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Jul 03 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
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 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Lake Weiss AL fishing, AZ 
Lake Weiss AL fishing, AZ
 
Fishing avatar Jul 03 2018
Crzy4AZ
Fishing22.08 Miles 12 AEG
Fishing22.08 Miles   3 Hrs   28 Mns   17.43 mph
12 ft AEG   2 Hrs   12 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Family vacation awesome fishing spot
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Jun 29 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
East End Peak - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 29 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.87 Miles 1,463 AEG
Hiking3.87 Miles   2 Hrs   8 Mns   2.55 mph
1,463 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
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1st trip
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First through gate 4:47am.
Gorgeous sunrise.
Talked to Erik Filsinger for a while on my way down as he was starting up. His rock climbing book of the MCDowells is a must for people who love this area. He is a great advocate and has routes here on HAZ too.
I got to East End Peak at 5:48am and signed register.
Now headed back to boyfriend’s house to shower and have breakfast.
Only a few more Fridays left that I will be off from work. Joining a new practice in August and going back to five days a week.
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Aug 21 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Renegade Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking6.50 Miles 376 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   3 Hrs   34 Mns   2.47 mph
376 ft AEG      56 Mns Break
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1st trip
Last night had a hike rained out - was determined to get in a good hike this morning. Set alarm for 4:30am. Got close to Tonto on 136th St by 5:45am. Was spit raining - huge wall of rain over Brown's Mtn. MyWeather radar app showed it moving away from my planned area. I basically didn't care - was getting this hike in.

Plan was to do entirety of Renegade now that signs are up. Last times on Renegade I did the "Heaven Hill" portion but didn't know how it connected to other trails on either side. Knew generalities but not names or details. So I used TrailForks map to see where I was going when I wasn't near a sign since the new City map won't be out for another week or so.

136th St Express down to start of Renegade :next: to the end of Renegade and backtracked to Desperado :next: down to Soapberry Wash (and intersection with Michelin Man cactus) :next: Soapberry to Renegade connector :next: Dove Valley :next: Barb's :next: 136th.

Temp was 73 at start and low 80's when I finished. I took 56 minutes of break. Mostly laying around on top of Heaven Hill watching sun break though cloud layers and thinking how much I loved the quiet and solitude but simultaneously wished I wasn't alone. I haven't had a drink in 42 days and feel so much better - skin/hair/clothes fitting so much better. Nothing horrible made me stop. Just felt like need for alcohol was escalating and was using it to get dissociative from daily life. Not healthy. And not drinking on Fri/Sat nights makes it much easier to get up crack of dawn for hikes.

Because of the rain and storms - I was the only human out on trails for at least two hours. You get panoramic views from the three bumps/hills on Renegade - - cloud cover was just wonderful. Bugs were intensely awful and I had to keep a rag on my nose/mouth for most of the hike to keep from vacuuming them up as I walked. Still worth it to get out on these trails before word gets out how great they are. Rain+alarm clock+bugs == no one else out there LOL.

I am posting a crap ton of photos because it was just so beautiful. Side note: I am far behind posting triplogs from spring. I know how to make it not show up on main page. Will slowly get those filled in. And somehow I need to get motivation to write up these hike descriptions.

Route Scout app rocks. I love uploading to HAZ. And TrailForks has one mislabeled section of Renegade and is missing two short connectors.
Geology
Geology
Xenolith
Named place
Named place
Michelin Man Saguaro
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
white ratany, desert senna, barrel cactus blooms
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Apr 02 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
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 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.50 Miles 101 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   34 Mns   2.36 mph
101 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
God I love this loop. Arrived off 136th St random pull out just before sunrise. This loop at sunrise is phenomenal. Watching sun come into Coyote Canyon and light up Michelin Man cactus....amazing. Scattered flowers see report below. Whole day today after hike dedicated to packing up kids and me for Masters week in Augusta. Flying out tomorrow (Sunday).

Barb's :next: Dove Valley :next: Soapberry Wash through the granite area (not the bike bypass) :next: future Desperado trail (has Michelin Man cactus on it) :next: Coyote Canyon :next: Dove Valley :next: Barb's in a lasso loop.
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purple thistle, white ratany, owl clover, banana yucca blooms, brittle bush (rare), those dandelion looking things.
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Mar 29 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
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 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
The Lookout from Tom's Thumb NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,672 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   1 Hour   53 Mns   2.83 mph
1,672 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Off work on a rare Tuesday - work week shifted. Temp was 51 degrees at 11:40am start - wore rain jacket - windy as always at The Lookout. Buckhorn cholla blooms orange/yellow/dark pink just gorgeous. Some brittle bush towards the top still blooming. Few hedgehog blooms.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
buckhorn cholla blooms, brittle bush, hedgehog
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Mar 27 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Hawknest Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.00 Miles 80 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
80 ft AEG
 
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Partners none no partners
Sunrise hike - few scattered wildflowers here and there. I love the tres amigos saguaros on this trail about a mile in.
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Mar 27 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Watershed Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking6.43 Miles 340 AEG
Hiking6.43 Miles   2 Hrs   19 Mns   2.95 mph
340 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
Second hike of the day. From Brown's Ranch TH. Latigo :next: 118th :next: Watershed :next: Cholla Mtn loop :next: amphitheatre :next: Cathedral Rock :next: cut over MV2 marker to Maverick :next: Brown's Ranch Road.

This is a favorite loop of mine. Keeps you off the main busy Brown's Ranch Road. Started hike at 3:45pm and temp was nice.

Easter sunday at Cathedral Rock.... great place to worship.
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Wildflowers Observation None
globemallow, hedgehog cactus, banana yucca
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Mar 25 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Ringtail Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.50 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
200 ft AEG
 
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Wanted a short hike after dropping kids off at school. Flowers way past peak. Just wasn't in the mood - turned back as I started to climb up Sunrise.
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Mar 20 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
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 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Gateway Loop Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.71 Miles 696 AEG
Hiking4.71 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   2.88 mph
696 ft AEG
 
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From house to Paradise around counter clockwise to Gateway Saddle and around the loop. Then took Crossover Trail to Levee back to Paradise and home. Was smidge past sunset on Levee trail. Moon was so pretty.

Lousy time to saddle: 40 minutes. But was taking tons of pics.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
brittle bush intense but past peak
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Mar 18 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
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 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Rock Knob Trail - MSP / MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.80 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles
100 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Late afternoon hike - kids have babysitter. Crossed from Preserve into MMRP and climbed up the back of Rock Knob from Park side. GORGEOUS brittle bush e-v-e-r-y-where. Field of gold. Couple of deer down below snacking.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
brittle bush confluent
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Mar 17 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Dove Valley Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking6.01 Miles 144 AEG
Hiking6.01 Miles   2 Hrs      3.43 mph
144 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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I wasn't feeling super great - but Brad had taken day off work - and I will be damned if we waste a day off and not get a hike in. So parked at Granite Mountain TH and took Uber $17 up to Stagecoach Road. Hiked from Tonto step over alllllllll the way down Dove Valley to 136th Street Express - and then to car.

Nice day for a hike - didn't take many pics. Dragged a saguaro cactus arm out of the way and sent pics of remaining pieces to the Conservnacy's C&M team to go move the rest. Paul S. was out there the next day moving it!
Named place
Named place
Granite Mountain - MSP
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Mar 06 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Camp Creek FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.10 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   1.55 mph
600 ft AEG      50 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Marianne invited me to look for butterflies and wildflowers at sunrise. I left my car at my church and we drove in her car. Couple other butterfly friends came too. My first time here - looks so unappealing from the parking area. No crowds at all as we started hike at 7:00am. Beautiful waterfalls. Lots of wildflowers. Some butterflies.

The contrast between saguaro cactus and bamboo up and behind the waterfall - - strange bedfellows! Fun morning.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Mar 06 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Gateway - Bajada Nature Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking0.70 Miles 16 AEG
Hiking0.70 Miles
16 ft AEG
 
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Baby4AZ
LilGuy4AZ
After nap I took my tender chickens and Junior stewards for the Conservancy to Family Sonoran Sunday at Gateway. I am the coordinator this year for the program. Natalie Case presented on plant/animal adaptations from Scottsdale Community College - Center for Native and Urban Wildlife. They have a really cool nature center there with school tours too.

I bought their solitary bee house to put in the backyard. After the talk we took a walk around the Bajada Nature trail. Kids were being so sweet. They are good helpers and enjoy coming to all the Conservancy activities.
Fauna
Fauna
Carpenter Bee
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Mar 05 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
East End Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   3.19 mph
1,500 ft AEG      32 Mns Break
 
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Spent the morning at World Wildlife Zoo in Litchfield Park with kids and Brad. After nap - had a babysitter. So we did Tom's Thumb up to EE junction (36 minutes for me) and then down East End for intervals. Dinner at the Living Room in DC Ranch - I enjoy people watching there. Human zoo LOL.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Mar 04 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
The Divide Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking8.24 Miles 289 AEG
Hiking8.24 Miles   2 Hrs   57 Mns   2.98 mph
289 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
1st trip
WOW - The Divide is a gorgeous trail!!! Hard to access in a day hike during school hours. But I found a way. Parked at Granite Mountain Trailhead. Called Uber cab and paid $17 to get up to the last house on Stagecoach Road. Took Powerline Trail #1 to Dove Valley then down The Divide. Lots of little rock formations. Found a fire ring - so stupid WTF. Saw old signs with yielding for jeeps, motorcycles, etc. from when this was AZGF Multi-Use Granite Mtn area.

Spotted a double crested saguaro on Branding Iron (in retrospect I had seen it before but mistook it for the Coyote Canyon double crested -but is way different not sure what I was thinking).

Made it back home in time to clean up - power nap - caffeine - then school pick up! Life as a Mom-hiker.
Flora
Flora
Saguaro - Crested
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Feb 28 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
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 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.40 Miles 1,921 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.47 mph
1,921 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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1st trip
Partners partners
GI Jones
In-laws in town to watch kids while we got away for a night. Stayed in Mesa. Had dinner and drinks for the first time at AZ Wilderness and loved it! Next morning drove to hike Picketpost. I should have read more and researched more. The hike was a cluster-F. Not even sure how I got up/down without some sort of injury. Tons of scrambling and slipping. I stuck with another group going up and merged with two other groups coming down. None of us knew what the F we were doing. Or maybe there aren't trails - or I don't know - but I'll never do this hike again unless I'm with someone who knows how to get up efficiently and without risking injury. At the top - sat for a while ALONE - because Brad bailed long before the top. He kept slipping and just not worth getting hurt. I am mad at myself for not getting GPS route on phone or reading more or prepping more. Somehow I thought this was a well-traveled hike and couldn't be a way to "mess it up". So wrong.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
brittlebush insanely pretty
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Feb 27 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Hawknest Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
 
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Parked in Tonto. Lots of little wildflowers.
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Feb 21 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Jane Rau Interpretive Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking2.10 Miles 102 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles
102 ft AEG
 
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Baby4AZ
Family Sonoran Sunday at Brown's Ranch with the Conservancy. Kids always do nature trail before speaker starts. We have to get there early to help set up - gives them sometime to do. Speaker was SW Wildlife.

After the presentation Caroline and I did another mini hike from the amphitheatre area along Latigo to Hackamore and Sunset overlook and then down into parking lot. Fun little loop.

Brad and George went to a Sun's game together.
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Feb 20 2016
Crzy4AZ
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 Descriptions 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,504
 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.30 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   12 Mns   2.75 mph
900 ft AEG
 
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GI Jones
35 minutes to get to EE junction. Not a bad time. Came home and I grilled out steaks for dinner.
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Feb 19 2016
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 Triplogs 569

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Tonto north of MSP, AZ 
Tonto north of MSP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2016
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.85 Miles 352 AEG
Hiking1.85 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   1.68 mph
352 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
 
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Went other direction from Tonto parking lot at the end of 136th Street.
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