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Sep 15 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Tortilla TH to Tortilla WellPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 15 2019
hikerdw
Hiking9.00 Miles 677 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
677 ft AEG
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Took a walk down the FR and a little ways on both Peter's and JF trails to check out the burn in that area. Looks bad but not a bad as I thought although I suspect the deeper in you go it might look worse. Looks like the catclaw acacia is recovering very quickly which I was hoping that wouldn't be the case. Peter's Trail at the TH where it follows the creek for a bit is pretty much washed away with lots of debris and sludge to push through. JF Trail to the Hoolie Bacon junction is clear but washed out a bit. AM temps were great.
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May 20 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Tomahawk Mine TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2019
hikerdw
Hiking9.30 Miles 1,013 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles   3 Hrs   13 Mns   2.89 mph
1,013 ft AEG
 
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Just checking out some new area in the Goldfield's on this spectacular May day. Saw many Horned Toads along the route.
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Mar 02 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Ballantine Rock Creek, AZ 
Ballantine Rock Creek, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2019
hikerdw
Hiking13.24 Miles 2,640 AEG
Hiking13.24 Miles   6 Hrs   27 Mns   2.30 mph
2,640 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
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With a forecast of rain at 50% we figured we'd take a chance. Got to the Ballantine TH at 7:20 and started hiking by 7:30. Lot's of water running in both Camp Creek and Pine Creek so we figured the same would be true for Rock Creek and running it was. Encountered a lot of catclaw during the off-trail hiking and it did wear after a bit. My legs were so scratched up that they almost became numb. Spooked a pair of deer near the corral. The rain started so we figured it was time to head back to the truck. Rained for about 30-40 minutes, just enough to wet the trail. Really enjoyed this outing.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Camp Creek Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Pine Creek Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Rock Creek Medium flow Medium flow
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Feb 27 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Needle Vista to Hackberry SpringPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2019
hikerdw
Hiking4.10 Miles 547 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   2 Hrs   13 Mns   2.02 mph
547 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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Left the house at 1030 and stopped by Fry's to pick up chicken combo's. Arrived at the Needle Vista parking lot and dropped the tailgate where we enjoyed lunch. After lunch we headed out to check out the flowing water and the spring. Still lots of flowing water. Very nice hike with my best friend.
Named place
Named place
Hackberry Spring

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Hackberry Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
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Feb 26 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2019
hikerdw
Hiking5.58 Miles 1,642 AEG
Hiking5.58 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   2.52 mph
1,642 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Although I've hiked this loop and the 3125 summit multiple times I guess I never linked them to my posted trip logs so instead of just going back and adding them I decided to just hike them both again. Trail head to saddle is a nice warmup, I passed a couple small groups of hikers. The hike to the 3125 summit is a fun one for sure, actually a pretty easy climb. Several routes here and there but if you focus on "up" and aim towards the left of the golden rock area you will be fine. Cruised back down to the saddle and continued the 3004 loop. Caught up to a pair of hikers that I passed earlier and they asked if they could follow me since they were unfamiliar with the area. Sure, let's go. Hiked with them until I could give them a bearing on where they would join the Pass Mountain trail and then broke away to resume my normal hiking stride. The hike from the Pass Mountain saddle to the trail head was done in cruise mode, since that isn't my favorite. Was disappointed seeing all the recent litter. I guess some folks have a problem carrying their used tissue :(

Other than the litter this was a nice weekday hike.
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Feb 23 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Hands WFFWC Loop, AZ 
Hands WFFWC Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2019
hikerdw
Hiking7.61 Miles 1,771 AEG
Hiking7.61 Miles   5 Hrs   13 Mns   1.67 mph
1,771 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
 
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It snowed and rained in the valley so like many others we went to see proof :D Tried to avoid the masses and other than a short section hiked on the Massacre Falls trail we did a good job. West Fork First Water Creek had a really nice flow of water. Feet and pants up to the knees were wet. Spooked a deer between Praying Hands and Massacre Falls. Nice hike but will return this area to off limits on the weekend until after April.
Named place
Named place
First Water Creek Falls
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Feb 19 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Checkmate ArchPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2019
hikerdw
Hiking5.56 Miles 1,227 AEG
Hiking5.56 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.02 mph
1,227 ft AEG
 
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Went out today with the goal of hitting a few new areas that I have hiked by in the past and noted to myself "that might be interesting to check out". Climbed to the top of the hill to the south of Prevention Gap, then hiked over to Checkmate (IQ) Arch, then followed a drainage I had noted while hiking the 2246 ridge in the past. Beautiful day, and lots of water along the way.
Geology
Geology
Natural Arch
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Feb 16 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Picketpost CircumferenceGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2019
hikerdw
Hiking12.24 Miles 1,604 AEG
Hiking12.24 Miles   5 Hrs   46 Mns   2.51 mph
1,604 ft AEG      53 Mns Break
 
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Saw the trip logs posted by @Kingsnake and @SpiderLegs for Hill 3464 and the rock wall so I combined that with the Picketpost Circumference hike. Great hike. From the TH the hike was easy and pretty much uneventful. Saw a pair of hikers and one mountain biker along the way. New area once we bailed off FR4, lots of nice sights, plenty of water, and a good use trail to follow. Rock Tank was full and the area near Filaria Spring had plenty of running water. The off-trail to Hill 3464 was easy enough and we saw 2 deer heading up. Had lunch on 3464 in brisk temps, and then headed off to check out the rock wall sections. The decent off the ridge was at a nice grade and with the damp ground it was easy to dig in. Once back on FR4 we jumped back onto the Picketpost Circumference trail in the canyon and continued on, with many creek crossings along the way. Both of us ended up with wet feet as we found it impossible to cross the creek dry but that just added to the fun and adventure :D
Named place
Named place
Filaria Spring Rock Tank

dry Arboretum Tank Dry Dry

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

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Rock Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Telegraph Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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Feb 14 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2019
hikerdw
Hiking3.89 Miles 593 AEG
Hiking3.89 Miles   1 Hour   34 Mns   2.48 mph
593 ft AEG
 
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Kelley and I were in the area and fit this hike in before the rain started although we did get sprinkled on. First time at the Beverly Canyon TH. Nice morning and loving the rain.
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Feb 12 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Little 4 from Willow, AZ 
Little 4 from Willow, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 12 2019
hikerdw
Hiking5.76 Miles 1,636 AEG
Hiking5.76 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   1.86 mph
1,636 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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I've been wanting to hike Little Four Peaks but wanted a few more miles so came up with this approach, which also provided the oppertunity to post the route of the horse trail right out of the Willow Springs Trail Head which is a great alternative to hiking FR12. Really enjoyed the area above the Apache Gap TH and will make a return to do some additional wandering. The Little Four Peaks hike is a super fun route for being right off the highway. Great weather and I really enjoyed this hike.
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Feb 09 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
NE Goldfields, AZ 
NE Goldfields, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2019
hikerdw
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,695 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   4 Hrs   54 Mns   1.72 mph
1,695 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
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We parked at the old corral off SR88 and hiked to and up Willow Creek until we found a good point to make our entry into some new area. Really beautiful area with lots to see and explore. Already thinking of a return trip or two to continue the exploring. We saw one group hiking the 2881 ridge line while we were having lunch. Saw one deer where I actually got a picture.
Culture
Culture
Cadastral Survey Marker
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Feb 04 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Elliptical Arch, AZ 
Elliptical Arch, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 04 2019
hikerdw
Hiking6.97 Miles 917 AEG
Hiking6.97 Miles   2 Hrs   43 Mns   2.66 mph
917 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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Hiked back out to the base of 3134 in the Goldfield Mountains to claim the Elliptical Arch. Forgot my camera so I had to use the iPhone camera for the picture. On the return I dropped down into a wash a spooked a large deer. It started raining with about 2 miles to go and continued for about 20 minutes but nothing beats the smell of the desert during a rain.
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Feb 02 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Three Lesser Peaks TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2019
hikerdw
Hiking8.81 Miles 1,838 AEG
Hiking8.81 Miles   4 Hrs   40 Mns   2.27 mph
1,838 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
 
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This is a fun hike. I wanted to hike the Three Lesser Peaks in an east to west direction so from the TH parking we headed up Blue Ridge, dropped into a wash, picked up a horse trail that took us to the Green Thumb trail, which we took to 1356. The plan originally was to walk 1356 to Weeks Wash and make the climb up 3047 from the east out of the wash but after seeing what looked like a good route up to the 3047/3089 saddle we just jumped over 1356 and made our assault. The route we picked up to the saddle worked out fantastic. Once at the saddle we climbed up and then back down 3047, then hit 3089, and finally made the dip down and back up 3134. After signing the register on 3134 we made our way down the use trail to the Dome/3134 "T" and made our way back to the truck trying to locate the Elliptical Arch along the way with no luck, so will need to return to the area for a more dedicated search.

Only saw one other hiker as we were walking the ATV trail down to Bulldog Canyon Wash. As we got closer to the parking the motorized vehicle activity picked up. The weather was perfect.
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Jan 31 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Bulldog Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2019
hikerdw
Hiking5.04 Miles 484 AEG
Hiking5.04 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   2.54 mph
484 ft AEG
 
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Nice hike with Kelley this morning. We parked at the Idaho Road TH and did the loop in a counter-clockwise direction. Where the other posted routes for this loop are hiked mostly on 4WD/ATV roads, the route we hiked is primarily on trails. Other than a group of hikers seen taking a break near The Mask we had the loop to ourselves. A little warm but I'll suffer through mid 70's versus the deep freeze others are dealing with :D
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Jan 29 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Lone Mountain 2809 - E J PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2019
hikerdw
Hiking6.26 Miles 1,227 AEG
Hiking6.26 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.57 mph
1,227 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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Hiked the base of Lone Mountain in a clockwise direction, tagged the summit, then completed the remaining leg of the lasso. Saw only three hikers all on the trail to the summit. Nice loop, great solitude, and perfect weather.

The song lyrics rattling in my head while hiking today was Bad Company's "Fade Away", great song.
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Jan 26 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Wild Ridge, AZ 
Wild Ridge, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2019
hikerdw
Hiking7.17 Miles 1,769 AEG
Hiking7.17 Miles   3 Hrs   31 Mns   2.17 mph
1,769 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
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Only had the morning to hike so this fun ridgeline hike that I first did ten days ago solo fit nicely. Man I like this hike, which also received the nod from Ryan. Saw only one mountain biker as we were returning to the parking, so basically we had the entire area to ourselves on a picture perfect Saturday.
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Jan 19 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Salt River Canyon View from Peak 3042Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2019
hikerdw
Hiking7.02 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking7.02 Miles   5 Hrs      1.68 mph
2,100 ft AEG      50 Mns Break
 
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Really enjoyed this hike in a new area for us. I loaded the GPS route @adilling had posted last year expecting a lot of route finding however there is a pretty good use trail most of the way, fading out in only a couple spots. Saw one white-tail deer on our way to the peak. The views on top of 3042 were enjoyed while we ate our lunch. The drainage used to drop down to the canyon floor was a little overgrown at the top but eased up the lower we got. In the canyon on our way to the Double Arches we ran into Mike ( @te_wa ), Lisa ( @pickles ), and their daughter, whom we also chatted with back at the parking. The Double Arches were really niceto see up close, and easy to climb up to. Took a few pictures and then made our way back to the truck. This is a great area :y:
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Jan 16 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Wild Ridge, AZ 
Wild Ridge, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2019
hikerdw
Hiking6.85 Miles 1,815 AEG
Hiking6.85 Miles   3 Hrs   23 Mns   2.09 mph
1,815 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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A nice hike in an area I am really starting to enjoy for my mid week hike. The weather and views along the ridges were really nice. Saw no others until I was within 50 feet of the parking. No wildlife spotted.
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Jan 12 2019
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60 male
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 Mesa,AZ
Peak 2290, AZ 
Peak 2290, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2019
hikerdw
Hiking8.52 Miles 1,549 AEG
Hiking8.52 Miles   4 Hrs   52 Mns   2.04 mph
1,549 ft AEG      42 Mns Break
 
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Arrived to a trailhead with several Superstition Search and Rescue vehicles parked, wondered what was going on. During our hike in we crossed through the area the search team was working to find out they were looking for someone missing since November 6 and the person we talked with asked us to keep our eyes open while in the area.

Since I'm not a fan of hiking along the Salt River to get to the base of Gateway Canyon we took another approach and although a little longer will now be my standard approach. Reaching the entrance to Rhyodacite Canyon we hiked in a short way only to find out we needed to retrace back to start our accent up the right side of the canyon. The climb up was a little steep and loose but not to bad, we just took our time. The last push up was across golden slickrock which was beautiful. Took a few pictures and a short refuel break and then headed back down and made our way across the desert back to the truck. Will be back to check out areas of interest.
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Jan 08 2019
hikerdw
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60 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Massacre Lasso, AZ 
Massacre Lasso, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2019
hikerdw
Hiking5.07 Miles 779 AEG
Hiking5.07 Miles   1 Hour   49 Mns   2.79 mph
779 ft AEG
 
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Picture perfect day for a hike. This short lasso loop is a favorite of mine. As I started down the horse trail a hiker started a conversation asking if I had been on that trail before, where it went, and the rating of it. Provided as much details I could and wished him well should he decide to hike it as he was waiting for a friend to return from the falls. Some slight water flow in some of the drainage's.
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