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Nov 07 2017
olddutchman
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Harquahala SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 07 2017
olddutchman
Hiking10.20 Miles 3,380 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles
3,380 ft AEG
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Went up yesterday, Monday to hike one of my favorite hiking trails in Arizona. Weather was perfect it was 43 degrees when I left the trail head at 7:15. From the trail head up to the old miner shack the trail was in good shape some cats claw getting close to trail and starting to come over trail, but you can get by this without any problem. From the old miner shack up to summit I cut the cats claw back away from the trail, some places it was growing across this section of the trail. Over all this trail is in good shape. No other hikers on trail today there was 5 ATV riders at the top and 1 Jeep. Road into the trail head is ok. I have a Ford 150 truck 4X4 did not have to cut any bushes back to get to trail head parking. I would recommend you have a vehicle with some clearance and AWD one of the washes is very sandy and from the horse trailer parking lot up to trail head parking it is a little rocky if you drive slow you will have no problem. No flowers or water on this trail today.
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Oct 25 2017
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Campaign Trail to Pinto DivideGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2017
olddutchman
Hiking13.80 Miles 2,042 AEG
Hiking13.80 Miles
2,042 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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Went out last week Monday and Tuesday hiked the West Pinto trail #212 to Oak Flat. Hiked the Campaign Trail #256 up to Fire Line Trail #118 junction, hiked that up to the top of the mountain did not hike over to Reavis Ranch ran out of time. Hiked back down spent the night at Campaign and Fire Line junction. Next day hiked up to Reavis Gap Junction, picked water up at spring then hiked backed down to Miles Trail head. Trails: West Pinto real great shape--Campaign from Oak Flats to Pinto Divide looks like a lot up work done on this section of trail and from Pinto Divide down into canyon. In canyon some over growth on Campaign trail to Fire line trail in this section overall a little route finding at a couple of sections in stream bed also trail a little over grown not bad. Fire line trail to top of mountain not to bad of shape, very steep in sections also from Fire Line trail junction up Campaign trail looks like work was down on this trail in real good shape no problems at all. Leaves starting to turn, found water on Campaign trail a little south of Reavis Gap trail also was water in stream at junction of Reavis Gap and Campaign trail. Road into Miles Trail head real great shape. Saw no one else also lots of bear scat on trail from bottom of Pinto Divide to Reavis Gap trail.
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Autumn Foliage Observation None
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Oct 09 2015
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Harquahala SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2015
olddutchman
Hiking10.20 Miles 3,686 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles
3,686 ft AEG
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This is one of my favorite hikes in Arizona. This trail gives you a great work out over 3600 ft. plus elevation gain and it is 5 miles from trailhead to summit. Trail is in great shape a little section with cats claw but you can get by without any problem. Dirt road up to trailhead someone cut back all the brush at washes and I have a Ford 150 truck and I had no problem getting to trailhead.(no pin stripes) Road is in good shape even after all the rain. If you have a SUV or any vehicle with clearance you will have no problem, passenger cars would have a problem making it to trailhead. This hike has really great views.
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Oct 02 2015
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Towers Mountain Trail #131Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2015
olddutchman
Hiking1.06 Miles 1,305 AEG
Hiking1.06 Miles
1,305 ft AEG
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Towers Mountain Trail #131 is not in great shape. Parking lot can hold up 4 to 6 cars depending how everyone parks then walk across road up hill towards a yellow sign look for a path or old road(don't go up to the little trail sign-- trail is hard to pick up at that spot) This section is overgrown with weeds and high grass but if you pay attention you can pick up the trail. Next 1/3 section you will pass a fence post on right side of trail then within 100 ft. trail stops-no sign of a old road or trail.. This section is over grown with cats claw or some kind of bush with lots of thorns--you cannot walk throw this section try to find a clear way up mountain till you pick up old road or trail again. Trail switch backs up side of mountain then meets fence again trail turns left North then goes around mountain and you are getting up into pine trees (one section of this trail was hard to follow just head northeast--look for Towers on top of mountain) We then went out and walked down F.R 52C to Gladiator Mine Road #92 walked up road to towers then back down to FR.52C or Towers Mountain Road walked down to where Towers Mountain Road goes straight and 52C turns right and goes down to Senator Highway.
This section of 52C is not maintained and you will need a good high clearance vehicle or a Jeep or 4 wheel drive vehicle to make it up this road from Senator Highway for about 1 1/2 miles. Senator Highway we turned right and walked 1.06 miles back to truck. I would suggest anyone wanting to do this hike park at 52C and Senator Highway and walk up 52C to Towers Mountain-7680ft. Distance 3 miles then walk down Towers Mountain Trail-1.06 miles) views are great and trail should be easier to follow coming down then take Senator Highway back to your vehicle. Towers Mountain Road also can be picked up at Crown King goes up around south side of Towers Mountain(Residential area you can see houses from Senator Highway) then meets 52C about 1 1/2 miles from top. Hike was 8 miles.
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Sep 28 2015
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Tuscumbia Trail #215Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2015
olddutchman
Hiking3.30 Miles 458 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles
458 ft AEG
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Last week I hiked the Bradshaw trail #216 from Trailhead along Senator Highway FR52. This week I hiked from the Tuscumbia trailhead #215 along Senator Highway. I took Tuscumbia trail #215-from parking lot-following the wash or dry creek bed and within 1/2 mile you will come to a gate;then follow trail down to intersection with Bradshaw trail #215--1 mile from parking lot. I- Turned right onto Bradshaw trail came to another intersection within 50ft. Tuscumbia trail turns left; I continued on Bradshaw trail(straight) to Towers Lookout. This trail goes up Tuscumbia Mountain and ends at FR 52C. I turned right and continued up FR 52C to Towers Lookout-Elevation over 7200ft Forest Road 52C is maintained for workers at Towers and you can access this road from Senator Highway. Where Bradshaw trail meets FR52 you can turn left and about 1/8 of a mile take Gladiator Mine road up to two old towers about 1 mile from FR52C. Bradshaw Trail is a great hike from the trailhead you hike in chaparral over generally level terrain 3.25 miles from trailhead you meet Tuscumbia trail then it is 5 miles up to Towers Lookout. Total miles according to Forest Service signs 8.25 miles one way. From Tuscumbia trailhead it is 6 miles one way. Bradshaw trail and Tuscumbia trail are in good shape--well signed. Upper portion of the Bradshaw trail is in Pine Forest which was burned and there might be some trees over trail. Bradshaw Trail about 1 1/2 miles from where it meets FR52C you will come to a old mining road this is the trail just follow this up to FR52C in this section some trees are over trail just look for old road. Tuscumbia trailhead is 4.5 miles from where FR67 from Mayer meets Senator Highway. Bradshaw Trailhead about 3.5 miles from where FR67 meets Senator Highway. This is a great hike with lots of great views.
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Sep 18 2015
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Bradshaw Trail #216Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2015
olddutchman
Hiking6.27 Miles 1,961 AEG
Hiking6.27 Miles
1,961 ft AEG
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Started at FR52-Senators Highway (3.4 miles from Fr67 Goodwin) hiked over to trail #215 (Tuscumbia Trail) then continued up to old forest road 9264S-road all grown over-could not pick up trail--turned Northwest found a large cairn about 1/8 miles from 216 trail-turn west then bush wacked down a drainage ditch to a wash, figured I would come to Senator Highway. Found a old mining road followed that north then came across FR 9264S took that back to Senator Highway. Forest road 9264S is closed to all vehicle traffic only horses and hikers allowed. Then I took Senator highway back to car. Bradshaw trail 216 in great shape, trail is real wide. Junction of trail 215 & 216 well signed. Trail 216 & 9264S is signed but old road is overgrown. This trail looks like it is not maintained. You can pick up trail 216 from Senator Highway using trail 215 trailhead (Tuscumbia Trail) Next week going to hike this from Tuscumbia trailhead to 216 then take the trail to the top to Towers Lookout by Crown King. Bradshaw Trailhead and Tuscumbia trailhead are well signed along Senators Highway.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Mar 06 2015
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
JF Trail #106Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2015
olddutchman
Hiking9.75 Miles 2,626 AEG
Hiking9.75 Miles
2,626 ft AEG
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Started at the J.F.Trail #106 at Woodbury Trailhead to the Hoolie Bacon Trail #111 to Red Tanks Trail to Coffee Flat Trail back up to Woodbury Trailhead. Total Distance 24 miles. J.F. Trail real good shape only one little section about one mile out from Hoolie Bacon trail that has some prickly pear close to trail some cats claw. Hoolie Bacon trail real good shape to Horse Camp basin then over to Red Tanks someone did a lot of thinning of cats claw only one little section needs some work over all great shape. Red Tank over to Coffee Flat overall good shape looks like someone is clearing the trail only a couple of spots need a little work. Coffee Flat up to Woodbury Trailhead overall no problem some cats claw and prickly pear over all good shape. Lots of wild flowers Water picked some up at Tortilla Creek and along the Red Tanks trail. Randolph Canyon and Fraser Canyon very little water running plus rancher is running cows in this area. One hiker on J.F. Trail plus 6 hikers on Red Tanks. Spent 2 1/2 days.
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Feb 01 2011
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
South Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2011
olddutchman
Hiking7.00 Miles 4,790 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
4,790 ft AEG
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Hiked this past Saturday down South Kaibab trail to Phantom Ranch with four exchange students, two from Belgium, one from France, one from Germany. Weather was perfect going down and at the ranch. It took me four hours to take students down to Ranch. Trip out-- Monday we came out Bright Angel trail, left Ranch at 6 am got to Bright Angel Lodge at 11:15 am. Warning--anyone hiking this trail from Three mile house up to trailhead or down to Three mile house, lots of ice on trail in this section. Weather was perfect coming out. Snow and some snow flurries--Williams to Flagstaff and south of Flagstaff to Munds Park coming back to Phoenix yesterday.
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Oct 25 2010
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Harquahala SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2010
olddutchman
Hiking11.00 Miles 3,353 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.83 mph
3,353 ft AEG
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Great day for a hike, cloudy and a little windy at the summit. Trail was in great shape except for some cat-claw type bush on some section of trail. No water, but some flowers blooming on different plants. Summit was above the clouds looking towards the east. Road into trailhead in good shape.
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Feb 25 2010
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Cave Creek #4 to Spur Cross THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2010
olddutchman
Hiking20.00 Miles 1,700 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   8 Hrs   45 Mns   2.29 mph
1,700 ft AEG
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This hike is a big loop hike starting at Seven Springs using trail #247 Cottonwood trail to Spur Cross, 10 miles then hiking back from Spur Cross to Seven Springs on the Cave Creek Trail #4 another 10 miles. Got to trail head at 6:30am started to hike at 6:45 temp. at trailhead 32degree's- Trail 247 in great shape plenty of water in creek, but no wild flowers made it to Trail 4 at 10:40. Started back up trail 4 at 10:50, trail 4 in good shape, first water crossing have to look for trail, but over all trail in good shape, also plenty of water in creek and in side canyons, no wild flowers blooming, saw only one other hiker on trail 4 and that was at upper end of trail 4. Got back to seven Springs at 3:30.
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Feb 25 2010
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Cave Creek #4 to Spur Cross THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2010
olddutchman
Hiking20.00 Miles 1,700 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   8 Hrs   45 Mns   2.29 mph
1,700 ft AEG
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This hike is a big loop hike starting at Seven Springs using trail #247 Cottonwood trail to Spur Cross, 10 miles then hiking back from Spur Cross to Seven Springs on the Cave Creek Trail #4 another 10 miles. Got to trail head at 6:30am started to hike at 6:45 temp. at trailhead 32degree's- Trail 247 in great shape plenty of water in creek, but no wild flowers made it to Trail 4 at 10:40. Started back up trail 4 at 10:50, trail 4 in good shape, first water crossing have to look for trail, but over all trail in good shape, also plenty of water in creek and in side canyons, no wild flowers blooming, saw only one other hiker on trail 4 and that was at upper end of trail 4. Got back to seven Springs at 3:30.
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Jan 28 2010
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Mesquite Willow Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2010
olddutchman
Hiking8.20 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles
1,350 ft AEG
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Thursday Jan 28 great day for a hike. Weather mostly cloudy, trails Willow Springs and Mesquite trail in excellent shape. Little water flowing at Willow Spring and some water in canyon. No wild flowers blooming.
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Jul 06 2009
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Bear Jaw Trail #26Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2009
olddutchman
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Great day for a hike, sky clear not a cloud in the sky. Started at 8am got back to parking lot a 11:20. Hiked up Bear Claw came back Abineau trail, saw only one other hiker with is dog and burro. Still a little patch on snow on the side of mountain. Nice hike lots of shade except on upper portion of Abineau trail, both trails in good shape. Saw one spike buck on way to trailhead on highway 180.
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Jun 19 2009
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78 male
 Joined Aug 30 2008
 phoenix, arizona
Bell Trail to the Crack - Wet Beaver CreekCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2009
olddutchman
Hiking7.00 Miles 520 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
520 ft AEG
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Took two of my grandsons hiked 3.5 miles back to swimming hole, locals call the crack. Water was cold but very refreshing felt good. Friday we were only ones at swimming hole for over a hour, hike in and out was on warm to hot range, very little shade on this trail.

Warning: as of November 2008 Bell trail is a day use trail only, no over night stays within 5 miles from trailhead, also 1.5 miles on either side of Wet Beaver creek, also no camp fires are allowed at any time.
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Jun 08 2009
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78 male
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 phoenix, arizona
Pine Mountain Short Cut Trail LoopCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2009
olddutchman
Hiking12.50 Miles 1,665 AEG
Hiking12.50 Miles   6 Hrs      2.08 mph
1,665 ft AEG
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What a great day for a hike, weather was overcast not hot. This hike is one of my favorite loop hikes, lots of solitude. Trails hiked today in clock wise direction, Trail #159 Nelson Trail #12 Willow Spring, Trail #161 Verde rim trail, Trail #166 shortcut, Trail #165, Pine Flat then Trail 159 back to trailhead. HAC member Moovyooz has a excellent trip report on this hike. Trails 159, 12, 161 over to the junction with trail 14 in excellent shape. Trail #161 from this point to Trail #159 should be hiked by experience hikers, with good route finding skills, plus have a updated topo map of this area along with a compass or GPS. Trail 159 to #166 good shape, trail #166 has lots of cairns to follow, trail #165 back to trail #159 is in excellent shape. Forest road 68 into salt flat campground was graded in excellent shape, high clearence vehicle recommend or 4 wheel drive on forest road 68.
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May 14 2009
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78 male
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 phoenix, arizona
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2009
olddutchman
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,718 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.29 mph
2,718 ft AEG
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Great hike, trail in good shape weather was clear and a little snow left near top on north side of mountain.
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