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Oct 28 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Wilson Mountain Trail #10Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking7.46 Miles 2,051 AEG
Hiking7.46 Miles   3 Hrs   48 Mns   2.28 mph
2,051 ft AEG      32 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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
Named place
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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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 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
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
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
Flora
Bigtooth Maple
Named place
Named place
Chevelon Crossing
Meteorology
Meteorology
Lightning
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
90% maples are green, 7% yellow, and 3% red.
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Sep 30 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 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
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Highline Trail #31Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2018
Crzy4AZ
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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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Leaves not changing yet but can see the bright green will be yellow soon. 75 degrees and breezy.
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Sep 15 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
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 Photos 2,545
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45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 15 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.61 Miles 1,328 AEG
Hiking4.61 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   2.47 mph
1,328 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Started late but good workout and nice breeze here and there.
Going to jump straight in my pool when I get home.
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Aug 03 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Brown's Summit Spur Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.30 Miles 607 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   2.91 mph
607 ft AEG
 
Partners none no partners
Boyfriend’s house is close to Brown’s Ranch TH. Got up early and was only person on summit trail up and down until last 0.1 mike when I saw two ladies. Summer temps scaring people away I suppose. Insanely humid and plenty of bugs at the top. But beautiful views and awesome solitude with decent workout. Jogged last little stretch.
Ran into a pack of bike steward friends at TH— asked about the very bad idea of closing two of the non gated TH in the Preserve. Infuriating that City employee individual has power to close access to a tax payer funded 31,000 acre preserve with massive boundary lines that can’t be “controlled” and unwieldy mega-trailheads that make you feel like a sheep going through a turnstall when you start your hike ...... City should be opening more access points not closing little ones that allow users to enter the Presrrve in a peaceful way if they have good timing for small parking lot. How many times I have taken my children to the two parking lots they want to close — to do mini hikes — how much conflict is there at megaTH with share the trail issues — why create more bottleneck through fewer places. My Libertarian flag waving here to ask big government (actually one human) why he gets to close access because he can’t “control” access at those points. Put in a freaking gate. How much do those cost ? Ok sorry rant over.
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Aug 01 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
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 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Veit Springs Trail aka Lamar Haines LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 01 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking1.75 Miles 211 AEG
Hiking1.75 Miles      59 Mns   2.14 mph
211 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Last days of summer ... picked up boyfriend’s oldest son and hit the road early for Flagstaff. Went up to snowbowl to ride ski lift but lightning strikes — so we did nature loop - rain made me skid dish to go over to petroglyphs — now headed to lava cave. Then home.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Lupine, chupparosa
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Jul 30 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,520 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.49 mph
1,520 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Rare Monday hike - was hot most of the hike except windy at top. Cloudy so got some great sunrise pics. Saw a FOX run across trail hear the turns area before the Thumb. Saw a prairie falcon investigate old nest area briefly. Then large group of swallows flying around Thumb making a whistle sound in the air (not voice chirping) was some kind of wing/wind sound. Saw Erik Filsinger again. Talked about some concerning topics that have shown up in Preserve Commission minutes lately. I have to go read more. I start new practice in two weeks - so I’m trying to soak in this brief unemployment status.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Yellow, purple, orange small clumps of wildflowers I along trail edges
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Jul 21 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking4.11 Miles 1,265 AEG
Hiking4.11 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   2.42 mph
1,265 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Was up at 4 and ready to go early but had to wait for lightning to clear out. Then was perfect 77 degrees and windy for hike. Muggy AF though. Met Bill from IG on way down. Chick Fil A for mini chicken yeast rolls next ....... mmmmmm
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Jul 20 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

45 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2018
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.50 Miles 1,085 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   2.53 mph
1,085 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Boyfriend stayed home. Exercise hike to East End junction then back to TH. I love driving his truck.
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Jul 03 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

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
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Family vacation awesome fishing spot
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Jun 29 2018
Crzy4AZ
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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

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
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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
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 Photos 2,545
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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
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Xenolith
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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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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

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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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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Partners none no partners
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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 Photos 2,545
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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
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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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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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 Guides 31
 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

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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Partners none no partners
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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 Routes 96
 Photos 2,545
 Triplogs 579

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
 
Partners none no partners
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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 Photos 2,545
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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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