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400 triplogs
Nov 19 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Valley Vista Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 19 2017
PatrickL
Hiking3.85 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking3.85 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   2.85 mph
850 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Oct 15 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Nordenskiold Site #16Southwest, CO
Southwest, CO
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2017
PatrickL
Hiking1.75 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking1.75 Miles
100 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It's been a while since I've been to Wetherill Mesa. Long House tours were all sold out this day so I walked to this overlook instead. Underrated trail in my opinion - no massive cliff dwellings, but you get a great view into a beautiful canyon.
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Oct 14 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Point Lookout TrailSouthwest, CO
Southwest, CO
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 530 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
530 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Excellent views as usual.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
Scrub oak colors are prime right now.
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Oct 14 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Knife Edge TrailSouthwest, CO
Southwest, CO
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.10 Miles
Hiking2.10 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Sep 24 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      46 Mns   2.87 mph
450 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Sep 17 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Beardsley Boulder Area / Fear RockPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Sep 17 2017
PatrickL
Climbing1.20 Miles 380 AEG
Climbing1.20 Miles
380 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Brown Sugar 5.6PG1 Pitch60 ft
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Sep 02 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Chimney GulchCentral, CO
Central, CO
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2017
PatrickL
Hiking1.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Did something quick while in the area. Nice views of Golden, CO.
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Aug 20 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Crest Summit - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2017
PatrickL
Hiking3.30 Miles 820 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   3.25 mph
820 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Parked off the road just inside the park gate. Had 10 minutes of light left and the rest was via headlamp. On the way down, I noticed two glaring eyes in the brush up ahead - luckily it was only a fox.
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Aug 18 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Mountain Wash Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 510 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      46 Mns   2.87 mph
510 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Aug 16 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 16 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      40 Mns   3.30 mph
450 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jun 12 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 12 2017
PatrickL
Hiking0.90 Miles 280 AEG
Hiking0.90 Miles      26 Mns   2.08 mph
280 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 17 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
450 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 16 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
450 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 15 2017
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 15 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      40 Mns   3.30 mph
450 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jul 24 2016
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Watson Overlook - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2016
PatrickL
Hiking0.50 Miles 115 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles      10 Mns   3.00 mph
115 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Not much, but it's something. :) Wore a knee brace just in case. All seems well for now.
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Jul 13 2016
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Wild Life Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Volunteer avatar Jul 13 2016
PatrickL
Volunteer1.60 Miles 30 AEG
Volunteer1.60 Miles
30 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Helped clear some invasive grasses on the east side of the pond, courtesy of REI Goodyear DC.
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Jun 10 2016
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
 
Walk / Tour avatar Jun 10 2016
PatrickL
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles
Walk / Tour2.30 Miles
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My knee hurt after about a mile. Evidently some damage is still lingering. Not good. :(
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May 20 2016
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Greenhouse Trail #248Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2016
PatrickL
Hiking2.00 Miles 490 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      43 Mns   2.79 mph
490 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
As usual, I started the day by sleeping through my alarms. Hit the road at 5am which isn't ideal for a 5 hour drive. I parked at the junction of FR42 and FR713 and set off for the day. I thought my leg was good to go after what happened on Wrightson and I was way wrong. The pain came back after only a mile so I had to turn around. Technically, I didn't even make it to Greenhouse. :lol:

I checked out International Ave in Douglas and had a late breakfast in Bisbee so the day wasn't a total loss.
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May 09 2016
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Mount Wrightson via Florida Canyon, AZ 
Mount Wrightson via Florida Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 09 2016
PatrickL
Hiking15.10 Miles 6,000 AEG
Hiking15.10 Miles   9 Hrs   40 Mns   1.81 mph
6,000 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Knocking another one off the wishlist. Seriously great hike. I gotta' come back to the Santa Ritas soon.

I started just after 6am. Really enjoyed the second half of Florida Canyon. The singing birds, greenery, and what's left of the canopy were really serene in the morning - all somewhat conflicting during that last, unrelenting mile before the saddle. Right around this time I started to feel some discomfort in one of my adductors. I didn't stretch very well before the hike. oops.

At Florida Saddle, I took a break and considered turning back. That's when my stubbornness assured me it was only 3 more miles to the peak. Trying to ease the pain kept me pretty distracted along Crest Trail. Very cool to turn that last corner and see Wrightson in all its glory. It took me about 5 hours to reach the top. I headed down after 30 minutes of views, food, and expired aspirin from 2012.

Walking downhill wasn't too bad at first, then came the uphills on Crest. By the time I returned to Florida Saddle, the pain had begun harassing my knee. I dropped back into Florida Canyon to finish off the remaining 4 miles. I was happy to have trekking poles during the last one.

For those of you that are aware of the dead horse, it's a rough 200ft. The wind blew the stench at me on the way up and down. :sk: The only solace is that it's signed ahead of time regardless of your direction.
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Apr 26 2016
PatrickL
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 Guides 7
 Routes 61
 Photos 1,437
 Triplogs 402

29 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Maricopa PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 26 2016
PatrickL
Hiking5.70 Miles 2,150 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles   3 Hrs      1.90 mph
2,150 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked linked
Partners none no partners
I used to think this was the highest point in South Mountain years ago when I started hiking. For whatever reason, it took 6 years to finally get around to it. I started out by heading up Ma Ha Tuak instead of Warrior. Realized my mistake .6 miles later (hence the extra stats), turned around, and got on the right track.

Felt a little sluggish along the first half of Warrior. That feeling subsided the further I went and I was able to enjoy the rest of the hike. I left Alta for the use trail and proceeded to make it more difficult than it had to be. I ended up north of the ridge/Maricopa Peak and had to head up the steep slope to correct myself. The views were great, though I found the peak itself to be a little underwhelming.

No route issues on the way down - the bits and pieces coalesce when you see them from higher up. Got a killer sunset to boot.
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average hiking speed 2.52 mph
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