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Oct 13 2020
Hippy
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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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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
 Grand Canyon
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
 Grand Canyon
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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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
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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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
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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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Roadrunner Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2019
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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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 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Beardsley Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2019
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Hiking8.75 Miles 860 AEG
Hiking8.75 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.50 mph
860 ft AEG
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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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Dec 07 2019
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 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Quail Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2019
Hippy
Hiking11.20 Miles 1,823 AEG
Hiking11.20 Miles   4 Hrs      2.96 mph
1,823 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
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Got a small group of friends together for a short 8 mile hike today. We were going to do the Rainbow Valley Toothaker loopbut opted to keep going out to Coldwater.
"It'll only add a mile and a half" we said :lol:

I brought my older sister along thinking 8 miles wouldn't be too hard on her as she hasn't done any significant hiking in like a decade. I'm so proud of how well she hung with us. We slowed our pace for sure but she rocked the full 11 miles!

Started at Quail Trail - Rainbow Valley - Toothaker - Coldwater - Butterfield - Baseline -Saddle - Quail.

Beautiful day for a bit of mileage. I think I owe my sister a stiff drink though haha
Added another log to our 100 miles in 100 day challenge for Maricopa County Parks.
I'm so happy sister is in on this and I'm really enjoying hiking with her every week! Yay hiking fam!
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Nov 13 2019
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Piestewa Peak, AZ 
Piestewa Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 13 2019
Hippy
Hiking3.68 Miles 1,422 AEG
Hiking3.68 Miles   2 Hrs      1.95 mph
1,422 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Gone hikin', good to see ya on trail JimH!
Boulders for Harry Potter trivia night didn't win...baffled that there are bigger nerds than me, oh well.

Anxiously awaiting Boulder on Broadway Grand Canyon trivia :lol:
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Nov 10 2019
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Wild Burro Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2019
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Hiking4.83 Miles 592 AEG
Hiking4.83 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   2.87 mph
592 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Parked at Wild Burro Day Use Area hiked out the almost 2 miles to the southern Pipeline Cyn Trailhead, went down to the water and back on pipeline then back to the car.

Easy almost 5 miles this morning.
Loaded up my backpack with 6 liters of water and my two sleeping bags to simulate some weight.
Getting my foot use to weight again is turning out to be a very easy process.
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Nov 08 2019
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34 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Yavapai Point Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2019
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Hiking3.48 Miles 790 AEG
Hiking3.48 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   2.15 mph
790 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
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Short sunset hike with Lake Pleasant Rangers
I get to volunteer at Lake Pleasant for the winter and one of my Ranger friends can't wait to get me doing some Programs out there. Sweet!
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Nov 07 2019
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 Joined Dec 02 2009
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Pipeline Canyon TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 07 2019
Hippy
Hiking4.16 Miles 541 AEG
Hiking4.16 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   2.55 mph
541 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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Bridge is out, I bet it's been out for a long time huh? There is a burro path to go around the Waters edge to the other half of the trail but we had the dog with us and his long fur would've been full of burrs.

We did the 3 miles let dog take a break in the car and drove around to the other trailhead to complete the trail :lol:

Did let Chase doggo swim on the other side, he absolutely loved it.
Saw two wild burros, the light grey male was aggressive and walked right in front of my car nosed then head butted the hood then made his way to the passenger side window where Jamie had his camera out for a photo.
The burro stuck his head right in and I had to back the car up in a hurry because burro did NOT light doggo. Sheesh!

I imagine tourists feed the burros which leads to this bold behavior :(


Beautiful day. Perfect weather. Trail in good condition. Lots of burro poop for traction.

This is hike #3 for 100 miles in 100 days challenge. Taking the dog along cuts our mileage down a lot but he's working up to longer trips.
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Nov 03 2019
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 Grand Canyon
Waterfall Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2019
Hippy
Hiking2.04 Miles 363 AEG
Hiking2.04 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   1.94 mph
363 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
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Did this Short afternoon walk with the four family kiddos to log a couple miles for the Maricopa County Parks 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge.
No dog this time but saw lots of people with pups along the trail.

So many people closer to 4pm but I guess I'm use to it now...After a summer working at Glen Canyon NRA and spending an untold number of hours patrolling Horseshoe Bend...

As before it's very nice to be back among the saguaros and creosote.

Also...when did they have this Trail?! I seem to remember it being dirt not too long ago...
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Nov 02 2019
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34 female
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Yavapai Point Trail - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2019
Hippy
Hiking3.35 Miles 624 AEG
Hiking3.35 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   2.61 mph
624 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Chase dog, Sister, her friend Joe, my two friends Celia and Tom and of course myself and Jamie went out for an easy stroll this morning.
Our first of many family friendly hikes this winter.
We are getting the kiddos (ages 11, 10, 7 and 4) interested in the Maricopa County Parks 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge but we're also doing some adult only hikes that begin with mimosas and end with mimosas!

Yavapai Overlook trail is super beautiful and familiar surroundings for yours truly. Though I'd forgotten how small Pleasant is compared to yucky ole Powell!

Very dog friendly trail is dog is smart enough to keep his face out of the cholla. Chase dog learned quickly.
Lots of wild burros out this morning too. Eeeaw!

Also, tried out RouteScout app for the first time, cool! It sang bird songs at every mile and the dog went crazy haha nice addition to HAZ!
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Nov 02 2019
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North Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2019
Hippy
Hiking3.60 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles
1,500 ft AEG
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Morning hike to Supai Tunnel and back for work as a "safety hiker".
My job is basically making sure the people on the GCCFI Rim to Rim backpacking trip are safe, secure and comfortable with the trail, their gear and their Guides (Helen and Sherri). If a guest wasn't comfortable and feeling up to the rest of the trip I would escort then back up trail to the North Rim and secure them a TransCanyon Shuttle back to the South Rim where their vehicles await.

Four safety hikes this summer and never had to hike anyone out. Whoo! Successful trips for everyone. Yay.
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