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Nov 11 2019
rcorfman
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59 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   30 Mns   3.40 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Nov 09 2019
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59 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Copper Mtn Loop - BCT, AZ 
Copper Mtn Loop - BCT, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2019
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Hiking14.84 Miles 1,347 AEG
Hiking14.84 Miles   5 Hrs      3.18 mph
1,347 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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I've been meaning to hike the Copper Mtn Loop of the BCT for awhile now. I Looked for info on it in HAZ and didn't find any. I found it after the hike, but it's not named Copper Mtn and so didn't show up on any searches I performed. It's all embedded in the linked Big Bug TH to Russian Well - BCT. Oh well.

I started at the Big Bug Trailhead and headed under the 69 and north on the BCT. After about 1.5 miles, I reached the junction for the Copper Mtn Loop and went left (the loop, BCT proper continues right to the north). The Copper Mtn Loop is about 8.5 miles long and connects back to the BCT proper at the Lazy B Gate. There's about 3.5 miles of BCT between the two ends of the loop, making a 12 mile loop. I found out there's access from behind the Mayer Firehouse. I don't know the distance up that trail but heard the fire fighters use it quite often.

Not too far past the firehouse trail junction, I saw some people from the Black Canyon Trail Coalition doing trail maintenance. There were six or seven of them. I talked to three for over quarter of an hour and thanked them all for their efforts.

I really liked the Copper Mtn Loop. The trail is in good condition and is easy to follow. I heard reports of lots of catclaw on some Mt Bike site but those are unfounded, at least now. There were plenty of nice views too.
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Nov 08 2019
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59 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   33 Mns   3.33 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Nov 07 2019
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59 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 11.88 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 11.88 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking12.00 Miles 1,575 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   3.20 mph
1,575 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Detoured to the park restroom, so a little farther/longer than the normal.
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Nov 06 2019
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59 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   34 Mns   3.31 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Felt much better today than yesterday. Had some morning thunderstorms so the trail was a bit wet in places and there was no dust.
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Nov 05 2019
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Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking6.28 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking6.28 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   3.17 mph
686 ft AEG
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Felt really tired today.
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Nov 04 2019
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59 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   47 Mns   3.05 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Nov 03 2019
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59 male
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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   33 Mns   3.33 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Nov 02 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Soap Creek Rd to Crown King Rd - BCTPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking13.87 Miles 1,623 AEG
Hiking13.87 Miles   4 Hrs   36 Mns   3.06 mph
1,623 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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I started at the Glorianna trailhead off the road to Bumblebee maybe a mile from the I17 Bumblebee exit. There was a burn through here a couple years ago. Most of the brush has recovered nicely but the trees and cactus still have a ways to go. The catclaw and some fairy dusters have encroached on the trail through the burn area. A good brushing is in order. There was some trail erosion through the same area that really could use some love too. Other than that, the trail was generally in good condition. I noticed a new gate had been installed on the drop between Maggie Mine road and Black Canyon Creek.

From the trailhead, I headed south to Soap Creek, where I had a Gatorade, and got some food out, then headed back. I spotted a tarantula in the middle of the trail but it turns out it was dead. It wasn't squished so I don't know what happened to it. I moved it off the trail. I didn't see any other wildlife of note. I might of seen some yellow but nothing worth noting. All the water sources on this stretch were dry.

The trailhead parking was empty when I arrived and the trail was quiet today. I didn't see anyone until the last couple miles where I saw two mountain bikers, then another who commented I was brave going barefoot (I had sandals on), then I passed two hikers in the last quarter mile. When I left, there were three trucks with trailers for ATVs and a couple other vehicles.
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Nov 01 2019
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59 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   30 Mns   3.40 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Oct 30 2019
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59 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   31 Mns   3.37 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Windy and cooler today. I started out faster to try to keep warm. Shortly after I started, I put my wind jacket on and wore it for most of the hike but still kept the faster pace. Glad I had it in my pack.
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Oct 29 2019
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Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking6.28 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking6.28 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   3.14 mph
686 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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Had trouble with a small abrasion from my sandal on yesterday's walk. Stopped to put on a bandaid a couple times, then made another adjustment and the problem disappeared.
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Oct 28 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
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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   38 Mns   3.22 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Oct 27 2019
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 Phoenix, AZ
Black Canyon City TH to Little Pan Loop - BCTPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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Hiking14.38 Miles 1,857 AEG
Hiking14.38 Miles   4 Hrs   49 Mns   3.02 mph
1,857 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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What a beautiful day for a longish hike. I started at the Black Canyon City TH and headed south on the BCT to the road to Tip Top, where I turned around and headed back. Shortly after the turn around, I stopped in Cottonwood Gulch where I sucked down a Gatorade and grabbed a packet of trail mix that I ate once I was walking again.

On the way out, I saw a good sized gopher snake. It was stretched out about 5' with it's tail on the trail. I touched it's tail just to scoot it off the trail. It wasn't happy and coiled up in a striking pose hissing. The hissing sounded similar to a rattlesnake. It was interesting.

Surprisingly, I only saw three mountain bikers and one hiker today. The hiker was just starting when I was finishing. I figured I'd see lots of people, it being Sunday and the weather being about perfect for a day on the trail.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Agua Fria - BCT Horseshoe Crossing Medium flow Medium flow
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Oct 26 2019
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 Joined Oct 17 2008
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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   38 Mns   3.22 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Oct 25 2019
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Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking6.28 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking6.28 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   3.19 mph
686 ft AEG
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Oct 24 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
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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   40 Mns   3.24 mph
1,115 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Oct 23 2019
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59 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   34 Mns   3.31 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Oct 21 2019
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Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ
 
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Hiking6.28 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking6.28 Miles   2 Hrs      3.28 mph
686 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Oct 19 2019
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Natural Bridge Trail - DVNPDeath Valley, CA
Death Valley, CA
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
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Hiking1.55 Miles 469 AEG
Hiking1.55 Miles      40 Mns   2.33 mph
469 ft AEG
 
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This was a fun short walk up a canyon. I went to the rock wall where it would take some effort to continue farther. Once there I had some fun knocking over a bunch of stacked rocks then headed back to the truck.

The natural bridge is good sized. I paced off about 45' from one side of the canyon to the other under the bridge. My guess is the bridge is about 35' above the canyon floor.

A short ways up from the bridge is a dry waterfall. This was the neatest feature in the canyon (for me anyway). It reminded me of the tall archways of a cathedral's nave.
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