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Aug 22 2020
Heliops
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Blue Range Loop, AZ 
Blue Range Loop, AZ
 
Scenic Drive avatar Aug 22 2020
Heliops
Scenic Drive49.00 Miles
Scenic Drive49.00 Miles
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Just spent 5 days at Hannagan Meadow great weather.

So if your in the area the below drive is well worth doing. A car could probably do it but you would better off with a truck or suv 2 or 4 wheel drive. There is a campground with bathroom at the Blue river. If you do go, go to the back of the camp ground where you'll find a gate. Thru the gate are some petroglyphs on the cliff face.
https://www.arizonahighways.com/explore ... range-loop

The other drive is Forest road 26 to Black River and Buffalo crossing. FR 26 is directly across from Red hill rd same condition as above about 12 miles one way.

Feel free to ask for more detail
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Aug 18 2020
Heliops
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
P-Bar Lake Trail #326Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2020
Heliops
Hiking11.00 Miles 3,202 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.83 mph
3,202 ft AEG
 
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Did this as a backpack a couple years ago and wanted my wife to see the area. After getting her to commit to a long day hike, off we went. We had a beautiful day for the hike - sunny a little warm. My wife and I agreed afterwards that this is a "B" hike. From P-bar down to the split of 305 and 306, it is really overgrown but there are some nice vistas ...so wear pants or take some shears. From the split, we went straight to the cabin. The cabin is not all that fascinating, but worth doing. The hike along the creek was one of the nicer highlights. Overall a great backpack or long day hike if you are in the area.
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Jul 11 2020
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Babe's Hole Spring CanyonFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jul 11 2020
Heliops
Canyoneering4.00 Miles 1,510 AEG
Canyoneering4.00 Miles   6 Hrs      0.67 mph
1,510 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
Intermediate Canyoneering - Difficult or dangerous; Tech Climb; rope reqd; descent anchor; exit technical;
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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Great canyon. I found the boulder field entrance a little longer and more challenge than described. Even though the rappels are relatively short they are still fun great place to practice awkward starts. The rappel section was dry and most anchors were in decent shape. We were trying to beat a storm that was rolling in. With that said if any one goes down there you might want to replace some webbing it's starting to dry out. Lastly I made a rookie error on the first rappel and ending up leaving a rope. :(
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Apr 18 2020
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
White CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Apr 18 2020
Heliops
Canyoneering5.70 Miles 824 AEG
Canyoneering5.70 Miles
824 ft AEG
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Beautiful area the cliffs surround the canyons are impressive. We ended up not doing the hike because of the d**UTV's and a massive 4 x 4 club meet. No joke there had to be 50 people there. Seems like a popular area so going during the week might be better.
We did not realize we needed to go through the gate to get to the trailhead.So this puts you at 3 miles from the right turn. Our Grand cherokee could have made it but you'll get some AZ pinstriping.
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Jan 18 2020
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
El Capitan CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jan 18 2020
Heliops
Canyoneering3.00 Miles 750 AEG
Canyoneering3.00 Miles   5 Hrs      0.60 mph
750 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Me and 4 friends meetup to tackle this canyon. What a great day, perfect weather. El Cap is holding some standing water some waist deep. So we choose the sport climb at the first rappel. This is a great training canyon due to the fact that the rappels have awkward starts.
So just when you think your alone more people appear. We ended up sharing the canyon with 3 other canyoneers.
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Jan 01 2020
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Bart Benchmark 3127Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2020
Heliops
Hiking3.40 Miles 1,150 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles
1,150 ft AEG
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HAZ - Event
Oregon_Hiker
outdoor_lover
rcorfman
tibber
Thanks outdoor_lover for organizing a great outing. It was so awesome ... your baked cookies and chocolate covered strawberries illustrated the effort your made to make the hike great.
It was great to finally put a face to some of the dedicated hikers that post awesome triplogs.
Hope to hike with you guys soon.
Garth
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Sep 10 2019
Heliops
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
James CanyonFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 10 2019
Heliops
Canyoneering4.00 Miles 570 AEG
Canyoneering4.00 Miles   8 Hrs      0.50 mph
570 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Myself and 5 others did James Canyon this past weekend. The weather was perfect at 80F and overcast of and on.
This is a very beautiful canyon worth doing...lots of awe inspiring cliffs and hidden coves. It is also worth staying in the canyon. There is no need to exit the water course - we did not wear wet suits and we were just fine. But I will admit that the water was cold at times. For the water areas, an inflatable tube to handle the gear is advisable.
I would say this canyon with exit is more like 6 miles. All anchors were in good condition and usable. There is also some rope tied to dead fall which really helped us out.
I would not attempt this one on my own, a partner will be a huge help.
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Jun 24 2016
Heliops
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54 male
 Joined Jan 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Bull Basin Pumpkin trail loop to Kendrick Peak, AZ 
Bull Basin Pumpkin trail loop to Kendrick Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 24 2016
Heliops
Hiking4.50 Miles 2,173 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   6 Hrs      0.75 mph
2,173 ft AEG
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Pumpkin trail up to Kendrick peak is a good trail. Your very exposed in some areas, but overall nice hike. Bull Basin on the other hand pretty much sucked. The fire lookout advised me that there were several trees down on the trail. OK, so no big deal,wrong. The first couple miles were really slow going because of this, then add in loose gravel type rock. You guessed it nice and slick and yes I loose my footing and ended up on the ground. Several parts of this trail go out into meadows so you will not find the trail unless you have a gps. There are some rock carins but it was nice have the the track uploaded to my gps, because sometimes you swear you on a deer path.
I would not recommend going up this trail because of the slick exposed upper sections. Had I not been at the bottom of the hill I would have turned around. If you choose to go this way plan on an extra hour of hike and wear pants you legs will thank you.
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