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May 30 2020
trekkin_gecko
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 Guides 6
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 Triplogs 2,778

61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Mormon Lake - AZT #29Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking31.35 Miles 2,787 AEG
Hiking31.35 Miles   11 Hrs   35 Mns   3.02 mph
2,787 ft AEG   1 Hour   12 Mns Break
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1st trip
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johnlp
we decided to day hike this section in two or three segments
an out and back backpack would have required lugging a lot of water
after finishing AZT #27, we drove up to mormon lake and knocked out the six mile piece north from double springs trailhead
easy hiking and the nicest trail of the trip
found a decent campsite off forest road 240
saturday morning drove back to double springs and planned to hike at least 8 miles south, with the option of finishing on sunday if we weren't feeling the full monty
set out around 0645 with light loads in the backpacks
the first part of the trail was a little rocky, but the rest was pretty flat with smooth trail
got to eight miles and decided to go all the way to gooseberry springs
hit the gate and headed back
somewhere along here we weren't paying attention, so got some extra credit mileage for the day - like we needed that
occasional cloud cover, a breeze, some shade and an easy grade made this doable
this was the longest hike i've done in at least five years :o (25.25; as i'm putting both pieces in the same triplog)
not the most exciting passage, but pretty country hiking in the pines
saw half dozen hikers, backpackers and mountain bikers along the way
feeling a little beat up, we decided to head back to the valley
got our money's worth for one trip
stopped for thai food in payson - love that place
saw some nice storms brewing on the drive back
great trip with good company
thanks, john! :)
Culture
Culture
Old Rusty Stuff
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May 28 2020
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar May 28 2020
trekkin_gecko
Backpack30.54 Miles 3,652 AEG
Backpack30.54 Miles2 Days         
3,652 ft AEG
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1st trip
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johnlp
john and i have been wanting to do some backpacking, both to hike some arizona trail passages and to test out some new gear
this seemed like a good section to cover with good water sources, accessible trailhead and the right mileage for an out and back
hit the trail around 0730 thursday morning and found a campsite along the fred haught trail about 12.5 miles in
set up camp, filtered water and lounged around for a couple of hours, then day hiked the remaining piece of the segment (which we had done before)
up at first light, hiked out and were done by noon
we had thought this might be a two night backpack, but easily finished in one
drove over to happy jack lodge for lunch, then down to blue ridge reservoir for a dip in the lake :)
we had decided on passage 29 for the next two days, so we headed up that way
it was nice to have a lighter load - mine was 24 pounds including two liters of water to start with
my rei quarter dome 1 is a keeper, the sleeping bag will take come getting used to
still need some work on my food choices
it was nice to camp near a water source
always good to practice
thanks jlp, good choice :)
Fauna
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Bumblebee
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May 27 2020
trekkin_gecko
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Arizona Canal, AZ 
Arizona Canal, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar May 27 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking15.50 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking15.50 Miles
100 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
the new usual - 15 vs. 13
up to and along the az canal
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May 26 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Mormon Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   3.16 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
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Fletchkl
met fletch at 0615 for what is usually our monday morning hike
parking available, nothing felt crowded
nice morning - temps still cool
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May 25 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.70 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   3.17 mph
560 ft AEG23 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
23 pound pack this morning
went counterclockwise, which is slower for me
felt good
trails were not that busy mid morning
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May 24 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
South Mountain Exploration, AZ 
South Mountain Exploration, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 24 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking10.68 Miles 1,926 AEG
Hiking10.68 Miles   3 Hrs   57 Mns   2.84 mph
1,926 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
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1st trip
met john at 0440 this morning
went up beverly ridgeline rather than beverly canyon - a much more scenic choice
took ridgeline to the saddle, and kept going instead of dropping down to mormon loop
first time on this one for me
checked out a couple of mines along the way
joined mormon loop at the biker's rest stop
at the top checked out some of the petroglyphs just below two peaks
john showed me some other glyphs near the national/mormon intersection
some nice slickrock and quite a few petroglyphs
took national to eagle pass, then up to the benchmark
returned to mormon loop, then took another use trail that john had seen above javelina
some fun views, but might be better to go up this one
finished on javelina
took the side trail just east of the water tanks to see where that went
some cool stuff, new use trails and a nice hike with john off the beaten path
will definitely do some of these again
thanks, lp
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May 23 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.76 Miles 1,315 AEG
Hiking5.76 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   3.36 mph
1,315 ft AEG
 
haven't hit goat hill in awhile
i've always been able to park at ranger trailhead so started there
ranger to goat hill, back east on national, down kiwanis, finishing on haz favorite los lomitas
makes for a nice loop
quite a few on kiwanis, otherwise not busy at all even though every trailhead on the way was packed
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May 22 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Tempe Town LakePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar May 22 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking15.00 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking15.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
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Linked linked
Partners none no partners
down to and along tempe town lake
good progress on the underpass beneath mcclintock
that will be nice
too many people around the boat rental area
note to self to avoid
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May 21 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Javelina - Mormon Loop, AZ 
Javelina - Mormon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 21 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking6.00 Miles 945 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   3.33 mph
945 ft AEG21 LBS Pack
 
Partners none no partners
afternoon training hike with some pack weight
21 pounds this time
saw a few nice chuckwallas
saw one other hiker
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May 20 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Arizona Canal, AZ 
Arizona Canal, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar May 20 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking15.10 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking15.10 Miles
100 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
longer version of my usual
cooler temps, not much wind = nice
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May 19 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Papago Park Walking PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 19 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.10 Miles 136 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles      48 Mns   3.88 mph
136 ft AEG
 
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late day at work and hostage to a service window
this was all i had time for
good enough
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May 18 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Mormon Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 18 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   3.13 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
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Fletchkl
met fletch at 0600 for our monday morning hike
parking was full, trails weren't too bad
pool and the little gym at my place are open
rock gym is opening after memorial day with a few restrictions
might try to make the switch to climbing and hiking right after work instead of middle of the afternoon
oh yeah, fletch walked right up on a nice sized speckled rattlesnake
we weren't quick enough for photos
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May 17 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Papago Buttes - Papago ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking4.70 Miles 295 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   3.44 mph
295 ft AEG
 
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not ideal for a sunday :?
5k loop, circled both buttes, hit the steps three times
there's always tomorrow :lol:
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May 16 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Arizona Canal, AZ 
Arizona Canal, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar May 16 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking15.50 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking15.50 Miles
100 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
a little longer on the az canal this afternoon
good ride
not many people out these days
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May 15 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.70 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   3.42 mph
560 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
afternoon ruck
a little easier and a couple minutes faster than tuesday
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May 14 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Marcos Gabriel, AZ 
Marcos Gabriel, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 14 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,176 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   12 Mns   3.08 mph
1,176 ft AEG
 
no photosets
hit john's workout hike this afternoon
nice breeze and a few high clouds
felt downright cool
1:11:40 without running any of it
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May 13 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Crosscut Canal Phoenix - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar May 13 2020
trekkin_gecko
Road Biking14.00 Miles 100 AEG
Road Biking14.00 Miles
100 ft AEG
 
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through the zoo, crosscut canal, az canal and back on the crosscut
nice temps, not too breezy
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May 12 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 12 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.70 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   7 Mns   3.31 mph
560 ft AEG19 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
afternoon workout hike with a 19 pound pack
it's been awhile since i've done this
work in progress
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May 11 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Mormon Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 11 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   3.13 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
Partners partners
Fletchkl
met fletch at 0615 this morning
spaces available in parking lot, surprisingly
nice breeze from the east
gnats appeared toward the end
good hike with my climbing partner, who i haven't climbed with in several weeks
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May 10 2020
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Papago Park Walking PathPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 10 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking3.10 Miles 136 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles      48 Mns   3.88 mph
136 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Bailed on john due to lightning and rain potential. Ended up lazing the day away. Finally got out into papago in the afternoon.
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