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Feb 12 2005
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Peak 2809' Indian Ruins, AZ 
Peak 2809' Indian Ruins, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 12 2005
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.60 Miles 796 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles   2 Hrs      1.80 mph
796 ft AEG
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Awesome. Fog. Perfect small peak, great ruins. Nothing like being in the clouds.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Nov 27 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Mountain, AZ 
Black Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 27 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.30 Miles 978 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   3 Hrs      1.10 mph
978 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
East of Lake Pleasant. Wild Burro brayed. Coyote evaded. Gun people made noise.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
  1 archive
Sep 30 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Heiro Peak, AZ 
Heiro Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 30 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking1.30 Miles 431 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles   1 Hour      1.30 mph
431 ft AEG
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Summit west of Lake Pleasant. Survey Marker on top. A new golf course is visible from the top. Where's Hayduke when you need him.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
 
Sep 11 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
2345' 2368' Peaks - Carefree Hwy, AZ 
2345' 2368' Peaks - Carefree Hwy, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,188 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   2 Hrs      2.40 mph
1,188 ft AEG
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Southwest of Lake Pleasant, south of Carefree Hwy. Rob Moore left a note in the summit cairn jar, in 2002 it was his 550th peak! Blew me away. Nice dry waterfall at base of main peaks southwest drainage.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Sep 04 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Courthouse Butte Loop, AZ 
Courthouse Butte Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking4.00 Miles 110 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.33 mph
110 ft AEG
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In Sedona with my beautiful wife. Looped counterclockwise around Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. Nice trail, cool redrock gulleys and tinajas at east end of loop. Saw about 50 people on the trail.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
  1 archive
Aug 28 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Tule Fort and springs, AZ 
Tule Fort and springs, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking2.70 Miles 601 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   2 Hrs      1.35 mph
601 ft AEG
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Tule ruins consist of a Native defensive peak. Spring NW merely a gallon of green slime in a pit of mud. Did not have time for Tule spring, but it looks promising. Burro family with baby from spring, beautiful. Older burro with mountain lion scars on neck and chewed off ears. Long and bumpy 4WD necessary.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Aug 14 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Petroglyphs and Solo spring, AZ 
Petroglyphs and Solo spring, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking2.00 Miles 203 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour      2.00 mph
203 ft AEG
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Nice petroglyphs in bland location.
Solo spring and unnamed spring nearby awesome dripping grottos. Horizontal mineshaft damned and half-filled with water and the sound of bats beyond the reach of my flashlight. Great campsite at both locations.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Aug 07 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Cave and Spring, AZ 
Black Cave and Spring, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.80 Miles 1,480 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles   3 Hrs      1.27 mph
1,480 ft AEG
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Big comfy cave with blackened ceiling from centuries of habitation. A sign warns that "You are being watched" by the custodians. Parked at Spring NE of cave next to two abandoned trailers. The spring fills a 40 by 60 ft. pond with Cattails and a wild palm. Most excellent.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Jul 17 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Bunker Peak, AZ 
Bunker Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking2.00 Miles 496 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.00 mph
496 ft AEG
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Residential getting kinda close, future access questionable. Kit Fox at 20 yards with a bird in his mouth, watched him (her) have breakfast and then nap in the shade of a palo verde. Excellent. The defensive walls are like steps up the ridge of Bunker, very nice.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Jul 05 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Lake Bonita Cave, AZ 
Lake Bonita Cave, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking2.00 Miles 246 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour      2.00 mph
246 ft AEG
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Redrock and flourescent green lichen. Numerous grottos, some quite comfortable. The cave itself faces the road and is trashed. A little close to residential area for my tastes.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Jun 26 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Brown Ranch Peak, AZ 
Brown Ranch Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking2.80 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   2 Hrs      1.40 mph
560 ft AEG
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Nice lone mesa. Great dry waterfalls and tinajas on northeast escarpement. Brown Ranch now just a foundation with some trash.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Jun 20 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Apache Spring / Ruins, AZ 
Apache Spring / Ruins, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.00 Miles 446 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
446 ft AEG
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Apache shade, 3 x 12 concrete basin complete with bright green algea and teeming with tadpoles. Ruins east of "gunsight" trashed by gun nuts.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Jun 12 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Shaw Butte East Peak 1833', AZ 
Shaw Butte East Peak 1833', AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 12 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking4.00 Miles 835 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.00 mph
835 ft AEG
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Much quieter on east side of road. Rugged trail to summit along southeast ridge. Only saw 1 person.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Jun 05 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Shaw Butte Loop, AZ 
Shaw Butte Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,037 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.33 mph
1,037 ft AEG
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A group of Ringtails frolicked just south of the summit where I was copping on some shade on a rocky ledge. Baby rattler backing and coiling into a tiny creosote bush. Desert hares bounding. Summit crowded with towers and people, but the rest is great.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Apr 24 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Woods Canyon Attempt, AZ 
Woods Canyon Attempt, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Apr 24 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Backpack8.00 Miles 1,314 AEG
Backpack8.00 Miles2 Days         
1,314 ft AEG
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From Robbers Roost due north to canyon. Longer but no poison ivy. One of our five developed some problems by time we reached the "mandatory water crossing" ( 60 yards of swimming in 48 degrees). That was exhilarating!
Two of us decided to escort the ailing member upcanyon, and we were fortunate to find a nice small camp 1/2 mile east of the water obstacle.
Canyon northeast of the "Confluence" contains no fewer than 6 water obstacles, one knee-deep, the others side-steppable through heavy brush. Nice swimming holes in summer I suppose, but crappy hiking. Didn't see any ivy though, so life is good.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
 
Mar 19 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Squaw Peak Circumference, AZ 
Squaw Peak Circumference, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.60 Miles 660 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles   2 Hrs      1.80 mph
660 ft AEG
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Attempted a mountain bike. Took bike back to truck and proceeded on foot.Nice trail though.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Mar 12 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Squaw Peak / Mojave Quartz, AZ 
Squaw Peak / Mojave Quartz, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.00 Miles 270 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
270 ft AEG
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Rattlesnake on a rock, warming him/herself. Away from Squaw Peak congestion.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Mar 06 2004
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 Guides 14
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 Triplogs 286

59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Mountain, AZ 
Red Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.30 Miles 1,774 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   3 Hrs      1.10 mph
1,774 ft AEG
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Tough 4WD, 3 stream crossings, fairly large boulders.
This peak shows up on topo's as a crater top, but we found that is not the case. The first time I have seen a major error on topo's. Short but steep peak bag with Dave L. Summit register with the familiar suspects.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Feb 22 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Wild Burro Mesa attempt, AZ 
Wild Burro Mesa attempt, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking3.00 Miles 411 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs      1.50 mph
411 ft AEG
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Walked up on a stuck Chevy Scootsdale a mile into my hike. Justin and Troy had spent the night after attempting to back down a tough pitch. They had no tow-strap, winch, shovel,gloves,or food. Their position was so bad that after moving about 1000 pounds of stone, hand winching and Trooper pulling, they were much better but still stuck. An electric winch would be necessary. They were able to use my phone from the top of the mesa and call a buddy with a rockcrawler, so we went our seperate ways. Nice guys with positive attitudes and lousy preparation.
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
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Feb 14 2004
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2002
 Phoenix, AZ
Burro Flats Loop, AZ 
Burro Flats Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2004
BarrettTriplogs 286
Hiking6.40 Miles 788 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles   3 Hrs      2.13 mph
788 ft AEG
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Saturday, February 14th, 2004 Burro Flats Trail
Burro Flats, tucked away neatly in the Hells Canyon Wilderness area northwest of Lake Pleasant, has the feel of being much farther from civilization than it really is. Rugged peaks and few visitors make for a great experience in this part of the Hieroglyphic Mountains.
Two routes are possible, the first preferable for those not in a hurry and driving vehicles with no 4WD and medium clearance. Follow 17 north to the Carefree Highway, head west to Castle Hot Springs Road, take this north approximately 9.7 miles, then left for another 7 miles, during which you will pass the old Castle Hot Springs Resort, an amazing piece of history currently off limits and under reconstruction. The road will stop at a T intersection, turn left ( west ) to continue on Castle Hot Springs Road for another 5.8 miles to unimproved road on your left ( south ). There should be some signage with land usage rules. Take this south for another 2.5 to access the Horse Spring trailhead, then about .8 miles to the Burro Spring Trailhead.
Then second route requires higher ground clearance and possibly 4WD, depending on tire size and tread. There are some tight sections in the wash that can result in a mild case of Arizona pinstriping. It's shorter and in many sections smoother, than the first route. Instead of turning off Carefree Highway on to Castle Hot Springs road, continue west another 1.3 miles , then turn right and reset your odometer. Head north on the asphalt road leading to the Morgan City Wash, 1.1 miles further. Turn left and head northwest in the bottom of the wash, following the main drainage upward. Ignore the turnoff for #10 to the left after 4.5 miles, continuing on to 5.6 miles to a cattle gate. Pass through and follow the wash until mile 7.7, where you will see a windmill and water tank on your right, immediately after, turn up out of the wash to the right and head northeast. At mile 9.1 you should see a metal trailhead log podium for Burro Springs on your right.
I decided to head north along the road on foot up to the Horse Spring Trailhead, making a clockwise loop of both trails. No one had signed the trail register for all 5 months of last summer. Only a dozen or so had been here since. Other than quite a bit of cowpatties on the trail, the area is pristine. 30 minutes and 1.52 mi. later, I arrived at Horse Spring. With plenty of shade and beautiful white stone, the pools contain about 500-1000 gallons of crystal clear water. I kick back in some comfortable seating and have a snack. After some pictures I continue southeast towards Burro Spring into the Burro Flats proper. Along the way I see a Burro watching me from the other side of the wash, I stop and return the stare, adding a few of my best Burro "flubberlip" impersonations. These he eventually returns as well, and I am quite pleased. I continue on, only to hear is even more hysterical bray echo from the canyon walls. This is a great place. I pass two campsite fire rings, one still smoldering from last night. Both are free of litter and command nice views of the area. Last nights camper may have good taste, but they were careless. I urinate on the coals to the best of my ability and continue on to Burro Spring. This takes about 45 minutes, covering approximately 1.9 miles on easy terrain.
Though I was pleased to find a great grotto formed by an elephant size boulder lodged overhead, I did not see evidence of a spring. This would be a good destination to escape summer sun, as the seating is quite comfortable. From there, I headed west along the trail another 1.95 miles to the Burro Springs trailhead. This took about 50 minutes and was not as pretty as the Horse Spring Trail.
This 6.4 mile loop can be done in as little as 2 hours, but this little gem could keep you busy for a week, the 4 main peaks that dominate the skyline all appear to be non-technical, the one directly south of Burro is exceptionally dramatic. A must for peak baggers. I'll be back for at least an overnighter in the future, looking for that spring and hopefully bagging a peak or two. Anyone interested?
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The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar.
It was tense.
 
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