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Nov 27 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 27 2020
jochal
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,260 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   1 Hour   53 Mns   2.71 mph
1,260 ft AEG
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Started after lunch, so pretty much full sun this time around. Seemed like a normal amount of people out; I expected more being the day after Thanksgiving. After doing this weekly for the last month, I'm going to have to start stepping up the pace to make it a better workout.
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Nov 22 2020
jochal
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36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2020
jochal
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,260 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles
1,260 ft AEG
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Another nice afternoon, another beautiful sunset.
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Nov 15 2020
jochal
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 Photos 1,878
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36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2020
jochal
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,260 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles
1,260 ft AEG
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Sunny day. Started a little after 3:30. Other than the initial climb up to the Bulldog saddle (East side of 3004), was in shade the entire hike.

On the Northside of the peak, the official track for this hike deviates quite a bit from the trail. I don't think the trail existed when the official track was created.

Views into the lower salt river and on are a real highlight, as are the views up to the ridge to the east (3125, hippy hill, etc.)
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Nov 13 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
San Tan Mountain Regional ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 13 2020
jochal
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,050 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
1,050 ft AEG
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1st trip
Out on Goldmine, back on Dynamite and San Tan to Moonlight, then Stargazer.
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Oct 30 2020
jochal
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 30 2020
jochal
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,260 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
1,260 ft AEG
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Late afternoon/twilight hike, beautiful lighting
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Oct 24 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Onyx BridgeNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2020
jochal
Hiking5.00 Miles 426 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
426 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Used the very nice color NPS printout as a guide. The guide differs from the official HAZ route by cutting off the long stretch in Lithodendron Wash. Made a wrong turn and kept following an unnamed wash, which took us up the escarpment earlier than the guide directed, so we actually came at the bridge from above.

Quite a few groups headed out while we were returning.

Nice to finally do this one. The park is advertising "off the beaten path" hikes, and I'm hoping to do some more of those in the future.
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Oct 23 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ 
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2020
jochal
Hiking2.00 Miles 250 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
250 ft AEG
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Spent the afternoon doing the drive. Had a picnic at Chinde Point. Stopped off at some of the highlights. Skipped Blue Mesa, because it was a zoo.
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Oct 16 2020
jochal
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2020
jochal
Hiking4.10 Miles 1,218 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles
1,218 ft AEG
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Nabbed one of the last parking spots, even though I showed up before sunrise. By the time I stepped off the parking lot, there were no spots.

Surprisingly warmer at the trailhead (82) than the house in mesa (74). Maybe the canyon traps in heat? Heavy wind gusts made up for it, though. Smoky clouds to the North from the Horse fire, I'm sure the wind isn't helping.

Even though the trailhead was full, didn't seem like the trail was too crowded.
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Oct 09 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Echo Canyon Loop - Chiricahua NMTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2020
jochal
Hiking3.30 Miles 544 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles
544 ft AEG
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1st trip
Went counter clockwise. Lot of bang for the buck on this hike, especially in the upper half of the Echo Canyon Trail. Gorgeous day.
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Oct 08 2020
jochal
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Chiricahua ShuttleTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2020
jochal
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
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The shuttle was still closed for covid, but we put together our own shuttle by leaving a car at our campsite and starting at Massai Point.

Barely saw anyone the whole hike, just two sets of couples and a group of NPS trail workers who had just completed a project on the Sarah Deming trail.
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Sep 26 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Lone Mountain 2809 - E J PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 26 2020
jochal
Hiking2.30 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles      54 Mns   2.56 mph
800 ft AEG
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Back at it after a long break. Lots of cars in the lot at 6 am, but mostly people running or biking usery pass road, I had the trail to myself until halfway back. Surprised, since I thought this hike was getting fairly popular.

Could see quite a bit of smoke in the distance from the Sears Fire, headed East over Four Peaks and Mt Ord. Hazy around Salt River area, but not sure if that was from Sears or California fires.

Not much in the way of wildlife, just some birds.
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Sep 05 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Sipe White Mountain Wildlife AreaAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2020
jochal
Hiking1.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
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Got a good briefing from one of the hosts, then we were off on the High Point Trail. Wandered a bit around the bird watching area, then watched hummingbirds on the porch. Definitely a cool place, and will try to go back.
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Sep 04 2020
jochal
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 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
West Fork Trail #628 - Black RiverAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2020
jochal
Hiking4.80 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles
550 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Hiked in, waded around a bit, had lunch, and hiked out.

Surprisingly few people for a friday before a holiday weekend--I guess everyone is over on Thompson trail? Had the river to ourselves for quite a while, and only saw two other groups the whole time.

Sunny and pretty warm.

Still a beautiful hike, despite all the fire damage.
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Sep 02 2020
jochal
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 Photos 1,878
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36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Government Springs Trail, AZ 
Government Springs Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2020
jochal
Hiking1.00 Miles
Hiking1.00 Miles
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Quick hike out to have a picnic lunch.
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May 27 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Crescent Moon TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 27 2020
jochal
Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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May 26 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
West Fork Oak Creek Trail #108Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2020
jochal
Hiking2.00 Miles 50 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
50 ft AEG
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May 25 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Fay Canyon Trail #53Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2020
jochal
Hiking2.20 Miles 155 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
155 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Mar 08 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Lone Mountain 2809 - E J PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2020
jochal
Hiking2.30 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
750 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Feb 21 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2020
jochal
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,260 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
1,260 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Had plans with a friend to hike Peak 3125. I've been dealing with a sinus infection all week, so I knew the 3004 loop could be a backup option if I didn't feel like continuing up to the peak. And I didn't. Getting out for a stroll in the desert was good for my lungs though.

Extremely windy day, lots of people out. Superstitions looked pretty cool in the haze and the overcast lighting. Maybe my memory is fuzzy, but the trail on the north side of peak 3004 is a lot more defined than 9 years ago.
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Feb 01 2020
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 525

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Ballantine to Boulder FlatPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2020
jochal
Hiking8.50 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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Linked linked
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Nice to hike this with the creeks running. Quite a few people on the Pine Creek trail, but don't think many went very far on Ballantine. Also went over to check out the cabin and corral. The corral is in good shape. The cabin is missing half the roof, but the pieces are still around.
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average hiking speed 2.63 mph
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