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Jan 01 2021
Hippy
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Walkin' Jim Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2021
Hippy
Hiking10.11 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking10.11 Miles   4 Hrs      2.53 mph
600 ft AEG
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Dec 29 2020
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34 female
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Sunrise Mountain - PeoriaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2020
Hippy
Hiking4.12 Miles 890 AEG
Hiking4.12 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.60 mph
890 ft AEG
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Sunrise for Sunset this evening.
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Dec 27 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Hassayampa River PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2020
Hippy
Hiking2.76 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking2.76 Miles
120 ft AEG   2 Hrs   30 Mns Break
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Never-ending hike/walk with nephews and sister. Nephews were all over the place so we just let them choose where to go. They wore themselves out with imaginary games and stories in the first two miles. I'm just happy they were enjoying being outside!
Beautiful day out there too, lots of birds, saw a great blue heron and two burros sharing a drink from the river.

Birders paradise today.
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Dec 26 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Calderwood Butte TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2020
Hippy
Hiking4.65 Miles 682 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   3.49 mph
682 ft AEG
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Took the dog out for a quick walk.
Combined "The Maricopa Trail" with Calderwood Butte...walked Maricopa to the west trailhead of Calderwood and went up and over.

The Maricopa Trail seems to be a lot of canal and road walking so far :lol:

I still adore Calderwood, really busy today though so we skipped the second part of the loop and exited via the East trailhead.
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Dec 25 2020
Hippy
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Cottonwood Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2020
Hippy
Hiking7.60 Miles 567 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   3 Hrs      2.53 mph
567 ft AEG
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Threw together three little trails to get some miles for the 100 miles in 100 days Maricopa county puts on.
Lake Pleasant has got to be my favorite regional Park and it has nothing to do with the fact that it's the closest...I swear.

Saw plenty of burros. Also plenty of idiots petting and feeding the burros :x
Don't feed the wildlife you morons, it's posted everywhere!!

Anyway, Yavapai trail looked like the burros or some javelina had thrown a party, or maybe it was the wind, Cholla everywhere, strewn all about the trail! Ouch.

Happy chollamas!
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Dec 06 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Go John Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2020
Hippy
Hiking7.45 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking7.45 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.71 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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Threw together Go John, Overton and a small section of Maricopa Trail for a quick afternooner with sister and the guys to log some miles for Maricopa County Park's 100 miles in 100 days challenge.

I really like Go John, I think I've done it before but not sure. It's very easy, would be great for a mountain bike too.
Really looking forward to connect Spur Cross and Cave Creek Parks using the Maricopa Trail. Maybe we'll bust that out before the new year.
The fire damage on Go John was significant, many saguaro were lost. However the desert plants are coming back, the creosote seems to return first.
We spotted one 20-30ft saguaro who's base has burnt causing the top to fall...the saguaro is starting to replant itself very slowly already! Good luck buddy!

Also, it's December,why is it still so warm?
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Nov 30 2020
Hippy
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Black Rock Long Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2020
Hippy
Hiking4.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.67 mph
120 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Went out with familia for quick post-Thanksgiving hike.

If you're looking for a place to sit down, waterfall trail is your kinda hike...

We counted THIRTY THREE benches between the trailhead and the waterfall.
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Nov 24 2020
Hippy
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Calderwood Butte TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2020
Hippy
Hiking3.05 Miles 516 AEG
Hiking3.05 Miles      59 Mns   3.10 mph
516 ft AEG
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Woke up early and took the dog for a quick hike. Apparently 3 miles and 500ft aeg is his limit right now. Poor pooch is wiped out. Those lazy summers in Phoenix dont afford him much hiking time. Guess it's a good thing I'm back in town for the winter.
Gotta whip that doggo back into shape!
Love this little trail because it's a short walk or bike ride from the house, it's well maintained and usually void of human litter. The views are nice for being in the city.
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Oct 13 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Alpine Lakes Loop, NV 
Alpine Lakes Loop, NV
 
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2020
Hippy
Hiking2.92 Miles 675 AEG
Hiking2.92 Miles   2 Hrs      2.11 mph
675 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Another easy, little 3mi hike in Great Basin NP. This one was above 10,000ft with so great views of Wheeler Leaking the drive up.
My coworker and I met up with one of her former Ranger Co-workers from Great Basin and we went on this short walk together. We spent a good 45 minutes dismantling cairns at "Theresa Lake", which was more of a mucky puddle than an alpine lake.

Beautiful hike through the forest though, very easy and gentle hike lots of HUGE trees to pose with :lol:
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Oct 12 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Mountain View Nature TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2020
Hippy
Hiking0.30 Miles
Hiking0.30 Miles      10 Mns   1.80 mph
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My coworker from Bryce Canyon was a Ranger at Great Basin in 2019 and 2018 so we came out for a few days to explore. Our first stop was the upper Visitor Center by Lehman Caves (which is currently closed to to covid -_- ).
This short 3/10 mile nature trail takes off from the VC and passes the natural cave entrance.
You can ask for a guided nature hike booklet to take with you on the walk but I had my very own Interpretative Ranger to hike with so that was great.

We visited the new astronomy amphitheatre and saw a hoard of pinyon jays, also a gopher snake who was sunning itself along the closed road.
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Oct 12 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Baker Creek Loop, NV 
Baker Creek Loop, NV
 
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2020
Hippy
Hiking3.68 Miles 951 AEG
Hiking3.68 Miles   1 Hour   49 Mns   2.79 mph
951 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Short 3 mile loop Beginning and ending at Bake Creek Trailhead.
Starting from this same trailhead is a 5mile loop called Timber Creek and a 14 mile loop called the Baker Lake-Johnson Lake Loop.
Johnson Lake out and back is 13 miles.
Baker Lake out and back is 12 miles.

Aspens are gorgeous right now. Lots of mule deer.
We hiked clockwise which my coworker said is the "harder" direction to hike because there is more uphill.
We went rather slower than I would on my own but we enjoyed the lack of other humans, the beautiful aspen groves, the strutting mule deer bucks and plenty of birds.
Definitely worth the time.
I absolutely enjoyed not seeing another person the entire time! After the chaos we've been having at Bryce Canyon NP this solitude is much appreciated.
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Jun 06 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Bryce Amphitheater TraverseSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2020
Hippy
Hiking7.80 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   3 Hrs      2.84 mph
1,300 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Two friends from the North Rim came up to camp in the Dixie and visit us at Bryce Canyon NP.
Last night was a full moon so we thought "hey! Let's do a full moon hike!"

The four of us piled in my car and I parked at Sunrise Point, we hiked the 2.7 miles along the Rim Trail from Sunrise Point to Bryce Point. This was almost entirely uphill and kept us warm in the 39° windy evening.
By the time we reached Bryce Point the moon was rising just over the horizon! Perfect timing.
We stared down from the rim and made it onto the Peekaboo trail just as the moon began to light up "The Wall of Windows" above us. The Peekaboo trail is beautiful and fun lots of ups and downs on trail. Some horse poop to contend with but nothing like North Kaibab Trail :lol:

The moon lit up the hoodoos and everything was grey and chalky in color. It was a very alien environment and I understand why a few people suggested I night hike the hoodoos. I think it was a good suggestion.

We only saw two groups of people. The first was a young pair of guys stinking of weed and heading down the Peekaboo trail just ahead of us. We passed like ships in the night.

Once you've reached the end of the upper part of Peekaboo you come to a few junctions one right after the other. The first one we turned left to veer away from the rest of the Peekaboo loop and towards the north part of the Bryce Amphitheatre. The next was also a left and now we were traipsing through a soft creek bottom type area surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and Manzanita.

The final junction we met a group of five folks wandering up in the soft moonlight. We each had a decision to make, they call this junction and it's companion Bench the "Bench of Decisions".

You can exit Wall Street side of Navajo Loop, or It Two Bridges side or you can go an extra few thousand feet overall and complete the "Bryce Amphitheatre Traverse" by exiting via Queen's Garden. We opted to complete the traverse, plus it brought us right back to my car.

Things I learned throughout this hike:

- I need a brighter red light. I ended up walking in front of our group using my dimmest white light setting because my red didn't even reach the ground! There were many points were the moonlight wasn't sufficient to hike in, especially with so much winding downhill.

- I miss night hiking! Haven't done much of it in a hot minute.

- even with the moon up we could make out the Milky Way out here! Sweeeet!

- Ponderosa Pines smell stronger at night, or maybe it's just that our sense of sight is challenged by the dark so our nose kicks in?

Anyway, there you have it. Another Bryce hike checked off my list. What's next?
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May 12 2020
Hippy
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Bryce Rim Trail, UT 
Bryce Rim Trail, UT
 
Walk / Tour avatar May 12 2020
Hippy
Walk / Tour3.50 Miles 600 AEG
Walk / Tour3.50 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.80 mph
600 ft AEG
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I am officially a National Park Ranger at Bryce Canyon National Park.
This is my first "hike" of the "summer season" here at Bryce.

Short walk/hike to get acclimated to high elevation again after spending 7 months in Phoenix. -_-

Bryce Point to Sunrise Point.

No shuttles running so did a car shuttle with fellow seasonal Rangers.

Most of the "main" trails are open here except Under-the-rim, Navajo Loop and Riggs Springs and a few other less traveled ones unfortunately.
No concessions services available and campgrounds aee closed.

Going to be an interesting summer.
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Apr 10 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Calderwood Butte TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 10 2020
Hippy
Hiking2.20 Miles 491 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      45 Mns   2.93 mph
491 ft AEG
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Super easy trail, very well maintained and heavily used. The TH parking lot is so small, less than 10 spots.

We rode our bikes over to this little hill this afternoon, surprised to see an actual trail! We just thought we'd have to hop someone's fence to get up there haha
Should've known, City of Peoria loves it's little hiking trails.
We only did 2mi, it looks like the trails off the hill shoot north and south a bit. Looks nice for a sunrise stroll.
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Mar 02 2020
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2020
Hippy
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,070 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   2 Hrs   31 Mns   2.07 mph
2,070 ft AEG
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Too many people, weather's sooo nice. Almost time for me to head back North.
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Mar 01 2020
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Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2020
Hippy
Hiking13.20 Miles 2,107 AEG
Hiking13.20 Miles
2,107 ft AEG
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No time for TL. Just assume was beautiful.
Flowers everywhere.
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Feb 13 2020
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Bright Angel TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2020
Hippy
Hiking9.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.25 mph
3,000 ft AEG
 
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So much ice. Kolb Seep looks epic today. Bob Cornelius told me Kolb Seep use to be yellow or even orange back in the 1960's because the Kolb Studio had sewer line issues. Ew!

Went for quick jaunt down to IG when I rolled into the village today.
That was fun. Cold in the shade.

Ice down to mile and a half house, spikes or other shoe traction devices highly recommended right now.

Had lunch with Ranger friends down there then headed back to the room to pick up two friends to take them on an Archeology hunt.
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Feb 13 2020
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 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Rim Wanderings, AZ 
Rim Wanderings, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2020
Hippy
Hiking4.20 Miles 396 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles
396 ft AEG
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Picked up some friends and took them out along the Rim to track down an Archeological site I've been wanting to visit for some time.

It was only about a 15 minute walk from the car to the first set of stone walls. Pottery everywhere! We found a piece almost the size of my palm in great condition. It's of the Tusayan Black on White designation. Most of the potsherds found on the south rim will be Tusayan Black on White or a few others.

Recently we found some Hopi yellowware down in the canyon that our Archeologist friends flipped out about. We should go back this year and get GPS coordinates for them.

Anyway, the next hour and a half was spent poking around in search of other sites. We found 3 other footprints (aka ruins) and dozens upon dozens of potsherds.
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Dec 13 2019
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 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Roadrunner Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2019
Hippy
Hiking3.88 Miles 115 AEG
Hiking3.88 Miles   2 Hrs      1.94 mph
115 ft AEG
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Sunset/Full Moon hike with Rangers at LP.
Over twenty people showed up to hike, very fun group.
Nice little loop hike.
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Dec 13 2019
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Beardsley Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2019
Hippy
Hiking8.75 Miles 860 AEG
Hiking8.75 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.50 mph
860 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
8-ish mile ranger led hike at LP. Group of six total. Saw coyotes, Ravens, burros. Another group said they saw baby javelina. We saw the little footprints.
Raccoon tracks at a watering hole too.
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