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31 triplogs

Nov 18 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking3.00 Miles 588 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   2.09 mph
588 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Nice morning! Saw a really cute chipmunk. Was only hiker on my way up, but encountered about 40 on the way down.
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Nov 16 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Treasure Loop Trail #56Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 16 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking2.40 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   1.95 mph
500 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Nice day for a hike! Started in Saguaro, hiked up that side, down the Cholla side.
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Oct 28 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking3.00 Miles 588 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.40 mph
588 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Just a quick little jaunt up and back. Lovely day for a hike. Very sparse - only saw one couple along the way.
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Apr 09 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Aravaipa CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Apr 09 2009
iheartmonster
Canyoneering1.24 Miles
Canyoneering1.24 Miles      30 Mns   2.48 mph
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
I - Short 1-2 hours
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Short trip. Not a lot of daylight left and my Chacos didn't work out the way I'd hoped :o(
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Mar 12 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Grand Wash TrailCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking4.50 Miles 79 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   1 Hour   44 Mns   2.60 mph
79 ft AEG
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Had a great time. Passed a family with small children taking their time and enjoying themselves - they were having a lot of fun, so I guess this is family friendly too!
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Mar 12 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Hickman BridgeCentral, UT
Central, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking2.18 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.18 Miles      56 Mns   2.34 mph
491 ft AEG
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Had a great quick hike up to the bridge. It was really fun. Saw a lot of people turn around at the first bridge... too bad. Loved the views! :)
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Mar 11 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Lower Calf Creek FallsSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking6.80 Miles 531 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles   2 Hrs   31 Mns   2.70 mph
531 ft AEG
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We had a great time at the waterfall today. Boy it can get windy in there! I didn't enjoy the really sandy parts of the trail, but the trail overall is wonderful. A lot of it is sandy. The waterfall is beautiful with an emerald pool beneath it. The water was so clear today, I could count the number of fish I saw in the creek. There was still some icy/snowy parts on the trail, and some parts near the waterfall that were flooded, but overall, the trail was in pretty good condition.
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Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Shakespear ArchSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking0.80 Miles 114 AEG
Hiking0.80 Miles      27 Mns   1.78 mph
114 ft AEG
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trudged through the snow and mud to get back to the arch today. love this park, it's great! had a great muddy time. took us a while because it was so slippery muddy.
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Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Peek-A-Boo Loop TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking0.08 Miles
Hiking0.08 Miles      8 Mns   0.60 mph
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
we diligently tried to find the trail in the snow, but since no one had been there before us since the snowfall and the trail could have gone anywhere, we had to turn around pretty quickly :cry:
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Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Panorama TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking3.86 Miles 432 AEG
Hiking3.86 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   1.73 mph
432 ft AEG
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There was still some snow on the ground, and it was a little muddy, but not bad. I especially enjoyed Secret Passageway.
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Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Navajo LoopSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking1.50 Miles 531 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   1 Hour   53 Mns   0.80 mph
531 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We hiked this in the snow. Snow snow snow, mid-calf deep snow. But, it was absolutely gorgeous and I enjoyed it immensely. I would recommend this hike to anyone going to Bryce Canyon.
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Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Angel's Palace TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking1.66 Miles 205 AEG
Hiking1.66 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   1.40 mph
205 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Mud-e. Great views though. Hubbie calls it Devil's Labyrinth instead of Angel's Palace because of all of the overlapping loops. Fun hike.
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Mar 09 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Mossy CaveSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking0.80 Miles 75 AEG
Hiking0.80 Miles      25 Mns   1.92 mph
75 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Went back today for better light and more pictures.
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Mar 08 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Queen's Garden TrailSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking2.00 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   1.48 mph
320 ft AEG
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Very very fun hike!
Geology
Geology
HooDoo
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Mar 08 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Mossy CaveSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking1.10 Miles 75 AEG
Hiking1.10 Miles      40 Mns   1.65 mph
75 ft AEG
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Hubbie and I hiked up to Mossy Cave and then over to the waterfall and then back out. The cave is super cool and filled with ice stalactites and stalagmites. It's a really quick hike... we made it a lot longer by taking a lot of pictures. The trailhead is right off of UT-12.

Only difficulty we experienced was that a steeper part of the trail was frozen over and slippery ice. We got around the slippery parts and it was fine.
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Feb 28 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Boyce ThompsonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking2.25 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.50 mph
100 ft AEG
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Did this in platforms, seriously. Not a hard hike at all, but very educational. I went during the World Desert Fair, and they had all kinds of fun stuff along the trail. I enjoyed it very much!
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Feb 22 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Siphon Draw Trail #53Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking2.80 Miles
Hiking2.80 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.10 mph
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Tried out my new Chacos and found out that I'm going to need a lot more experience before I climb steep stuff with them.

Nice day for a hike. I turned around early because I couldn't get the ankle straps right and I kept turning my ankle with the left foot.
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Feb 16 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Soldier Pass Trail #66 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking3.65 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking3.65 Miles   2 Hrs      1.83 mph
600 ft AEG
 no routes
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Took Soldier Pass Trail to the branch that leads up to the three arches. We hiked up to the arches and played around in them. The trail up to the first arch was impeded by fallen trees, so until those are clear, make sure that you take the left branch of the trail.

There was still snow on the ground in patches and the trail still had several muddy spots. Most of it had dried out enough that it made a cushy trail - not muddy enough to stick to your shoes, but just wet enough to cushion your steps. Nice!

It was overcast until we came down, and that made for a beautiful day with great light for picture taking.

The manzanita were flowering and I've never seen that before - they look like little bleeding hearts!
Culture
Culture
Sinagua Dwelling
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Feb 16 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Devil's Bridge Trail #120Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking1.95 Miles 363 AEG
Hiking1.95 Miles      48 Mns   2.44 mph
363 ft AEG
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Great fun hike. We took our Mitsubishi Lancer back in on the road to the trailhead, but some drivers may not be able to take their cars back that far - my hubbie is way talented at the off-road driving thing - especially in my car.

The trail is wide and most of it was still really really muddy due to the snow melt, but there was a hard pack trail through the vast majority of the trail that made it easy to not get stuck in the mud.

The hard part came at the end where the steps were - and they weren't so hard as slippery. After the steps, the trail was nothing but mud and snow. But, we hiked on over to the bridge and went out on it. It was a good little hike and our timing lent us great light. It was dark when we got back to the car.
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Feb 15 2009
iheartmonster
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 Guides 6
 Photos 38
 Triplogs 31

39 female
 Joined Dec 01 2008
 Apache Junction,
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2009
iheartmonster
Hiking3.40 Miles 770 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   1.51 mph
770 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Didn't make it all the way up because we ran out of daylight.

We had a lot of fun!! We'll be doing this hike again soon before it gets too hot and starting earlier.

I wish that people who take their dogs would pick up the dog crap off of the trail though - that's just gross.

Saw a few poppies and a slew of little purple flowers.
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