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Jan 23 2021
johnlp
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 4,619
 Triplogs 3,721

63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Alta TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2021
johnlp
Hiking18.20 Miles 5,339 AEG
Hiking18.20 Miles   6 Hrs   56 Mns   2.72 mph
5,339 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
Another early start to make sure I get a parking spot and enjoy the new day.
From the Pyramid trailhead I hiked up Lost Mine, down Mine Drop/Lost Ranch Mine, up Ruins, then west on National.
Went off trail at the quartz boulders to check out a mine below. Bushwhacked from there down to the Bajada, then onto the National to it's western terminus. Hiked up the Alta trail to Maricopa Peak, then down Alta to the Bajada. Took Bajada east to the Ranger trail then up to the National and Goat Hill. Hiked back to the car via Lost Mine and a little bit of Pyramid.
Cool and breezy which was perfect for a long hike. Clouds helped make the scenery even more dramatic. :)
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Jan 18 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
2881 - Horns - Willow, AZ 
2881 - Horns - Willow, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2021
johnlp
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,802 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   4 Hrs   44 Mns   1.77 mph
1,802 ft AEG      26 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Partners partners
trekkin_gecko
Kelly suggested a hike in the Goldfields, and I was in. Such a unique area.
Started early so we were treated to a pretty sunrise. Great views from Peak 2881. The Horns were fun to scale. Looks like one of them wouldn't be too hard to top if you had a mind to. The hike back through the wash was much better than expected. Pour offs offered some scrambling and a challenge.
Fun day. Goldfield scenery is always very cool. Thanks Kelly. :)
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Jan 15 2021
johnlp
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 4,619
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 15 2021
johnlp
Road Biking30.60 Miles
Road Biking30.60 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
High thirties to mid seventies yikes! :)
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Jan 14 2021
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,619
 Triplogs 3,721

63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 14 2021
johnlp
Road Biking41.20 Miles
Road Biking41.20 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A little warmer is appreciated. :)

Find me in my field of grass, Mother Nature's son
Swaying daisies sing a lazy song beneath the sun
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Jan 14 2021
johnlp
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 Photos 4,619
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
San Gabriel RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2021
johnlp
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,179 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles
1,179 ft AEG
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Took the morning off from work. Saw 11 javelina including two footballs with legs. :)
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Jan 13 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 13 2021
johnlp
Road Biking44.70 Miles
Road Biking44.70 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fantabulous sunset. :)
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Jan 12 2021
johnlp
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 Photos 4,619
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 12 2021
johnlp
Road Biking42.90 Miles
Road Biking42.90 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A flock of ducks landed amongst the geese. There's hope yet.
Sure gets cold fast after sunset. :)
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Jan 11 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 11 2021
johnlp
Road Biking44.10 Miles
Road Biking44.10 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Neighborhood rooster crows at the break of dawn. Awesome colorful sunrise. Sunset was a dud. :)
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Jan 10 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Lost Mine - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2021
johnlp
Hiking8.06 Miles 2,132 AEG
Hiking8.06 Miles
2,132 ft AEG
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Up Lost Mine to Goat Hill then down and up Ranger. Returned via Lost Ranch Mine.
Much clearer air today. Avoided a lot of people by starting early.
Culture
Culture
Mine Shaft
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Jan 09 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Beacon Hill - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2021
johnlp
Hiking8.62 Miles 2,450 AEG
Hiking8.62 Miles
2,450 ft AEG
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1st trip
Finished on the new Beacon Hill trail. I guess it replaced some of the East Loop and West Loop trails (see Linda's rant). :lol:
Cold and breezy start just before dawn. Went up Marcos to Guadalupe Ridge, down and Up San Gabriel, over to Ridgeline going west to Mormon Loop, down the trail west of Devastator, up Devastator, east on Ridgeline, up San Juan Hill and back on the Beacon Hill trail.
Trailhead was as busy as I've ever seen it when I returned. Flora is very stressed from lack of water. Brown cloud over Phx is a little scary. Good workout. :)
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Jan 08 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 08 2021
johnlp
Road Biking35.20 Miles
Road Biking35.20 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Lots of low flying geese landing in the ag fields near work. Cool to watch and listen as they fly overhead. Mornings are finally getting light earlier. :)
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Jan 07 2021
johnlp
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 4,619
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 07 2021
johnlp
Road Biking43.10 Miles
Road Biking43.10 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Watching another pink flowing sunset is more relaxing than watching the news. :)
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Jan 06 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 06 2021
johnlp
Road Biking42.30 Miles
Road Biking42.30 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
360 colorful sunset was nice. :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Jan 05 2021
johnlp
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 Photos 4,619
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 05 2021
johnlp
Road Biking42.30 Miles
Road Biking42.30 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Sounds of laughter shades of earth
Are ringing through my open views
Inciting and inviting me
:)
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Jan 04 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Jan 04 2021
johnlp
Road Biking41.20 Miles
Road Biking41.20 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Cold and dark this morning. Pretty nice afternoon and sunset. :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Jan 03 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Young Man Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2021
johnlp
Hiking7.61 Miles 2,644 AEG
Hiking7.61 Miles
2,644 ft AEG
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Had a nice chat with TomP on Guadalupe Ridge. Busy trails. Temps in the low thirties makes for good uphill hiking weather. :)
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Jan 02 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Table Top TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2021
johnlp
Hiking9.14 Miles 2,382 AEG
Hiking9.14 Miles
2,382 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners 8 partners
Eaglet
JuanJaimeiii
LindaAnn
PrestonSands
rayhuston
The_Eagle
Tortoise_Hiker
trekkin_gecko
Bruce & Denny's 10th annual New Year's-ish hike. Excellent group but missing a couple HAZ all stars.
Table Top is a great hike. Getting to the trailhead isn't so great, thus it doesn't see a lot of hiking traffic.
Chilly start though we all warmed up once we got going and hiked out of the shade into the sun. Once we started up the mountain slope layers were shed. Beautiful desert along the way with nice long distance views as well.
We took a couple nice breaks up top and celebrated making it to 2021.
Nice to hike with everyone again. Hadn't hiked with Preston since 2012. Cool to meet Bruce's son Ben. I think we may have bored him with our moderate pace.
Thanks Bruce and Denny for organizing and the invite. Thanks Ray, Linda, & JJ for driving. Stay healthy and happy in 2021! :)
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Jan 01 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
San Gabriel RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2021
johnlp
Hiking7.64 Miles 1,910 AEG
Hiking7.64 Miles
1,910 ft AEG
 no routes
Hiked up to Two Peaks, returned via Ridgeline. Light traffic on the trails, picking up as I finished. Watered a few cactus which I have been doing lately. The lack of rain has been very tough on Somo.
Nice brown cloud/haze down in the valley from all the fireworks last night. Sounded like a war zone most of the evening.
Happy trails all in 2021! :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Dec 31 2020
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Dec 31 2020
johnlp
Road Biking31.10 Miles
Road Biking31.10 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Happy New Year to all! :)
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“Good people drink good beer.” Hunter S Thompson
Dec 30 2020
johnlp
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 4,619
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Commute by bike, AZ 
Commute by bike, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Dec 30 2020
johnlp
Road Biking42.50 Miles
Road Biking42.50 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Enjoying the 10 minutes of extra light in the evening. Just need to turn the mornings around too. :)
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