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Oct 16 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2021
RickVincent
Hiking7.20 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   3 Hrs   19 Mns   2.17 mph
2,900 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Parked at Hwy 88 trail head off First Water Rd around 6:30am. Additional mileage from this spot bumps total round trip up to 7.2 miles. Took 1:45 to the top. Spent a 10 minute pb&j sandwich break on top the Flatiron. Descent took 1:24. Passed about 18 people on the way up. Got passed by one woman who was skipping up the trail like it was nothing. Experienced a whole mess of Saturday traffic going up, as I made my way down.
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Oct 09 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
East Baldy Trail #95Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2021
RickVincent
Hiking5.00 Miles
Hiking5.00 Miles
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1st trip
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Didn't track AEG or time. Just an enjoyable first time hike up this trail to the lookout point with friends. And, of course, being prime fall season, the views were even that much more impressive.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Great color, not quite at peak.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Sep 30 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Sep 30 2021
RickVincent
Kayak5.25 Miles
Kayak5.25 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   4.20 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Morning flow at 552cfs. Last planned paddle of the season. Release out of Stewart is dropping quickly. A little bit of bumping and dragging here and there. Nothing too bad though. We got an overhead fly-by from one of the local Salt River Bald Eagles.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Sep 23 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Sep 23 2021
RickVincent
Kayak
Kayak   1 Hour   10 Mns   0.00 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
879 cfs at 5am today. We are starting later now that days are getting shorter. On the water at 5:23am. Still dark enough for head lamps as we arrived at Pinball, but light enough to be able to clearly see the rapids and rocks. Headlamp off after we rounded the corner at Sheep's Crossing. I got doused at an unnamed rapid we call, Soggy Balls Rapid. Appropriately named for what happens after you go through it. Reached out take out, Goldfield #4, at 6:33am.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Sep 03 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Sep 03 2021
RickVincent
Kayak5.25 Miles
Kayak5.25 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Flow rate was at 960 this morning. On the water at 5am. Didn't note take out time this morning, but we are typically about an hour to 1:15 over this stretch of river. Nothing out of the ordinary to report for this trip.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Aug 28 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
West Baldy Trail #94Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2021
RickVincent
Hiking5.25 Miles
Hiking5.25 Miles
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Our approach was from Sheep's Crossing Trailhead. Everything is very green up here right now. We did our usual hike up to the meadow before the climb works its way up into the trees. Typical crowds. Somewhat busy, but not a circus. We caught some raindrops as we neared the parking lot. The rain was pretty steady on the drive out. Perfect timing.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
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Aug 26 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Aug 26 2021
RickVincent
Kayak6.00 Miles
Kayak6.00 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   4.50 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Just a bit past 5am at the put-in, in the dark, at Water User's. Headlamps are helpful for successful launch and provide help with snake and critter monitoring. Only critters we saw were dozens of yellow and red caterpillars. Decent lighting before we reached Pinball rapid. Good flow at 962cfs today. Take out at Goldfield, 6:25AM. Hundreds of caterpillars failed attempt at crossing the highway. Lots of squashed caterpillars.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Aug 15 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Auger Canyon, AZ 
Auger Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2021
RickVincent
Hiking3.25 Miles
Hiking3.25 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Casual pace hike with family in town from Michigan. Six of us on the trail. We continued past the falls and on to the aspen stand where we followed an old road back to Auger Canyon Rd and back to our starting point at the cabin. The whole area was very green and wildflowers were everywhere.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Saw a single golden columbine. The first I've seen in Arizona. Not another one for the entire rest of the trip.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Aug 05 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Aug 05 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   5.44 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
On the water at 5:03am. A little windy this morning, but mostly out of the east, so didn't impede our pace. 1060 cfs flow. Nothing out of the ordinary to note on this trip. Didn't get too soaked. The rapids were kind. Took out at PhonD, 6:34am.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
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Jul 22 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jul 22 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   4.95 mph
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Debris all over the roads as we approached Phon. Definitely got some rain and over night flooding. On the river at 5:03am. We saw a skunk today and a desert big horn. Patrick went for an unplanned swim as he stepped out of his yak at Phon. So, he is officially christened by the Salt. Lost his footing on the slippery shelf and went in for the full soaking. Patrick checked the flow rate at 4am, 920 cfs.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jul 15 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jul 15 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   5.16 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Great cloud cover today and some light fog. Scenic. Snapped a couple horse pics, but other than that continued about our quick paddle down to Phon. 907 cfs.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jul 09 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jul 09 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   5.21 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
1400 cfs this morning. On the water at 5am with Pat. Took on a whole bunch of water running the right line through pinball. It really is the fun way to go if you know how to keep yourself out of the trees. Wrapped up at Phon D, 6:35am.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jul 01 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jul 01 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   44 Mns   4.76 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Morning paddle with Pat. Brought my fishing pole. Trolled some areas, plus a few casts here and there. No bites. Didn't spend a whole lot of time fishing, since we are mostly just out there for a quick paddle. Take out at Phon. 1230 cfs flow.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jun 25 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,366
 Triplogs 719

51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jun 25 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   5.21 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Full moon morning paddle. On the water at 5am. Mystery creature stirring in the reeds on river left, close to the start. Whatever it was was, it was thrashing around in an area no larger than 8 feet. Never got a good look to see what it was, but the thrashing went on for a couple minutes and continued until we were out of ear/eyesight. Got another good soaking at Pinball. Pulled over to dump the boat and then continued down river. Exit at Phon. We met a guy named Jeff, his wife and his dog. We gave Jeff a ride back up to WU. 1250 cfs at put in this morning.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jun 18 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,366
 Triplogs 719

51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jun 18 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   5.50 mph
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Friday Float. Well, not really. We paddle the whole way. On the water at 5am and done by 6:30. I got doused good taking the far right line at Pinball. Pulled over to drain the boat. Take out at Phon. Flow 1270cfs.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jun 10 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jun 10 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   5.21 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Took first-timer, Greg, out to the mighty Salt. Boats in the water at 5am. I rarely take the right fork since the rapids on the left fork are so much fun. Thought it would be better for Greg's first outing that we go right and miss the rapids. Didn't matter. Greg found himself in the trees on river left, and once you are in the trees it's tippy time. I paddled back towards him and jumped in the water and helped get him settled back in the yak. We continued on. The rest of the trip was without incident. Plenty of horses to see, even a bald eagle. Finished up at Phon. Flow rate this morning at 1250cfs.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
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Jun 05 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar Jun 05 2021
RickVincent
Kayak9.00 Miles
Kayak9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   3.27 mph
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Easy float with friends from WU to Phon. Too late in the day for my taste. On the water at 8:15am along with the hoards of others. No peace, no solitude. My 5am starts are much more enjoyable.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
May 28 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,366
 Triplogs 719

51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar May 28 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   5.50 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Dropped in at Snaggletooth, 5am. Great flow, 1250cfs. I took the right line at Pinball and got soaked by a big wave after dropping into a deep hole. Lots of horses to be seen along the way. Spotted the golden eagle again this week. Took out at Phon at 6:30am.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
May 23 2021
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2021
RickVincent
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   3.20 mph
1,440 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Early 4:45am start at the trailhead. I was surprised to find 8 cars in the parking lot. I'm usually the only one there that early. At most, I might see 1 or 2 cars. Not sure where they were hiking, but I only saw two other people over at the lone pine once I reached the saddle. Enjoyed 20 minutes of silence and the views. The entire valley around the needle got pretty charred from the fires, but that can't take away from the geology. Glad to see that the lone pine stayed safe. Came across about 10 people going up as I made my way down.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
May 20 2021
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Triplogs 719

51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Salt River Kayak, AZ 
Salt River Kayak, AZ
 
Kayak avatar May 20 2021
RickVincent
Kayak8.25 Miles
Kayak8.25 Miles   1 Hour   29 Mns   5.56 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
4:30am meet up with Patrick. On the water 5:06am at Snaggletooth Rapid. River flow at 1030cfs. Today was eagle day. Shortly after passing Goldfield area, we spotted a bald eagle on the cliffside (river right). Within 100 yards we saw another big bird high up in a tree. This time a golden eagle. Another couple hundred yards later, we spot a second bald eagle sitting on a log island (river left). We got a good close up of that one, as we gently floated by. After the eagle sightings, we got back into our paddle groove and arrived at Phon D. 1 hour 29 minutes from put-in to take out. Back home by 7:30am.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
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