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May 25 2020
rcorfman
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   41 Mns   3.16 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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May 24 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   3.03 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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May 23 2020
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60 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   39 Mns   3.20 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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May 16 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   3.29 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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May 10 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   3.18 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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May 09 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   44 Mns   3.11 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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May 03 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Walkin' Jim Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking8.92 Miles 1,003 AEG
Hiking8.92 Miles   3 Hrs   31 Mns   2.68 mph
1,003 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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I came back out here to finish the geocache I started two weeks ago. I narrowed down where it would be to at most 3 different locations but was confident it was at one of them so that's where I went first and where I found it. I edited out of my route where I was off trail looking for it (close to a half mile loop of 20 minutes).

Shortly after starting the trail crosses Cottonwood Creek. There was a group of people there that said to watch out for the rattlesnake. It was soaking in a small pool of water. I've never seen a rattlesnake taking a bath before.

Not long after that, I passed a couple and then not much farther along, I passed four others. They were the last people I saw this trip.

Most of the flowers from two weeks ago were drying up. It was warmer too, but not too terribly bad. I started walking a bit past nine and finished about half past noon. I'm going to have to start getting up earlier soon.
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May 02 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   3.29 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Apr 25 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
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Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   39 Mns   3.20 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Apr 19 2020
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 Phoenix, AZ
Peak 3465 - Hieroglyphic MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking11.26 Miles 2,055 AEG
Hiking11.26 Miles   6 Hrs      2.11 mph
2,055 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
 
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Last January, a friend hid a geocache out this way. Finding it entails taking the Walkin' Jim Trail and Big Jim Trail to the top of Peak 3465 in Hells Canyon Wilderness. It's a field puzzle so you need to find certain rock formations, or "demons" on the way to find where the cache is actually hidden (outside the wilderness). Unfortunately, I missed a demon so made this an out and back looking for it on my return.

The trailhead was fairly full, mostly from trucks with their ATV trailers. I rode my motorcycle out so didn't have any problem finding a place to park.

The trails were in better condition than I remember them being the last time I was out this way, over ten years ago. The Walkin' Jim trail is easy to follow and there was a fair bit of wild flowers. There was a lot of pools with some trickle in Cottonwood Creek, water wouldn't be an issue on an overnight. At the junction of Walkin' Jim and Big Jim trails, I passed a couple out with their dog. They must have done the loop or turned back because I didn't see them again.

Big Jim trail is a bit rougher than Walkin' Jim, especially once it starts climbing. The climb is steep at times; my lack of fitness really showed. The trail wasn't difficult to follow until the last push to the summit where it was more difficult to spot the cairns pointing the way.

The views along the way and at the top are spectacular and kept the walk most enjoyable.

On the way back, I saw two separate hikers. One was an elderly man that either took a tumble and bloodied his face, or he just got a nose bleed. He wasn't looking the best but was near the trailhead and moving fine.
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Apr 18 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Road to Howard Copper Mine, AZ 
Road to Howard Copper Mine, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2020
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Hiking8.35 Miles 1,328 AEG
Hiking8.35 Miles   3 Hrs   7 Mns   2.83 mph
1,328 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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This is really the back road to Cleator, but I only walked it a bit past the Howard Copper Mine to find a geocache. Lots of ATVs out and about, which I figured would be the case. I saw two people with a beagle running (the people were running too though only the beagle was barking), which surprised me. There were lots of people camping just off of Bumble Bee Rd and a few down at Black Canyon Creek. The creek was flowing quite nicely, so when I crossed it, I took my sandals off. Why bother you may ask? I didn't want grit sticking to wet straps and rubbing. Who knows or who cares, it doesn't take but a few seconds to take them on and off.

It was a pretty nice walk except when the ATVs were going by. There are lots of nice views of Black Canyon Creek and the Bradshaws. There are still some flowers blooming so some color.

Even though Howard Copper Mine is in the title, I just looked at the tailings as I walked past the abandoned mine. I didn't even slow down.
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Apr 12 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   3.29 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Apr 11 2020
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 Phoenix, AZ
Bumble Bee to Government Spring - BCTPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking8.14 Miles 1,021 AEG
Hiking8.14 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.87 mph
1,021 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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With a couple of new geocaches near the BCT between Bumble Bee and General Springs, I decided that would be a reasonable destination, especially since I hadn't been on that section of trail for a few years. The small parking area just north of Bumble Bee Creek was more full than I had ever seen it but I was able to park easily enough. There were several Mt. Bikers hanging out as I started walking.

After a bit, two of those cyclists passed me, then maybe 15 seconds later stopped to wait for the rest of their group. Whatever. Shortly after that, I reached the first road crossing, where I turned left to find the first cache. I wasn't paying attention and walked about 1/3 mile past it. So turned around and went to find it. The hider saw a Gila Monster there (He named the cache, Monster above the BCT) but it was nowhere to be seen when I looked.

From there, I returned to the BCT and continued north. I passed two hikers who had stopped for a snack. I continued to where the next cache was, found it, and turned back to the trailhead. I passed the two hikers again, then the Mt. Bikers started passing me on their return. There's a gate near the finish, and the cyclists were waiting for the last in their group so I got to walk right through as they had it open. Slowest group of Mt. Bikers ever.
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Hedgehog are blooming, Staghorn Cholla are thinking about it. Some poppies and the brittlebush are almost spent. Globe mallow are trying as were some others.
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Apr 08 2020
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Deem Hills 4.31 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 4.31 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking4.31 Miles 594 AEG
Hiking4.31 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   3.12 mph
594 ft AEG
 
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Just to save time, I succombed to driving to the top of Deem Hills Pkwy instead of walking.
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Apr 04 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   3.29 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Mar 22 2020
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 Phoenix, AZ
Table Mesa Rd to Boy Scout Loop - BCTPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking8.01 Miles 883 AEG
Hiking8.01 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   3.00 mph
883 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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With all of the "social distancing" going on, I decided to try to find a less crowded piece of trail not too far from home. I figured hiking south on the BCT from the Table Mesa trailhead might work and it mostly did. The Table Mesa rec area was busy. There where a lot of people out shooting and ATVing and camping nearby to do those things. It was noisy out. When I reached the trailhead, there were a couple dirt bikers there but they rode off as I parked. There were no other vehicles and it was just past ten (yes a late start). When I returned, there were five other vehicles at the trailhead. I didn't see any of them so they must have headed north on the BCT or done something else.

Normally I head north on the BCT from the trailhead but knew there would be lots of water flowing in the Agua Fria. That was one of the main reasons to head south today. I used to worry about shooters on the first mile of trail but several years ago, BLM did a lot of work closing off areas where shooting was a hazard to the BCT. One can still hear lots of shooting, but not in the direction of the trail.

When I reached a road, I mistakenly turned right instead of left and went off trail for a bit following the road. Shortly I knew I was not on the BCT since I had been on the road too long. I looked at the track on HAZ to see where I messed up as I thought I had this trail memorized. I probably should use this part of the BCT more...

Shortly after I was back on the BCT, I passed two people going the other way. I think they were behind me but got ahead while I was on my detour. Interestingly, I saw two others on my way back in almost the same area. They had parked just off the road and walked from there though.

I walked out to where the BCT crosses another road with a small parking area. Sort of an unofficial BCT trailhead. There I turned back to my start.
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Mar 21 2020
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60 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   3.29 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Mar 15 2020
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Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   3.33 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Had a super bad headache this morning but after some vitamin I and aspirin, I made it out the door and felt better as the walk progressed. It being a pretty nice day helped.
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Mar 07 2020
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60 male
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Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   28 Mns   3.44 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Feb 29 2020
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60 male
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Deem Hills 8.49 Miler, AZ 
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   28 Mns   3.44 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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