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498 triplogs
Jun 26 2021
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,884
 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Gilbert Riparian PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Birding avatar Jun 26 2021
jochal
Birding0.75 Miles 6 AEG
Birding0.75 Miles
6 ft AEG
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I was inspired by rrshort's triplog today to go find the roseate spoonbill. Found him, though he was still a bit far in the photos.
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Jun 11 2021
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Waterfall Trail - Fossil CreekCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2021
jochal
Hiking2.20 Miles 210 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
210 ft AEG
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May 30 2021
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,884
 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Kuaua Pueblo - Coronado State MonumentNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
Hiking avatar May 30 2021
jochal
Hiking0.35 Miles 1 AEG
Hiking0.35 Miles
1 ft AEG
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May 29 2021
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,884
 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Pecos National Historical ParkNorth Central, NM
North Central, NM
Walk / Tour avatar May 29 2021
jochal
Walk / Tour1.25 Miles 80 AEG
Walk / Tour1.25 Miles
80 ft AEG
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May 28 2021
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Photos 1,884
 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
El Morro Mesa TrailNorthwest, NM
Northwest, NM
Hiking avatar May 28 2021
jochal
Hiking2.00 Miles 404 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
404 ft AEG
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Return visit, and hopefully many more to come. Just a really cool place.

It was a bit warm, but not bad. One of the volunteers suggested we do the hike clockwise, which is reverse of what the park brochures state. Much preferred this way; steps were a lot better to climb than the switchbacks. Not sure if this would be a good idea when the monument is busier, though.

Lots of reminiscing over getting caught in a thunderstorm while on the ridge two and a half years ago.

Spent a good amount of time talking to one of the rangers...not sure if I'd seen these before, but she pointed out the steps in the wall that went direct from the oasis up to the ruins.

It was the first day the WNPA bookstore was back open, and so we took the opportunity to splurge.
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May 27 2021
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Thompson Trail #629Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 27 2021
jochal
Hiking5.00 Miles 360 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
360 ft AEG
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Tried to hike this the day before, but when we reached the intersection of 273 and 261, the whole big lake area was covered in smoke from the Boggy Creek fire (maybe the McDonald Tank fire too).

Today, the sky was clear above, just smoke to the south. Only ran into two other hikers, except for the very end.

Beautiful hike
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May 26 2021
jochal
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 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Government Springs Trail, AZ 
Government Springs Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 26 2021
jochal
Hiking2.40 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles
100 ft AEG
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May 24 2021
jochal
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 Photos 1,884
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
West Baldy Trail #94Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 24 2021
jochal
Hiking14.00 Miles 2,364 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.00 mph
2,364 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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Did this as an out and back; turned around at the junction of East Baldy. Still some snow at the top. Maneuvering over and under the fallen deadwood got pretty tiring. We estimated there were about 20 or so logs (each way) that required either bending under or climbing over.

Beautiful hike, of course, especially the first 4 or so miles.

After the first two miles, the only other hiker we saw was a backpacker headed out.
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Mar 06 2021
jochal
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 Photos 1,884
 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Eagle's Nest Trail - RRSPSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2021
jochal
Hiking3.20 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles
300 ft AEG
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Took the Kisva out from the Kingfisher Bridge (the only bridge anymore...) and looped around the Eagle's Nest. We chose to do the loop clockwise, which I think worked out for the best. The Eastern section of Eagle's Nest is a really nice trail.
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Mar 06 2021
jochal
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 Guides 2
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 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Montezuma CastleCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2021
jochal
Hiking0.33 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking0.33 Miles
20 ft AEG
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We were headed back home a little earlier than we had planned, so we stopped off here to see the 'castle' once more. Parking lot was very full.
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Mar 05 2021
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Submarine RockSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2021
jochal
Hiking5.25 Miles 837 AEG
Hiking5.25 Miles
837 ft AEG
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Its definitely a party in the Broken Arrow area. Started out with Submarine Point since we had been to Chicken Point once already. We followed the official route that Route Scout imported. At the top, I was able to count 8 pink jeeps at once. On the way back, we asked the 4 year old if she wanted to go to chicken point, too, which she indeed wanted to. Pretty pleased the 4 year old willingly knocked out a 5 mile hike.
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Mar 05 2021
jochal
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 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Tuzigoot National Monument - Pueblo RuinSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2021
jochal
Hiking0.50 Miles 99 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
99 ft AEG
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Lunched on Chipotle at the picnic tables (which are super nice and clean), then went on the loop of the ruin.
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Feb 13 2021
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
North Trail - MMRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2021
jochal
Hiking3.90 Miles 197 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles
197 ft AEG
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Pleasant stroll through the desert with the family. Tacked on the Chuparosa trail as well. Some nice cloud action. Heard a coyote yipping pretty close at one point.
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Feb 06 2021
jochal
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 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Doe Mountain Trail #60Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2021
jochal
Hiking2.75 Miles 503 AEG
Hiking2.75 Miles
503 ft AEG
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Nice hike, and the views at the top are outstanding. We did most of the loop at the top, cutting off just a bit of the West end.
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Feb 05 2021
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2021
jochal
Hiking3.70 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles
450 ft AEG
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Four year olds are slowwww, especially mine. Beautiful hike though, and the mountain bikers provide good entertainment.
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Jan 31 2021
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Western Loop Trail - FHPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2021
jochal
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,370 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.89 mph
1,370 ft AEG
 
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Made a double loop out of the Western Loop, Sonoran, Lower Sonoran, and Promenade trails. I had hiked all but the Lower Sonoran before, I think it might have still been under construction when I did Sonoran previously. There is an intermediate crossover option between the Sonoran and Lower Sonoran, and I would expect at least one more crossover gets created.

Nice, partly cloudy day. Get some really good views of the surrounding mountains on these trails. There was still snow on anything over about 5500 feet.

Hardly saw anyone at all on the Sonoran trails.

Still liking the extra wide parking spots at this trailhead, though it was almost full when I got there. Cars were parked on the side of the road.
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Jan 23 2021
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from Adero Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2021
jochal
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
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Checking out the new trailhead. I hiked over here once before, but by coming in from the golden eagle trailhead. I like the wide parking spots, a nice contrast to the 145th St trailhead.

Every once in a while a trail makes me wish I mountain biked, and the Andrews-Kinsey is one.

Gloomy day, supposed to rain in the afternoon.

Not too many people, even around Sunrise Peak.
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Jan 03 2021
jochal
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 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Bulldog Saddle TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2021
jochal
Hiking3.00 Miles 686 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
686 ft AEG
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Getting the 4 year old to start hiking on her own.
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Dec 29 2020
jochal
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 Photos 1,884
 Triplogs 553

37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Coronado Cave TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2020
jochal
Hiking1.14 Miles 475 AEG
Hiking1.14 Miles
475 ft AEG
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We didn't do a lot of reading on this beforehand, so we were really excited about the extensiveness of the cave. Of course its a pretty hike anyways, given the area.

It wasn't easy, but I was able to get around the cavern with a bulky kid carrier attached, without waking the occupant. Our 4 year old needed some help to get around, but still managed well.
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Dec 29 2020
jochal
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37 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Coronado Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2020
jochal
Hiking0.86 Miles 330 AEG
Hiking0.86 Miles
330 ft AEG
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Rushed to get this done so we were off the trail by sunset. A pleasant 40 degrees.
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