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Nov 29 2020
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 phoenix, az
Redington Pass - AZT #10Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 29 2020
trekkin_gecko
Backpack27.00 Miles 4,700 AEG
Backpack27.00 Miles2 Days         
4,700 ft AEG19.6 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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johnlp
john and i decided to get one more azt segment in this year
we did redington pass as an in & out backpack/day hike combo
the passage now starts at redington road rather than italian trap trailhead according to the arizona trail website
left town early, and cached two gallons of water at molino basin trailhead just in case
set out around 0800 in upper 40s, quickly shedding layers
the entire day offered beautiful hiking weather, warming into the 60s
took a break at west spring, where we found a pool of water, and on the return, water in the spring box
had we known that, we might have started from gordon hirabayashi, which is a much easier drive
we had found a decent campsite a mile back from the spring, so we hid most of our gear there and day hiked the rest
good uphill to a saddle overlooking molino basin, then down to the campground and on to gordon hirabayashi
both the bellota and molino basin trails were smooth with good footing
enjoyed the sky island terrain throughout the hike
took another break at gordon hirabayashi
on the return, picked up three liters of water each, then our gear and on to the campsite
once the sun dropped, temps fell quickly
john climbed a nearby ridge for views of the sunset and of tucson
an almost full moon lit things up nicely
backpacking this time of year means a long time in the tents
it had been breezy all day, but the wind really kicked up early morning
we could barely heat water for coffee, had lara bars for breakfast, crammed our gear into packs and took off around 0645
a challenge fighting the wind on the way back : rambo :
good thing we didn't know there was a high wind warning beforehand, and glad it wasn't like that sunday
nice to have less than eight miles to finish, and we were eating breakfast at snooze by 1100
this was one of my favorite passages so far
always a good trip with lp, especially with an opportunity to practice backpacking
thanks, john! one more green checkmark for the azt :)

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max West Spring Dripping Dripping
water in a pool below the spring, and in the spring box
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Nov 26 2020
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog TrailheadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking9.30 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles
2,400 ft AEG
 
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seven of us on our 10th annual thanksgiving hike this morning
five of us did the over and back, with ray and linda heading back after the summit
nice to see joe, jj, linda and ray again - it's been awhile since i've hiked with them
lp and denny i've seen more recently
nice group, always a fun hike
chilly to start with, then just a perfect sunny day in the valley
not as busy as last year, but more crowded than when we started this tradition
happy thanksgiving y'all!
looked back on some of my previous triplogs, and this is a rough average of mileage and elevation gain
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Nov 23 2020
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 phoenix, az
Mormon Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   3.13 mph
1,180 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Fletchkl
monday morning hike with fletch
busy, especially mormon trail
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Nov 22 2020
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 phoenix, az
Rio Salado Bike PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Nov 22 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking16.10 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking16.10 Miles
100 ft AEG
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rio salado east
busy around tempe town lake
i know this, and yet i chose that route
good ride, even dodging people
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Nov 21 2020
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 phoenix, az
Temporal Gulch - AZT #4Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking22.88 Miles 3,779 AEG
Hiking22.88 Miles   8 Hrs   51 Mns   2.88 mph
3,779 ft AEG      55 Mns Break
 
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conditions looked perfect for a dayhike of azt passage #4 saturday
utilized ken's shuttle service again, setting out from patagona around 0730
chilly temps, but soon enough shed layers on the uphill road walk
the road wasn't that bad, good scenery and smooth sailing to start with
once the road narrowed and dropped into temporal gulch, it was more interesting
took a break around the ten mile point
solid uphill to the saddle on walker canyon trail, then a welcome descent on chinaman trail
these were very nice trails, and we enjoyed the pine trees and views of wrightson up close
passed bear spring, where john filtered a liter and we took another break
eventually the terrain changed back to grasslands, with interesting scenery along gardner canyon
passed tunnel spring and the beginning of the pipeline
finished up around 1620
i was about a quart low at this point and it took me awhile to rehydrate - note to self :?
good hike, especially the half on actual trails
it's been fun doing these passages with john, and hopefully one more before i get busy at work in december
thanks, lp!
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Bear Spring

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Anaconda Spring Dripping Dripping
water running across the road
a pool down lower, which was fouled with cow poop

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bear Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
upper pool was full of good water
tank was full with spigot dripping, but water looked murkier there

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max FS 72 Stock Tank 26-50% full 26-50% full
covered in algae - ick

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Tunnel Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
john said there was water inside

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Nov 20 2020
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 phoenix, az
Grand Canal Bike PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Nov 20 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking16.00 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking16.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
 
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grand canal, washington street, tempe town lake
nice afternoon
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Nov 19 2020
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62 female
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 phoenix, az
Papago Park Walking PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 19 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.10 Miles 136 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles      49 Mns   3.80 mph
136 ft AEG
 
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easy day
one loop in papago
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Nov 18 2020
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 phoenix, az
Beverly-ridgeline-mormonloop-national-javelina, AZ 
Beverly-ridgeline-mormonloop-national-javelina, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking6.80 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   3.52 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
afternoon workout hike
old standby, haven't done this exact figure 8 in months
lots of mountain bikers out
great temps - will enjoy it while it lasts
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Nov 17 2020
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62 female
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 phoenix, az
Arizona Canal, AZ 
Arizona Canal, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Nov 17 2020
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Road Biking15.60 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking15.60 Miles
100 ft AEG
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az canal route
enjoyed the warm temps :)
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Nov 15 2020
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 phoenix, az
Azt #2 & #3, AZ 
Azt #2 & #3, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Nov 15 2020
trekkin_gecko
Backpack30.20 Miles 3,800 AEG
Backpack30.20 Miles2 Days         
3,800 ft AEG
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johnlp
two day backpack of azt passages two and three
john and i utilized ken's shuttle service to go from patagonia to parker canyon lake

day one:
got going around 0815 sunday morning
canelo hills east was scenic with rolling hills, distant mountain views and a variety of trees
we stopped for a coffee break about halfway to canelo pass
think we saw three thru-hikers on this part
public water was available at the trailhead, so we grabbed a couple of liters
after a short break, we continued on canelo hills west, intending to filter at down under tank and then find a place to camp
the trail is nice for a couple miles, then catclaw encroaches on the trail and covers the hillsides
several miles of this passage were not very pretty
went on to the cott enclosed area, and got four liters from the spigot before the solar powered pump stopped working due to lack of sun
between lack of appealing campsites and not having quite enough water, we continued on to red bank well, which had good water amid a lot of cows
found a campsite just after that, leaving us with about half an hour to set up
the stars were unbelievable without any moonlight, and even the milky way was visible
temps dropped quickly, so we settle into our tents early
my coffee filter had ice crystals on it in the morning :o
survived the night in my 30 degree bag, wearing a short sleeve, long sleeve, fleece, puffy and beanie
could use some base layer pants under my nylon ones
good learning experience - always like to practice backpacking

day two:
coffee and oatmeal, packed up and set out around 0715
cold in the drainage, and still not very nice trail
things warmed up and the scenery improved after a couple of miles
good views of red mountain and the santa ritas at times
saw a few thru-hikers and three day hikers
dropped down to harshaw road
not the most exciting finish, but at least there wasn't much traffic
finished up and headed for the cafe in sonoita
good green chile burger and sweet potato fries - highly recommended :)

i like the shorter second days
new gear for this trip included a smart wool beanie and a mont bell wind shirt
nice to get a couple more passages done
thanks john, another great trip!

*route scout mileage seemed a little high again, so i'm using stats from guthooks and the haz description page
there has been a slight reroute on passage #3 and the official route is just a bit off

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Cott Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
pump is solar powered
no sun = no water

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Down Under Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
good enough water
cows trample around the edges

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Parker Canyon Creek @ AZT 2 Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Parker Canyon Lake 51-75% full 51-75% full
just a guess, i don't know how full it should be
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Nov 14 2020
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 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Grand Canal Bike PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Nov 14 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking15.60 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking15.60 Miles
100 ft AEG
 
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Out and back to 16th street
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Nov 13 2020
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 phoenix, az
Papago Park Walking PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 13 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.10 Miles 136 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles      49 Mns   3.80 mph
136 ft AEG
 
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busy day, didn't want to drive anywhere to hike
took the easy way out
nice afternoon
winter visitor influx has started
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Nov 12 2020
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 phoenix, az
Rio Salado Bike PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Nov 12 2020
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Road Biking16.00 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking16.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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rio salado east, with a stop in papago
borderline teva day
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Nov 11 2020
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 phoenix, az
Javelina - Mormon Loop, AZ 
Javelina - Mormon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking6.00 Miles 945 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   3.33 mph
945 ft AEG
 
Partners none no partners
training hike with a 19 pound pack
quite a few people out, hiking and mountain biking
nice afternoon
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Nov 10 2020
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 phoenix, az
Arizona Canal, AZ 
Arizona Canal, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Nov 10 2020
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Road Biking15.60 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking15.60 Miles
100 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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brisk afternoon bike ride with a stop in papago
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Nov 09 2020
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 phoenix, az
Mormon Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   3.16 mph
1,180 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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met fletch late morning
chilly temps, but nice enough
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Nov 08 2020
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 phoenix, az
Geronimo Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2020
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Hiking6.20 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   3.26 mph
1,500 ft AEG
 
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mormon trailhead was overflowing three blocks away on both 24th street and euclid
drove over to geronimo, and only about four cars were parked along the road
geronimo to bv lookout, then national and up to gila benchmark
maybe a dozen hikers on geronimo, a few more up on national
good choice for a busy weekend on south mountain
cool temps, finished just in time for a few sprinkles, but those didn't last
needed some aeg today
think we've been overstating the mileage and understating the elevation gain on this route
will check it again sometime, not just the descent
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Nov 07 2020
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 phoenix, az
Crosscut Canal Phoenix - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Nov 07 2020
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Run/Jog4.50 Miles 25 AEG
Run/Jog4.50 Miles      46 Mns   56 Secs5.75 mph
25 ft AEG
 
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run 1, walk 1
windy, cooling off
lots of people on canal and in papago park
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Nov 06 2020
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 phoenix, az
Tempe Town LakePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Nov 06 2020
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Road Biking18.40 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking18.40 Miles
100 ft AEG
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neighborhood ride
cloudy, not much wind, nice temps
had fun picking random route segments
ended up with a decent ride
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Nov 05 2020
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Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.70 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   3.42 mph
560 ft AEG
 
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afternoon training hike
22 pound pack, which is more than i ever want to carry on a backpack
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average hiking speed 2.88 mph
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