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Jan 11 2010
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Peralta Trlhd to LaBarge Spring & return, AZ 
Peralta Trlhd to LaBarge Spring & return, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 11 2010
jbhunsaker
Hiking12.00 Miles 1,002 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.71 mph
1,002 ft AEG
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Hiked to LaBarge Spring from Peralta Trailhead via Bluff Spring Trail #235 and Dutchman's Trail 104 to check on the spring flow. Spring was running at about 1 gallon per minute. Not sure how to update the spring flow report.
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Jan 05 2010
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Woodbury Trailhead to Tortilla Pass, AZ 
Woodbury Trailhead to Tortilla Pass, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2010
jbhunsaker
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,177 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   5 Hrs      1.42 mph
1,177 ft AEG
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This was a nice in-and-out hike. Wanted to visit the ruins up in Rogers Canyon but will save that for an overnighter. This is a very pleasant day hike, but be prepared for the elevation gain. No water along the way.
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Aug 23 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Cave Trail #233Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 23 2009
jbhunsaker
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   6 Hrs      0.83 mph
1,400 ft AEG
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It was supposed to be cloudy and cooler today so I set out at 8:00 am from the Peralta Trailhead. I should have started sooner, but several other people on the trail was evidence that I wasn't the only one with this idea. I haven't hiked at all this summer because of the heat, and I found myself a bit winded and hot when arriving at Freemont Saddle. I only lost the Cave trail twice, but since I had a pretty good idea where I was heading, was able to pick it up without too much wandering around. Great workout but it turned out to be hotter than I expected.
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Jun 30 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Derrick - Horton LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 30 2009
jbhunsaker
Hiking8.75 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking8.75 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   1.64 mph
1,600 ft AEG
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Great time on this loop with my two sons and a good friend. Met some nice people along the way. Water coming out of the spring was COLD!!! Didn't expect that. Also, didn't expect to see trout in Horton creek but there is a lot of them. Saw evidence of bear along the Highline National Recreational Trail between Derrick Trail and Horton Springs - torn up logs, overturned rocks, etc - but didn't actually see any of them. Beautiful day.
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May 09 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Charlebois from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 09 2009
jbhunsaker
Hiking20.00 Miles 2,490 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   11 Hrs   30 Mns   1.74 mph
2,490 ft AEG
 
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My youngest son needed a 20 mile hike to complete his Boy Scout hiking merit badge. We started at 6:00 am from First Water Trailhead knowing it would be a long, hot day. We took the Dutchman Trail south, by-passing the Bull Pass trail to add milage. We went around the south side of Black Top Mesa, passing Peralta Canyon Trail and Terrapin Trail and went to Cavalry Trail. We continued to head southeast down the Dutchman trail passing White Rock spring where there was quite a bit of water. We met a tortoise as we were hiking up the side trail to Charlebois Spring. This is where we ate lunch - it took a little over 5 hours for us to get here. Charlebois Spring only had a little water, and the water back at White Rock spring was flowing quite a bit more and was clear, so we went back there to replenish our supply. We then headed north up the Cavalry trail through Marsh Valley and on over to Boulder Canyon Trail. I do not advise others to do this in May like we did. It was about 103 degrees and there is little shade. But we stayed hydrated and stopped to rest in what shade we could find. It was a little daunting to look down at Boulder Canyon from the ridge of Cavalry Trail, knowing we had over 5 miles to go! Well, we made it up Boulder Canyon to the Second Water Trail and headed back to First Water Trailhead. My GPS showed 20.01 miles when we got to the truck in the parking lot. This is a challenging hike for 1 day, and very hot in May. But we prepared well. The whole hike took 11.5 hours, but we took several breaks in the middle of the day because of the heat.
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May 02 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Hackberry Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2009
jbhunsaker
Hiking5.15 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking5.15 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   1.87 mph
700 ft AEG
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Did the loop counter-clockwise with my 16-year old son today. Firstwater trailhead to Black Mountain trailintersection. Took a left there and followed the trail through the canyon where the cave is. The trail split coming out of that spot, we took the left fork and headed down into the canyon toward the old horse corral. When we came to First Water creek, we headed right (north) up to the spring. Came back same route, looked around the corral a bit, then took the trail over the hill to the horse trailer lot.
Wonderful day!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Hackberry Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Maybe flowed a bit faster than a quart per minute, but not much more
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Feb 21 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Bluff Spring Loop & Weaver's ViewPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2009
jbhunsaker
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,250 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   6 Hrs      1.75 mph
2,250 ft AEG
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My sons and I went with our friend Greg on this hike. It was a beautiful day! We went counter-clock wise, starting with the Dutchman's Trail (104)up over Miner's Summit and then to the Bluff Spring Trail (235). That's where we stopped for lunch. We then headed west on Bluff Spring trail seeking where the Williams Camp was. Even though my Superstition Wilderness map shows an unimproved trail to it, there was none to be found. We followed our Garmin GPS with MapSource Topo 2008 software to the spot were it shows the camp to be, but there were no artifacts there. In addition, the terrane didn't look suitable for a camp in that area. However, hiking up to that spot from the trail, there is a knoll with a flat top. We decided to look around there and found several artifacts: small pieces of lumber, nails,rebar pieces, tin cans, and even a grommet. We took a picture and compared it to the one on page 61 of Carlson & Stewart's book "Hiker's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness" and it looks very likely that we found the right spot.
We did not take Terrapin trail over to Weavers Needle since we got several good looks along the way. In spite of this, our GPS showed we traveled 10.3 miles when we returned to the Peralta Trailhead.
Terrific Hike - quite a bit of water flowing in the washes. I recommend this hike, but be prepared, there are some pretty good hills to climb!
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Jan 30 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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jbhunsaker
Hiking5.40 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
2,780 ft AEG
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I've always wanted to make this climb. It starts off as a hike but you have quite a bit of climbing to do as well!
View was fantastic. Lots of activity along the trail - very popular hike.
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Jan 17 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Vultee Arch Trail #22Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2009
jbhunsaker
Hiking3.00 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
300 ft AEG
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Beautiful hike on MLK weekend. Weather was incredible! Saw a Javilina, but couldn't get to camera in time to take photo.
This is a fairly easy hike. Took family & friends. Well worth it.
Road in was difficult with our Honda Odyssey van, but we made it. I recommend a high clearance vehicle. 4X4 would only be necessary after rain.
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Jan 10 2009
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Second Water Trail #236Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2009
jbhunsaker
Hiking3.50 Miles 368 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
368 ft AEG
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Friends from church and I started at First Water and went to Second Water - then on to the intersection of the Bolder Canyon Trail. Lots of water flowing down Bolder Canyon.
Terrific day with terrific friends!
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Nov 22 2008
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2008
jbhunsaker
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   4 Hrs   40 Mns   1.03 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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Beautiful day. Valley of Tonto Basin and Punkin Center filled with fog in the morning going up. Clear coming down. Going up the scree chute we came to a spot we didn't think we could get up, but found a way around it to the left.
Great hike with terrific friends.
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Nov 18 2008
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Second Water Trail #236Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2008
jbhunsaker
Hiking3.50 Miles 368 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   1.05 mph
368 ft AEG
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Had the afternoon off. Nice hike in and out. You have to leave the trail to get to the spring - actually it comes out in 2 places. Top spring was trickling, lower spring is about 400 feet to the North and it was adding to the flow. It suprized me that there was water there at all as dry as it has been! Nice easy hike but leaving the trail and going up Second Water Canyon was a bit tricky.
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Jul 26 2008
jbhunsaker
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64 male
 Joined Apr 07 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Humphreys B-24 Bomber Crash SiteFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2008
jbhunsaker
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,680 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   20 Hrs      0.30 mph
1,680 ft AEG
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My two sons and I drove up to Flagstaff from Gilbert on Friday, July 25, 2008. We stopped by NAU to watch the Arizona Cardinal practice, ate lunch, then drove up to the trailhead. We navigated through town to highway 180 (Milton Road north, left on Humphreys Street, then left again on North Fort Valley Road. Once we turned on to North Fort Valley Rd, it was about 6 miles to the Snowbowl turnoff, Forest Road 516. 6.1 miles up this road will bring you to a fork in the road where you turn left to go to the trailhead parking lot or right to the chairlift. The forest service had port-a-potties in the trailhead parking lot.

The trailhead is clearly marked on the NE end of the parking lot. We backpacked in, intending to spend the night on the trail, although most make a day hike out of this. After walking across the meadow where the chairlift is, you enter into forest. This is a very well-used, clearly identifiable trail. At switchback #2 there is a forest service sign and logbook to sign in. We found a wonderful campsite with a fire ring and flat areas for our tents just below switchback #6. It took us about 1 hour 40 minutes to reach this spot from the trailhead. After setting up camp, we proceeded a short distance up to switchback #7 where, instead of following the trail up to the peak, we continued straight ahead (NE) off the trail. There are several well-placed cairns along the way, although there are places you have to look well. We also had GPS coordinates that ended up being accurate (N35 20.455 W111 41.389). The debris field is in a very rocky area, so be careful as you check it out.

We then returned to our camp, had supper, and watched as a summer thunderstorm came upon us. Thankfully our tents served us well in the rain and wind!

Saturday morning we broke camp and hiked back down the mountain, passing several hikers along the way. I must say that I can't remember running into more friendly and talkative people on a hiking path than we did this morning! It took about 1 hour 15 minutes to get back to the meadow where the chair lift is. If you stand between the chairlift and the cables on the ground, and look back up the mountain, you can see the clearing where the debris field is. If the sun is shining, it will reflect off of the aluminum parts.

This was a fun hike, yet humbling when you consider 8 men lost their lives on a training mission here in 1944.
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