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Apr 04 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Harquahala SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking10.20 Miles 3,380 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   2.13 mph
3,380 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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Seemed like a good day to get another peak checked off the list. Started just before 0830. Steady, but nice, trail uphill. Tons of wildflowers the entire way, in fact, the amount and variety of flowers was quite impressive. If someone was interested in just photographing wildflowers right now, the first 1.5 miles should be pretty satisfying. Nice breezes most of the way, then very windy once above the saddle the last 3/4 mile to the summit. Had a snack then headed back down. Much warmer on the way back down. Saw 3 couples on the return, but were surprised to only see 2 other cars at the trailhead. Realized on the drive out that 1 couple had parked at the turnoff from US-60, that added more than 4 miles of hiking to their day. Road is in good shape, medium clearance 2wd is all that’s needed when dry.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Tons of flowers, multiple types.
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Apr 03 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Mount Peeley SummitPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 03 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.03 Miles 1,471 AEG
Hiking5.03 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   1.43 mph
1,471 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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The kids and I have been trying to get out to some different kid-friendly hikes during their extended break from school, and Peeley has been on the list. Seeing @dixieflyer triplog this week inspired me to get this one done. We got started around 0930 and headed uphill. I let the kids set the pace, as usual, and it was slow but fairly steady. The spotted a horned lizard, and my daughter held it for a minute before we continued on our way. About 200' past the wilderness sign, we turned off towards the summit at a large cairn. The use trail and cairns up to the summit were reasonably easy to follow, and where they faded out occasionally, it was easy enough to keep heading up the correct direction. Breezy at the top, and skies were a little hazy, but the views were good. We had a snack and rested for a few minutes before heading back down. Ended up following a game trail part of the way back down to the main trail; while it may have been a little steeper, it was easy to follow and brush free. My son slipped in one place and scraped his knee, but some gauze and tape took care of that. The only people we saw all day were at the junction with the main trail. We said hello and headed down while they headed up to the summit. Quick, but warm, hike back down to the trailhead, finishing up around 1330. One other vehicle at the trailhead in the morning, but three when we finished. Road is in pretty decent shape, at least medium clearance for a few rocky spots, but overall mostly clear; I used 4wd for the heck of it, but it wasn't necessary. The kids really enjoyed this hike, and I have a feeling they will want to return.
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Mar 30 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.51 Miles 1,214 AEG
Hiking5.51 Miles   2 Hrs   11 Mns   2.56 mph
1,214 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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The usual. Started at 5:30, used a headlamp for the first 20 minutes. Saw a handful of people, mostly on my way back to the trailhead. Breezy most of the way.
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Mar 28 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Hell Canyon - Garfias WashPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.77 Miles 338 AEG
Hiking4.77 Miles   3 Hrs   29 Mns   1.56 mph
338 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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We parked in Cedar Basin a short distance north of where Garfias Wash crosses the road, and took one of the tributary washes east less than half a mile to connect with Garfias. Once in Garfias, we continued east to Hell Canyon. Easy hiking, some fun rocks to negotiate, and water the entire way—I love waterproof socks.

We passed sone dead cattle within the first mile, then some (live) burros in the next half mile. Around two miles in, I pointed up to a small alcove and told the kids to climb up there so I could take a picture of them. They climbed up then told me there was dead stuff up there, oops, I guess I had sent them up to a cat’s dining room.

We turned around near the beginning of Hell Canyon, just shy of two and a half miles. Retraced our steps back out to the car. Didn’t see anyone else all day, but there were fresh shoe prints in the wash.

I’d recommend high clearance 4wd on the road from Castle Hot Springs Rd to Cedar Basin. Rough & rocky, steep in places, some deterioration from just a few weeks ago.

Note: the last photo in my photoset is of a dead javelina from the alcove. Skip that picture if you don’t like to see that sort of thing.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Very few flowers.
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Mar 27 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.52 Miles 1,221 AEG
Hiking5.52 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   2.63 mph
1,221 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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The usual Pyramid workout. Cloudy and breezy, with a few sprinkles at the start. Heard a lot of coyotes. Not a whole lot of people out compared to the last few weeks.
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Mar 26 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Table Top TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking9.11 Miles 2,433 AEG
Hiking9.11 Miles   7 Hrs   13 Mns   1.42 mph
2,433 ft AEG      48 Mns Break
 
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Yesterday morning, I pointed out one of the windows in my house and said to my kids, “See that mountain down there? That’s Table Top, and we’re going to hike it tomorrow.” And we did.

We got started shortly before 10:00 to cool, cloudy, and breezy conditions. As usual, the first couple of miles were easy, before reaching the steep climb uphill. We took our time, and made it to the top before too long. Easy walk across the top to the high point. We had our biggest snack break at the summit before heading back down. Slow descent through the steep part, but then the pace picked up for the last couple of miles. We finished up just before 5:00pm. Didn’t see anybody else all day. Wildflowers galore along the entire trail. Saw two snakes on the way back.

Trail is easy to follow, but brushy in a few spots. Some light vegetation pruning wouldn’t be a bad idea. Vekol Rd is in very good shape right now, medium clearance is fine on Vekol. The four miles on 8024 are a little rougher—medium clearance fine for the first three miles, higher clearance or a confident driver for the last mile to the trailhead. I did notice that maybe 3/4 mile before the trailhead there’s a wilderness sign and placard with a clearing for parking about four vehicles. This would be a good option for folks who are wanting to do this hike right now but can’t drive the last little bit to the trailhead. The 9 mile hike would be closer to 11, but no real change in elevation gain.

Kids liked the hike, and didn’t mind the steep section. One of my son’s bigger hikes to date, but he did just fine.
Culture
Culture
Benchmark
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Plentiful flowers, wide variety. Very pretty right now.
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Mar 24 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.52 Miles 1,215 AEG
Hiking5.52 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   2.55 mph
1,215 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Up & down Pyramid as usual. Easy workout while the kids are still asleep. I thought my right knee would be hurting from slipping on Bursera last night, but it wasn’t too bad.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed several things on the urban trails:
A large number of abandoned Tshirts.
Lots of new cairns, which all get promptly kicked over.
Lots of new painted rocks, which seems to be a thing the last few years, those all get tossed to the side and out of sight.
Lots of tissues stuffed into cracks in the rocks. Ew.
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Mar 23 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Gila-Bursera short loop, AZ 
Gila-Bursera short loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 23 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.32 Miles 835 AEG
Hiking4.32 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   1.88 mph
835 ft AEG      28 Mns Break
 
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Evening hike with the kids. Nearly full parking lot at nearly 6:00pm, but we didn’t see anyone after the first half mile. Went to the Ruins first, so the kids could play for a while, then headed up Gila to the saddle. From there, we took the connector up to Bursera, then over to the high point of the ridge. Got some night pictures, then headed down Bursera back to the trailhead. Saw lots of spiders, scorpions, centipedes, nighthawks, and one gecko that my daughter picked up without hesitation. Empty parking lot by the time we finished.
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Mar 22 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Mount Kimball via Pima Canyon TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking13.66 Miles 4,511 AEG
Hiking13.66 Miles   9 Hrs   11 Mns   1.63 mph
4,511 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
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Got started just before 0700 and made our way up Pima Canyon Trail. Lots of flowers and green, with plenty of flowing water. Only saw two people on the way up, including one guy who didn’t like my snarky comments about his two dogs. As usual, the upper half of the trail is narrow, steep, rocky, etc. Our pace slowed considerably, especially with having to be careful in several spots due to water on the rocks. A few patches of snow as we approached the summit. Took a nice snack break, then headed back down. Saw more hikers on our way down, especially in the last three miles. The cloud cover most of the day was nice, and temps were pleasant.
Meteorology
Meteorology
Altocumulus Floccus
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

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Mar 20 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.46 Miles 1,214 AEG
Hiking5.46 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   2.62 mph
1,214 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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All the usual. Turned around at the same spot. Full parking lot when I finished. I did notice three Tshirts, forgotten I guess, along different parts of the trail. My money is on social-distancing hiking newbies.
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Mar 19 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Young Man-Hidden Valley-San Gabriel lp, AZ 
Young Man-Hidden Valley-San Gabriel lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.49 Miles 1,116 AEG
Hiking4.49 Miles   3 Hrs   22 Mns   1.45 mph
1,116 ft AEG      16 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Parked off San Gabriel, several cars there at 10am. Headed up Young Man, which had weekend levels of hikers. At the top, we headed west on Guadalupe Ridge, then down into Hidden Valley at the east end. The kids loved the trail down into Hidden Valley. After the tunnel, which still had running water, we headed down the wash. That was the highlight of the day for the kids, with running water, lots of easy scrambling. Once we reached National, we headed up to the Ridge again, then down San Gabriel Ridge back to the car. Short hike, but the kids loved it. Next time, we’ll go further west on Guadalupe Ridge to get some extra mileage.
Flora
Flora
Elephant Tree
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Mar 18 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking7.75 Miles 1,687 AEG
Hiking7.75 Miles   4 Hrs   31 Mns   1.85 mph
1,687 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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Parking lot was nearly full when we arrived, so we parked on the bridge, which is the kids’ preference anyway. Up Lost Mine, where the clouds suddenly disappeared. It always happens on the uphill portion, I swear...

East on National, with a quick break on Goat Hill. The clouds were making their return, and it was quite windy up on National. Coming up on the Pyramid junction, my son spotted the Eagle’s Nest, so we hiked down to it for a few minutes. I was surprised he was wanting to add both distance and aeg to the hike.

Even windier coming down Pyramid, with sprinkles and light rain for the last two miles. The kids weren’t interested in wearing rain jackets, so those stayed in the packs. Parking lot only had a few cars when we finished. Nice hike, with great weather. Heard some coyotes, saw mostly vultures and quail,
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Mar 15 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Hau Pal-Alta-Ma HaTuak loop, AZ 
Hau Pal-Alta-Ma HaTuak loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking9.32 Miles 2,174 AEG
Hiking9.32 Miles   5 Hrs   38 Mns   1.78 mph
2,174 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Started from a very full 19th Ave (north) trailhead. Went out the west side of the lot, towards the start of Warrior and Ma Ha Tuak Perimeter trails. The start of both is signed about 100’ west of the parking area. Warrior seems to be officially renamed Hau’Pal, as indicated by all of the signage along the trail. Steep climb up, but the new switchbacks are nice. The trail kind of abruptly stops near the top, and there is a laminated paper on a stake pointing T-Bone loop to the left (east), but we turned right and continued over Star Peak and on to Alta.

Headed west on Alta and made our way up to Maricopa Peak. Nice snack break atop the peak, then we headed back down and continued west on Alta. At San Juan Lookout, we debated about heading over to do the full Ma Ha Tuak Perimeter trail, but decided instead to skip the western part of and simply headed east from the parking area.

Easy walk east on the Perimeter trail. Some ups and downs, but generally a flat stroll. My daughter liked looking at all the unique houses we passed. Finished up just after 5:30 to a still full parking lot. Nice day, but could have used more of a breeze and a few more clouds for shade.
Named place
Named place
Phoenix - Metro Area
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Mar 14 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Ranch Ruins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,028 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   4 Hrs   54 Mns   1.33 mph
1,028 ft AEG   1 Hour   9 Mns Break
 
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Headed up towards the Ruins trail, but stayed in the wash the entire way. Once past the ruins, the drainage becomes a little more of a scramble, which the kids loved. A few easy climbs and a few spots of avoiding brush, but all was easy and fun. We basically paralleled the Ruins trail the entire way, then rejoined the Ruins trail just below the cholla field. From there, we headed over to 2197 where the kids had a snack. We headed back down the Ruins trail, stopping at the mine so the kids could look inside. Fun day, with nice weather.
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Mar 13 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 13 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.51 Miles 1,228 AEG
Hiking5.51 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.52 mph
1,228 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Early morning, up & down Pyramid, turning around at the usual spot. Ground was soft from all the rain, but not muddy. Beautiful weather. Not many people out, but I did run into @walkingbambam and his friend. Despite not starting super early, I managed to make it home before my kids woke up.
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Mar 10 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.73 Miles 1,050 AEG
Hiking4.73 Miles   3 Hrs   13 Mns   1.59 mph
1,050 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Casual hike with the kids. Just went to the top of Pyramid, then turned around, exploring a little on the way back. Much warmer than I thought it would be, so we were bummed about that. Lots of birds and insects today, but not many people.
Culture
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Intrepid Back Shot
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Mar 09 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking4.54 Miles 1,282 AEG
Hiking4.54 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.33 mph
1,282 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
 
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Spring break for the kids. Met up with Daniela for all five kids to hike together. We went up to Tom’s Thumb, then back down. Tons of people out. Warm.
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Mar 07 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.45 Miles 1,195 AEG
Hiking5.45 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   2.62 mph
1,195 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Not my first choice for a Saturday hike, but better than nothing. Up & down Pyramid, turning around at the usual spot. Only about a million other hikers out this morning. Nice breeze, but warm by my standards.
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Mar 05 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
 Routes 361
 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Telegraph Pass - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.05 Miles 1,209 AEG
Hiking5.05 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   2.66 mph
1,209 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
Partners none no partners
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Up Telegraph then west on National to the last hill before the Ranger junction. That makes exactly 2.50 miles, which is a good turnaround point for a workout. A lot more people on my way back down, but only two annoyed me. Good breeze most of the way. Heard lots of coyotes, but never saw them.
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Mar 04 2020
LindaAnn
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 Guides 23
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 Photos 2,740
 Triplogs 1,062

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ 
Lost Mine-National-Pyramid loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking7.33 Miles 1,709 AEG
Hiking7.33 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.40 mph
1,709 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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Up Lost Mine, east on National with a side trip to Goat Hill, then down Pyramid. Saw two coyotes on Lost Mine. Still lots of flowers on the top mile of Pyramid. Quite a few tourists on Pyramid today.
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Mostly on Pyramid.
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