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Oct 03 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 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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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
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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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Ridgeline Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2020
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Hiking4.00 Miles 283 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
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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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
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
 no routes
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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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
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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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 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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Jul 22 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Dead Horse Ranch State ParkSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2020
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Hiking3.40 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.55 mph
100 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Mid-week get away, I wanted to try some place I've never been so I decided on Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Pretty nice place. I did a little hiking around down by the river and around the Lagoons. Pretty easy going in that part of the park, not much elevation change down there. The trails around the river are mostly sand, plenty of spots to stop along the river. I would like to go back and check out the upper areas of the park.

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Jun 28 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 28 2020
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Mtn Biking11.85 Miles 405 AEG
Mtn Biking11.85 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   9.61 mph
405 ft AEG
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One of my usual routes, felt pretty good out there this morning.
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Jun 27 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Telegraph Pass - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2020
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Hiking1.15 Miles 536 AEG
Hiking1.15 Miles
536 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hadn't been here in a while. Parking lot was half full, Trail was just as I remembered it.
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Jun 22 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Hayden Butte Summit (HBP)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 22 2020
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Hiking1.35 Miles 298 AEG
Hiking1.35 Miles      31 Mns   2.61 mph
298 ft AEG
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Regular hike up "A" mountain
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Jun 21 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Crosscut Canal Phoenix - SRP CanalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Road Biking avatar Jun 21 2020
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Road Biking14.30 Miles 264 AEG
Road Biking14.30 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   11.29 mph
264 ft AEG
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Rode a small loop around Papago, then took the canal north, went west to the canal water fall thing, then back down to fashion square, then back down to Papago.
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Jun 20 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Lookout Mountain Summit Trail #150Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2020
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Hiking3.10 Miles 598 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   2.86 mph
598 ft AEG
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My route was from the park around the circumference trail, then up the peak and back around the circumference trail on the other side.
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Jun 19 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Sheep TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 19 2020
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Mtn Biking10.00 Miles 446 AEG
Mtn Biking10.00 Miles   1 Hour   2 Mns   9.68 mph
446 ft AEG
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I did this the opposite direction from what I usually do. Makes it sort of a new trail.
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Jun 14 2020
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 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
VOAZ Trail #1BPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 14 2020
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Hiking3.80 Miles 867 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles
867 ft AEG
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did another loop out at dreamy draw. Left out on T100 to 1A up and over irregular, then took it over the next ridge to Voaz back down to 1A to t100 and back. I liked this loop a lot and will try it again the other direction.
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Jun 14 2020
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 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Charles M. Christiansen Trail #100Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 14 2020
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Mtn Biking10.83 Miles 790 AEG
Mtn Biking10.83 Miles
790 ft AEG
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A rdie from my friends house off shay an 32nd taking trail 100 and exploring a bunch of side trails.
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May 24 2020
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 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Irregular Link Trail #1CPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 24 2020
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Hiking4.46 Miles 807 AEG
Hiking4.46 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.68 mph
807 ft AEG
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1st trip
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It was one of those hikes where I was just headed to the dreamy draw trailhead and figure it out once I got there. I mostly have only biked trail 100 in this area and a few months back I went on one of these no plan hikes in the area and it turned out great so I was trying it again. this time I headed out on T100 up to the first saddle, that's all I had planned. Then I saw 1A headed up the hill so I went that way. I soon found Irregular Link and thought that sounds cool. Then I was met with a tough decision, take what looked like 1A up again or take 302 down that way, I chose 302. At another intersection I figured out that 302 was the trail that goes around Piestewa and decided I didn't want an uber ride so I took 1A down and back around by the freeway. I also saw one of those stone building/ramada like they have all over South Mountain, but this one seemed to have no access trail. Turned out to be an excellent loop, I enjoyed it. I also now have some other ideas on variations of this loop for the future.
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May 15 2020
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 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Mount Ord - Oak Spring RidgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2020
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Hiking1.62 Miles 393 AEG
Hiking1.62 Miles      34 Mns   2.86 mph
393 ft AEG
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Not sure which "mount Ord" description to use, but this seems the closest to what I did. I drove up FR 626 to the gate, parked and then hiked up to the tower. The road was in decent condition. I turned off of 87 at about 8 am. I passed no one on the way up. A van was camping at a pull out. No one parked up top. I saw 2 deer. when I finished my hike there was 2 pick up trucks just arriving. They had the gate code and drove in, looked like they were up there to do some work. I also saw one other hiker on his way up right about then too, he looked like he came from slate creek trailhead. Passed no one again on the way down until I was almost to the pavement and there was another pick up truck headed up. I wish I had explored FR 1688, maybe next time. Weather was great up the hill.

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May 03 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar May 03 2020
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Mtn Biking10.70 Miles 115 AEG
Mtn Biking10.70 Miles
115 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Just my weekly mountain bike ride. The entire eastern end of the park had been taken over by bees. They were bouncing off my face and arms and I was not pleased so I cut that far corner out of my ride.
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May 02 2020
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43 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Willow Springs Bike Loop Trail #535Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2020
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Hiking3.50 Miles 235 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
235 ft AEG
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I really needed to get out of town and just decided to head up on the rim. I started at the horse trap trailhead which is right on the side of Hwy 260. I hiked along the Willow Springs bike loop for a little while, then I dropped down to the lake and hiked back along the shore. Weather was great, the bike loop is mostly an old road. Lake was very nice, a few people out on their boats. On the way I wanted to check out Sardine point and walk down to the lake from there. Turns out that area was very busy. Lots of people fishing it seemed. I decided it was to busy for me and headed home.

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Apr 20 2020
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 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Badger Brawl Trail - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Apr 20 2020
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Mtn Biking10.50 Miles 356 AEG
Mtn Biking10.50 Miles
356 ft AEG
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Nice MTB ride. Its a monday so did well to avoid people.
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average hiking speed 2.56 mph
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