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Sep 02 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
 
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2019
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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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Sep 01 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Junipers, AZ 
Junipers, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2019
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Hiking1.58 Miles 594 AEG
Hiking1.58 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   1.05 mph
594 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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This was spur of the moment. Basically my plan was to hike/geocache around the Camp Wood area, but when I got to the Camp Wood road, there was a fire closure in the Camp Wood area. I knew of another geocache north of there in the Juniper Mountains so decided to find it instead. I continued north on Williamson Valley Road for many miles and turned left (southwest) on FR7 (I think) just past Big Dam Tank and followed that to FR664, the powerline road where I turned left (WNW) and followed it to where I parked. The road goes into a ranch checkerboarded with FS land. Access is provided by self signed permit.

My walk to the cache was pretty straight forward, beeline of the hill and back. I forgot my socks and stuff at home, so I used my sandals. There were a lot of small prickly pear and other small cactus to dodge so the going was slow. The climb up was pretty steep too with soft ground. Once on top, I was in the Junipers so not a lot of good views. The views were actually to the north on the descent back to the truck.
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Aug 31 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
 
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2019
rcorfman
Hiking8.49 Miles 1,115 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   2 Hrs   37 Mns   3.24 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Aug 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   38 Mns   3.22 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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The heat really slowed me down today.
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Aug 29 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ 
Deem Hills 6.28 Miler, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2019
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Hiking6.28 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking6.28 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   3.14 mph
686 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
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Wore my Luna sandals. Had to stop near the end a couple of times to deal with some rubbing from them (feet still getting used to them) by putting on a band-aid. Also saw a Speckled Rattlesnake and stopped and took some pictures of it.
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Aug 24 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Saltwater, WA 
Saltwater, WA
 
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2019
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Hiking3.60 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   3.32 mph
350 ft AEG
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Aug 22 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Saltwater, WA 
Saltwater, WA
 
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2019
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Hiking3.60 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   3.32 mph
350 ft AEG
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A bit cool and damp after this morning's rains.
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Aug 20 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Margaret Lake TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2019
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Hiking4.85 Miles 1,617 AEG
Hiking4.85 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.08 mph
1,617 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
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The plan here was to find the oldest active geocache in Washington, Geocache (GCD). We parked at the Mount Margaret trailhead and started the ascent. It starts out along an old road. We reached where the trail starts off to the left but I thought that wasn't the correct way, so we continued along the road. Eventually the road ended and we had to bushwack about 100 yards to the trail. The brush was pretty thick and difficult to cross, but it was mostly huckleberry bushes loaded with ripe berries so it wasn't all that bad. Once we reached the ridge where the trail drops to Margaret Lake, we followed a trail across the ridge to GCD.

For the return, we followed the trail back that we should have followed on the ascent. It was steep in places and slippery so there was a couple of mishaps but nothing damaging. There was some nice views of Mt. Rainier from the trail as the weather was nice and the skies blue with good visibility.
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Aug 18 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Wildcat Mt, OR 
Wildcat Mt, OR
 
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2019
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Hiking8.58 Miles 1,764 AEG
Hiking8.58 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   2.86 mph
1,764 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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Today's adventure was to find two of the first geocaches ever hidden, GC12 & GC17. We first walked up Wildcat Mountain, starting at the Douglas Trailhead. Though not needed to reach GC17, we did summit Wildcat where there was a view through the trees to Mt. Hood. The views from the summit weren't as open as I had hoped as there were a lot of trees. After summitting, we dropped back down and took a trail along the ridge to GC17. Along the ridge the views towards Mt. Hood were exceptional. We had a perfect day for this walk, temperatures were in the 70s with blue skies and good visibility. The trail was in great condition with good tread and a reasonable grade.

The second hike of the day started a short distance below the Douglas Trailhead and followed an old paved road that is blocked off and overgrown. Normally, the walking was easy but there was plenty of ducking branches growing across the road. We passed a family out gathering Chanterelle mushrooms.
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Aug 15 2019
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2019
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Hiking2.80 Miles 659 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.15 mph
659 ft AEG
 
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After the 90 minute Lehman Caves Tour (highly recommended), we drove up to the Bristlecone Pine Trailhead and hiked out to the Bristlecone Pine Grove interpretive trail, then back. The trail is in good shape and the grade was reasonable though the altitude made it a bit tiring. We had beautiful weather and great views of the Great Basin and Wheeler Peak. The Bristlecone Pine Grove interpretive loop was well done though I wished the information signs weren't always in the way of pictures.
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Aug 13 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
 
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2019
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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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Aug 12 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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Aug 10 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   40 Mns   3.18 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Aug 09 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   38 Mns   3.22 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Had some rain today but just up Deem Hills Parkway and halfway up to the saddle.
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Aug 05 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   40 Mns   3.18 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Aug 03 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   41 Mns   3.16 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Felt so tired today.
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Aug 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   39 Mns   3.20 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Jul 31 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   37 Mns   3.24 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Jul 28 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   36 Mns   3.27 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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Jul 26 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   38 Mns   3.22 mph
1,115 ft AEG
 
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average hiking speed 2.04 mph
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