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Aug 22 2021
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40 male
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 The Basin
Pine Canyon Trail #26Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2021
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Hiking9.00 Miles 2,569 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.57 mph
2,569 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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Havent hiked in for-ev-ver.. WStarted at pine TH and went up to Dripping springs and then back down to the Highline for a few miles and then back. Pine View reminded me of hiking the lower Sierras. iPhone is busted so no photos or routes but trust me it was a great day.
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Aug 22 2021
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Tonto Natural BridgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2021
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Hiking1.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles      45 Mns   3.00 mph
500 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Have never been here and it was really cool. Went up and over the bridge and then down and under and back up for about a 1.5 mile loop (if that). I actually had the whole place to myself while I was underneath. Water dripping everywhere and very slippery with algae/moss. Actually fairly challenging route finding and bouldering that I would not expect from a state park. Phone is busted so no photos or routes right now.
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May 22 2021
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Squaw Peak Gauntlet, AZ 
Squaw Peak Gauntlet, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 22 2021
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Hiking5.00 Miles 1,885 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.50 mph
1,885 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Flower blooms on the highest Saguaro in Phoenix.
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May 16 2021
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Grand Canyon Corridor LoopNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2021
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Hiking19.50 Miles 4,975 AEG
Hiking19.50 Miles   10 Hrs   3 Mns   2.77 mph
4,975 ft AEG   3 Hrs    Break
 
Solo dolo down SK, 2.5 hours to the river. Swim at the beach for an hour. The canyon runner population has exploded. I love the river trail, its so easy going. Hot slog up to IG for about an hour break/siesta. Lots of wildlife. About 3 hours up to the top. Good to see all the youth out enjoying the outdoors. Quads were toast at the Coconino. Definitely slower than my last time up BA, but I did go to the river this time and it was a longer hike, so there's that. I enjoyed taking my time with this one.
Named place
Named place
Grand Canyon National Park
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May 15 2021
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Red Mountain Trail #159Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2021
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Hiking3.15 Miles 578 AEG
Hiking3.15 Miles   1 Hour      3.15 mph
578 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Drove by this one many times and used the TH as a meetup for other hikes, but never actually went up the trail. Very easy flat path up into the bowl of the volcano. Once you finally get up in there, you pass through some super tall cinder slides and then you are amongst all the hoodoos. Scrambled around and up a bit and got a good 360 view of the cone. Cool place. Easy trail.. in and out in an hour. On my way to the canyon..
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May 08 2021
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 08 2021
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Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   2.03 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 05 2021
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 05 2021
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Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   2.03 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Good to be back..
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Feb 27 2021
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2021
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Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.47 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
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Full moon hike!! Had the entire mountain to myself at 1AM .
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Feb 14 2021
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2021
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Hiking3.60 Miles 1,250 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   2.25 mph
1,250 ft AEG
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Really underestimated the drive to this one. Came in from the west side and left to the east. Only had time for about half way up and down. The route out to Maricopa was a fun 4x4 drive.
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Jan 30 2021
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Bluff Spring Mountain LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 30 2021
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Backpack14.80 Miles 2,748 AEG
Backpack14.80 Miles2 Days         
2,748 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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This could have easily been a day trip, but I wanted a little more wilderness immersion so went for an overnighter. Got the last parking spot at Peralta at 7:30AM and made my way up cardiac hill. You know that feeling you get when you know when you are in good hiking shape? Yeah.. good stuff. Made it up to Bluff Saddle in one hour. After this is when the burn area starts. Pretty much all gone until the Red Tanks junction. From here down to Charliebois was hit and miss, however the beautiful Oak Spring area was hit pretty hard.. Charliebois was untouched. Made it there in 3 hours flat and had the place to myself for a few hours until all at once, it seemed, there were about 6 different groups looking to stay at my camp spot. Good thing, this area has several good camp spots w/in 1/2 mile of the spring. Master Map is still enigmatic. The whole stretch of Dutchman from Charliebois to Terrapin junction was untouched by the fire and was very lush and scenic, as usual. The Terrapin trail was a different story.. The fire break was the Terrapin. Everything to the east was good, everything to the west was burnt. Not sure if that was how the fire burned or how it was fought.. Slightly before the first saddle, it was completely burnt the rest of the way, which really sucked because after all that climbing on that trail, there was ZERO shade the whole way. Passed through the land that physics forgot on the way back. Im sure all the water is all gone by now.
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Jan 23 2021
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
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Stoney Mtn RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2021
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Hiking6.20 Miles 1,920 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   3 Hrs   3 Mns   2.11 mph
1,920 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Thought it was a good idea to do a Squaw Peak gauntlet on a Saturday at 9AM.. It was not a good idea.. Only one round of looking for a parking spot and I left. I used to live right by Echo/Stony Mnt and always liked the solitude over there better anyway. Went up the ridge on Echo to the top and then down between the houses over to #100. From here I went north around Stony Mnt and thats when I got the idea of doing the whole ridgeline. Ascended at the north most point of Stony. After doing the Supe ridgeline a few weeks ago, this ridgeline is much more rugged and narrow. Also, the rocks up there were super sharp and thin. One slip and there will be blood. Not much of a path at all up there but was easy to follow the ridge all the way down. To my surprise there was another guy up there who was clearly lost and asked if he should keep going down the ridge to get down. I advised him to just go back the way he came. As I got closer to the highest peak, there were some very clear trails coming up to the area from the east. The top of Stony was a lot bigger that I thought it would be. Went down between the houses again and then back up on Echo to finish up the last stretch of the ridgeline. Kinda did a figure 8 with the whole thing. Route Scout keeps stopping my track and then it catches up with a straight line, so not sure whats going on. Beautiful freakin day.
Geology
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Phyllite
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Jan 03 2021
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Superstition RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2021
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Hiking12.30 Miles 4,763 AEG
Hiking12.30 Miles   7 Hrs   10 Mns   1.92 mph
4,763 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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It is really hard to find people to do these serious hikes with, so solo it is.. Started at Carney just before sunrise. Very bright moon lighting the way. The sun just barely beat me up to the saddle. The trail up top is pretty easy to follow. Bad news is someone, or people, put up cairns, and Im not exaggerating, every 15 ft and they were all over the place really confusing things. Good news is I still have good aim. I actually left a few good ones up, but I lost count after 25 strikes and or karate kicks. After crossing dry West Boulder, the burn area starts and takes up most of the rest of the hike. Ironically, the trail was a lot harder to follow in the barren burn area. Basically it was everything that is blackend and anything that is not. Anything that not is the trail. Passed a couple who was coming down just below the final push up to the actual ridgeline before 5057. Them and one other guy near the pine tree camp, were the only people I saw all day on the ridge. Made it to 5057 in 2.5 hours. The actual ridgeline section is so fun, I feel like a kid up there. Up and over here, climb down there, walking right along the ridge with great views everywhere, and then up and close with the hoodoos. Trail up there is straightforward and easy to follow. Made it to the pine tree camp in only 5 hours and ate some lunch. Only a couple spots where I felt I needed minute to rest, other than that I felt strong all day. Coming down Siphon was the worst part because at that point my quads were toast. Perfect weather right now for a killer hike like this. Cut 2 hours off my last time up here, thats nice.
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Dec 27 2020
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
White Canyon Upper - SW Approach FR319Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2020
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Hiking10.40 Miles 2,192 AEG
Hiking10.40 Miles   6 Hrs   21 Mns   2.01 mph
2,192 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
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Never even heard about this place until like a month ago, and I almost forgot I went out there. :lol: I followed the described route to the canyon and then scrambled my way down to the floor. Trail follows and old road to a spring that was full. After that it goes through some very small but pretty cool narrows a couple times. I climbed up to the top and then headed south with the canyon for a while which gives some real cool views down into the wilderness. I found a dry waterfall that was a good spot to make my way down into the canyon. I felt very alone down in there, like if I fell, no one would find me for a loooong time type alone. The key is, dont fall. Anyway there is some really cool bouldering and route finding in the bottom of the canyon, which makes the going real slow but quite fun. Got into where the canyon opens up and made this the lunch/ turn around point. It was so quiet, I actually fell asleep for a while and got woken up by a jet flying by that scared the :pk: out of me. Plus a stop for tacos on the way back = an excellent day.
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Dec 21 2020
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 21 2020
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Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   1.89 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Dec 12 2020
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Mazatzal Hunt, AZ 
Mazatzal Hunt, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Dec 12 2020
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Backpack12.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles2 Days         
1,100 ft AEG
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Up and down hills.. in and out of washes.. didnt see one deer
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Dec 05 2020
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Shaw and North Summits and Romp, AZ 
Shaw and North Summits and Romp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2020
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Hiking8.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   2.46 mph
2,100 ft AEG
 
Repeat of a loop I did couple years ago.. started at 19th and Sweetwater and headed up the small ridge leading up to the first tower and then up to Shaw Butte. Down the south side of Shaw and then up the west side of N Mountain down the south side of N Mountain and to the parking lot off 7th St. Followed the path along 7th to the Visitors Center and then followed #100 around to the S of Shaw. There is a cool wash behind the houses I followed for about a mile right back to Sweetwater. Fantastic weather out there.. not a soul but me on both of the 2 ascents, but tons of people everywhere else.
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Nov 30 2020
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 Joined Aug 19 2009
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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2020
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Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   2.03 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Nov 23 2020
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2020
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Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   1.89 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Nov 14 2020
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Plateau PointNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2020
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Hiking14.00 Miles 3,300 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   2.43 mph
3,300 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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Checked the weather and the webcams and all looked clear for a down (SK) to the river and back up (BA) day trip. I did not however, check the shuttle restrictions for November and missed the last bus from the backcountry office as I was waiting at a different bus stop. Decided to just go down and up BA instead. I also was not prepared for the trail conditions. The webcams do not show the ice on the first mile or so down BA. Spikes are recommended. Just below the Supai, the snow and ice finally gave way. Surprisingly very few people headed down. After the switchbacks down the redwall, there was a steady steam of backpackers making their way up and out. Very few people at the point. Didnt know about the treasures below, will have to make another trip for that. Made it from IG to the BA TH in 2hr 15 mins, completely demolishing my time last year of over 4 hours :lol:
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Nov 04 2020
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40 male
 Joined Aug 19 2009
 The Basin
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2020
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Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour      2.20 mph
1,180 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Some dude shortcutting the switchbacks apparently didnt like me advising him that he was not on the trail. Why would you shortcut a hike? Like, isnt that the point of a hike.. to hike?

Also, I saw Joe!
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