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Feb 19 2020
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Jabal Umm ad Dami, WW 
Jabal Umm ad Dami, WW
 
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2020
PatrickL
Hiking
Hiking
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It's about an hour and a half drive from the town of Wadi Musa to the red sands of Wadi Rum. On this day, the drive took over two hours as rough weather had rolled in the night before. Dense fog blanketed the mountains, making the narrow, winding road difficult to navigate at normal speeds. Somehow I made it to my meeting location on time.

I utilized a guide for this trip. The group for the day consisted of three others from Germany, our guide, Abdula, and myself. Abdula drove through the desert with the four of us seated on benches in the bed of the truck. Rain graced Wadi Rum for the first time in months, resulting in a cold, wet, and windy ride to the base of Jabal Umm.

From the mock trailhead, Abdula led us straight up the mountainside, sans trail. Initially, our route was steep, occasionally requiring hands for balance. Once we reached a substantial ridgeline, the grade lightened up and in no time, we were at the highest point in Jordan. Ordinarily, sunny skies would grant us tremendous views of Wadi Rum and Saudi Arabia, which is immediately to the south. Not today.

Our 360 degree panorama consisted of nothing but clouds which sprinkled intermittent snow on us. Abdula commandeered a small fire left by a previous group for a delicious pot of tea. After snacks and laughs, we began our descent. Half-way down, the skies opened up enough to see nearby peaks towering over the otherworldly, Mars-like landscape below.

Our next stop was an overhanging cliff about 45 minutes away for lunch which Abdula made from scratch. We filled up on stew, bread, hummus, and tea before heading off to a famous arch in the area. If living in Arizona has taught me anything, it's that rain in the desert is always a beautiful thing. With that said, I'd say we couldn't have asked for more ideal conditions in Wadi Rum.
Culture
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Feb 18 2020
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Petra, WW 
Petra, WW
 
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2020
PatrickL
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles
2,000 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 12 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2019
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
1,180 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 27 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Mugu Peak TrailLos Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2019
PatrickL
Hiking2.75 Miles 1,270 AEG
Hiking2.75 Miles
1,270 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 23 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2019
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
350 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 19 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2019
PatrickL
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,860 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   1.61 mph
1,860 ft AEG
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Counterclockwise loop from the lower parking area ending with Pie. I nearly stepped on a rattler before I even reached the trail. Had an awesome full moon which rendered my headlamp unessential.
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Apr 16 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Watson Overlook - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2019
PatrickL
Hiking0.50 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
120 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 14 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 14 2019
PatrickL
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,550 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,550 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Apr 06 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Homestead / Mouse WallGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Climbing avatar Apr 06 2019
PatrickL
Climbing1.40 Miles 580 AEG
Climbing1.40 Miles
580 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Gadget Toprope 5.7SportG
 WIDE Mouse Toprope 5.9SportPG
••• 3 Blind Mice Toprope 5.10cSport
Back on the rock after an 8 month break. I had a couple good climbs before getting stuck in my head on another route I can't remember the name of. Afterwards, I made the decision to stay off the ropes. I took in the scenery while Bob and Jeff climbed the rest of the afternoon away. It was a beautiful day to climb and be outside!
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Apr 01 2019
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Vulture PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2019
PatrickL
Hiking1.60 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles
800 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Started from the upper trailhead. Killer views in all directions per usual.
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Aug 05 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Jacks Canyon / Cracker Jack CliffsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Climbing avatar Aug 05 2018
PatrickL
Climbing1.30 Miles 200 AEG
Climbing1.30 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Betty Cracker Second 5.9Toprope1 Pitch
 You Don't Know Jack... Second 5.9Toprope1 Pitch
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Aug 04 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Jacks Canyon / Swiss WallPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Climbing avatar Aug 04 2018
PatrickL
Climbing1.00 Miles 200 AEG
Climbing1.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Feta Second 5.9G1 Pitch40 ft
 Gouda Second 5.9G1 Pitch70 ft
 Yarlsberg Second 5.10aG1 Pitch60 ft
Great place to hang out and get away from the triple degree temps at home.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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Aug 04 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Jacks Canyon / Casino CliffsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Climbing avatar Aug 04 2018
PatrickL
Climbing
Climbing
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Mickey Goes To Vegas Second 5.9Toprope1 Pitch65 ft
 Fist Full O'Dollars Second 5.10a1 Pitch50 ft
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Jun 23 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 23 2018
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jun 15 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2018
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jun 02 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Jacks Canyon / Cracker Jack CliffsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Climbing avatar Jun 02 2018
PatrickL
Climbing1.70 Miles 400 AEG
Climbing1.70 Miles
400 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Betty Cracker 5.9Toprope1 Pitch
 You Don't Know Jack... 5.9Toprope1 Pitch
First spot of the day. Really enjoyed the brief section of crack on Betty Cracker.
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Jun 02 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Jacks Canyon / Swiss WallPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Climbing avatar Jun 02 2018
PatrickL
Climbing
Climbing
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Feta 5.9G1 Pitch40 ft
 Gouda 5.9G1 Pitch70 ft
Gouda takes the cake for my favorite climb of the weekend. Super fun route!
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Jun 01 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Jacks Canyon / Casino CliffsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Climbing avatar Jun 01 2018
PatrickL
Climbing0.50 Miles 200 AEG
Climbing0.50 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Mickey Goes To Vegas 5.9Toprope1 Pitch65 ft
 Sports Book 5.10aToprope1 Pitch45 ft
 Winner Takes All 5.10bToprope1 Pitch35 ft
Headed for Jacks after work and had just enough daylight to get two sends in. Warmed up with Mickey then moved over to Winner Takes All. Returned for Sports Book on Saturday.
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Mar 24 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Cerro Ajusco, MX 
Cerro Ajusco, MX
 
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2018
PatrickL
Hiking3.85 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking3.85 Miles
2,100 ft AEG12 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Started the morning out by driving through Mexico City which is a trip in and of itself. Once I was on foot, I had some trouble finding the correct trail. Luckily it only cost me 20 minutes. Once above treeline, I was hounded by strong, unrelenting winds. I had some amazing views from the peak and headed back just in time to beat 2 large groups of hikers.
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Mar 11 2018
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 398

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
North Mountain National Trail #44Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2018
PatrickL
Hiking3.90 Miles 2,090 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   2.03 mph
2,090 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Three summits
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average hiking speed 1.82 mph
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