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Jun 17 2012
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Mormon Lake - AZT #29Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2012
berkforbes
Hiking25.90 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking25.90 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   3.61 mph
1,500 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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JuanJaimeiii
First 18 miles were ok, then I took a rest and threw up about a liter of H2O, charged on for a few miles but I wasnt feeling right.. Told JJ to head on and that I needed to rest, an hour in the fetal position under a ponderosa and I was back at it.. First and last hike that I do for 18 miles without pausing longer than to open and close a gate. JJ you are a beast, very humbling doing this hike with you sir!
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Jun 03 2012
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Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2012
berkforbes
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   2.73 mph
3,313 ft AEG
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Moved to Flag yesterday, thought this would be a fitting start to my new adventure. The elevation didnt really bother me until about 11.5k and then it started feeling like I was wearing lead boots.. bugs up top made it less than pleasurable so I had a picture snapped of me and the dog and I hightailed back to the saddle to rest and relax sans 10 billion tiny flies. Been waiting to scratch this off the list for years now, and it did not disappoint. My legs and lungs took a beating today for sure!
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Apr 21 2012
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Algoquin/ Horsetheif/201 loop, AZ 
Algoquin/ Horsetheif/201 loop, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Apr 21 2012
berkforbes
Backpack15.67 Miles 3,916 AEG
Backpack15.67 Miles
3,916 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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brougham86
I just spent an hour typing this triplog to hit the backspace button and be sent to the last page I visited, thus deleting my triplog. Now of course im frustrated and instead of reading my somewhat entertaining triplog you get this piece of garbage.

Did this hike with Brougham86 (jay) after meeting out in the Supes a few weeks ago and concluding that we were the only ones of out friend who enjoy this sort of masochistic behavior.

The hike was brutal, and I loved it. Cats claw, downed trees, route finding challenges, steep uneven terrain and hot oppressive sunshine were just a few of the high points.. Nabbed a ride in the back of a Toyota pickup for a mile or two up FR52 to the Algonquin TH on Sunday, that was a welcomed relief from the dust of vehicles, and the lack of shade on the road. Couldnt find Te-Wa's camp spot he described in his triplog, so I convinced Jay to hike out and get beer and burgers at the Crown King Saloon. Camped that night off FR100 and awoke to a stunning sunrise of pinks and oranges exploding through the trees. Drove back to the oven of PHX that morning and joined the rest of the lemmings in our societal obligations.

Camped friday night off FR100, the main road, FR52 was packed.. Didnt see a soul as we drove down FR100 and found a nice secluded spot to camp. (people are so predictable) Made it Saturday to the Turney Gulch campground area and camped next to the creek which was flowing. Both Poland creek and Horsethief creeks were flowing with plenty of deep pools.

If you want to do this loop, bring a map and gps, and know how to use them! The terrain is vast and open, and with all the new growth since the fire the trail is literally non-existent more often than not.


here is a link for the GPS route http://hikearizona.com/map.php?GPS=11942
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Mar 31 2012
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Mazatzal Peak SummitPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2012
berkforbes
Hiking11.75 Miles 4,400 AEG
Hiking11.75 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.61 mph
4,400 ft AEG
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PrestonSands
3rd trip up to Mazzy peak, had to change it up this time..

Brought the dog, which until we started off trail up to the peak was not a problem at all.. Poor girl kept getting snagged on bushes and logs, and kept flashing me that look like "really, what happened to that nice trail we were on" anyways, she pushed on and made it to the summit. We hung out at the summit for a good while, and as JuanJameiii decided to leave before the group i went down the north face with him to find some shade and relax. As we met with Dennis Williams -making his way up the north face- a white tail startled out of the brush below us and took off west down the slope.. We all went our ways, Dennis to the summit, JuanJameiii headed down, and Ebba and I laid in the shade and relaxed.

About an hour later i decided i was tired of waiting for the group up top, so i just headed down solo.. the creek was flowing from all the snow melt, and it drew me into the ravine, where eventually i ran into a nice 40-50 ft waterfall with some snow still clinging to its edges. at this point i just committed to the ravine and a reluctant dog followed. We slowly progressed, even scaring a group of six elk up on the hillside.. We bush-whacked, and boulder hoped down to the main falls overlooking barnhardt. I skipped across the creek to find a route off the falls and turned back to see Ebba sliding down the waterfall over about 20 feet of slick wet rock and crash into a pool of water about 40 feet below me. Again i got the look. Luckily i was able to get her out, only after slipping myself and taking a nice dip in the cold pool as well.. We navigated the ledge, with even more doggy reluctance at this point, now having a healthy fear of heights and ledges she made this part extra difficult on me. Finally we touched down on actual trail, and headed back to the truck where she found a good spit of shade and laid down for the rest of the afternoon.


Im still not sure which is a better route down, the ravine, or suicide ridge. the ravine offers up 3 waterfalls of over 30 feet, the ridge offers a little easier travel. pick your poison i guess..
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Mar 11 2012
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Eastern Superstitions Tramp, AZ 
Eastern Superstitions Tramp, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Mar 11 2012
berkforbes
Backpack39.00 Miles 9,500 AEG
Backpack39.00 Miles6 Days         
9,500 ft AEG
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Best spring break ever! Started late Sunday afternoon from Reavis 109 north, went down to the falls and camped until Tuesday.. I then headed over to plow springs which is flowing at just over a quart per minute.. Met a fellow HAZ'er Jay, or brougham86 and chilled with him for a few minutes, then he made his way over to Reavis ranch.. The next day, Wednesday I made my way down into paradise canyon along frog tanks trail- which was flowing as well at many points- and then over to angel basin and up to the ruins and then along rogers canyon (h20 flowing for most the way down to angel basin) where I met another HAZ'er Mitch and his 2 sons, had a nice chat then headed up to the Reavis 109 and along that for maybe a half mile where I bivvey'ed literally next to the trail as it was getting dark and there was a pool of water, and as it ended up being the only one until Reavis.. My dog nearly ate a group of hikers at about 1am after startling us from our sleep coming down the trail, I wouldnt have blamed her for doing so.. after getting some sleep I woke up and headed up to Reavis ranch Thursday morning and made really good time in getting there.. There was a large group of people with dogs and horses at the main camp spot in the center of the valley, very nice people I talked to for quite a while as the dogs got to know each other.. After setting up my camp and returning to talk to the group and let the dogs romp I was surprised to look down the trail to see my dad and sister, dog in tow, heading towards us.. What a great surprise to spend the last night with familiar faces by the fire. Friday the group with horses and about 6 dogs took off up Reavis gap at about 9am, well about an hour later one of their pointers came running down from Reavis 109 looking for the group.. He had apparently thought they were going that way and gone off ahead of the group as I guess he normally does.. Well I spent about 30 minutes chasing the damn bird dog around Reavis valley until I finally got a hand on his pack, I decided right then that until i get him into my truck I wasnt letting go of this wild-man.. With an unwilling dog on leash on my dog following behind I literally drug the stubborn mule 9 miles out of Reavis and back to my truck at 109 north where I called the owner (thanks to his tags) and ended up meeting up with them at the silver spring store along the 188 where I returned a pooped dog, and a happy mom thanked me with cold beers and great food at the restaurant/bar.. I ended up meeting some really cool people on this trip and to be honest I least expected to take that away from such a long solo trip through remote wilderness.. My mileage and aeg is a rough guess from the beartooth map and info on haz, feel free to give me more correct value if that exists...?
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dry Frog Spring Dry Dry
no flow, no pools.. NADA

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Lime Mountain Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
I didnt actually see the spring but the creek it feeds was flowing and there were some good deep pools as well..

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Plow Saddle Springs Quart per minute Quart per minute
At least a quart per minute flow, but no deep pools.. More than filterable you just gotta look for spots..

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Deep pools in spots, underground in others.. Flowing for the most part however..

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Pools in some spots, and a definite flow for most sections of the creek near the trail..
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Feb 26 2012
berkforbes
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Peavine TrailPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2012
berkforbes
Hiking6.00 Miles 70 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs      3.00 mph
70 ft AEG
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Feb 18 2012
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Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2012
berkforbes
Hiking8.90 Miles 2,040 AEG
Hiking8.90 Miles   3 Hrs      2.97 mph
2,040 ft AEG
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Feb 09 2012
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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2012
berkforbes
Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      45 Mns   2.93 mph
1,180 ft AEG
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Jan 29 2012
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South Fork - Gold Ridge LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2012
berkforbes
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   2 Hrs      3.25 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Did this trail from the top as i was camped this weekend as the famous camp grasshopper.. A very nice spot indeed, minus the 30mph winds saturday.
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Jan 28 2012
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Mount Peeley SummitPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2012
berkforbes
Hiking4.60 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking4.60 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.91 mph
1,600 ft AEG
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Got a late start to the day, otherwise i would have pushed on further along the divide. Beautiful views from the top!
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Jan 23 2012
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Thunderbird Conservation ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jan 23 2012
berkforbes
Run/Jog2.24 Miles
Run/Jog2.24 Miles      25 Mns   5.38 mph
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Jan 19 2012
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2012
berkforbes
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   3.27 mph
1,100 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
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Circumference to the northwest, Ridgeline, then up to the real ridgeline and to the top of peak 2098, then along the ridge and back down to the actual trail, over to the basalt, then to palisade and around again on the circumference... best guess on mileage and aeg..
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Jan 18 2012
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Reavis Gap, Fireline & Campaign Creek LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 18 2012
berkforbes
Backpack18.20 Miles 3,600 AEG
Backpack18.20 Miles   6 Hrs   50 Mns   2.66 mph
3,600 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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I love this part of AZ, especially this time of year.. Camped near the trail head friday night, and awoke to a chilly saturday morning, lows well below freezing.. Made it to pine creek and took a nice nap in the sun before making lunch and hanging out for the day with my dog.. Sunday i packed up and headed to Reavis where i had the place to myself until about 3 or 4 pm when a group of about 8 noisy backpackers came passing by my camp and set up shop just down the trail from me.. Luckily it rained most that night and the sound of it hitting my tarp all but muted their noise.. Awoke monday morning to more rain, and as i laid in my bag hoping it would clear my dog started growling at something, i looked up to see 2 white tail deer not 20 feet from where i was laying.. I grabbed my dogs collar, luckily before she took off after them, and we sat and watched them for as long as she allowed.. Finally giving into the fact that the rain wasnt stopping and i had 9 miles ahead of me, i packed up and hiked out thru 9 miles of muddy trail, wet bushes, and soaked pants/shoes.. Just the sorta situations i thrive on..

Water- It was more dry than ive noticed it being in the past few years ive been out here, but we've also had a much less wet winter, with less frequent snow storms.. Campaign creek was running in the lower sections, and hit and miss in the upper section near the Fireline trail intersection.. Blackjack spring was dry and i didnt get a chance to check whiskey spring, but being so close to reavis i dont think thats much concern.. Pine creek was flowing well, even more so i thought than reavis..
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Jan 08 2012
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Pyramid Peak-North Glendale, AZ 
Pyramid Peak-North Glendale, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2012
berkforbes
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.67 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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This is 2 different trips the first being 1/7 and the next being 1/8, but i just wanted to make it into 1 simple triplog.. I parked where 51st ave dead ends north of Happy Valley rd. Mt. Biked back around the east side of Pyramid Peak and climbed around some of the smaller rock outcrops 1/7, then came back 1/8 and rode back but this time summited Pyramid Peak.. Some punks spray painted the rocks up there and left a bunch of trash.. UGK or underground kings as they had it written out, spray painted in purple, and a purple bandana flying on a tree.. I hope i see one of them driving around my neighborhood, a little eco-vigilantism would serve them right, and satisfy me of course :y:
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Jan 05 2012
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Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2012
berkforbes
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles      56 Mns   2.46 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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Much less people than a couple weeks ago and all that bowl game mania.. Originally planned on 2 summits, but we got there late and parking was (as always) not kind to us.. I really wanna see how many summits I can do in a day, its just a matter of getting here early enough I guess.. Im surprised how worn out my dog is, even with her pack on she is normally hard to tire.. All that rock climbing and jumping around took its toll today! Muahahahahahaha
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Jan 03 2012
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Thunderbird Conservation ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2012
berkforbes
Hiking8.91 Miles 1,801 AEG
Hiking8.91 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   3.14 mph
1,801 ft AEG
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Did the route that Bruce has labeled as "Thunderbird Park" basically all the trails starting form the entrance on 67th and Patrick.. Legs are feelin good, time to start adding more weight to the pack, ive been hiking with just 3 liters of water weight, and a few snacks.. The dog is pooped, she rocked her pack the entire way with no complaints.. People are so shocked to see a dog working on the trail and behaving itself (lead on but dragging behind her, at my heal always).. I think it should be more of a norm and not so out of place for most people.. Just my 2 cents..
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Jan 02 2012
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2012
berkforbes
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   3.39 mph
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Same Loop as last time with some additional off trail jaunts..
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Dec 30 2011
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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berkforbes
Mtn Biking3.50 Miles 890 AEG
Mtn Biking3.50 Miles
890 ft AEG
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Circumference-Basalt-East on Circumference then along the canal, and back to the parking lot via Circumference.. Dog chasing me the entire way so I gave her a few breaks and chilled in the shade of a peak for about 30 minutes.. Love this weather!
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Dec 29 2011
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Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2011
berkforbes
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles      55 Mns   2.51 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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Legs are feeling strong, bouncing around rocks like i used to.. Just gotta work on the lungs more..
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Dec 28 2011
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2011
berkforbes
Hiking6.06 Miles 1,250 AEG
Hiking6.06 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   3.64 mph
1,250 ft AEG
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Nice little system of trails that see very little use and are a secluded break from other more populated trails in the valley.. I started on Circumference heading east then took the Palisade trail up to the Basalt and connected with the Ridgeline Trail and then back around via the Circumference.. Best guess from the map provided by the city is about 6 miles, added gain but that was just a guess.. Did do some off trail exploring, and noticed some cairns heading off trail i'll have to come back and explore..
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