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334 triplogs
Sep 03 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Canyon Lake Paddle, AZ 
Canyon Lake Paddle, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Sep 03 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding4.00 Miles
Paddleboarding4.00 Miles
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1st trip
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Gary Williams
Got out before the Labor Day crowds/boats with Gary, John and Tim. Kind of a nice change to be on a lake. Very serene in the canyons/tributaries.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Aug 27 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Bridge to Goldfied Paddle, AZ 
Bridge to Goldfied Paddle, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Aug 27 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding4.00 Miles
Paddleboarding4.00 Miles
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Quick, impromptu morning paddle with John. It was made quicker with the higher flow. On and off the river in 90 minutes. Would’ve liked longer but can’t complain about a quick retreat!
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
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Aug 20 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Water Users to Coons Bluff SUP, AZ 
Water Users to Coons Bluff SUP, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Aug 20 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding5.00 Miles
Paddleboarding5.00 Miles
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1st trip
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Gary Williams
Managed to get a good group on the river with Gary, John and Tim joining. Crazy-low water levels had me grateful for my flex fin. Much better avoiding the mess downstream from the Verde confluence.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
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Aug 13 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Water Users to Granite Reef SUP, AZ 
Water Users to Granite Reef SUP, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Aug 13 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding7.00 Miles
Paddleboarding7.00 Miles
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1st trip
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Gary Williams
Relatively crowd-free paddle/float. May have had something to do with the conditions beyond the Verde/Phon D. Looked like millions of gallons of chocolate milk was being poured into the Salt. Had we known how bad it looked and smelled we would’ve stopped. Probably shot for the season. But upstream was beautiful as always!
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Aug 07 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
History Rock Hyalite Canyon, MT 
History Rock Hyalite Canyon, MT
 
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2021
jtaylor
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,338 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles
1,338 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Beautiful little excursion during our Bozeman weekend. We actually changed it up last minute based on a local’s recommendation. Wendi turned back at history rock a mile in. Good for her because the next mile got really steep. Unfortunately she missed the true reward of the hike once the trailed leveled out over the ridge. One of those easy trails with beautiful scenery that beckons you to hike forever. Hard to believe we were barely in the recreation area. Definitely a place to return and explore.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Jul 22 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Wolf Creek FallsPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2021
jtaylor
Hiking1.20 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking1.20 Miles
300 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Another quick escape from camp. This was a great surprise considering that my planning consisted of choosing the closest trailhead via Route Scout. Just a few steps down the trail and I was dropping into a stunning oasis fed by the recent deluge. Jumped in and enjoyed a shower and chill time behind the falls. Amazing!
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Columbine in the damp cove behind the falls.

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Pretty good flow after the heavy monsoon activity.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Jul 20 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Wolf Creek Rd Run, AZ 
Wolf Creek Rd Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Jul 20 2021
jtaylor
Run/Jog3.00 Miles 410 AEG
Run/Jog3.00 Miles
410 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Snuck away from my duties at the kids' marching band camp to get a few miles in. Nice run going downhill; but not so pleasant on the way back up!
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Jul 16 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Bridge to Goldfield SUP, AZ 
Bridge to Goldfield SUP, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Jul 16 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding4.00 Miles
Paddleboarding4.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Got out early this time and it made all the difference, especially after the rain. The mist and horses lent a surreal feel to the morning. Also appreciated the relative lack of crowds. Could have used another hour out there but still a great trip.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Jul 09 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Bridge to Granite Reef SUP, AZ 
Bridge to Granite Reef SUP, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Jul 09 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding6.00 Miles
Paddleboarding6.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Chapman
Later-morning paddle with John for my birthday. A little hotter and busier than I'm used to because of the late start, but no complaints. Especially because we met Gary for lunch at Wilderness after. Great start to the day.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
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Jul 04 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Shiloh Ranch Regional ParkBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2021
jtaylor
Hiking4.70 Miles 817 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles
817 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Beautiful, shady hike at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. Had been trying to get out there with my brother and finally carved out time on the 4th. My dad and other brother joined. The first and last thirds were shaded with ancient oaks and pines, while the middle third was more exposed with views of the Santa Rosa Valley. Saw a few deer and bullfrogs. Great couple hours on the trail!
Named place
Named place
Shiloh Ranch Regional Park
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
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Jun 28 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
San Juan Island Kayaking, AZ 
San Juan Island Kayaking, AZ
 
Sea Kayak avatar Jun 28 2021
jtaylor
Sea Kayak7.00 Miles
Sea Kayak7.00 Miles
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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Probably the best timing to cool off during the 2021 PNW heat wave. No whale sitings but saw some crabs and seals and plenty of great views. A little rough riding in the non-AC van afterward, but the fam survived.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Jun 18 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
East Baldy Trail #95Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 18 2021
jtaylor
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,317 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles
1,317 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Gary Williams
Where does one go to escape 110 degrees in the Valley? Baldy Wilderness area, of course! Gary, Andrew and I changed plans and found ourselves in showers and 65 degrees by Thursday afternoon. Thankfully we had our full camp set up in paradise. We enjoyed the solitude, ate like kings, and got a nice view of camp from the East Baldy Trail on Friday. Passing through the Telegraph fire was hard to stomach, but at least we have some beauty left. Great Fathers’ Day weekend!
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Jun 06 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Crystal Point TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2021
jtaylor
Hiking3.50 Miles 312 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
312 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Reverse, partial Crystal Point from Odell Lake. Wendi and I wanted to get the dog out before leaving Munds Park. Love the relative solitude and shade the lower portion of this hike offers.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
A few lupine here and there.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
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May 21 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Prescott Camp/Hike/Climb, AZ 
Prescott Camp/Hike/Climb, AZ
 
Climbing avatar May 21 2021
jtaylor
Climbing4.00 Miles
Climbing4.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Camped outside Groom Creek area Thursday night, thankfully in a little depression to avoid the worst of the gusting wind. Chilly Friday morning turned into a gorgeous day in the mid-70s when we finally started on the Flume/Dam trail below Watson Lake. We scoped-out a few climbing areas out but settled on some off the Peavine Trail hoping to avoid the worst of the wind. Pretty sure it was unavoidable - had to have been 50+ mph at the top of our climb. Still a great trip and beautiful area. Saw a raccoon, deer, and some nesting (great horned?) owls.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
May 14 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Salt River Paddle - Bridge to Granite Reef, AZ 
Salt River Paddle - Bridge to Granite Reef, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar May 14 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding8.00 Miles
Paddleboarding8.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Semi-spontaneous paddle with Tom. Not much exercise but plenty of relaxation. Lots of sea grass in there these days, but maybe that's why we keep seeing the otter? Held on to my keys this time, but Tom brought the wrong set for his truck (special thanks to the super-cool couple who drove me back to my truck). We'll get it right some day...
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Apr 30 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Granite Reef SUP, AZ 
Granite Reef SUP, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Apr 30 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding1.00 Miles
Paddleboarding1.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Decided to try paddling with Meia. She hated it. I lost my keys to the Salt. And yet it dawned on me as I sat waiting for Wendi to pick me up: The worst day on the river is still better than the best day at work.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Apr 23 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Parsons Trail #144Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 23 2021
jtaylor
Backpack8.00 Miles 600 AEG
Backpack8.00 Miles
600 ft AEG
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PrestonSands
John and I kicked-off the weekend with a great brunch at Red Rooster Café. The trailhead was pretty busy so Preston gave the greenlight for us to start without him to nab a site. Going in was more exposed than I remembered and we were sweating pretty good despite the mild 75-degree high. We eventually found a great shaded site away from people and across the water from the trail and filtered water to quench our thirst.

After lazily setting-up camp, we lounged and imbibed as the masses made their way in, glad to have secured our spot. Special thanks to whoever left enough firewood for the first night! Preston finally made it in around 8pm, exhausted after days of camping and hiking beforehand.

The next day was a lazy one for John and me. John wasn't feeling well for some reason and I was content chilling and sleeping in the breezy, bird-song-filled canopy. Preston of course hiked all the way back to the car for something. Later, I remarked to John how much I loved whiskey but it's just better with ice (he wasn't in agreement for some reason). Not 5 minutes later, Preston returned and announced that his backpack was filled with ice. Man I love that guy!

We left pretty early the next morning due to time constraints. Hiking out was much shadier and less crowded. Meia seemed much more comfortable out of the sun. Preston and I took the time to jump into a large pool to cool off and clean up before the last leg out. It was quiet enough that I vowed to return sometime mid-week.

Lunch was great Mexican food and a couple beers at Concho's. Then down the hill and back to reality. Great trip to unwind!
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Plenty of penstemon and some columbine.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
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Apr 16 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Dragonfly Loop - Spur Cross Area, AZ 
Dragonfly Loop - Spur Cross Area, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2021
jtaylor
Hiking3.80 Miles 425 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles
425 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Gary Williams
Great to get back on the trail with Gary after he got his back fixed! We kicked the morning off with brunch, then quick rattlesnake avoidance training for Meia, then finally on the trail by mid-morning. The first part of the loop (traveling counter-clockwise) is exposed, but the Jewel of The Creek is that much more inviting as a result. An aptly-named oasis.

By the time we were on the road again our stomachs were growling. Topped it all off with beer and all you can eat fish and chips at The Horny Toad. What a great day!
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Apr 03 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Granite Reef SUP, AZ 
Granite Reef SUP, AZ
 
Paddleboarding avatar Apr 03 2021
jtaylor
Paddleboarding3.50 Miles
Paddleboarding3.50 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Great morning SUP trip with Tom. Very quiet on the river and saw an otter again. Water level was still low but clear.
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
Mar 26 2021
jtaylor
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 Guides 1
 Routes 5
 Photos 598
 Triplogs 461

43 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Bursera-Gila Loop - South Mtn, AZ 
Bursera-Gila Loop - South Mtn, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2021
jtaylor
Hiking3.60 Miles 715 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles
715 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Chapman
John took the lead and introduced me to this great loop. Crowd-free and beautiful, cool weather. Topped it off with a visit to Wilderness. Great day!
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“...wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
-Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
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