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Nov 02 2022
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Royal Arch RouteNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 02 2022
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Backpack35.00 Miles 8,000 AEG
Backpack35.00 Miles
8,000 ft AEG
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Rain two weeks before, provided lots of pools after dropping into the drainage at the Esplanade Route junction (36.16399, -112.43436). Pools continued through Royal Arch Creek. Did not do 'ledge of death' and took bypass. Looking at ledge route from the other side, it appears a boulder has fallen just past the ledge. Not sure if it is obstructing the route or not. Some pools nearing the Royal Arch required bypasses or swimming. Campsites at arch high on East and West walls. Rappel was a mess of anchors and ropes left behind. Removed old webbing and 1 rope before building new anchor. Pools too salty at 36.20404, -112.42526. Campsites high against wall before dropping into Garnett Canyon. Large pools in Garnett. Tonto mostly dry, a few small pools along the way (did not test for salinity). Overall loop and South Bass were thick with brush. Wash outs along Tonto and South Bass. Would recommend wagbags for camping in Royal Arch Drainage and light weight gloves for protection from rocks while rock hopping for hours. The drive is still closed.
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Bass Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Small pool .25 miles down canyon from camp. Large pools observed .5 miles downstream from camp.

dry Copper Canyon Dry Dry
Dry at Tonto crossing.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Garnet Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Large pools.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Royal Arch Creek Light flow Light flow
Plenty of pools starting from where the royal arch route first drops into the royal arch drainage all the way to the Colorado.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Seep Spring Dripping Dripping
Small trickle.
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Oct 27 2022
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
West Clear Creek Trail #17Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2022
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking8.20 Miles 2,741 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles
2,741 ft AEG
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Chasing fall colors. Moderate color, some spots better then others. Still a fair amount of green for this season.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Patches of dense color. Wouldn't call this peaking.
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Feb 12 2022
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Inner Basin Trail #29Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 12 2022
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Snowshoeing8.83 Miles 1,342 AEG
Snowshoeing8.83 Miles
1,342 ft AEG
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Parked at locked gate (Don't block the gate). Hiked semi clear road to Lockett Meadow, continued to Inner Basin on snowshoes. Found recent snowshoe and ski tracks along the way.
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Feb 10 2022
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Superstition RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 10 2022
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Run/Jog23.34 Miles 9,426 AEG
Run/Jog23.34 Miles   7 Hrs   32 Mns   13 Secs3.10 mph
9,426 ft AEG
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Ridgeline YoYo. Trail is faint in patches. Grass makes route finding tricky in a few spots. Burn sections have deteriorated tread in spots. Some hooplehead decided to to spray paint arrows along the Ridgeline route.
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Boulder Creek Origin - Ridgeline Route Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Very small emergency pools around.
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Jan 22 2022
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 Triplogs 204

35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Bright Angel - Tonto - South KaibabNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 22 2022
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Backpack13.15 Miles 4,042 AEG
Backpack13.15 Miles
4,042 ft AEG
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SK>Tonto>Plateau Point>BA

Ice on SK and BA down 1-1.5 miles.

Indian Gardens was quiet this time of year.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Burro Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Pipe Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
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Nov 05 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Tonto Trail: Boucher Trail to South Bass TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 05 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Backpack27.94 Miles 4,979 AEG
Backpack27.94 Miles4 Days         
4,979 ft AEG
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South Bass to Tonto to Boucher. South Bass is in good shape. Trailhead had four cars at it, all high clearance AWD or 4x4, except for one high clearance 2WD. Spoke with group headed out who said 2WD high clearance vehicle struggled on driving the unofficial fence line/boundary route they used to bypass the reservation. camped at Serpentine the first night, and hauled all water up for next 2 days from the Colorado river. Outdated and/or inaccurate water reports from backcountry office and FB users meant we left Serpentine with 20 liters of water for two people. The following is the water notes collected:

-South Bass Trailhead to Serpentine Canyon is Dry. No water up canyon (5 minute walk). Muddy pools (10 liters) found at Tonto crossing. Muddy pools found sporadically to the Colorado. Easy walking to the Colorado; we filled 23 liters from the river for the next few days.

-Tonto dry till Ruby Canyon. 8 pools found near Tonto crossing. Pools vary in size from a few liters to half a bathtub worth. Pools continue downstream (within a minutes walk from Tonto). No pools found above Tonto crossing (3 minute walk).

-Tonto dry till Turquoise Canyon. Small pool found downstream from Tonto crossing. Easy down climb to access pool. 10+ liters worth at pool. Pool is located in spot with partial sun exposure. Upstream (1 minute walk under a 15ft dry fall) there is a large clear pool (1’x 2’) 4’ deep. Pool is well shaded.

-Tonto dry till Sapphire Canyon. 4’x4’ 5” deep pool found at trail crossing. No pools upstream (3 minute walk). No pools downstream (1 minute walk).

-Tonto dry till Slate canyon. Small 1 liter pool at trail crossing. Moderate pool located 10 seconds down canyon on East side. Pool can be seen from trail crossing. A small down climb is required to access pool. Pool is 4’x3’ 5” deep. Murky water. We pulled supplemental water from here.


Cut the trip short by a night and hiked out Boucher due to burning through more food then we planned. Boucher is not in the best of shape. Bits have held up well, others would be difficult to descend with a loaded pack. The Tonto Trail between South Bass and Boucher occasionally required stopping and guiding using GPS. Trail would fade and then reappear. Lots of fresh growth from the rains this year. Cacti is doing great! Only saw one other person on the Tonto at Serpentine.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Boucher Creek Medium flow Medium flow
Great flow. Plenty of water.





water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Ruby Creek - GC Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
8 pools found near Tonto crossing. Pools vary in size from a few liters to half a bathtub worth. Pools continue downstream (within a minutes walk from Tonto). No pools found above Tonto crossing (3 minute walk).

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Sapphire Creek - GC Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
4’x4’ 5” deep pool found at trail crossing. No pools upstream (3 minute walk). No pools downstream (1 minute walk).

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Serpentine Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Muddy pools found along route to river.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Serpentine Creek - GC Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
No water up canyon (5 minute walk). Muddy pools (10 liters) found at Tonto crossing. Muddy pools found sporadically to the Colorado. Easy walking to the Colorado; we filled 23 liters from the river for the next few days.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Serpentine Rapids Heavy flow Heavy flow

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Slate Creek Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Small 1 liter pool at trail crossing. Moderate pool located 10 seconds down canyon on East side. Pool can be seen from trail crossing. A small down climb is required to access pool. Pool is 4’x3’ 5” deep. Murky water.

dry Topaz Canyon Dry Dry
No flow till Boucher.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Turquoise Creek - GC Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Small pool found downstream from Tonto crossing. Easy down climb to access pool. 10+ liters worth at pool. Pool is located in spot with partial sun exposure. Upstream (1 minute walk under a 15ft dry fall) there is a large clear pool (1’x 2’) 4’ deep. Pool is well shaded.
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Oct 15 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Coyote GulchSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Backpack avatar Oct 15 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Backpack36.80 Miles 2,000 AEG
Backpack36.80 Miles3 Days         
2,000 ft AEG
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Hiked in red Hills Trailhead. Dry roads. High clearance required. Camped at Jacob's Arch. Would not recommend (too crowded). Better spots can be found just down river from arch. Camping spots continue all the way to the Escalante confluence (more crowed the closer you get to Escalante). Silty water, bring effective pre-filter. Solitude can be found between Red Hills Route trailhead and Hurricane Wash Route. Red hills route is overgrown but manageable.
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Oct 08 2021
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 Triplogs 204

35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Thunder River loop, AZ 
Thunder River loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,260 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles4 Days         
4,260 ft AEG
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Fall colors popping on the rim. Did loop clockwise. Lots of pools on Espande. Attempted hike up Tapeats to cave, but ran out of time (overgrown/slow going), probably need the better part of a day. Thunder River Trail, Deer Creek Trail and parts of Tapeats Creek have washouts and need some repair. Took full lower route from lower Tapeats to Deer Creek. One section of lower route (past Western junction with Upper Route) has a narrow ledge and exposure (see photos). All toilets at mass capacity! Lots of road closures in area, consult FS before planning route. Route from Fredonia in great shape.
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Light below the rim. Peaking up took in areas.
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Oct 04 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau - Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking7.35 Miles 1,937 AEG
Hiking7.35 Miles
1,937 ft AEG
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Counterclockwise. A few downed trees.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Probably peak in a week or two.
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Sep 06 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Ken Patrick TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Sep 06 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Run/Jog10.00 Miles
Run/Jog10.00 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   4.92 mph
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Sep 04 2021
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 Triplogs 204

35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Widforss TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking4.90 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles
650 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Sep 04 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Cape Royal TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking1.20 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking1.20 Miles
50 ft AEG
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Sep 04 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Cape Final TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking3.90 Miles 449 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles
449 ft AEG
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Sep 03 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Uncle Jim TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking5.00 Miles 250 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
250 ft AEG
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If you like mule piss, this is the hike for you.
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Sep 03 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Bridle TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking1.75 Miles 180 AEG
Hiking1.75 Miles
180 ft AEG
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Sep 03 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Transept TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking1.50 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
50 ft AEG
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Mar 19 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Cave Canyon Trail #149Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking13.00 Miles 3,832 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles
3,832 ft AEG
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Easy to navigate snow up high. Trails in good condition. Minor blow down. Some blowdown removed via handsaw during hike.
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Feb 27 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Hermit TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 27 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Backpack27.00 Miles 5,600 AEG
Backpack27.00 Miles1 Day   2 Hrs   30 Mns   
5,600 ft AEG
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Hermit>Tonto>BA
No snow or ice on Hermit.
Snow and ice in last 1/2-3/4 mile of top on Bright Angel. Could do without traction, slowly.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Santa Maria Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Full tank.
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Feb 13 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
New Hance TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Hiking6.90 Miles 4,435 AEG
Hiking6.90 Miles
4,435 ft AEG
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Minimal snow at both New Hance and Tanner. Did route clockwise.
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Feb 09 2021
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35 male
 Joined Mar 07 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Nankoweap TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 09 2021
ultrazonaTriplogs 204
Backpack11.00 Miles 4,768 AEG
Backpack11.00 Miles
4,768 ft AEG
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Post holing up to 1.5' to the saddle/GC boundary. Mostly clear once on Nankoweap. Trail recently brushed back in places.
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