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Jul 24 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2021
johnlp
Hiking10.60 Miles 2,460 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles
2,460 ft AEG
 
Beautiful monsoon hike. Some rain, clouds, wind, and fog made for a memorable trek. Up Pyramid, over to Goat Hill, and back on Bursera. It didn't rain hard until the last half mile. :)
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Jul 14 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Ridgeline Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2021
johnlp
Hiking7.76 Miles 1,429 AEG
Hiking7.76 Miles
1,429 ft AEG
 no routes
Didn't feel like riding my bike to work in the rain, so I called my boss and took the day off to go hiking instead. Raining hard when I got to the trailhead so I waited a few minutes for it to let up.
Got going towards the Ridgeline trail at 0730. Rained for about 10 minutes, then just sprinkles for the next hour. Breezy, felt great. There was running water everywhere, but nothing dramatic. I was too late for the good stuff.
Hiked up Mormon Loop and up to Two Peaks. Went west on National to the top of Hidden Valley. Running water in Hidden Valley. I followed a pack of coyotes down the valley (lots of tracks). Returned to the TH the way I came.
Fun hike. I don't feel a day over 64. :)
Fauna
Fauna
Velvet Mite
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Jul 11 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 11 2021
johnlp
Hiking15.47 Miles 4,098 AEG
Hiking15.47 Miles   5 Hrs   7 Mns   3.18 mph
4,098 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Last minute invite from the gecko. Been quite a few years since I hiked Ord.
First 5 miles has quite a bit a burn, but also regrowth coming in. Erosion was not as bad as I thought it might be. Top of the mountain is still very nice.
The sky was very hazy in all directions. No good long distance photo ops.
Saw a medium size hawk with white bands at the base of it's tail in flight. Sharp Shinned hawk? We also saw a deer and other smaller wildlife.
Fun hike. Thanks Kelly! :)
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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Jul 10 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Corona LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2021
johnlp
Hiking8.28 Miles 1,760 AEG
Hiking8.28 Miles
1,760 ft AEG
 no routes
Nice sunrise. Didn't see anyone until I was back on Desert Classic. Checked out the Sidewinder trail on my way back. I liked it. :)
Meteorology
Meteorology
Sunrise
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Jul 09 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jul 09 2021
johnlp
Road Biking30.90 Miles
Road Biking30.90 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Zillions of yellow butterflies coming out of the alfalfa fields. Maybe it's just me, but it felt warm today. :)
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Jul 08 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking44.00 Miles
Road Biking44.00 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Go Suns! 2 :)
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Jul 07 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking45.70 Miles
Road Biking45.70 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Warm. Summer is almost over, right? :)
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Jul 06 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jul 06 2021
johnlp
Road Biking45.70 Miles
Road Biking45.70 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Go Suns! :)
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Jul 05 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Windgate Bell LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2021
johnlp
Hiking10.80 Miles 2,375 AEG
Hiking10.80 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   2.89 mph
2,375 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
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Early start from 104th St. No headlamp necessary. Got up to Bell Pass a little after sunrise to find clouds to the east, so we got to hike without direct sunlight pretty much the whole hike. Humid but once we got to Bell Pass there was a breeze to dry us off. The trails are dust free and compacted from recent rain. Good hike. Thanks for breakfast after Kelly. :)
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Jul 04 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2021
johnlp
Hiking9.16 Miles 2,194 AEG
Hiking9.16 Miles
2,194 ft AEG
 
Partners none no partners
First significant rainfall on South Mountain in a long long time. Some puddles here and there, and signs of runoff. Bursera trees are blooming. Cicadas are out. Life is returning. :)
Flora
Flora
Elephant Tree
Fauna
Fauna
Velvet Mite
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Jul 03 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Corona LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2021
johnlp
Hiking11.00 Miles 2,690 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles
2,690 ft AEG
 no routes
Started from the Warpaint trailhead early. Very humid. Monsoon humidity is here. Hiked up Old Man's, then Geronimo down and up, finishing with Corona de Loma. Saw Denny and Wally on Geronimo. Had a nice chat with them. Only saw five hikers all morning. :)
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Jul 02 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking30.70 Miles
Road Biking30.70 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Humidity has gone up. Let's get some real rain! :)
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Jul 01 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking42.30 Miles
Road Biking42.30 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
What will July bring? :)
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Jun 30 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking46.70 Miles
Road Biking46.70 Miles
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Tough wind. Felt like I was low on oil. :)
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Jun 29 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking42.80 Miles
Road Biking42.80 Miles
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Donated blood again today. Hit the 7 gallon mark! :)
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Jun 28 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking46.90 Miles
Road Biking46.90 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Hotter in Portland than Phoenix. Yikes! :)
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Jun 27 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Hidden Valley via Geronimo, AZ 
Hidden Valley via Geronimo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2021
johnlp
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,341 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   3 Hrs   39 Mns   2.93 mph
2,341 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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By the light of the moon and 50,000 street lights we got underway up the Geronimo trail. We hiked up to the benchmark above Eagle Pass, admiring the sunrise, and continued on Guadalupe Ridge until we reached the top of Hidden Valley, dropping down to venture through. Next, we swung over to Two Peaks then returned to Geronimo via the National trail.
Temps were tolerable. Fun hike. Thanks Kelly. :)
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Jun 26 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Ridgeline Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2021
johnlp
Hiking7.68 Miles 1,602 AEG
Hiking7.68 Miles
1,602 ft AEG
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Started early from the Beverly Canyon trailhead. Hiked the Ridgeline trail to Javelina to National to Hidden Valley, and back on Mormon Loop and Ridgeline. Made it through Hidden Valley without seeing anyone. Quite a few once I descended on Mormon Loop. Hundreds of doves flew by me into the mountain before sunrise to feast on saguaro fruit.
Weather was decent considering the date. Mid 80's when I finished. :)
Meteorology
Meteorology
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Jun 25 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking30.10 Miles
Road Biking30.10 Miles
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Heard my first cicada of the summer. :)
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Jun 24 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
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johnlp
Road Biking41.40 Miles
Road Biking41.40 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Humid!
Blue, blue windows behind the stars
Yellow moon on the rise :)
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average hiking speed 2.91 mph
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