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Apr 04 2022
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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Pine Mountain Verde Rim LoopCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2022
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking9.80 Miles 1,875 AEG
Hiking9.80 Miles
1,875 ft AEG
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Perfect weather to hike to the Verde Rim. The views were outstanding. The view across the Verde River Valley is the most Grand Canyon-like view I have seen in Arizona besides the Grand Canyon! Fair amount of water in the first couple miles of the hike. I was surprised.
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Nov 18 2009
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 Guides 6
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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Montezuma WellCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2009
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking0.30 Miles
Hiking0.30 Miles
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1st trip
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Wanted to find a place to take the kids to see the fall colors. This was the place! Did not disappoint. Very cool/unique area.
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Sep 15 2004
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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Ballantine to Boulder FlatPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 15 2004
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,380 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   6 Hrs      1.08 mph
1,380 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Hiked this trail yesterday with the intention of going all the way up the El Oso road, but took a wrong turn at a 3-fork junction about 4 miles up the trail near Boulder Flat. I took the trail veering to the left which turned out to be the 'Pipeline' trail. I didn't realize this until about a mile up the trail, then had to turn around. Take the center fork! It is the actual Ballaltine trail. Anyway, I did go back and follow the correct trail for about another 1/2 mile. Started to get into some pinyon pines, then I had to turn around due to time constraints. Plan to do this again in a couple weeks or so, but I'll make it all the way to the top this time.
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Jun 15 2004
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 Triplogs 8

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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
North Peak Trail #24Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2004
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking9.00 Miles 3,400 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.29 mph
3,400 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Hiked the North Peak trail all the way to 'The Park' and then south on the Divide trail maybe a 1/2 mile. Fortunately I was able to do this just a few days before the Willow fire burned the whole area.
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Mar 06 2004
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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Barnhardt Trail #43Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2004
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,912 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   5 Hrs      1.60 mph
1,912 ft AEG
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The water is flowing like crazy! You can hear the creek far below as you hike. Too many waterfalls to count. Hike this trail soon before the creeks and falls become a trickle or dry up.
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Feb 09 2004
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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
South Fork - Gold Ridge LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2004
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking12.50 Miles 2,740 AEG
Hiking12.50 Miles   7 Hrs      1.79 mph
2,740 ft AEG
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Easiest 3000 feet I've ever climbed. Lots of snow in South Fork Deer Creek canyon. Beware on the descent of the Gold Ridge trail, no switchbacks therefore very hard on the knees.
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[ checklist ] Stone Dwelling
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Named place [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Mazatzal Peak
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[ checklist ] Sunrise
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Jan 27 2004
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 Guides 6
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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Harquahala SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2004
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking10.20 Miles 3,353 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.85 mph
3,353 ft AEG
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Arrived at the trailhead at 8:15. Took 2 1/2 hrs to get to the top. 45 minute stay up there and 2 1/4 hrs to get back down. Great views!
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Jul 08 2003
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 Joined Apr 06 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Parker Creek Trail #160Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 08 2003
aaronhalesTriplogs 8
Hiking 2,300 AEG
Hiking
2,300 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Traversed the last few miles of this trail to Aztec Peak via FR 487 last year. Great respite from the summer heat and a jewel of a waterfall even though it was just a trickle. It must be spectacular when there is snowmelt or after heavy rains. One of the best kept secrets of Arizona in my opinion.
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average hiking speed 1.52 mph

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