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Oct 31 2013
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68 male
 Joined Jun 03 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Ash Creek - GaliuroTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 31 2013
agmtb
Mtn Biking8.00 Miles 987 AEG
Mtn Biking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.67 mph
987 ft AEG
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How to time the leaves. Look on weather for temps in mid 30's in Willcox for the first time of autumn. As the maple grove is about 1000' higher the temps will be perfect and the trees ablaze with color the next day. The photos are superb.
There are hundreds of maples, sumacs, ash, aspen. Even Golden Columbine was golden leaved. Lots of Smooth Sumac.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Extreme
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May 23 2013
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 Triplogs 5

68 male
 Joined Jun 03 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Gooseberry MesaSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Mtn Biking avatar May 23 2013
agmtb
Mtn Biking20.00 Miles
Mtn Biking20.00 Miles4 Days         
6 LBS Pack
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This IS the most fun mountain bike trail I have ever found. The mileage is wrong, there are over 20 miles of trails and perhaps 30. Adding Grafton Mesa highly technical descent ups the difficulty. Camping is free and open on the mesa and there is a bathroom, no water, bring firewood. Expect a rough ride in as the access road is slow and bumpy. It's more than worth the rough ride.
The Pratice Loop and Bowls and Ledges, along with the North Rim constitutes the easier rides here, only the central road, the White Trail is easier. Take the South Rim out to it's end but do Hidden Canyon as an out and back on the way. Then hit Yellow Trail. I still haven't been able to follow the Secret Trail. There are tech features hidden around every corner. The dots on the trail are a guide, not a mandate so find your own lines. Bowls and Ledges was an amazing night ride. Been here 4 times, not nearly enough! The trails tech features slow the rider making this the best dog trail that lacks shade and water.
Have met riders from Germany, Australia and more as the word is getting out that this is a world class trail.
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Mar 11 2013
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68 male
 Joined Jun 03 2008
 Tucson, AZ
K Trail - Gold CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2013
agmtb
Hiking11.00 Miles
Hiking11.00 Miles   4 Hrs      3.14 mph
      30 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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This may be the most fun mountain bike trail in Arizona. The trail crosses arroyos many times in swoopy paths thru dense Sonoran vegetation, a saguaro forest. Rainfall is increased here due to clouds stacking up against the close Superstitions making this a great wildflower location. Wolfberries and hackberries are tasty native treates as well as the saguaro fruits.
The parking lot was full but most are going to the petroglyphs so we hardly saw anyone on the trails even though we were a large group.
I'd suggest hikers go up hill as the bikes will be going the other way and easier to notice and avoid, haven't seen a hiker on this trail.
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Wildflowers Observation None
Mexican Gold Poppies, Parry Penstemon, chubarosa, phycelia, lupine, desert marigold, bluedicks, blackfoot daily, desert chicory, amsinkia, peppergrass bladderpod and several mustards, filaree, pygmy white daisy, brittlebush, wolfberries and jojoba in bloom
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Feb 01 2013
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 Triplogs 5

68 male
 Joined Jun 03 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Gila MonsterPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2013
agmtb
Hiking2.10 Miles 312 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles
312 ft AEG
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This is a new AZ classic MTB ride. Swoopy arroyo crossings abound on this trail. The trail is well laid out and is part of a network. The pretty Superstitions are just to the north for great views and increased precipitation.
Area blooms well in late winter into spring. Plants in this saguaro forest include palo verde, mesquite, chollas, prickly pears, tasty wolfberry and hackberry, fairy duster and canyon ragweed.
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Jun 13 2008
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 Triplogs 5

68 male
 Joined Jun 03 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Rainbow Rim TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 13 2008
agmtb
Mtn Biking19.00 Miles 61 AEG
Mtn Biking19.00 Miles   7 Hrs      2.71 mph
61 ft AEG
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Camp at Locust Point in the trail's middle and ride 2 out and backs. Views are world class and you can drive right to the edge and camp. Cool air drains away so doesn't get cold here at night but stays mild during day. Trail is not technical as it climbs and descends thru a pine forest.
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average hiking speed 2.69 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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