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Mar 28 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2021
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Hiking4.10 Miles 1,205 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles
1,205 ft AEG
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Another loop I like to do out at Dreamy Draw. 1A - irregular - 302 and back on 1A by the freeway. Once off the main trail from the parking lot I don't encounter many people on this route, even for a weekend. Parking was tight as usual, with people waiting for spots when I finished around 9am
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Mar 27 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Axle Grease TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 27 2021
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Mtn Biking12.50 Miles 402 AEG
Mtn Biking12.50 Miles
402 ft AEG
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I really like biking out of the pima/dynamite trailhead at brown's ranch. There has been some construction right there and pretty sure its a new trailhead facility. That's probably known by people, but I like to guess rather than looking it up. :) I'm not a huge fan of the overbuilt trailheads Scottsdale likes to build, but its a lot better than a Safeway showing up in that spot. Good ride as usual, but I wanted to report there is a huge new section of Axle grease which I use on the return to the trailhead and its awesome. I hope the trail building continues.

route; Latigo to alma school trailhead, then browns ranch road all the way around the back then west express down to axle grease.
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Mar 21 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Camp Creek Jeep TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
4x4 Trip avatar Mar 21 2021
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4x4 Trip11.20 Miles
4x4 Trip11.20 Miles
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Was having a bit of Cabin fever and just needed to get out for a bit, this is nice easy trail, close by, and something I am comfortable going by myself. This time I started in the east at needle rock and finished at bartlett lake rd. Last time I was out there the camp area near the river there was closed from the flooding, but its all back opened. Trail is still the same, I did spend a good several times dodging oncoming side by sides, they go much faster than me.

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Mar 20 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
VOAZ Trail #1BPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2021
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Hiking3.94 Miles 647 AEG
Hiking3.94 Miles
647 ft AEG
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Been enjoying this route over the last year but this time did it in reverse. 1A - VOAZ - 302 - Irregular - 1A
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Mar 06 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2021
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Hiking2.87 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking2.87 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   2.24 mph
686 ft AEG
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Last week I tried to go to BUll Dog saddle and since I don't follow directions I ended up on Pass Mountain. It was still a nice hike, but I want to do the original plan. Went back and got there. Nice views. I got there the same time as the week before and it was 20* warmer.
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Feb 27 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2021
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Hiking4.04 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking4.04 Miles   1 Hour   39 Mns   2.45 mph
686 ft AEG
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So I saw the hike listed "bulldog Saddle" but didn't really look at the official route until just now. Basically what I did was I was scouting routes on google maps and saw the spot marked as Bulldog Saddle on the Pass Mountain trail. I parked at the Meridian Trail Head, got there at 6am had to wait until about 6:20 for some light. head out, crossed the wash at the spot I saw from satellite views and connected over to Pass mountain trail. Hike up to the spot marked as Bulldog saddle and enjoyed the views in both directions. I got almost 2.0 miles exactly from meridian trailhead. This hike was awesome. I really enjoyed this, I'm not sure if its because I've been doing the same urban hikes over and over, but I really did enjoy this hike. Very few people on the way up which I liked. A few more were coming up as I was coming down, not bad, but there was one group of about 20 or so people. When I got back to the Meridian Trailhead, the parking was full and lots of cars parked on both sides of the road. Once again, I really liked this hike! Maybe next time I will do it the way the official route says.
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Feb 20 2021
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Terminators, AZ 
Terminators, AZ
 
4x4 Trip avatar Feb 20 2021
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4x4 Trip2.10 Miles
4x4 Trip2.10 Miles
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This is an offroad triplog. Did two trails in the Table Mesa Recreation area. Lower and Upper Terminator, these are officially marked trails from the BLM TV2 and TV3, TV = Technical Vehicle. You need 4wd and high clearance for these. They are located off Table Mesa rd.

We used the Little Pan staging area for a stating point. Weather was great, and the river crossing on Table Mesa road was low. Luckily neither of these trails were crowded. We did bypass some of the more extreme obstacles. I'm a little embarrassed that in all my years of poking around the desert, this was my first time on these particular trails. The trails can be wet since its a wash, but we lucked out and only some water was present. Start to finish lower to upper terminator is only 2.1 miles but will take several hours. Lower has quite a few major obstacles, most with bypasses. Upper really only had one major one we bypassed, but the second part of Upper is a boulder field/rock garden. Some hiking did take place. there was a Jeep out there that were pretty new to offroading and tagged along behind us. the 3 passengers they had walked the trail. We helped spot them, with open diffs they had some trouble on a couple spots and decided not to do Upper which was probably a good idea. A great time on the trail that day.

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Feb 07 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop Trail #56Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2021
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Hiking3.90 Miles 557 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles
557 ft AEG
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Did treasure loop from first water road. No fire damage in this area, but plenty as you venture further back first water rd. there is such a spider web of trails from the road to Jacobs cross cut. I seem to end up on a new route each time. On the way back I was on one I hadn't been on before but it took me to a gate at the state park boundary so must have been somewhat official. I also always seem to be in the back ground of someone's family photos taking these routes.
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Feb 06 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Feb 06 2021
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Mtn Biking13.00 Miles 361 AEG
Mtn Biking13.00 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   9.18 mph
361 ft AEG
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Nice ride in the preserve, apache wash loop to badger brawl to cliff walk and back. Always busy out here, not many people on this route.
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Jan 31 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
South Canal, AZ 
South Canal, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Jan 31 2021
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Mtn Biking19.62 Miles 120 AEG
Mtn Biking19.62 Miles   1 Hour   57 Mns   10.06 mph
120 ft AEG
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Bike ride. Started at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa on the tempe canal until the interesection with the south canal. Took the south canal down towards the river. Turned around about 2 miles short of the river. Will make it all the way next time. I've been riding my hardtail a lot lately and this is becoming my favorite canal route. Most of it is dirt and you leave the city and are riding along the canal in the desert. Great views of red mountain. Also you get to go by the monkey farm, security looks tight out there. A few tunnels as well, you can even take a side route and pick up a 3rd tunnel in that's your thing. Much of this route is part of the Maricopa Trail
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Jan 30 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2021
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Hiking2.70 Miles 529 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   2.35 mph
529 ft AEG
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Working this in to my regular rotation. Its nice out here and when I get past the intial peak there are few hikers on the eastern trails.
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Dec 06 2020
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 Mesa, AZ
Helipad Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2020
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Hiking3.04 Miles 474 AEG
Hiking3.04 Miles
474 ft AEG
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Parked at the school on the west end of DC and came in via the wash behind the houses. There is a new trail on the west end that goes up to Helipad and bypasses Goat. This would be especially helpful if you are on a bike. The trail is well constructed. It connects it as a nice loop off of DC now. I went up the new route and down Goat.
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Nov 29 2020
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 Mesa, AZ
Park of the Canals, AZ 
Park of the Canals, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2020
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Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles
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Park of the canals is a city park In Mesa, AZ. It has significant historical importance. It feature some pretty well preserved sections of the Mesa canal. This was a canal used by early settlers based on an original system set up by the Hohokam people many moons ago. I feel like the City missed some opportunity here. While decently preserved in the middle of the city, doesn't seem like its managed that well. Its small, there was a couple signs to stay on trails but not really any marked trails. There are a several random trails wandering around the park and a service road. All the signs about the history of the place are back in the parking lot. There is a cool old building in the middle of the park, but not any info about it. I was also here on a Sunday around 9am and there were several "random dudes" hanging out in spots throughout the park. Some were just sitting in their cars in the parking lot. I realize I was a random dude in the park as well, but I was the only one hiking around and taking pictures. I did manage a picture of what may be some of the other reaction that may be going on here.
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Oct 24 2020
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 Mesa, AZ
Woodpecker Mine TrailGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
4x4 Trip avatar Oct 24 2020
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4x4 Trip7.50 Miles 400 AEG
4x4 Trip7.50 Miles
400 ft AEG
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I had done this trail several times in the past, but it really had been several years. I was pretty excited to get back out there. I always feel weird posting 4x4 trips on a hiking board, but since this trail is listed... We had 3 rigs, which is just about right 3-4 is perfect. I still remember when this was "upper woodpecker"

I remember hearing the chatter about how the mining company graded a road to the now active mine out there and that they had destroyed most of the trail. I will say that the first 2/3 does still have the graded road running trough it, but pretty much all the obstacles are still there. In a few places the road actually leaves the original route and then re-joins it here and there. The last 1/3 is untouched and pretty much as I remember it. You will for sure need high clearance and 4wd and expect to take some scrapes here and there from the rocks.

We did this in 3-4 hours, taking breaks, chatting, eating lunch. Saw no one on the trail itself, saw a few on Ajax mine road, and then saw more on the road out to US60. Mostly people coming and going from Box Canyon. I'm not certain, but I feel like this trail gets less use than in the past. My buddy's wanted to continue on the Highway to Hell, I know better and passed and turns out they did too! These days I don't get as many pictures, but I did shoot plenty of video.

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Oct 03 2020
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 Mesa, AZ
Wind Cave Trail #281Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 03 2020
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Hiking3.20 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   2.23 mph
800 ft AEG
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Did a thing here. I reserved a camping spot on Friday night and planned to hike the next morning. I wanted to sort of get away, but not commit to the entire weekend. It was a nice get away. Left work friday night loaded up and got to Usery at about 6pm. Set up camp, made dinner, enjoyed the full moon and went to sleep. Woke up Sat morning and headed over to Windcave for a hike.
Light traffic on the way up. Enjoyable. I did sit up at the top for a while, weather was perfect and the views are great from up there. On the way down, there was a lot of traffic headed up. The bottom 1/3 of the trail was packed. Even saw a park ranger out chatting with people. If I had started maybe 30 minutes earlier would have been just right. I hadn't done this trail in a while and its a good climb and well maintained.
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Sep 28 2020
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Thumb Butte Trail #33Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2020
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Hiking2.00 Miles 613 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      57 Mns   2.11 mph
613 ft AEG
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About a year and a half ago my friend and I had went on a mountain bike ride as a pre-run of the whiskey course for him. My friend wanted to do an extra loop so I took a brief nap on a park bench(true hobo style) in the Thumb Butte parking area. Ever since then I have been wanting to go back to do the trail to the top. I finally got a chance. However, the night before I read the trail description and thought about not going. I did go and I did enjoy it. It was a short hike, that was the ne downside, but for me it was a good climb. I really did enjoy it, but I do wish there was less black top on the trail. I think it would have been better all dirt, but this seems almost like a city park trail for the people of Prescott.

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Aug 30 2020
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Ridgeline Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2020
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Hiking4.00 Miles 283 AEG
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283 ft AEG
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Left the Pima Trailhead up the dirt road to the mormon/national intersection, then up to ridgeline, brought it back to the dirt road and back to the parking lot. Way too packed and I got there about 5:45am. The sign at the entrance said they were limiting parking, but everything was open.
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Aug 29 2020
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Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Aug 29 2020
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Mtn Biking11.20 Miles 390 AEG
Mtn Biking11.20 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   9.88 mph
390 ft AEG
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Just a regular Usery Bike ride, I think everyone who bought a bike over the summer was out there today.
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Aug 28 2020
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Forest Service Road 152Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
4x4 Trip avatar Aug 28 2020
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4x4 Trip4.30 Miles 333 AEG
4x4 Trip4.30 Miles
333 ft AEG
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Another one of my how to spend a half day in Sedona. Plan was to head out on FR 152 a.k.a. Dry Creek road a.k.a. Vultee arch road... you know the one. I have been out here many times and this time I was going to check out the Van Deren Cabin, that was my main goal. The road is no longer maintained and that's what makes it fun. Lots of foot traffic up to Devil's Bridge, I knew that, but this was a "slow" day, must be nuts on the weekend. I also find this a bit odd. I am pretty sure their is a connector from the parking area to Chuck Wagon that will take you right to Devil's Bridge, but I guess people prefer to hike the road. I don't mind, but you do get a few odd looks from people. Once I passed Devil's Bridge, the only people I saw were on a jeep tour. When you turn off 152 onto FR9917 the trail does step it up a notch. This short section is for sure a 4wd/high clearance section. Cabin is nice, and there are great views from up there. I tried to pretend that there wasn't a golf course a short distance away. ](*,) Also on my way out a fellow on an electric unicycle passed me!

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Aug 21 2020
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 Mesa, AZ
Robbers Roost - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2020
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Hiking1.00 Miles 369 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
369 ft AEG
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Since there will be no long vacations for me this year, I've been taking a couple days a month off and trying to check a few things off the list on those days. I figured this would be a good one because I could get a short Jeep ride in and a short hike. My research led me to believe that the route would be an easy drive. It was, but that last mile or so on 9530 still would require high clearance and/4wd. It has a few really good ruts right at the beginning which makes for a nice filter. Pretty rocky that last mile so its slow going. The hiking trail is easy to fine and I was able to find the left turn pretty easily. I was concerned a bit about the "ledge" area, but seeing it in person it was not bad. Reminded me of a section of delicate arch trail, but shorter. The roost was nice. I only hung out there about 20 minutes, but I'm sure many would spend more time there. I had the place to myself, only a few others on their way in as I was on my way out. It was a good time.

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