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294 triplogs
Jan 16 2021
adenium
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 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
New Hawes System Trails, AZ 
New Hawes System Trails, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2021
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Hiking4.86 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking4.86 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.60 mph
800 ft AEG
 
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More new trails on the east side of the Hawes Trail System. Started out heading up toward Usery high point, or not... no real destination in mind just a walk. I then came upon a new trail branching to the right (north). I pulled up the Hawes plan map (https://hawestrailalliance.com/trail-maps/) on my phone and decided this must be the new Cactus Nectar route. I followed this up to a saddle, where the trail continued on as the Iron Goat Trail or branched north to a highpoint. I checked out the highpoint briefly, and then headed up Iron Goat. After a couple of steep sections, I would up on top near where I was originally headed. I poked around a bit trying to find the route down and eventually stumbled on the trail and headed back down to the car.
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Jan 08 2021
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Meridian TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2021
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Hiking3.26 Miles 110 AEG
Hiking3.26 Miles   1 Hour   2 Mns   3.15 mph
110 ft AEG
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Just a walk in the park.
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Jan 02 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mountain Summit, AZ 
Pass Mountain Summit, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2021
adenium
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,339 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   21 Mns   1.70 mph
1,339 ft AEG
 
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First time to the very tippy top. I was definitely feeling the last two days of celebration on my way up, but I just slogged it out. Bleh. Took a wrong turn and ended up way to the east, which was probbaly the "harder" route. On the way back down, I found the correct route. Definitely worth a return trip.
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Dec 31 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Hike and Drone Flight, AZ 
Hike and Drone Flight, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2020
adenium
Hiking2.38 Miles 346 AEG
Hiking2.38 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   1.79 mph
346 ft AEG
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Took the new drone out for a flight north of Usery Mtn Park (no flyin in the park!). Leaned that the drone returns to you when you do something stupid like fly it behind a mountain and it loses contact with the controller. :o
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Dec 30 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Short one on the Maricopa Trail, AZ 
Short one on the Maricopa Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2020
adenium
Hiking2.85 Miles 536 AEG
Hiking2.85 Miles   1 Hour      2.85 mph
536 ft AEG
 
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Scoping out a couple of spots to fly a drone.
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Dec 20 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Spillway Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2020
adenium
Hiking3.00 Miles 80 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour      3.00 mph
80 ft AEG
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Geocaching in a part of the park I've never visited. Looks like nice bike riding.
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Dec 19 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Cat Peaks Figure Eight, AZ 
Cat Peaks Figure Eight, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2020
adenium
Hiking3.59 Miles 246 AEG
Hiking3.59 Miles   1 Hour   6 Mns   3.26 mph
246 ft AEG
 
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Dec 17 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Meridian TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 17 2020
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Hiking5.04 Miles 140 AEG
Hiking5.04 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   3.36 mph
140 ft AEG
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Dec 13 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
High Ridge LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2020
adenium
Hiking3.90 Miles 680 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   2.89 mph
680 ft AEG
 
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Returned to grab some pics. I am kicking myself for not getting pictures two days prior. I didn't think I was going to post this hike up to Hike Arizona, so I didn't bother. Too bad because there were lovely clouds over the Goldfields I was on the ridge later than today, so I was seeing the Goldfields at the Golden Hour. Oh well, today was nice too.
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Dec 11 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
High Ridge LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2020
adenium
Hiking3.90 Miles 697 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   2.89 mph
697 ft AEG
 
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I did part of this trail last week and had to abort about halfway because it wasn't finished. I decided to revisit the trail today and see if progress had been made. I am happy to report that the trail is open and makes a nice loop. Lots of mountain bikes were out on the trail, giving it a breaking in, and I only saw two other hikers. The section that's new to me is pretty darn steep - counterclockwise would be the reasonable way to walk this trail unless you need to get your cardio fix in for the day.
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Dec 05 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Meridian TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2020
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Hiking5.04 Miles 140 AEG
Hiking5.04 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   3.15 mph
140 ft AEG
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Just a walk for the sake of walking.
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Dec 02 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Exploring the new High Ridge Trail, AZ 
Exploring the new High Ridge Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 02 2020
adenium
Hiking3.73 Miles 672 AEG
Hiking3.73 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.73 mph
672 ft AEG
 
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I set out for a late afternoon hike up an old familiar trail into the east side of the Usery Mountains. I had done this trail with my son about two weeks ago, walking to the top of Usery Mtn and back. I expected the trip to be a copycat of that one. I started noticing small grade improvements along the way - some quite dramatic. Parts of the trail that had run straight up an incline were now contoured a little better. In some places the trail was completely rerouted. At the mine site near the crest of the hill, the trail now branches and a new section of trail takes off to the south and runs along the ridgeline above the Phoenix sign. This trail, I would discover later, is a new addition to the Hawes Trail System - the appropriately named High Ridge Trail. I kept following, even though my sunlight was running out. I had to see where this new trail would lead and if it would loop back to the parking area. After a pleasant up and down walk mostly along the ridgeline, the trail dropped down and I came to a sign stating that the trail was closed beyond - still under construction and opening in late December. In fact, there was a Bobcat down below and the operator was actively moving dirt at that hour. Rather than disobey the sign and instead of walking back on the trail like a normal person would, I struck out down a rocky wash until I hit one of the big sandy ones in the valley and followed that back out.
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Nov 28 2020
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 Photos 183
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Hawes Geocaching, AZ 
Hawes Geocaching, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2020
adenium
Hiking4.51 Miles 609 AEG
Hiking4.51 Miles   2 Hrs   26 Mns   1.85 mph
609 ft AEG
 
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My teen wanted some time on the trail, so we set off for an easy one. Hawes trails are always nice, if a little serpentine in places. Not a lot of traffic out here, even with the pleasant weather.
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Nov 15 2020
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 Guides 3
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Retrieving a Dropped Item, AZ 
Retrieving a Dropped Item, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2020
adenium
Hiking2.35 Miles 207 AEG
Hiking2.35 Miles      52 Mns   2.71 mph
207 ft AEG
 
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My son dropped hia favorita face mask somewhere, so I went back to see if I could d find it. Nope. Lost to the ages.
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Nov 14 2020
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 Photos 183
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Usery Peak, AZ 
Usery Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2020
adenium
Hiking3.76 Miles 935 AEG
Hiking3.76 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   1.78 mph
935 ft AEG
 
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A rare hike with the teen. His choice of destination.
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Nov 11 2020
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 183
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Desert Walk, AZ 
Desert Walk, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2020
adenium
Hiking5.65 Miles 535 AEG
Hiking5.65 Miles   2 Hrs   23 Mns   2.37 mph
535 ft AEG
 
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Nov 08 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2020
adenium
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,194 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.82 mph
1,194 ft AEG
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My nemesis... It's not hard, it's just I've never enjoyed the last 3 or so miles. Every time I say, Never again! Then there I am 2 years later,doing the same thing.

Except today. In 20 years it has never occurred to me do do it clockwise (slow learner). That made a huge difference today. Get the rocky, crappy part done first and the rest is much more enjoyable.
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Nov 06 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Cat Peaks LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 06 2020
adenium
Hiking4.00 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   3.12 mph
320 ft AEG
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Little walk late in the day. Listened to the coyotes sing far off in the distance on the west side of Cat Peaks.
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Oct 31 2020
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 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mountain Saddle, AZ 
Pass Mountain Saddle, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 31 2020
adenium
Hiking4.00 Miles 678 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   2.89 mph
678 ft AEG
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Again... My old favorite. Seen it 4 different seasons, wet, dry, hot, cold, in shape, not in shape... Looks like someome has done some trail maintenance here and there. Thanks kind strangers.
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Oct 30 2020
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 Guides 3
 Routes 54
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 294

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Meridian TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 30 2020
adenium
Hiking5.00 Miles 156 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   3.30 mph
156 ft AEG
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average hiking speed 2.49 mph
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