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Jul 20 2019
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Carr Peak Trail #107Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2019
cindyl
Hiking3.70 Miles 1,704 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles
1,704 ft AEG
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my annual birthday campout and associated hike (a week late)... didn't get reef townsite campsite 13 on friday, but since they make you pay the same for the second vehicle in a campsite the same... we had campsite 12 for friday night with two vehicles, and i moved over to campsite 13 for the second night so we wouldn't have any neighbors at least.

the hike... the boots are still comfortable and that first part of old sawmill spring trail still sucks.

the flowers... the deers ears were taller than me but not yet in full bloom. the generic yellow flowers near the top attracted all of the pollinators. so many butterflies!

since i hadn't been hiking in a while, it took me nearly all day... but i still hike circles around the sofa spuds. when i was enjoying my peak beer, there were a couple of young studs who were bragging at their time up at 53 minutes. i wouldn't have gotten any photos if i did it that way.
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Cag Shot
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Miller Peak Old Sawmill Spring
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Jul 13 2019
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Mount Ord, AZ 
Mount Ord, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 13 2019
cindyl
Hiking1.50 Miles 325 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
325 ft AEG
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drove up the FR 626 to the gate, then walked up to see what i could see. beautiful! started the drive down, then my car told me that a tire had 28 pounds of pressure when it usually had 38. uh oh. i had four miles of one-lane dirt road to get to pavement. white knuckling it, i got down to pavement with 25 psi. whew. then i called AAA to change my tire, since i hadn't done it with this vehicle. if i would've known they were going to send someone from fountain hills, i probably would've winged it. the original quote of under an hour became two and a half hours. and then the donut was put on, which i was lucky to have since it didn't come with the vehicle. drove directly to the firestone in payson, which offered a whole different set of challenges.
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Mount Ord Mount Ord Fire Lookout
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Oct 21 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Pioneer Trail #196Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2017
cindyl
Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles
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i wanted to do a hike, bobby wanted to see the peak, but not hike, so we drove down from pioneer pass so we could drive to pinal peak, then i hiked back down to our campground. not as much fall color as i've seen on other trails, since the trees are mainly oak and manzanita. one little area with some maple, but they were down the canyon from the trail. there are far worse ways to spend a saturday afternoon. saw no one and no critters along the trail, but lots of bear poo.
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Jul 21 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Ashurst LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2017
cindyl
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we headed up to ashurst lake on friday afternoon. we got our favorite spot (#1) at forked pine campground. it's amazing how much prices have risen there but they still don't have additional amenities. $18 per night and no flush toilets, solar lights in the bathroom, or showers, which you get at organ pipe cactus national monument for $16 per night. seems a ripoff... but, we do love vic, our camp host. and we love to fish here. we pay extra to walk just a few feet from our tent to the lake shore. we got rained on in the middle of the night on saturday night, and didn't have any real weather otherwise until we were on our way home. the water is so high this year, too. we caught four on saturday and three on sunday. but you should've seen the one that got away... it was soooo big - biggest i've ever seen outside the hatchery. it took my hook with it.
Fauna
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Rainbow Trout
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Named place
Ashurst Lake
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Sunset
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Jul 15 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Baby You Can Drive My Carr, AZ 
Baby You Can Drive My Carr, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2017
cindyl
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i like to camp up at carr canyon near my birthday, and this year is no exception. usually the monsoon season will have started, yet not enough into it to lift fire restrictions so many of the people usually drawn to the campgrounds at reef townsite and ramsey vista may not come. more for me.

we made our way down from phoenix on friday afternoon, picked up some subway sandwiches, and made our way up to my favorite campsite (reef #13). it's right next to the group site, so if the group site is unoccupied, we can sit out the storms under the large ramada there. there was a little storm as soon as we got in, but it stopped before sunset so we were able to get our tent up without rain falling on us.

saturday morning, bobby and i hiked up the old sawmill trail, then he went down the carr peak trail to ramsey vista campground and then back the road to camp. i continued to hike up. i haven't been hiking in a really long time, so i wanted to see what i could see. and see if my legs could make it. it turns out my legs still work. i didn't make it all the way to the peak, as i had friends coming up from sierra vista around noon and i didn't get an early enough start. i turned around and it seemed like i was so close. according to my fitbit, i had made it 1.6 miles from the sawmill trail junction, but you can't trust those things.

it turns out great minds think alike, and later that afternoon, randy pulled into the campground. in the evening, we had a great time catching up and drinking beers. then the rains came down and we had to scatter to our respective tents. we crossed paths in the morning before randy took off to hike the mountain, and bobby and i headed down to start the trek back to phoenix.
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Ants
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Cag Shot
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Named place
Old Sawmill Spring
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Jun 24 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Mingus Mountain Weekend, AZ 
Mingus Mountain Weekend, AZ
 
Fishing avatar Jun 24 2017
cindyl
Fishing
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go fish! we've been thinking about coming up here at least once this summer. mingus "lake" is hardly a lake, but it is stocked with trout, so we fished! we were catching 'em left and right. no one else was - probably due to they were all using bobbers. we were using powerbait at the bottom and tada. fish! sunday we walked out past the hang glider launch all the way to the benchmark before heading back down the mountain. we had breakfast at this cute little place called the mine cafe in jerome. i liked it.
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Jun 17 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Willow Springs Lake, AZ 
Willow Springs Lake, AZ
 
Fishing avatar Jun 17 2017
cindyl
Fishing
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second time out here this season. it's always so nice to get out of the heat of phoenix, but it was still quite warm during the day. it was really cool to put on a sweater when the sun went down though, if even for just a little bit.

saw some firefighters. caught some fish (we've been having really good luck out here this year!). drank some beers. good times.
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HAZ - Selfie
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i got so excited to see the penstemon. this time of year doesn't yield much color.
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Mar 25 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Apache Trail Road Trip, AZ 
Apache Trail Road Trip, AZ
 
Scenic Drive avatar Mar 25 2017
cindyl
Scenic Drive
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quite a number of years back, randy and i took a really long time to travel the apache trail - stopping at every wide spot in the road to take pictures of flowers. when bobby suggested roosevelt lake as our camping spot this weekend, i knew that this would be awesome. bobby doesn't stop at every wide spot in the road, though. instead, only vista points with parking lots. still, a great road trip. and we even hiked up to the tonto national monument on sunday, so there was a little hiking involved.
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Honey Bee
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i still haven't seen the hillsides full of poppies, but those brittlebush got it going on. and so much variety, too!
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Mar 12 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Butcher Jones Trail #463Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2017
cindyl
Hiking2.50 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
600 ft AEG
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i thought i might see some color explosion, but there was more along the road going here than on the trail. nevertheless, i still got to see some flowers.
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Jan 28 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Quitobaquito SpringsSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2017
cindyl
Hiking2.50 Miles 50 AEG
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it was a windy weekend at organ pipe cactus national monument and that made camping chilly. on saturday we did a little road trip to quitobaquito. we had been there before just a few years ago (not sure why the description says it's closed to the public). this time we walked up to the source and that was kind of fun. i love exploring new places - and seeing familiar places in a different light.
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HAZ - Selfie

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so much water!
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Jan 02 2017
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
The Lookout from Tom's Thumb NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2017
cindyl
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,672 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles
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oh, the humanity. oh, the canines. oh, how they all do not exercise trail etiquette - i nearly was ran off the trail a couple of times going up. and oh, the leggings. someone please put a stop to this trend.
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Oct 29 2016
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Desert Botanical GardenPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2016
cindyl
Hiking2.00 Miles 50 AEG
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time to renew our membership. and there were a couple of nice views on our loop.
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Oct 10 2016
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Webb Peak from Ash Creek THTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2016
cindyl
Hiking3.50 Miles 900 AEG
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another random stop on my way home, only this one took more gas. i drove to webb peak from phoenix, and then home to tucson. now, that's a long way home. saw one young couple at the trailhead, so i left them plenty of time to get up and out so i could have the lookout to myself, but when i got up there, they were still in the lookout. i waited patiently at the bottom. i had been looking for some fall color, and there it was - spotty, but it was there.
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Sep 12 2016
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Hunter Trail - Picacho PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2016
cindyl
Hiking1.50 Miles 900 AEG
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on the way back from phoenix to tucson some random monday during the monsoon season, i decided to hike up to the saddle of picacho peak. it sprinkled on me only a little bit up and down, and some nice wind to cool me off.
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Jun 11 2016
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Ashurst LakeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2016
cindyl
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another hot one in the valley, and yet another reason to like phoenix: all of the glorious ways to get out of town. it is ALWAYS windy at ashurst lake - no exception. but we like it. we can camp within steps of fishing, and sometimes the fishing is good. and man the fishing was good! :y: we fished in the evening right before sundown, and then in the morning before 9. we caught four big ones (12-13.5 inches long) in the evening, and four in the morning before calling it quits since bobby didn't need any more fish he didn't want to clean/cook/eat. we headed up to flagstaff before heading back to the valley - had a couple of oh so yummy clear creek sandwiches.
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May 31 2016
cindyl
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Blacketts RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2016
cindyl
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
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not sure what came over me, thinking i could do this. i nearly didn't make it, after getting sick :sk: right at the blackett's ridge trail cutoff. but i made it. yeppers. who knows, this hiking thing may catch on.
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May 30 2016
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 Phoenix, AZ
Sugarloaf Mountain 7310 - Chiricahua NMTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2016
cindyl
Hiking2.00 Miles 480 AEG
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we spent the weekend up in pinery canyon, and no weekend in the area would be complete without hiking up to sugarloaf. it was actually manned - i've been up to so many of these towers over the past couple of years without having anyone to talk to when i got there (besides bobby, lol). steve bovee (http://trustartanddesi...) was up there with his two dogs. he told us that he was up at barfoot the day before it burned. he thought he'd have a chance to save the osborne fire finder from there and had it burn to nearly nothing. he told us how he thought that fire could've been prevented from coming up to the monument. he was used to being at monte vista lookout, and he wasn't too fond of the heat at sugarloaf. it was a good visit. interesting guy with loads of stories to tell. wish i could listen all day, but we had to get back home.
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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May 29 2016
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47 female
 Joined May 15 2009
 Phoenix, AZ
Echo Canyon Loop - Chiricahua NMTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 29 2016
cindyl
Hiking3.30 Miles 544 AEG
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our friends went quadding, and we decided to head to massai point for a short hike. my favorite part was the "grotto" which was totally a fun place to play. there were a ton of people on the trail. lots of families with little ones and only one 20-oz bottle of water for the entire group. some slow moving tourists who couldn't keep their balance - loads of people that would never get a hiking license.
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Mock orange
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May 28 2016
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47 female
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 Phoenix, AZ
Pinery Canyon Campout Walkabout, AZ 
Pinery Canyon Campout Walkabout, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 28 2016
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Hiking1.25 Miles
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we decided to spend the long weekend with friends, dispersed camping off of pinery canyon in the chiricahuas. of course after we set the tent up, bobby went to take a nap, and i went exploring. our friends had dogs, and i decided that i would take one of them with me. we happened to be right next to the pinery horsefall trail. i followed it up for a bit, we saw a turkey and that good dog didn't bark a bit, but i didn't get a picture because i was pulling on the reins, making sure she didn't run after the poor bird. we continued on, but before long, the downed trees and the creek crossings made the trail disappear. then i decided to get a better view of the place by going up a side canyon. the four-year-old medium sized dog, coco, didn't really like going uphill, and would just sit occasionally with no warning. just like me, i suppose. i was hoping to get to that spot (you know the one), the spot with the really great view at the saddle. i pointed and told coco that this spot is the one we were going to, so she could see i wasn't crazy, bushwhacking up this hill in the heat of the day in all kinds of prickly shrubbery while wearing shorts and teva sandals. we finally got to the spot and it didn't have the nice rocks to sit on that i was hoping for, but coco found a comfortable spot to sit, i got her some water and i looked around at the views. the way back down was a bit smoother, since i let coco lead the way for the most part. nice way-finding doggy. bobby had given me the gps so i could just put the word camp in - but he had also put the word bar in sometime before... that was for barfoot, but i thought it was funny. i could either go to camp or to the bar... turns out camp has a pretty good bar, so that's where i headed. when we got to the bottom of the hill, we came to the trail again, and found our campsite right where it was supposed to be. another nice little walkabout.
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May 22 2016
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47 female
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 Phoenix, AZ
Aztec Peak Scenic Drive, AZ 
Aztec Peak Scenic Drive, AZ
 
Scenic Drive avatar May 22 2016
cindyl
Scenic Drive
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this morning we finally made our way up above the falls at workman creek to the lookout tower. when we got there, there was a government worker trying to make his way in - apparently someone had not just locked it, but had also bolted it shut. he said there was a burn in progress in the area, and they were making precautions in preparation. those mesa hotshots we saw the day before were just the beginning. not a prescribed burn, but they were letting it burn a bit before they sent the hotshots in. we never saw any smoke - any chance of fire anywhere. just the taped off areas. the taped off area included the abbey way trail, btw. i guess we will find out more in the coming days. we stopped a few spots on the way down, too. i think it's the first time i stopped to see the falls. :)
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