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Jun 11 2005
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49 male
 Joined Mar 06 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Tonto NarrowsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2005
AK
Hiking4.70 Miles 135 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   3 Hrs      1.57 mph
135 ft AEG
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Some friends and I went about half a mile back from where the narrows start to escape the crowds. We arrived at the second deep pool which are overlooked by 50ft. cliffs. The pools are deep enough to jump into from the cliffs. Good way to cool off on a warm day.
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Apr 19 2004
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 Mesa, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2004
AK
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   4 Hrs      1.20 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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Did this with Mikeinfhaz. Again a nice little trip. Quite windy and chilly at the top. Heard the crack of trees in the distance being blown down. Anyone who is planning this hike please take a new summit log because the old one is full.
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Apr 04 2004
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 Mesa, AZ
Hackberry Spring LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2004
AK
Hiking5.00 Miles 462 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   1.54 mph
462 ft AEG
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Beautiful day for a hike in the supes! Got to the trailhead at 2pm and it was raining. We were considering not going but glad we did because the weather was perfect after it cleared. We were just going to go up to Garden Valley and explore a bit but happened upon a trail headed to the north. We followed it a bit not knowing where it would take us. So I studied my Beartooth Map and found no trail on it and decided to follow the trail a little more thinking that it would probably take us to Hackberry Spring. And what do you know it not only did, but also looped past First Water Ranch back to Second Water Trail at First Water Creek.

Amazing where a little exploring will take you! I had no idea that this was already a listed hike! Neat little oasis in the middle of the desert.
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Aaron

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Jan 18 2004
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 Joined Mar 06 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Hellsgate 37 ( North ) to Tonto CreekPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 18 2004
AK
Backpack9.50 Miles 3,720 AEG
Backpack9.50 Miles2 Days         
3,720 ft AEG
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I was part of the group that included Pete, Mike and his fiance, Brad, Tim, and the other Mike. Great spot for an overnighter once we found the trail. Got a little cold during the night but the anti-freeze and a good sleeping bag helped. Well, at least most of us had sleeping bags.
The hike out was a calf burner but the weather was perfect for it. Hey if any of you guys happen to find my sunglasses in your stuff, let me know.
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Aaron

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Dec 20 2003
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49 male
 Joined Mar 06 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Four Peaks Mother LodePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2003
AK
Hiking7.80 Miles 4,060 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   10 Hrs   42 Mns   0.73 mph
4,060 ft AEG
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Wow! The words I often muttered doing this one were "I'm in over my head". Which is why I couldn't finish this trek. This was THE most difficult, and scariest at times, trek I've ever been on. I call this a trek because it nowhere qualifies as a hike! Some of the exposer that is encountered while climbing to the peaks is unreal! Literally hundreds of feet down on either side.

In all the it was a welcome challenge that I shared with an excellent group of guys. Pete, you are an animal! The only one in the group to finish this "death march". And alone! But so far 3 out of 4 of the peaks isn't bad. Although I wouldn't be against trying it again.

If anyone is thinking of attemting this feat go as a smaller group, bring plenty of water, Sid Hayes's cape, and pick the right lines that you think are "do-able".
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Dec 06 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Battleship Mountain - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2003
AK
Hiking11.40 Miles 3,100 AEG
Hiking11.40 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   1.52 mph
3,100 ft AEG
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Did this hike with Matt Gilbert and Bryan Mertz. Cool off trail trekking. The views were spectacular and the shear drops a little unnerving when you only have a 3'wide section of rock to cross and nothing but empty space on either side. Plenty of bouldering and climbing on this one which suits me just fine. Other than our scrapes, blisters and sore muscles it was a perfect afternoon in the supes.
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Nov 28 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2003
AK
Hiking3.00 Miles 588 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.20 mph
588 ft AEG
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I took My 7 year old daughter to see the carvings. She really enjoyed climbing all over the rocks finding them. Look dad, another one, and another etc etc. It was cute. :D Lots of people up there with their kids too.
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Nov 21 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2003
AK
Hiking4.80 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   1.13 mph
2,780 ft AEG
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This was my first time up and did this as a solo hike. This was a hike up a never ending stairmaster. Starting up the canyon to the base was great fun. Lots of scrambling and climbing. It reminded me of the slot going up Browns Peak, but a lot longer. In all a very rewarding and satisfiing hike.
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Nov 04 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Amethyst Mine via Brown's TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2003
AK
Hiking5.40 Miles 655 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   5 Hrs      1.08 mph
655 ft AEG
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Went back to the mine and took some friends. The weather was a little chilly in the morning but no wind and warmed up nicely. Also found some great looking stones around the tailings. I was going to do Browns Peak again as well, but could not recruit anyone in my party to go. :(
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Oct 18 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
West Fork Oak Creek Trail #108Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2003
AK
Hiking4.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.00 mph
200 ft AEG
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Very beautiful hike. Only problem was the never ending stream of tourists that turned the trail into a freeway :x . Next time I plan on taking it from end to end.
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Sep 21 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Lava River Cave TubeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2003
AK
Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.00 mph
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I took my daughter and my girlfriend on this hike into the underworld. As we approached the entrance of the cave you can feel the cold damp air flowing from it. Once inside it was quite cold so bring a jacket and don't forget a light. For anyone that is tall like myself think about a hardhat! :lol: We all must have smacked our heads at least twice each. The floor seems to somtimes come up and almost meet the roof in places. Pretty cool experience though. I've never been in a cave (tube) of this size before. Only problem was it was a regular underground freeway with the 15 to 20 people we passed.
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Jul 13 2003
AK
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49 male
 Joined Mar 06 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Tonto NarrowsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Jul 13 2003
AK
Backpack4.70 Miles 135 AEG
Backpack4.70 Miles2 Days         
135 ft AEG
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Went to the narrows again this time with Matt Gilbert for an overnighter. We were suppose to do the West Fork but chickened out do to the threat of the monsoon. We camped Saturday night at the swim hole, correction sespool :x so we could get an early start up the narrows and to avoid the possible storms later in the day. They did start to form in the area as we left. Got all the way to the pool just past the Soldier Creek confluence. That pool is a long swim! 150-200 yards from my guesstimation. We swam maybe a quarter of the pool before getting out on a ledge to have lunch. It was quite hot there but the constant swimming helped ease the pain.
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Jun 08 2003
AK
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49 male
 Joined Mar 06 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Tonto NarrowsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2003
AK
Hiking4.70 Miles 135 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   5 Hrs      0.94 mph
135 ft AEG
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I did this as a part of the HAZ group cleanup. Picked up a little trash then escaped with Matt, his fiance (sorry Matt I forgot her name already :oops: ) Kenny, Joe, and a couple of others who I also forgot their names.(too much sun i guess) Sorry guys, you know who you are. Anyways we hiked/bouldered/swam back quite a ways to the first waterfall where we had lunch.
Cool trip, met a lot of great people. Good times!
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May 31 2003
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 Joined Mar 06 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2003
AK
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.60 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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If I had to pick one word for this hike? Awesome! Billy, myself and my friend Will went today. And it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. All the bouldering and scrambling up and back down the the slot was a lot of fun. It is quite steep with a lot of scree and a small vertical climb which added to the fun. Once on the summit the view was fantastic. Only problem was that there were a lot of people up there (duh! saturday!) which made for a traffic jam in the slot on the way back down. A great way to spend a saturday afternoon! :D
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May 05 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Reavis Ranch via 109 SouthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar May 05 2003
AK
Backpack13.60 Miles
Backpack13.60 Miles2 Days         
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This was my first backpacking overnighter. What a place to start off! I would never have thought that a place like this could exist in the Supers! Pine Trees? The road leading to Rogers Trough trailhead on FS172A is what you would call a jeep trail. It can be done in a high clearance vehicle though. It took about an hour to get to the trailhead from US60. So Bullzeye and myself started off on the Reavis Ranch Trail #109 at 10:30am on saturday which desends thru Rogers Canyon for about 1.5 miles til we came to the intersection of the Rogers Canyon trail #110. It was fairly easy going down the trail but a little tiring coming back out on this portion do to the constant up and down and slippery footing. Once past the intersection we started up the wash looking for the Reavis Grave which we found off to the left of the trail and 50ft back. Easy to miss due to the small trail leading to the grave site. We paid our respects and moved back on to the main trail for the climb up to Reavis Saddle. The real climb starts just after the grave site and switchbacks gradually 1000ft or so up about a mile(guesstimating) to the saddle. Once we reached the saddle we were greeted by a fantastic view of Rogers Canyon. This was also a great place to take a break and have lunch under the juniper tree just over the top. From there the transformation from scrub brush and mazanita to pine and juniper began. As we gradually desended from the saddle to the valley we couldn't believe we were in the Supers! It was as if we were at the rim what with the thick growth Ponderosa along the trail. After about 1.5 hours and 3 to 4 miles the forest opened up to the lush, green meadows of Reavis Ranch. In all it took us about 4.5 hours including our break at the saddle to reach. We set up camp under a large tree next to the creek in the meadow that sits about 50 yards east of the old house foundation. The rest of the day was spent exploring the surrounding area of the ranch. Quite a few horses in the corral and in the orchard that belonged to two groups of people that had horsebacked in. Plenty of filterable water in the creek and lots of firewood make this an excellent destination. The only bad part about this was the swarms of knats and other annoying bugs and the lack of insect repellant. But that all seemed to subside after sundown. The rest of the night was spent sitting around the fire trading stories and indulging in a little liquid refreshment, which dubbed as anti-freeze when the wind picked-up later that night. The next morning we wandered around the area a little more, broke camp and headed out around noon. Saw a couple of deer grazing along the trail on the way out that didn't seem too concerned about us even though we were only 20 yards away from them. It took us just around 4 hours to get back to the truck. The only difficult part of the trip was, like I said in the beggining, the hike out of Rogers Canyon to the trailhead. Mostly because i'm a little out of shape. Glad I bought those trekking poles! All in all this was the best place for my first backpacking adventure. Can't wait til October gets here so i can go back.
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Apr 22 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Reavis Falls HikeGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2003
AK
Hiking11.00 Miles 2,010 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   1.47 mph
2,010 ft AEG
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If you like a good workout, this hike is for you! Myself and Bullzeye started on the Reavis Ranch Trail 109 from the north side. It was the perfect day to do this hike aside from the gusty, cold breeze. From the trailhead it makes its way gradually uphill for about 3.5 miles or around 1 hours time to the turnoff for the falls trail. This trail was in great shape and very easy to hike. I was suprised to see a couple of groups of backpackers heading towards the Reavis Ranch area on a tuesday.
The trail intersection to the falls was easy to spot do to the green grass everywhere which was a contrast to the trail. There was no cairn to mark the intersection, but we rebuilt one thats fairly easy to see. Another good way to spot it is at about the 3.5 mile mark when the trail turns to the south towards Castle Dome. Walk about 50 yards more and you sould see it on your left. We then made the left and up to the top of the ridge then back down the other side to a large juniper on the trail. This is a great place to take a break or camp. Its a large tree that offers a lot of shade. To the east about 50 yards are the ruins which was basically piles of stone arranged in square perimiters that was once some sort of ancient dwelling.
Now comes the pysical part of the hike! I'm an intermediate/out of shape hiker, so "physical" could have a different meaning to more advanced hikers. The trip down to the bottom of the canyon, as i kept calling it, was not too bad. The words echoing through my head at this time ,from the other trip logs I viewed on haz, was "oh god I have to climb back out of this thing!" :o But we kept trudging on to the bottom. I was a bit confused at all the cairns that were along the trail down. But no turnoffs at them. The trail is easy enough to follow without them. The trail has several even spots to rest at, which I kept a mental note of for the trip back up. Once we reached the bottom, (i'm guesstamating 2 miles and 1600 ft. of elevation)we came to a strange, white concrete slab on the trail. It must have served some sort of purpose long ago. Then to the right a few more yards to Reavis Creek. I was not surprised to see that it was only a trickle, but there was water in it.
We then started upsteam to the falls which is about .5 of a mile. The creek bed was a bit of a chore to hike do to a lot of dead overgrowth and boulders but quite a few green cottonwoods. Once we made it to the falls, there was a small trickle comming down the rock face to a small pool at the bottom. This is a great place to soak your feet in the cold water. If it were warmer it would have made a good swimming hole. We had lunch and decided to head back out. Now came the climb back out which took us about 2 hours do to the slow pace and frequent rest stops. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but it was a lot of work to get back up. As i write this my muscles from the waste down are a collection of sore knots. But this hike was well worth it. It was absulutly beautiful with all the views and green vegitation everywhere. I never thought that the Supers could be so green and full of life. It would be even more worth it to see the falls after a good rain judging from the pictures from other haz members that have been there when it did. Do this hike if your thinking about going!
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Feb 19 2003
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 Mesa, AZ
Amethyst Mine via Brown's TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2003
AK
Hiking5.40 Miles 655 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   4 Hrs      1.35 mph
655 ft AEG
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lone pine saddle-browns saddle-amethyst trail/mine
cool little adventure. we got to the mine and were suprised to see that there were 3 guys working the mine. the mine is off-limits though. the miners saw us and started to glass us intensly. the trail itself was in good shape. it was no longer blocked by fallen trees.
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Oct 20 2002
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 Mesa, AZ
Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2002
AK
Hiking10.60 Miles
Hiking10.60 Miles   8 Hrs      1.33 mph
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We entered the trail via the Firstwater Trailhead. The first part of the trail parallels first water creek and is a nice and easy stroll. We then started a gradual climb to Parker Pass then down and to the east into this wide, boulder strewn wash. Watch your footing as the trail meanders thru the wash. We followed the wash for about a mile or so (look to the hills to the north and you will see a cave) and the trail curved back to the south past Palamino Mountain and into what i believe was East Boulder Canyon. This was our destination because we were looking for a geo-cache. Funny things people put in these things like a hand puppet of some sort, along with various other cooky items. So we signed the logbook, placed an item into the cache rehid it and continued thru the canyon. This was a cool little canyon with a wash that parallels it. There were small and large pools of water that looked as though they had been there for a while judging by the greenish-brown color. As we continued we traversed some switchbacks and were surprised with an awesome view of Wevers Needle once we topped out. So we stopped there, had a snack and turned around for the return trip. If we were to continue a little further we would have intersected Peralta Trail #102, but it was getting late. Good little desert hike. Dont forget to bring plenty of water.
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Sep 26 2002
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 Mesa, AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 26 2002
AK
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,366 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   5 Hrs      0.90 mph
1,366 ft AEG
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this thing almost killed me. although it was the first time i had hiked since i was younger and in shape. but was very cool once we topped fremont pass. the view of weavers needle is fantastic.
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May 20 2001
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 Mesa, AZ
Brown's, Amethyst & Four Peaks LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2001
AK
Hiking4.15 Miles 1,196 AEG
Hiking4.15 Miles   3 Hrs      1.38 mph
1,196 ft AEG
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I did this loop with a couple of friends a few years ago. This one is best done in a counter clockwise loop like Joe said. We did this clockwise and it was a real leg burner from the junction of the Four Peaks and Amethyst trails to the saddle. Nice little loop.
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