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Oct 16 2019
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Shawmut Trainspotting LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2019
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Hiking3.50 Miles 225 AEG
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A month ago Deb came upon an article celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s completion. Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 a 4-8-4 configuration would be touring the Union Pacific system. That means it would depart Gila Bend at 12:45 and arrive at Casa Grande at 2:45 on Wed. 10/16/19. So we planned to close the biz and have a day off, because it could be cool at the Maricopa Mtns. in Oct. We watched the weather for a week and kept watching it rise to peak on Wed., 100 at Gila Bend. We parked at the cut through of the old roadbed which is also a known smuggling hangout and also not Deb's favorite place, since passing cars on SR-238 can't see our vehicle because of the height of the old roadbed. But alas it seems there are more train geeks parked there, so cool....not really. We wondered around for about an hour, enough to cook my girls. So we headed back to the truck to "chill". I went up to the mountain to wait like dozens of others for the train. It became apparent after awhile that it was way late and only getting hotter. After a couple of hours I went back to check on my family. While sitting in the "cool" truck suddenly Deb goes here it comes! It came so fast around the bend that I couldn't get my camera out fast enough and just like that it was gone. We quickly fired up the truck and went through the cut to jump onto SR-238 only to find a parking lot. It was like I-17 on Sun. I slid smoothly into line and noticed the driver behind me give a thumbs up. Pretty sure it was a thumb. Well no way are we going to get ahead of the train now, but wait, it pulled to a siding. This would be a photo chance! A thought shared by about a 100 others. It was awesome, I shot with the sun to my back and kept hearing the engineer through a bullhorn saying would the man in the blue shirt step back to safety. Then again would the man in the blue shirt get off the track because an eastbound train is coming through. After Deb and I watched the big locomotive depart we climbed into our truck and I said now I'm happy, but could you believe how many times they kept telling that guy in the blue shirt to back off. How could someone be so obsessive and obtuse at the same time. Yeah Deb says, hard to imagine.
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May 19 2019
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Verde lookout, AZ 
Verde lookout, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 19 2019
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Hiking4.70 Miles 1,100 AEG
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While planning our next site hunt I realized we needed to just get boots on the ground and scope out the area. I had a place in mind to checkout knowing it wasn't the location, but at least I can scratch off that area and we could get a grasp of what to expect. I thought of the CannondaleKid and his fence from hell when we parked a hundred feet from a fence and after just under half a mile we finally got across. Crawling at our age ain't petty. We did stumble on a nice little lookout and some great views of the Verde River. We also found a perfectly round mano, something we've never seen before. It appears our next foray will be in a few months, but with a better location possibility.
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Mar 31 2019
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Black Canyon Hohokam complex, AZ 
Black Canyon Hohokam complex, AZ
 
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Hiking5.60 Miles 475 AEG
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The weekend before last Deb and I were hiking the center section of the Black Canyon Tr. While I was stopped doing some floral re-hydration research, Deb says I see walls. Yes armed with her trusty binocs she points out a hilltop complex. We realize though that it will not be done that day and we'll save it for later. I decided via GE to come down from the north, eliminating extreme elevations changes for Deb. Turns out to be what all of central AZ mesas are made of, roundy lava rock ankle twisty stuff with a good plant layer hiding most of the rocks, cactus and rattlesnakes. As one gets older this stuff doesn't become anymore enjoyable.
It turned out to be a decent little village, but more of a as Deb said ....We saw it and we made it to it, job done!
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Feb 10 2019
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South Maricopa Mtns., AZ 
South Maricopa Mtns., AZ
 
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Hiking6.50 Miles 400 AEG
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I saw on GE an old road going south of the BNSF railway into the South Maricopas. We pulled off the Maricopa road a couple of hundred feet from the Estrella TH and took the old road south. After a mile in it entered the Sonoran Wilderness and the road became less significant. For the first 1/2 mile from the railway it goes through an old burn, but then it becomes pristine desert. The road ended up in a basin that was blooming with Mexican poppies and lupines. This area was not "illegal" trafficked as where we were a couple of miles west, allowing my wife to be a lot more comfortable.
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Dec 16 2018
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Eagletail Wilderness south TH, AZ 
Eagletail Wilderness south TH, AZ
 
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Hiking6.00 Miles 500 AEG
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Deb and I have seen countless ruins, petroglyphs and pottery shards, but this Sunday we came upon something really cool. We went to the south Eagletail TH and if a hundred people went to the Ben Avery TH, one went here. This was a good choice since mindless desert wandering is our forte. We both caught sight of a rock that had been turned over and other rocks that didn't get there by themselves. We found the shards of a nice size cooking olla and then knapping flakes. Of all the Native things we've seen there was something about seeing where someone sat and made projectile points that was really special. We figured the olla may have broken or cracked while cooking, because why leave something as valuable as this behind. We're going back, there is a lot to explore here.
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Nov 22 2018
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HansenAZ's Magical Mystical Petro Lizard Hunt, AZ 
HansenAZ's Magical Mystical Petro Lizard Hunt, AZ
 
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Hiking4.00 Miles 300 AEG
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My ladies and I set out to find the Mystic Lizard. We were last here ten years ago searching for another petro that we never found. Well we found the sun petro this time but not the Mystic Lizard.I think I know where it is, so next time. But not ten years from now.
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Nov 18 2018
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South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness, AZ 
South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness, AZ
 
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Hiking6.00 Miles 300 AEG
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My wife and I have put in a couple hundred miles in the North Maricopa Mountains over the years. It being one of her favorite areas to hike in. But 3 years ago we decided to try the South Maricopas, south of SR 238. This not being a good idea since the illegal traffic in this area is heavy and it just ain't that pretty. [ photoset ]
The Mrs. said never again south of 238 and that was fine with me. We had gone down to the north mountains last week and had a great hike, so it will be repeated this weekend. We decided we'd park at the main TH that leads to the Butterfield trail (like only a thousand times). So on the way down I said you know how much lusher the east side of the mountains are and we've covered every square foot. Well what about the South Maricopas, but on the east side and the railroad tracks have prevented offroading and all the illegal activity is at Shawmut a couple of miles away and all those military people are at the border and and and. So we parked at milepost 19 on SR238 and headed west to the mountains. It was awesome pristine desert, no roads all over the place, no fires had been through and as Deb pointed out, no cattle to trash the fragile desert. It was more beautiful than we imagined at which time she mentioned that was one of my best sales job. We did find some water bottles, but they were maybe 3 years old. Deb was totally relaxed though and not concerned. When we got in the truck and started to drive down the road I heard, next time we need to start over in this area and head in. Said the woman who vowed never to hike south of SR 238 again.
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Oct 07 2018
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FR. 1058 W. of St Clair Pk., AZ 
FR. 1058 W. of St Clair Pk., AZ
 
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With the nice temp drop we decided to hit this road before it gets turned into an OHV area like Indian Springs. It has been thirty two years since we were on this road. We knew this cuz our son got his first big boy mountain bike and this road was his maiden voyage. We wanted to check out a Hohokam site and I must say after all this time one would think they would have spruced the joint up. Maybe a fresh coat of paint, but no.
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Sep 22 2018
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Arrowhead Sink and Red House, AZ 
Arrowhead Sink and Red House, AZ
 
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Hiking5.00 Miles 350 AEG
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A friend of ours told us about Arrowhead Sink which borders the southern edge of Wupatki National Monument. While one can't wander at will at the monument, off the monument is Coconino Forest. While checking the area on HAZ topo I noticed an area a couple of miles away called Red House Basin. Further digging on GE showed me a structure. While the sink was interesting and the look on my wife's face indicated I would not be going down into it, we choose to wander around topside. Found some small sites and a handful of petros, it was the pottery we found plenty of. We made it to the structure and quite surprised by what we found. Turns out the Red House Pueblo is one of the few free standing masonry walls and occupied from AD 1130-1220. In the early 1900s sheepherders occupied it and roofed. Turns out this was a good thing in preserving it and this led to later stabilization with consultation from NAU and the Hopi tribe
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Jun 05 2018
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Red Mountain Trail #159Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Hiking3.15 Miles 578 AEG
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To celebrate our 40th anniversary I found a little cabin on the north side of the San Francisco peaks. We had no running water or electricity, perfect! We were 1/10th of a mile from FR 418, which is the northern boundary for the fire closure and we had the lock combo to get in..yeehaa! Our first morning we got an early start to Red Mtn. We had the whole place to ourselves, peaceful and other worldly. Quite a pleasant surprise to see something like this. On our way out we went west up to some ridges and drainages to check for sites. Shortly after leaving the trail we heard the lovely sound of over a dozen youngins using their outside voices to the max. The were all brilliantly clad in the all current day glow colors obviously meant to match their volume. It was then my wife and realized how lucky we were to get there early. We would continue bushwacking checking for Native sites, only to find a few shards. It is beautiful country with great views to the north.
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Dec 10 2017
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Poles of Maricopa Mtns., AZ 
Poles of Maricopa Mtns., AZ
 
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Hiking6.00 Miles 350 AEG
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Earlier this year we were hiking the west side of the North Maricopa Mtns. Our goal was a game tank a couple of miles from the Margies Cove road and to check out granite outcroppings for Native encampments. In a ravine I came upon aircraft debris, but a thorough search didn't turn up more. A little while later we came upon what my wife called a perfect place to camp and a short telephone pole. Then we noticed three more poles separated by about 50 yards and each had a metal hook top and bottom. Right away I settled on poles to hold target banners for fighter planes. Later we came upon 3 poles twice the length of the first 4 and they also had metal hooks top and bottom. I searched all over front and behind for shell casings .50 Cal. to be exact and found nothing. When I returned my wife was waiting for me in the shade of an ancient ironwood tree. It was this tree that was in direct line of fire that made me realize these were not targets. So more searching the web and I found manuals for field antennas. We returned Sunday armed with knowledge and the camera I forgot in the spring. We found one more piece of debris and another group of short poles. So one more piece of military history was added to our wanderings of the Maricopas.
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Nov 05 2017
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Joshua Forest Scenic ParkwaySouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
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Hiking7.50 Miles 170 AEG
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Coming home from a business trip we saw a mountain that was ripe for petros. So we decided it would also be a good time to hike into the joshua tree forest, having never hiked in the area before. We parked at Alamo Lake road and Date Ranch road. The petro mountain turned out to be a non petro mountain, so we set off to the northwest for a wander. Pretty cool and surreal area.
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Apr 23 2017
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Thirteen Mile butte fort, AZ 
Thirteen Mile butte fort, AZ
 
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I had seen this on one of Hansenaz's posts and was intrigued by the size of the fort, since it was visible on GE. Recently we've
been working with the Amerind Museum and in conversations with their curator Eric Kaldahl I mentioned and showed him photos of "forts" that seemed to be over built. I asked him the theory behind this and he said it was a show of strength and size of community. Kind of like a modern military parade. These are examples of "forts" [ photoset ]
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So my theory is what are they guarding, since the two examples above are tied to major sites. So where is it? I find it interesting that the wall faces the Verde Valley where there are many communities and this wall can be seen for miles. Something up Black Mountain Canyon?
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Mar 18 2017
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North side Baby Canyon, AZ 
North side Baby Canyon, AZ
 
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Hiking4.00 Miles 210 AEG
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The Mrs. had been under the weather for a couple of weeks, so something simple and mindless was in store. She chose Perry Mesa, flat being a priority and I chose the north side of Baby Canyon. Within a couple of hundred yards we found a slick rock and some petros...yeehaa. Alas the next two and half hours resulted in lots of shards, broken metates, a mano and sheepherder flotsam. But the best part was my beloved was as happy as can be and our dogger had really pretty feet.
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Feb 26 2017
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Horseshoe dam wander, AZ 
Horseshoe dam wander, AZ
 
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Hiking7.50 Miles 580 AEG
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We've been wanting to wander the mesa on the east side of the Verde below the dam for awhile. This Sunday seemed to be the best time before the snakes come out. We finally found an area with plenty of shards with mano and metate pieces. Good agricultural zone with many raised gardens and check dam sites. Watching the otter go down the river was pretty cool along with watching our dogger run into a blue heron and having the bejeebers scared out of her was great. The thing was huge.
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Jan 29 2017
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St Clair Peak 4230 - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
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My beloved had the crude so with my faithful hiking dogger Tus we set out toward St. Clair Pk. I had planned to just go through the saddle and check out the boulder outcroppings on the east side. But when I got there I said to myself I have wanted to go to the top of this mountain for over forty years. Why not! Well about mid way up as I clawed my way through the brambles and loose rock, three things occurred to me. A. I have no phone, B. I'm at the awkward stage of my life where I have no health insurance and C. That thing about with age comes wisdom thing is highly over rated. Alas I made it to the top with minor blood loss. I found the summit jar by accident and realized it had been HAZified. Who knew? The ruin was ok and on the way back came upon a nice cultivation site with lots of pottery, broken metate and check dams.
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Jan 25 2017
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Ben Avery Trail - Indian Spring PetroglyphsSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
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As much as we wander the Eagletails, it's been a few years since we visited the petros. I had heard about the 500 cupules wall in a crevice and was curious to find them. Very interesting, I wonder if it is for counting something. Saw a mountain lion that was about 80 feet away and then poof.....it disappeared into the desert. Beautiful animal. We never tire of the Eagletails, just something about them.
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Dec 18 2016
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Butterfield Pass TrailPhoenix, AZ
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A long time old friend of mine called and asked if he could go hiking with me Sunday, since our wives would be busy with a shower. Well where should I take him? Knowing his political bent makes him make Tea Party folks look like Liberals, I thought lets go down to the Maricopas and see what drug traffic stuff we can find. This could either be really fun....or not. We parked by the Virgin of Guadalupe on the Maricopa/Gila Bend road. Not far from there I had found many sites with backpacks, carpet booties and other trafficking flotsam. I was amazed at how much more stuff had been added in the last year.
We then headed up to the old Butterfield Stage route. I had told him about a saguaro that was growing right next to the road and I always wondered how big it was when the stage passed it. A couple of weeks back the Mrs. and I were hiking Margies cove and noticed that a major storm had come through and blew down many saguaros and trees. The micro burst and massive rain had hit here also, so between the two areas we had lost hundreds of saguaros. Alas also the one by the trail I told my friend about.
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On our return trip we found a curious little trailer that had been pulled up a wash. Gee I wonder what it was carrying?
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Dec 11 2016
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Dugas wander, AZ 
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I wanted to hike an area that is between two large ancient Native societies, hoping to find some minor settlements. Accompanied by my trusty Tus we set out up the canyons. My goal was to get to the top of the mesas. These mesas come down from the north like fingers of a hand, not unlike the Hopi Mesas. The bushwacking up and down the mesa turned out to be a tad harder than I imagined, having fallen twice. I found nothing on top of the mesa but a great view and I came upon a metate at the bottom in an ancient agricultural area. Oh and Tus found the source of chocolate milk, so it was a great hike after all.

From Hansenaz's Dugas stroll, I was in the canyons on the right.
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Nov 13 2016
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Cedar Flat, AZ 
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It's cool to learn something new. While hiking through the thick cedars along a cliff edge, my wife and I see an old cairn...hmmmm. A little ways farther another and then another about 50' from the cliff edge. Ahh an access point from the canyon below. I drop down and see the only petros around and the rock face is heavily worn from a millennia of traffic, human and large mammal. So a perfect place to wait for large game to come through. We then headed over to a very large pottery field we had checked out before.
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