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239 triplogs

Dec 30 2017
snakemarks
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Garden Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2017
snakemarks
Hiking5.65 Miles 660 AEG
Hiking5.65 Miles
660 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Nov 08 2017
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Hackberry Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2017
snakemarks
Hiking5.65 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking5.65 Miles
700 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 06 2017
snakemarks
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2017
snakemarks
Hiking5.60 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles
1,440 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
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Oct 01 2017
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Hackberry Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2017
snakemarks
Hiking5.75 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking5.75 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.65 mph
700 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Feb 06 2017
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Barks Lower Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2017
snakemarks
Hiking5.00 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
900 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 12 2017
snakemarks
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2017
snakemarks
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,810 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
2,810 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 30 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
First Water TH to Canyon LakePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2016
snakemarks
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,589 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
1,589 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hiked from Canyon Lake with Georgy.
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May 07 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Garden Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 07 2016
snakemarks
Hiking5.25 Miles 660 AEG
Hiking5.25 Miles
660 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 18 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Rogers Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 18 2016
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Backpack12.00 Miles 1,568 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles
1,568 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Light
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Apr 01 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Rough Eye Javelina LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2016
snakemarks
Hiking8.25 Miles 1,156 AEG
Hiking8.25 Miles
1,156 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 06 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2016
snakemarks
Hiking5.00 Miles 623 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
623 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Mar 05 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
First Water Lower Creek ShuttlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Mar 05 2016
snakemarks
Canyoneering5.75 Miles 300 AEG
Canyoneering5.75 Miles
300 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Since I was taking my friend and fellow FS Volunteer this time, we were able to set up a shuttle, leaving my Jeep up by Canyon Lake and driving her truck back to First Water. Gearing up at the horse lot, we noticed a large group gathering to hike the same trail we were, so in a rush to get out ahead of them, I left my windbreaker behind in the truck. Wasn't too concerned. I probably wouldn't need it and if I did, I'd just have to tough it out. I need to be less of a wimp, anyway.

When we got to the creek, we were amazed at how long the water levels have been holding out there and still flowing. I was crossing my fingers that the waterfall spot near the end would be passable and we wouldn't have to turn around and hike all the way back, defeating the whole purpose of the shuttle. You can't really predict this in advance, so you just have to take your chances.

For the first half of the hike, there was plenty of water, but it diminished quickly after that and when we reached the waterfall it was bone dry. At the bottom of it, the water magically reappeared and continued down the canyon. This is where the scenery kicks it into high gear. After a short trek through a fantasy landscape, you reach the slot, where it's time to go for a swim. Water was C-O-L-D and over our heads. We put the packs in a big dry sack and took the plunge. Dry sack from Walmart gets an A+.

The trail going up out of the canyon is a bit sketchy at first, but it quickly improves. As we got near the top, my friend commented on how perfect everything went and I had to admit this was one of my better trips - weather was ideal, my route finding was spot on (rare), nobody was bleeding (also rare), the rattlesnake I nearly stepped on wasn't in the mood to engage (lucky), we got all the way through and made pretty good time. Instead of basking in the glory of my success, alarm bells were going off in my head and I could feel some kind of dread slowly rising. Smooth, incident-free adventures are just not how I roll (unfortunately) and we still weren't home yet. I knew something was going to go wrong and the only thing left was the Jeep ride back.

Reaching the top, I was relieved to see that the Jeep was still there. I was half expecting it to be gone. The dread is still building and I stood there just looking at the Jeep and waiting for the punchline... and then I got it. Before I even unzipped my pack, I knew my keys weren't in it. They were in the pocket of my windbreaker in my friends truck back at First Water. (Now, that's more like it!)

Time to hitch a ride. That should be a cinch, because who wouldn't want to pick up two quasi-damp, tough looking women with wet, sandy shoes? We didn't bother the snowbirds coming back from Tortilla Flat, but kept our eyes pealed for other hikers or a local with a pick-up truck we could jump into the back of. Within 10 minutes, we got our hiker... a college age guy recently from Texas. He had done some decent hikes in the Supes, so we all had a lot to talk about on the way back to First Water. He was working off a crummy map in a hiking guidebook, so my friend gifted him with a really good map of the Superstition Wilderness. We said he could drop us off at the beginning of the road, but he was kind enough to drive us down to the horse lot. Really nice kid. Thanks, man - you rock!
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Light

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max First Water Creek Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Hackberry Spring Dripping Dripping
Roots growing into a crack in the pipe are blocking the flow. We reamed it out last season, but it needs to be done again.
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Feb 24 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Wave CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2016
snakemarks
Hiking3.35 Miles 977 AEG
Hiking3.35 Miles
977 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Feb 10 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Boulder Canyon Loop from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2016
snakemarks
Hiking11.90 Miles 1,560 AEG
Hiking11.90 Miles
1,560 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Water still flowing everywhere... beautiful.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Boulder Creek - Superstition WA Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Boulder Creek at #103 / #236 Jct Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max East Boulder Canyon Medium flow Medium flow



water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Needle Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Second Water Canyon Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max West Boulder - Dutchman Crossing Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max West Boulder Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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Jan 29 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2016
snakemarks
Hiking9.25 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.25 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   2.85 mph
1,125 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 22 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Second Water Trail #236Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2016
snakemarks
Hiking8.00 Miles 970 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
970 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 15 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2016
snakemarks
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,810 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,810 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 12 2016
snakemarks
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Garden Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2016
snakemarks
Hiking5.25 Miles 660 AEG
Hiking5.25 Miles
660 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
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Jan 10 2016
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2016
snakemarks
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,810 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,810 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
out and back to coffee flat junction
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Nov 23 2015
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 Photos 2,699
 Triplogs 240

female
 Joined Oct 31 2007
 Apache Junction,
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2015
snakemarks
Hiking5.60 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles
1,440 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
_____________________
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average hiking speed 2.75 mph
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