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Oct 09 2019
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Peninsula Petroglyph Trail - Lyman LakeAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.01 Miles 156 AEG
Hiking1.01 Miles      29 Mns   2.16 mph
156 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Last day of Fall Break with the tender chickens. Bought two awesome Forest Service maps that have light lamination but fold well and show all the tiny details of FR and branches of FR.

Kids loved the playground. Did petroglyphs loop. Nice weather 75 and breezy.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
Few cottonwoods are yellow by entrance to park
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Oct 08 2019
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Big Lake Nature TrailAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking0.50 Miles 87 AEG
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87 ft AEG
 
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One of my favorite little trails in AZ! Been many times in the summer but never in the Fall. Aspen changing beautiful yellow with some still green.

By the lake general store more changing aspen.

On the paved road past Big Lake the aspen are WowOHWow lush peak and deep into forest. One side of the road unaffected by fire and other side patchy jumps of fire burn to ponderosa. So great mix of young and old aspen. Stunning drive that section !!!! And almost no one seen for hours anywhere around there.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
More on the FR 24/25 paved staying straight (not the turn off for the nature trail ).
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Oct 07 2019
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Butler Canyon Trail #98Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking0.90 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking0.90 Miles
200 ft AEG
 
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Gorgeous aspen all new growth since 2011 Bear Wallow fire. I love this little trail and have done it several times in summer but never in the Fall. Perfect spot for family pictures !!!!
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Most of the hills in Greer are lit up yellow anywhere there is new growth after fire 2011 - fire line of burned pines will be visible for a long time - but the new growth aspen are short and flush with beautiful color.
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Oct 07 2019
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Greens Peak TrailAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.80 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles
200 ft AEG
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Why didn't I download the route for this hike before trying to wing it ? It was late in the day and I thought I knew which hill was Greens Peak. I'm logging under this peak b/c that was my intent and the one we scaled the side of is hop-skip-jump over so close. We went to a saddle between two hills.

Anyway .... FR 117 is GORGEOUS right now with aspen all different colors. Such a pretty drive - and hardly anyone is out here. It's the opposite of Flagstaff leaf-hunters. White Mtns are under recognized for leaf beauty and I hope it stays that way so it stays peaceful and like a true escape.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
FR 117 and 117-A and surrounding cinder cone hills are patchy beautiful yellow aspen - some orange/red along roads too.
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Oct 06 2019
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Escudilla TrailAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking0.50 Miles
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I'll post pictures later - no real hiking - just some off trail exploring - picnic - driving around Terry Flat.

The forest road to get to Escudilla TH has fantastic aspen all different colors and the new growth aspen since 2011 fire are so close to the ground - and so pictures are extra beautiful.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Forest Road to Escudilla TH has full spectrum aspen colors green - yellow - orange - red.
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Sep 29 2019
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Hidden Valley via Guadalupe RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking6.60 Miles 1,235 AEG
Hiking6.60 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   2.20 mph
1,235 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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Linda took me on my South Mountain 🍒 first hike after 16 years of hiking in AZ! Not sure why it seems so far away from NoSco , but it was only 33 minute drive. I wore pants too thick out of eager anticipation of actual Fall ; however we are now in pseudo-Fall and I was sweatin as the sun got on us in the last mile. The sunrise from up there is 360 awesome. Not many places where you can access a ridgeline so quickly and without much challenge. I liked the mid-loop scramble on the gorgeous varnish/patina rocks - sturdy long stacks of pancake rocks are best kind of scramble. The ocotillo were flush with saturated deep green leaves after the recent rain. Parking lot was a WAR zone ⚠️ when we finished around 9:00am. Definitely will be back !
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Sep 15 2019
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 15 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.42 Miles 974 AEG
Hiking3.42 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   3.16 mph
974 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Exercise hike alone. Stormed last night - was 73 degrees at start of hike. Crowded for a 5:30am gate opening. But it’s Sunday what did I expect ?

128th St to trailhead is being widened. Housing coming on either side soon I hear. Those plans have been out there for years without much movement. So who knows.
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Sep 14 2019
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2019
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Hiking4.10 Miles 1,218 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles
1,218 ft AEG
 
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Sunrise hike with Peds ER friend Lydia - not too crowded. Super humid. Can’t wait to do two car shuttle hikes in McDowells with her as it gets cooler. She hikes at exactly my pace. I love talking shop with Lydia. There’s a lot of decompression that you have to do in medicine. Sharing stories and challenges and trading ideas — it’s nice to have a friend to talk it out with.
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Aug 25 2019
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 Photos 2,588
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Hog Heaven Loop - McDowell MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking2.00 Miles 432 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   12 Mns   1.82 mph
432 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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Overnight at BF new house - chickens and monkeys - after sip & see house warming pool party yesterday.

Woke up 4:30am. Oldest monkey Will packed up his mountain bike in the truck. He is on his school mountain bike competitive team. Got to TT TH at 5:25. Showed him map for Marcus Landslide. Made meet back plan. Tested cell phones.

I went up part of Hog Heaven route so I could look down on Marcus Landslide trail. Got legs all scratched up without noticing it until I took a break. Saw 3!!!! Great Horned Owls and got some video too. They were sleeping same mesquite tree when I came down. I assume was not 3 must have been 4? Seems weird 3. But I have limited knowledge of owl behavior. They were just so massive. Same wash where I’ve seen Gil’s monster and deer and javalina on previous hikes at dawn.

Humid today. I was completely in the shade except right at top where I took a break. Waiting for Will now . He sent me pics of a bleeding knee but without any call for rescue. He’s close to hitting Eagle Scout - self sufficient smart kid. He has an elk tag this Fall for walk in area. I told him he need to bulk up if he’s going to haul one out even quartered is heavy. He has friends ready to help. Has been two years of dating Christian. I’ve enjoyed getting to know his boys. My tender chickens love to spend time with them. Six of us in small time quantities is good. Then going back to our own home quarters just the three of us - is how I like it.
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May 25 2019
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
East Baldy Trail #95Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking14.95 Miles 2,412 AEG
Hiking14.95 Miles   6 Hrs   54 Mns   2.25 mph
2,412 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Friday woke up in Cave Creek - Drove to hospital for newborn rounds Scottsdale Shea - then saw patients in office in Chandler until 5. Drove from work to Linda’s house - changed clothes and she drove us to Show Low to spend the night.

I was treated to her homemade breakfast burrito and we got started at 7am. Wet soggy meadows. Water level high in crossings - fast speed the creek - plan was Baldy loop but the snow around 10,200 feet on East Baldy was too icy compact - met three guys (1 with micro spikes) who had to turn around. So we will go for peak again another time.

Not many people out for a holiday weekend. Second Linda treat was having her clean towel she gave me to clean up at the end of the hike. Is that a love language ? Burritos and clean towels..... thank you !!! My love language is “I will pay for gas and meal out!” Acts of Service is technical category for Linda’s kindness. Perfect weather !!!!! Wish I could stay up here the whole weekend.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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May 18 2019
Crzy4AZ
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 Photos 2,588
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Brown's Mountain Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 18 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.30 Miles 554 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   2.57 mph
554 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Took the kids late in the day - awesome pace we had.
No injuries - no bees - made it out ten minutes before gate closedz
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Brown's Mountain - Scottsdale MSP
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Cactus flowers lots of them
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May 12 2019
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Desperado Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 12 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.04 Miles 311 AEG
Hiking4.04 Miles   1 Hour   49 Mns   2.40 mph
311 ft AEG      8 Mns Break52 LBS Pack
 
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Mother’s Day hike with the kids! Had just rained. Saw double crested saguaro and Michelin Man cactus. Best gift I could get is a hike together !! I carried George for a little bit - has strep throat.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Thistle, buckhorn cholla , datura with purple blooms
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Mar 31 2019
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Granite Mountain Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2019
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Hiking3.23 Miles 265 AEG
Hiking3.23 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   2.65 mph
265 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Wanted to see more wildflowers. Took route advice from @ezpixels and went Powerline Rd from GM TH to GM Trail to Saddlehorn to Bootlegger.

Best flowers are at the GM loop side closest to Powerline.

So so crowded on my way back at 9:30am. Construction TH ongoing.

Beautiful day.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Poppies and lupine insane, everything else in more than usual amounts
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Mar 17 2019
Crzy4AZ
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 Photos 2,588
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hiking2.46 Miles 310 AEG
Hiking2.46 Miles      59 Mns   2.54 mph
310 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Working in hospital this weekend - having FOMO of spring flowers in McDowells. Not fear - actually missing out ! Scanned some hashtags on IG and went for a big patch of poppies at the base of Rock Knob then did little loop back to car.

Highlight was seeing official sign recognizing spur up to the Salt and Pepper rocks. Dug through archives to find my favorite video of that spot kids in 2013.

Happy Spring Y’all !
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Huge patch of poppies at base of Rock Knob close to MMRP junction
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Mar 03 2019
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Seven Springs Rd Hike/Climb, AZ 
Seven Springs Rd Hike/Climb, AZ
 
Hike & Climb avatar Mar 03 2019
Crzy4AZ
Hike & Climb4.85 Miles 1,579 AEG
Hike & Climb4.85 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   1.16 mph
1,579 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
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Wanted to be outside in awesome weather - and so boyfriend drove us in my truck on Seven Springs Road - kind of winging it with plans to find slopes of poppies - maybe get up to Humboldt - maybe look around a saddle that he spied when he was glassing for javalina last month that had cool rocks. We got all the way to the top of a canyon wall and used a small stretch of Maricopa Trail but we mostly just walked in a vague direction happily. Scrambled up and around rocks -tried not to do anything too dangerous. Lots of animal tracks in soft boggy soil after snow last week. Good workout - didn’t see another human - was a perfect day. Sooooooo many flowers of all kinds.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Poppies, lupine, little purple and white ones,
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Jan 17 2019
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2019
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Hiking3.18 Miles 1,306 AEG
Hiking3.18 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.24 mph
1,306 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Brittle bush , daisies , ocotillo, owl clover , chuparosa
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Oct 28 2018
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46 female
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Wilson Mountain Trail #10Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2018
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Hiking7.46 Miles 2,051 AEG
Hiking7.46 Miles   3 Hrs   48 Mns   2.28 mph
2,051 ft AEG      32 Mns Break
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This hike has been on my wish list for a while. I only did a small part of it and added spur on north side overlook. Will definitely come back and do more. Awesome workout. I was sweating like a pig. Shed my outer shirt and was glad I had on tank underneath - got sunburned in weird spots where sweat took powder sunscreen off. Used almost all my water.

Great solitude because the small parking lot limits hoards from being on trail. I thought I might need a nap at top of trail after staying up too late night before. BF grilled out the three ducks he got few weekends ago when we were around Heber/Payson. Yummy grilled duck inside peppers wrapped in bacon with spicy cream cheese. He spent day shooting with his Father using a new ultra- long range fancy gun and I drove to Sedona to do my thing.

After hike I changed into less drenched and clean clothes - went to restaurant for lunch that I’ve tried to go to twice before but always wait is too long. The Hudson. (So pretentious “the”) This time bar empty - devoured salmon salad before driving back home.

Next time I plan to do south overlook spur and get all the way to the top. And despite living in AZ since 2003.... I can’t seem to remember that summer doesn’t end until November 1st. Hiking in pants and long sleeves about did me in on this exposed sunny 85degree morning-lunch time hike.
Named place
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Humphreys Peak
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
Oaks turning colors upper areas and north side
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Oct 11 2018
Crzy4AZ
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46 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Drew from See Canyon THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.52 Miles 473 AEG
Hiking3.52 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   1.99 mph
473 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
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Two days with boyfriend around Payson/Heber/Overguard for combination of duck hunting, fishing, and red maple hunting. Successful in 2 of 3 of those plans. Stayed in a little cabin Christopher Creek instead of usual camping. Bird dog Ranger dun good retrieving three blue wing teal ducks. Early in that season. Saw a tarantula crossing road, stopped at a bunch of abandoned cabins, and on Highline Trail spent a while chasing/catching/photographing a rare alligator lizard. Boyfriend is a freelance photographer and writer for nature magazines - so he was all in getting good close up pics of the lizard. I got my red maple fix slightly off trail - 10 to 14 days before peak here. Overall these two days hit all my spots just right. #HappyFallYall
Flora
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Bigtooth Maple
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Chevelon Crossing
Meteorology
Meteorology
Lightning
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90% maples are green, 7% yellow, and 3% red.
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Sep 30 2018
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 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Pine-Strawberry Trail #15Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 30 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.68 Miles 261 AEG
Hiking1.68 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   1.80 mph
261 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
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Stayed in Strawberry overnight. 🍓 I have a permit for Fossil Springs today but something just didn’t feel right. I feel badly that I wasted it but I had to trust my gut.

So instead found a little meander up a hill to sit for a while and think and then not think. Being outside feels good.
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Sep 29 2018
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 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Highline Trail #31Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2018
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Hiking3.19 Miles 403 AEG
Hiking3.19 Miles   1 Hour   47 Mns   2.49 mph
403 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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Leaves not changing yet but can see the bright green will be yellow soon. 75 degrees and breezy.
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