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Apr 08 2021
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Peak 2972 - Usery MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 08 2021
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Hiking4.15 Miles 940 AEG
Hiking4.15 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   2.68 mph
940 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Just an after work hike.
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Apr 04 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown Road ButtePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2021
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Hiking1.59 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking1.59 Miles      38 Mns   2.51 mph
491 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Hot day and I had the hill to myself for once. I tried just doing the upper section 3x, since it was in the shade. Overall I just felt blah - sore legs, sore shoulders, probably a little dehydrated.
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Apr 02 2021
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Wind Cave from Usery RoadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2021
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Hiking2.40 Miles
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.60 mph
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I started on this route today but only made it 1.2 miles in before coming upon a couple of gentlemen whose dog was having what I think was heat stroke. The dog was in bad shape. The men tried to fashion a stretcher from trekking poles and clothing, but it was inadequate for a 60 pound dog. I offered to help carry him, told them my car was probably closer than theirs. We tried, but the going was slow and the poor dog expired en route. We took turns carrying the dog, slung across our shoulders. 60 pounds is heavy.
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Mar 31 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mountain Summit, AZ 
Pass Mountain Summit, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2021
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Hiking3.14 Miles 1,051 AEG
Hiking3.14 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.36 mph
1,051 ft AEG
 
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
To the first false summit this time...
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Mar 26 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown Road ButtePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2021
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Hiking2.85 Miles 1,049 AEG
Hiking2.85 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.44 mph
1,049 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Up and down x4
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Mar 19 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown Road ButtePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2021
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Hiking2.17 Miles 728 AEG
Hiking2.17 Miles      53 Mns   2.46 mph
728 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Up and down, x3
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Mar 10 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown Road ButtePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2021
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Hiking2.27 Miles 725 AEG
Hiking2.27 Miles      54 Mns   2.52 mph
725 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
X3
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Mar 06 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Loop, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2021
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Hiking4.38 Miles 655 AEG
Hiking4.38 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   3.09 mph
655 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 05 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown Road ButtePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2021
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Hiking2.25 Miles 729 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles      52 Mns   2.60 mph
729 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Again. I should try doing this in the morning... but bed is comfy and snooze button is easy.
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Mar 02 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown Road ButtePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2021
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Hiking2.38 Miles 741 AEG
Hiking2.38 Miles      55 Mns   2.60 mph
741 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This again. It's a nice little workout.
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Feb 26 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Brown Road ButtePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2021
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Hiking2.34 Miles 725 AEG
Hiking2.34 Miles      58 Mns   2.42 mph
725 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
3 times the fun. OK, I am now officially out of shape and overweight. Walking this hill was a bit of penance. As the homepage for this hike states, this is not Spook Hill, and I have updated OpenStreetMap to reflect that. We here call this Brown Road Butte, so that's what I added to OpenStreetMap, even though that is completely unofficial. If anything, I would rename this Spock Hill.
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Feb 25 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2021
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Hiking3.17 Miles 145 AEG
Hiking3.17 Miles   1 Hour      3.17 mph
145 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Partners none no partners
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Jan 31 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Pass Mountain Summit, AZ 
Pass Mountain Summit, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2021
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Hiking4.11 Miles 1,349 AEG
Hiking4.11 Miles   2 Hrs   3 Mns   2.00 mph
1,349 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 30 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2021
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Hiking2.12 Miles 52 AEG
Hiking2.12 Miles      54 Mns   2.36 mph
52 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
A short walk with the whole family.
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Jan 24 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2021
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Hiking2.97 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking2.97 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   2.51 mph
686 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Quick rainy day walk
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Jan 18 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Webb Mountain 1880Southwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2021
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Hiking6.04 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking6.04 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   2.08 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 
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In a normal year, this is the weekend that my friend Steve and I go out for a geocaching run (he's one half of Team Tierra Buena). Sadly, this year, we are staying away from other people on account of COVID, so I went out solo today. Though Steve was absent and I missed his camaraderie, I still had a fun time on the trail.

I parked just off Agua Caliente Rd, and though my Jeep could have managed the road, I wanted the exercise. I didn't have a destination in mind, though I knew Webb Mtn was ahead of me. The road took me to the base of the west side of the mountain, to an old abandoned mining area. I skirted south following the mining roads and foot paths until they petered out. At that point, I looked up and started picking out a route. This was probably the tough way to go, but it was a quick climb up to the ridge, and then south to the peak. Coming down, I followed the ridgeline farther north and dropped down to the road, and of course, this is what I should have done in the first place.

Great little peak. I wish I'd had a geocache container to plant on top. Maybe next time.
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Jan 16 2021
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
New Hawes System Trails, AZ 
New Hawes System Trails, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2021
adenium
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
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

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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Partners none no partners
Just a walk in the park.
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Jan 02 2021
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 Guides 3
 Routes 58
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 310

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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Partners none no partners
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
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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
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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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average hiking speed 2.31 mph
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