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Nov 03 2020
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Turk's Head from Hieroglyphic Trailhead, AZ 
Turk's Head from Hieroglyphic Trailhead, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2020
charlieaz
Hiking5.78 Miles 1,128 AEG
Hiking5.78 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   1.96 mph
1,128 ft AEG      46 Mns Break
 
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I started at the Hieroglyphic Trailhead which is a paved lot accessed by a paved road. I started on the Hieroglyphic Trail and then quickly took the fork east on the Lost Goldmine Trail. I followed the trail just over 2 miles to an intersection with a dirt road. I then followed the dirt road north to the western base of the mountain. I took the wrong drainage on the way up but finally connected with a faint trail with numerous cairns which make the route relatively easy. There are a few places where you are exposed to heights and need to be cautious. The high point has a very small footprint but the vantagepoint offers great views. Swallows were diving around me as I was checking out the peak register. I followed the cairns all the way down and saw where I missed the turn leading up the trail which is marked with a large cairn as well. This route is shorter than coming from the Lost Dutchman Trailhead located just south of the Peralta Trailhead.
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Oct 23 2020
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Pine Mountain - Sierra Ancha, AZ 
Pine Mountain - Sierra Ancha, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2020
charlieaz
Hiking1.29 Miles 528 AEG
Hiking1.29 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   0.61 mph
528 ft AEG
 
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After turning off of Young Road onto FR 609, I drove about 2.4 miles on the dirt road until I reached a campsite that is directly north of the summit. I parked there at the campsite which was empty and bushwhacked to the top via the ridgeline. It’s a forested hike with a lot of trees. The summit is very thick with trees. I wish I could say the views were great but they are obstructed with vegitation. The road was in fair condition, but I recomend a high clearence vehicle do to large rocks in the road. With some expert manuving a 4x4 Corola *might* make it.
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Mar 07 2020
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Superstition Peak 5057 - CarneyPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2020
charlieaz
Hiking9.10 Miles 3,408 AEG
Hiking9.10 Miles
3,408 ft AEG
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Perfect day on the ridgeline with the mild temps and breeze. My wife and I returned after 10 years. The bones are a bit more creaky but it was just as beautiful. Was kinda busy with several groups hitting Three Sisters and others making the trek from Flatiron.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Wildflowers mostly in the Carney Springs draw
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Oct 19 2018
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Pine ButtePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2018
charlieaz
Hiking1.00 Miles 710 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
710 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I followed BobP's GPS tacks more or less, following the ridgeline all the way to the summit. Not an easy hike with all the manzanita, but it is less dense via this route than any other approach. I spent about 2 hours on top playing around with my ham radio and then returned the same way I arrived, along the ridgeline. I wasn't about to plunge down the very steep side into the manzanita. It was more work backtracking, going up and down the 4 or 5 hills but worth it for me. I didn't find the summit log - oh well.
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Oct 12 2018
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Rim to RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2018
charlieaz
Hiking44.50 Miles 11,000 AEG
Hiking44.50 Miles
11,000 ft AEG
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I Completed this R2R from NK to BA again. This time with my wife. I wasn't as fit as my first R2R 6 months earlier and paid the price. But I did it!
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May 26 2018
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Rim to RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2018
charlieaz
Hiking23.90 Miles 11,000 AEG
Hiking23.90 Miles   13 Hrs   30 Mns   1.77 mph
11,000 ft AEG
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Completed this R2R from NK to BA in 13.5 hours. Held back to keep my struggling friend company. Looking forward to trying for my own personal best time in October . . . or maybe even a R2R2R. I had the energy for it after this one. I think I could have done it! This challenge was such a satisfying accomplishment.
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Feb 03 2018
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
East End Peak - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2018
charlieaz
Hiking3.40 Miles
Hiking3.40 Miles
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Hiked to the top. Played on the Ham Radio. Didn't think I would see anybody at the top, but saw 4 people.
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Jan 26 2018
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Black Mountain - Cave CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2018
charlieaz
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,165 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
1,165 ft AEG
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Enjoyed a half day away with my wife. Hiked to the top and then had lunch in Cave Creek.
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Jan 01 2018
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2018
charlieaz
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,194 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles
1,194 ft AEG
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This is why I live in Arizona. Beautiful day.
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Apr 15 2017
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2017
charlieaz
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,064 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,064 ft AEG
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BEEBEE
What I was thinking along this hike:
From the trail head to the saddle, “this is easy”
From the saddle to the bottom of the chute, “hmm, I’ve done worse”
From the bottom of the chute to the summit, “wow, this is very challenging”
At the top, “beautiful, spectacular absolutely amazing view”
From the summit to the bottom of the chute, “Holy [expletive], I’m going to die!”
From the bottom of the chute to the saddle, “I’m going to live, now I hope I don’t stumble or slip and fall”
From the saddle to the parking lot, “Where the heck is the car. I don’t remember it being this far”
Seriously, I loved this one. It was an adventure, super fun and I left feeling full of accomplishment . . . I'll never do it again . . . anybody up for a second trip with me?
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Oct 22 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Mormon Battalion Trail - Christmas CampPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 22 2016
charlieaz
Hiking4.50 Miles 373 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
373 ft AEG
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Since this area is now BLM land and camping is not permitted without a permit I felt it a privilege to be able to camp overnight at Christmas Camp and hike a portion of this trail with a group of Boy Scouts. I led a group of 120 Boy Scouts and their leaders to mile marker 2, where we all gathered to wait for those at the end of out group. I gave a little history there about the trail, a part of which was operated by the Butterfingered investment group and later by investors Wells and Fargo . . . yes that "Wells Fargo" who ran a stagecoach business. I shared the story about the robbery near the Butterfield notch and the Oatman massacre. Then we pressed on, headed north to catch the road running parallel to the trail and took that back to camp. Total distance 4.5 miles by my GPS. We left camp at a little after 8:00 am but by the time we were nearing completion it was HOT. This is Mid-October! Sheesh
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Oct 15 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Telegraph PassPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2016
charlieaz
Hiking5.80 Miles 1,270 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles
1,270 ft AEG
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Pretty hot day. Good breeze though. The best part of this one was hiking along the ridge-line on the National Trail and the summit (of course). I only say two people the whole time and I think they took the Ranger Trail to the summit instead. Not much room on top. Great view of downtown to the north. This was the hill that I earned my 1k points and award for Summits on the Air. The hikers asked me what airplanes I was talking to as I was sending Morse code. That's a new one I've never been asked. haha.
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Oct 07 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Davenport Hill Trail #63Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2016
charlieaz
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles
 
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I drove to the east side of the hill on Garland Prairie Road to just past the private property sign and bushwhacked to the top. Good workout.
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Oct 07 2016
charlieaz
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 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Moore BenchmarkFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2016
charlieaz
Hiking1.50 Miles 587 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
587 ft AEG
 
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I drove north from Williams on HWY 64 to a dirt road on the west side of 64. I took the road to it's high point which is near the ridge-line. The road is defiantly for high clearance vehicles only. I parked at the high point and followed the ridge to the top. There is a lot of scrub along the way but it's not too bad to get through it. Portions of the ridge-line had rock that was a little hard to maneuver but it was just a short stretch. Found the usgs benchmark on top.
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Oct 01 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Brushy Mountain 3533 - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2016
charlieaz
Hiking1.56 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking1.56 Miles
750 ft AEG
 
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Since December, most of my hikes have been in the Flagstaff area. It was nice to switch it up and do something a little closer to home. I noticed there were no GPS tracks posted for this one so I posted the track for whoever is next.

This hike is 100% bushwhack and there is a lot of loose rock. Not the small, slippery gravel stuff, although it does exist in places. No, it’s the larger golf ball to tennis ball size stuff that rolls ankles that gave me fits. It’s all over so be careful. Parts of this hike are extra steep and of course the large loose rock is often more prevalent there. Having said that, it’s really no big deal as long as you take it a little slower and watch your footing.

There is a big rock face directly south of the road where I parked. You have to get behind it on your way up. I veered to the east of it going up and to the west side of it on the way down. Going up on the east side looks a little easier. There is a flat area behind the big rock. After I reached that, I stayed on the ridge line up to the next rock face. At this point I again went to the east side of the rock face up a wash/ravine and onto another flat-ish spot. From there it’s more up while eventually skirting a third rock outcropping along the west side to a third saddle. Up past this saddle you reach the peak.

There is a large pile of rocks on the top, probably about 3-4 feet high. I saw a registry buried in there but didn’t bother with it. Somebody left what looks like an glass apple cider jug on top of the pile of rocks. It’s half full of dead, sun bleached ants. I’ve never seen anything like that before. Of course there were great views of Fountain Hills to the south and Bartlett Lake to the east.
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Sep 23 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Shadows Mountain - Coconino NFFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2016
charlieaz
Hiking3.44 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking3.44 Miles
600 ft AEG
 
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It was very cold and windy especially on the peaks. The pines on top of White Horse where sure whistling a tune. I put an extra shirt on before I left the XTerra but it wasn't enough. Should have taken my coat. There was snow on Humphreys peak and the surrounding aspen trees were beautifully dressed in red and yellow for fall. I didn't see a living thing on the whole hike which is a first. Loved the solitude.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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Sep 23 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Hochderffer HillsFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2016
charlieaz
Hiking0.90 Miles
Hiking0.90 Miles
 
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This was a nice hike shrouded in pines, but very little exposed spots to see the fall scenery. There were a lot of hikers and hunters about as I did this hike. There was no real view of the surrounding area from the top. A little to the northeast of the summit is an opening where you can get a good look out of the trees. Otherwise it's all fairly dense pines. I saw elk, deer, ravens and quite a lot of sign that a bear likes this area too.
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Mar 25 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Cochrane HillFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2016
charlieaz
Hiking0.92 Miles 530 AEG
Hiking0.92 Miles
530 ft AEG
 
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Hiked this along with a couple others for Summits on the Air. Love the weather right now.
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Mar 25 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
 Routes 19
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
O'Neill CraterFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2016
charlieaz
Hiking1.50 Miles 655 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
655 ft AEG
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I really enjoyed this hike. A little steep in places. Ruins on the way up, or so it appeared. Either that or somebody local had a lot of time on their hands. I found the USGS marker at the top. That southern edge was a bit worrisome. Especially with the high winds. I had to set up the antenna for portable ham radio ops down from the peak a little on the north side so it wouldn't topple over the edge, should the wind tip it over (which it did).

I also hiked Cochrane Hill which doesn't have a write-up in HAZ at the moment. I'll have to rectify that. It was about the same distance. And I drove to the top of North Sheba Crater for radio ops. Man North Sheba Crater was desolate. I couldn't hardly scrounge up a rock to keep my antenna mast up. Had to lean my back against it to keep the wind from blowing it over . . . that only worked about half the time.
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Jan 29 2016
charlieaz
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 Guides 7
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 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

50 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Beacon Hill - KNFFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2016
charlieaz
Hiking1.60 Miles 444 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles
444 ft AEG
 
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As expected, the road leading to the start of BEEBEE's tracks was snowed in. I parked off the road on the north-west end of the Mountain Ranch Resort. This made the hike a little longer, but not much - 1.6 miles round trip. I had bare ground and crusted over snow for a good portion of the hike which made the hike easy in those spots. There were a few places, especially near the top where the snow came up to my thighs. Still, this is a quick and easy SOTA activation. There is cell reception at the top.
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