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192 triplogs
Aug 26 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 2972 - Usery MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2015
charlieaz
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,340 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
1,340 ft AEG
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I parked just off Ellsworth Rd at the Microwave Tower Rd gate at 5:30 am. I walked up the paved road, past the second gate and just about to the point where BEEBEE left the road. I didn't take BEEBEE's route however. Instead, I entered the drainage to the south-east of the summit and followed it to the saddle. Once on the saddle I then proceeded up the north-east side of the mountain more or less following the path southern portion of the tracks posted by Flying-Fliver. It was a beautiful day that time of the morning with a nice breeze. It was an easy 4 miles RT.
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Aug 24 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Dixie Peak 2,429 - Phoenix PreservesPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2015
charlieaz
Hiking2.50 Miles 924 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
924 ft AEG
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It was 107 but there was a breeze and clouds hiding the sun. Nice hike to the top. After working SOTA for an hour or so the trip down was very comfortable. Fairly busy trail for a hot day.
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Aug 23 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Copper Mountain - Copper Mtn QuadGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 23 2015
charlieaz
Hiking3.60 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
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Partners partners
BEEBEE
Following the ridge line to this peak is scenic, but the Mistake Peak fire of 2012 really did a number on the area. There are charred trees along the hike. I didn't notice the charcoal smudges on my cloths and skin until I got back to the car. It was probably because of all the heavy patches of manzanita we had to plow through. Every hike poses its own set of challenges. This one was worth the effort with 360 degree panoramic views and quiet solace at the destination.
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Aug 21 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 2075 - Rose Garden Lane - PhoenixPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2015
charlieaz
Hiking1.50 Miles 506 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
506 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I got an early start (6:00 am) to beat the heat and so I could get to work on time. The hike only took about 25 min and I wasn't moving fast. Nice little peak for Summits on the Air, however the aircraft traffic was a problem when I was working phone. Two people arrived at the top after me, as I was sending CW. I passed one more on the way back down.
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Aug 19 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Stony MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 19 2015
charlieaz
Hiking1.80 Miles 420 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles
420 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Quick trip to the top after work. Didn't feel like 107 F. Nice breeze.
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Aug 02 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 7500Central, WY
Central, WY
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2015
charlieaz
Hiking4.00 Miles 480 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
480 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Nice Sota Activation. Perfect weather. Great views of Star Valley.
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Jul 25 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Center Mountain Trail #142Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2015
charlieaz
Hiking5.45 Miles 796 AEG
Hiking5.45 Miles
796 ft AEG
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Brian and I started at the Reynolds Creek trail head and took the first 1.5 miles of Reynolds Creek Trail #150. From there connected with Center Mountain Trail #142 and followed that for about another 1.5 miles. This hike has some really amazing views. It turned out to be easier than I anticipated because it wasn't as steep as expected. Very enjoyable hike, some good laughs with Brian, and fin with the ham radio.
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Jul 24 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Dromedary MountainGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2015
charlieaz
Hiking1.80 Miles 775 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles
775 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This is a great hike! I was afraid my Toyota Corolla would get stuck crossing the wash. There was a lot of soft dirt/gravel. So I hiked it in from just inside the grate. It didn't add much to the overall mileage. My GPS tracks indicated 1.8 miles round-trip. I didn't see any cattle as others reported. I followed BEEBEE's tracks more or less and I didn't notice any cairns on the way up so decided to place a few on the way down. I must have missed some existing ones on the way up because I saw two or three coming down. Now there are more, but still not enough to follow the whole way. The rock-hopping was enjoyable to me. I like navigating boulders much more than cactus and cat-claw. I was harassed by three or four bees while on top. There must be a hive near by. I mostly just ignored 'em until one crawled up my pant-leg. I didn't get stung but there's one less bee in the world. The view is enjoyable. I worked some radio for SOTA and looked for some of the markers on top. Really had fun.
Culture
Culture
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Named place
Named place
Dromedary Mountain
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Jul 17 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Green Mountain SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2015
charlieaz
Hiking1.30 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking1.30 Miles
600 ft AEG
 
no photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I left the house in Mesa, AZ at 5:00 am. My plan was to do "Summits on the Air" for Mount Lemmon, Mount Bigelow and Green Mountain. I got an early start due to a weather forecast of afternoon thunderstorms. As it turned out, it was raining on the way up, but once I started activating Mount Lemmon it stopped and there was no rain the rest of the day. Green Mountain was a really fun hike. I bushwhacked right up the west side of the mountain and went back down the north side. On the way down I jumped a coyote. I don't know who was more surprised.
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Jul 02 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Black Mountain - Cave CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 02 2015
charlieaz
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,165 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
1,165 ft AEG
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This is a nice workout. More people than I expected were on the trail for a hot morning in early July. It was probably 100f. This was my first time doing this hike. I asked somebody coming down if the trail was marked well and he said some of it. I was pleased to find it was well marked the whole way. Easy route finding. It's a grand view at the top. Worked the SOTA guys on the ham radio.
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Jun 01 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 2433 Stewart Mountain QuadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2015
charlieaz
Hiking1.80 Miles 995 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles
995 ft AEG
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Fun little hike. Very challenging. I would rate the difficulty higher than 2 - it's very steep. Got a late start because I forgot my Tonto pass. I had a very large swarm of bees fly right over my head on the way down. It's the first time that's happened to me and I just froze in fear hoping they weren't after me LOL.
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May 30 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Strawberry Mountain 6813Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2015
charlieaz
Hiking2.50 Miles 1,199 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
1,199 ft AEG
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If you are looking for a shorter, easier way to the top I would recommend trying the approach from the southwest. Take Hardscrabble Mesa Rd and stay on FR-428A to just past Hunt Ranch RD. There’s a quad trail on the right that will take you all the way to the summit. It fades from a very prominent road to a faint one once you crest the hill, but it’s easy to follow as you head east on nearly flat terrain. Shaves about 0.75 miles off each way and there’s no bushwhacking worth mentioning. Wish I would have recorded the GPS tracks. Beautiful day on the top. Nice breeze. Worked some radio for Summits on the Air.
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May 25 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Wave CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2015
charlieaz
Hiking3.35 Miles 977 AEG
Hiking3.35 Miles
977 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Finally caught the wave.
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May 23 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Turkey Peak #7063Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2015
charlieaz
Hiking1.00 Miles 330 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
330 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Traveled up with 5 members of the Superstition Amateur Radio Club. We spent a couple hours operating on the summit and we all had a great time.
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May 23 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 6340 MazatzalsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2015
charlieaz
Hiking1.00 Miles 6,340 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
6,340 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Another fun hike to the top for SOTA. Great group of guys working the radios. Nice views from here but there sure is some dense vegetation.
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May 20 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Camelback Summit - Cholla THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2015
charlieaz
Hiking2.70 Miles 1,275 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles
1,275 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Starting up the "every Wednesday after work" thing again. Today, I passed a couple near the top on the way up that said bees were harassing them. I saw one. On the way down a middle aged man had his shirt of swatting at some. As I hurried passed him I asked if he got stung. Yes, he said . . . of course you did, I thought. Just kept moving and didn't see any.

Hope bees aren't a problem there like the past few years . . .
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May 16 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Dome MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2015
charlieaz
Hiking2.80 Miles 1,357 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles
1,357 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Nice cool morning to take the peak. Went with hiking buddy Beebee who split off to summit unnamed peak 3134. We were able to drive to the end of the road which cut the hike to 2.8 round trip. This was a challenging hike, especially just before gaining the ridge-line. Activated the peak for SOTA and Beebee did the same on 3134 - made an s2s with him.
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May 02 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Camelback Summit - Cholla THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2015
charlieaz
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,275 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles
1,275 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Started at 6:00 am. Beautiful morning. Nice breeze.
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Apr 24 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 4100 - Boulder Mountain QuadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2015
charlieaz
Hiking6.80 Miles 718 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles
718 ft AEG
 
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Hiked this for the 4 "Summits on the Air" points. It rained on me the whole way out. I felt like a mountain man.
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Apr 03 2015
charlieaz
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 Guides 8
 Routes 20
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 194

51 male
 Joined Apr 22 2008
 Mesa, AZ
View BenchmarkSalt Lake, UT
Salt Lake, UT
Hiking avatar Apr 03 2015
charlieaz
Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles
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Partners none no partners
Hiked this for the 4 "Summits on the Air" points. Windy and cold. More info about this hike can be found here: summitpost.org/view ... 2069
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