to the trailhead.

I often wear a goofy looking "French Foreign Legion" type hat to "protect" me from the elements. Today I decided to explore upstream from the main collection pool @ Charlebois and was watching my footing on the rocks and dodging bushes and trees on either side when suddenly everything went black. Only took a split second to realize that was because my eyes were closed and I was falling backwards. Another split second and I realized something had hit me in the head and I was seemingly blacking out. I was pretty sure I hadn't blacked out when pain starting shooting through my head and my eyes remained closed while I grabbed both sides of my head stating out load how much this hurt! (Again, the utterances did not include the word pumpkin :oops: ) When I opened my eyes I saw a small pool of blood forming beneath me on the leaves on the ground and for a brief moment thought, how unfortunate, some small creature has been injured out here. Once I saw several fresh drops fall past my eyes into the slowly forming pool I realized, Oh, I'm the small creature whose been injured. (Nothing gets by me ;) )

When I finally looked about to see what had hit me I realized that I had, with my head down and view blocked by my trusty "protective" hat, run into a horizontal branch approximately 9+ inches in diameter and as dense as petrified wood. As I sat there and repeatedly wiped the blood from my forehead with my bandana, I reminded myself that cuts on the scalp bleed a lot and this probably looked worse than it was 8-[

As if walking straight into a tree that was bigger than life didn't make me feel stupid enough, I sat there sopping up blood and remembered that I had not signed in @ the trailhead and left no "flight plan" with anyone. For a few minutes I remained there in a bit of a fog and reminded myself that I'm rather old and fragile and obviously accident prone and might be wise to reevaluate the way I do things (Note to self... always leave trip info with others and go buy a first aid kit!! :-k )

The bleeding actually stopped rather quickly, maybe 10 minutes or so. Unfortunately, the resulting headache lasted all the way back to the car and until bedtime :( Headache aside, the 10 miles back to the trailhead was still an enjoyable hike and it turned out to be another beautiful winter day in the Supes with rivers of water and ice in multiple locations :DANCE:
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Dec 23 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Marsh Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2011
hikemonk
Hiking15.50 Miles 1,540 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles
1,540 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fauna
Fauna
Skunk
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Dec 17 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
First Water TH to Canyon LakePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 17 2011
hikemonk
Hiking15.00 Miles 3,178 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles
3,178 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Round trip from Canyon Lake to First Water TH and back.
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Dec 02 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Herman's CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 02 2011
hikemonk
Hiking13.50 Miles 1,874 AEG
Hiking13.50 Miles
1,874 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Nov 25 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Charlebois Loop IIPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 25 2011
hikemonk
Hiking16.00 Miles 2,150 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles
2,150 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Culture
Culture
Spring Box
Named place
Named place
Charlebois Spring
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Nov 20 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2011
hikemonk
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
1,125 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Nov 15 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Charlebois from Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2011
hikemonk
Hiking13.60 Miles 2,680 AEG
Hiking13.60 Miles
2,680 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fauna
Fauna
Tarantula
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Nov 12 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Marsh Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 12 2011
hikemonk
Hiking15.50 Miles 1,540 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles
1,540 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fauna
Fauna
Cardinal
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Nov 06 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

male
 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 06 2011
hikemonk
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
1,125 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Nov 05 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

male
 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Charlebois from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2011
hikemonk
Hiking16.70 Miles 2,490 AEG
Hiking16.70 Miles
2,490 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 10 2011
hikemonk
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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Mogollon Rim Vista LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2011
hikemonk
Hiking12.60 Miles 2,300 AEG
Hiking12.60 Miles
2,300 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fauna
Fauna
Horned Lizard
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Jul 02 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Transept TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 02 2011
hikemonk
Hiking4.00 Miles 125 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
125 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fauna
Fauna
Mule Deer
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Jul 02 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Ken Patrick TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 02 2011
hikemonk
Hiking21.00 Miles 4,250 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles
4,250 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Out and back. Long day but great views...
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Jul 01 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Transept TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 01 2011
hikemonk
Hiking4.00 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
50 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Flora
Flora
New Mexico Locust
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Jul 01 2011
hikemonk
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 Photos 839
 Triplogs 80

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 Joined Aug 04 2006
 Gilbert, AZ
Uncle Jim TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 01 2011
hikemonk
Hiking6.00 Miles 250 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
250 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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