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Apr 29 2017
juliachaos
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37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
San Juan River Hikes - Mile 0 to Mile 27Southeast, UT
Southeast, UT
Kayak avatar Apr 29 2017
juliachaos
Kayak27.00 Miles
Kayak27.00 Miles2 Days         
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clairebear
Had an opportunity to run this when a friend won the SJ lotto. Amazing river, very scenic, and so many interesting things to see along the way. I guess the number one things I would say are:

1.) make sure you bring the right boat (I didn't, buuuut it ended up being okay)
2.) if you can avoid going when it's windy, that is preferable

The weather wasn't the best on the way up. Very windy drive, and sleet in Kayenta Saturday morning. I think the word of the trip was "apprehensive." High was 60, water was 50, low of around 34. Mostly cloudy. But it's been a while since my fun was type II.

We got into the 'yaks a little late in the day (maybe around 10am?), and started paddling. Cracked a river beer early because first off, it's a river (duh) and second, the real "fun" doesn't start until about a third of the way in. We stopped some miles down and checked out the ruins and petroglyphs and views. Definitely a real treat. Traveled down the river some more. The water was running around 2100cfs so we were moving well. Not too fast and definitely not slow. There was a bit of choppiness, but mostly due to wind I think. Pulled over before Four Foot Rapid to scout, then ran it left. LL has a nice short whitewater kayak, so she went through just fine. Claire's (Lee's) boat is slightly shorter and fatter than mine, and she went through just fine. My boat is 12' and skinny and I was unable to correct through the rapids and had to bail. First experience in a rapid without a boat, but LL tossed the rope bag and I grabbed my paddle and the rope and eventually the boat too. Cold, wet, and in a canyon... we got to Midway and set up camp for the night. So nice and quiet; we were the only ones there.

Second day was much nicer. Again, apprehensive... we portaged my boat around Eight Foot Rapid, and LL ran both her and Claire's boats through without issue. Then through the bighorn preserve. Didn't see any animals there, but Claire had spotted a couple across from camp the night before. We got to Ledges faster than anticipated, and before we knew it we were all through, no problems! Pulled over on the nice beach right after and had sandwiches with a giant screaming crow. Cracked open more river beers after this point, because everything was easy at this point. Very nice views and warm direct sunlight the rest of the trip! Floated past Mexican Hat, and then eventually found our destination.

Really amazing trip, and although I was swearing like a damned sailor half the trip, I think I'd go again if the opportunity presented itself... but this time with a nice fat sit-on-top!
Named place
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Mexican Hat Rock
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Apr 22 2017
juliachaos
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37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Babe Haught Trail - Hatchery to Knoll LakePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 22 2017
juliachaos
Backpack8.25 Miles 1,894 AEG
Backpack8.25 Miles2 Days         
1,894 ft AEG
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chumley
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Tough_Boots
Great weekend for a nap in the woods with good people and dogs. Much entertainment was had, and Kivah discovered that water can be fun/not terrifying.
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Apr 15 2017
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37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Parker Creek Trail #160Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2017
juliachaos
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,788 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles
2,788 ft AEG
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Camped at a primitive site Friday evening, woke up early to rednecks shooting things off at our camp :x other than that, the temps were great inside the Subi, cuddled with le doge. Started up the trail maybe around 10, and had some great views going up. Interesting to return after seven years, remembering the first HAZ group trip I ever did :) Great trail for an energetic pooch. Decided not to go all the way to the peak, as the trail from the road up top was nearly non-existent, and I've been up there before a few times anyway. Someone said the Flintstone chairs are gone, soooo... we just went back down to the car and had a nice ride back to town.
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Jan 08 2017
juliachaos
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 Phoenix, AZ
Pinnacle Peak / AMC BoulderPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Jan 08 2017
juliachaos
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 Varicose 5.6
 Mickey Mantle 5.8
Second trip of the weekend where we had to take Plan B. Original plan was Pinnacle Peak's South Crack. Super fun route that I did a week or so ago. We had five in our group, and so were planning on taking a little extra time, especially due to a couple of the climbers being crack novices. Unfortunately, there were already two other groups ahead of us, which each had 3-5 climbers. The first group had sent up someone really inexperienced (to the point that it may have been a danger), so we decided to play on AMC Boulder instead.

We set up a toprope on Mickey Mantle, and then eventually another one over on Varicose and Reunion. Mickey Mantle would be terrifying on lead, so kudos to anyone who has the mental fortitude to do so. First bolt is high on 5.7ish slab (wow I love slab so much), then it's 5.8 slab to the mantle move (a super easy ~5.5 move), definitely run out and groundfall potential, so maybe popping a cam in around this section is how people get over any uncertainty here. It's impossible to reach the second bolt from this perfect stance, but there's a really cool step out right where you can get a closer foot and iffy hands, and then the bolt is right there. So that's nice! After pulling above the bolt it's all easy climbing from there. I rehung the rope from the anchors and put it over Rurpture, then stuck in an old Trango cam for a directional. That climb starts off okay, but quickly gets rough, as at least one hold has broken off over the years. We ended up needing a few extra directionals just to top rope.

Varicose was much nicer! Just a nice big crack, almost more like a flake. Plenty of little ledges here and there for hands and feet, so you're not married to the crack for the entire route. I have to say, those of us who were wearing Mythos shoes were the happiest on all these routes. There's really something to be said for the pliable rubber and being able to smear and feel what your feet are touching. So, perfect for granite/slab!

I did not get an opportunity to climb more. Dogs are not allowed, and so I left early so I could take the puppy to the park for a little while. But it might be nice at some point to come back and maybe try out Varicose on lead sometime. I think this whole granite thing this weekend is gonna need at least a few more visits.
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Jan 07 2017
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 Phoenix, AZ
McDowell Mountains / Sven SlabPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Jan 07 2017
juliachaos
Climbing1.00 Miles
Climbing1.00 Miles
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clairebear
 Quaker Oats 5.5Sport1 Pitch
It looks like the last time I was up here was six years ago. I had to read through the triplog again, because I recalled it being a beautiful day, and super easy climbing despite the fact that it was on slab. So easy, that I figured it would be a super fun lead for another time. What I discovered is that it was actually a really cold day, and I was just beginning to figure out how my feet work. :sweat: I think if I'd read the triplog before coming up here, I might have been scared off of trying what I did. (So I'm glad I didn't.)

Originally, we were supposed to do the Monk. But after driving by the trailhead three times (and "autohiking" a 2.5x Camelback circumference loop!) we decided to give up. The decision was made to try Sven Slab, despite Claire's best efforts to convince us that the better climbing experience was into a tall glass of craft beer. I recalled the Quaker Oats route being super easy, to the point that I could comfortably lead it! I roped up and was on the wall almost before my belayer was ready. Stood at the first bolt, clipped, and then began to wonder what I was doing. Started up the route anyway, found the second bolt (run-out, groundfall potential) and released a huge breath of air after clipping. Third bolt, pretty sure I was nuts at this point. I looked up to the fourth bolt and thought I could do it, and then halfway up realized that I was giving up. Not sure if I was afraid more of falling at this point, or of the physical cheesegratering I'd experience. Couldn't back down at this point, but I was increasingly unsure of my feet and hoped that if there was a fall, I wouldn't somehow catch the rope on my foot (biggest fear). Went big and got to the fourth bolt, fumbled a little and clipped. I stood there for a few minutes, assessing everything, and feeling the uncertainty in my legs and feet. They were fatigued, and so was my mental game, so I lowered and Joey got on the sharp end instead. He seemed to fly up the first four bolts on TR, then led up to the fifth. The runout from here is part of the "fun" factor; there's nothing left at this point but anchors, and it seems like only half the climb is done. Joey took one for the team and ran it up there and clipped the anchors. Perfection. Claire played around on the route for a little while before I went up on TR. Seemed like everything was there this time, and it was so easy! Footwork is important, and a proper amount of focus is as well, but too much and it kills you. My rope is Dumbo's feather. I could have completed this on lead had I just had a little extra confidence in my abilities, and stopped overthinking things. Maybe next time. Climbing straight 5.9 or 5.10 on actual holds is one thing, but on slab, even a 5.5 route is heady as heck unless you've had a fair bit of practice first.
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Jan 02 2017
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 Phoenix, AZ
McDowell Mountains / Tom's ThumbPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Jan 02 2017
juliachaos
Climbing4.50 Miles 1,300 AEG
Climbing4.50 Miles
1,300 ft AEG30 LBS Pack
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 West Crack 5.1
 Kreusers 5.5
Take two! Weather looked a lot nicer, so we tried again. Still pretty overcast, but at least this time we could see the Thumb the whole way up. Definitely made the time go by faster.

Liz attempted Triebler's, but she hasn't been climbing, so confidence was a bit low. We decided to do West Corner instead (labeled West Crack here). Liz led, and said she was glad she hadn't continued up the previous route, as even West Corner was a bit heady. I think everything was pretty good until the slabby traverse. It had collected a lot of water and was just slick and wet where all the good foot smears should have been. Got to the top and took a couple pics and signed the book, then went down and had a snack while Holly and Will finished up on Triebler's.

Then on to Kreuser's. Liz and Holly swung leads, and Will led the first pitch separately while I followed. Probably better on a dry day, but it seemed like a pretty dirty crack when we climbed it. Wet, dirty, and lots of bird poop. I was glad I wasn't leading because it was just very awkward, and seemed like the rock would rather break than take a cam. We got to the top of the first pitch and decided to just stop there and rappel down Liz's rope. The second pitch is super short, shared ground with the top of West Corner, and ended about 10-15 feet above us, so we just took the easy route down for the sake of time and warmth. Packed up, hiked to the car, showered at our respective abodes, and then devoured food and drinks at AZ Wilderness!
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HAZ - Selfie
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Jan 01 2017
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37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2017
juliachaos
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,187 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
1,187 ft AEG
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When Claire and I had discussed Lower Barks the other day, she had also mentioned Massacre. I'd never been there before, but it seemed like a great way to spend a rainy day. Will and I met up in the afternoon and drove on out to the trailhead. Decided to explore the dry creekbed a little first, then bushwhacked over to the trail and followed it up to the falls. The journey far outshone the destination. The greenery of the Superstitions in the mist was absolutely mesmerizing. We took some pictures of the scenery, then walked back to the TH while the sun began to set. Saw a coyote at the TH, and had to break it to Kivah that she was not allowed to play. It stuck around for a little bit while we dried off her paws from all the mud and wet. Finally left when we actually started to drive off.
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Dec 31 2016
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 Phoenix, AZ
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2016
juliachaos
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
1,300 ft AEG30 LBS Pack
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Liz, Holly and I really wanted to go climb the Thumb, but the day didn't look like it would be cooperating. Super wet, very foggy. It didn't rain much all day, but there was no chance for anything to dry. We decided to pack up all the gear anyway, and if it turned out we couldn't climb, then it'd just be a nice training hike.

I've never been to Tom's Thumb before, so wasn't sure what to expect. It was so cloudy that we didn't get views of it until we were maybe 30 yards away. Definitely made the hike feel longer. Met some other climbers descending the trail who had given up because all the cracks were wet. We got to the base, took a peek at everything, then sat down and had some cheese and other snacks. Decided that wet cracks and wet slab were no fun, and took everything back down the trail. It was a nice hike, but just a little disappointing we couldn't get on anything.
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Dec 30 2016
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 Phoenix, AZ
Pinnacle Peak / Summit - SouthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Dec 30 2016
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 South Crack 5.3
I got off work at 1pm Friday, so Liz, Tyler and I decided to do something super quick. I had to pick up my car from the shop first, so wasn't able to meet them up there until 2. The park was closing at 5:30, but they apparently want you off the rocks about an hour before then, so you don't accidentally get locked in and end up with trespassing fines. So we had a short window to work with here.

We decided to just bring one rope, so packed that up along with some gear, threw on our harnesses, and booked it up the trail around 2:45. Ended up at the base of the climb in maybe 10-15 minutes, if even. Liz has led this several times, so she was a super quick lead. Slowest part was getting up the "4th class" offwidth section -- really not all that difficult, but definitely slows you down. I had comfort in the fact that if I fell here, my body would just become a giant cam.. just would have been a lot of effort getting back out! I was on a bight and Tyler brought up the end about 20 feet behind me. We got up to the anchors quickly, then set up for the second pitch. All three of us were up the second pitch in 20 minutes. Super quick! Rappelled twice on my 70m rope, then sauntered on down to the trailhead. The whole thing took less than two hours. Packed up the cars and then went to JJIII's for tacos 'n' tequila. :D
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Dec 26 2016
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 Phoenix, AZ
Weaver's Needle SummitPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Dec 26 2016
juliachaos
Hike & Climb8.10 Miles 3,414 AEG
Hike & Climb8.10 Miles
3,414 ft AEG
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I've wanted to do the Needle for a while, and things just sort of ended up coming together. Claire was able to join in as well, and really helped out since she's done it before!

We got going early-ish but not too early... basically figuring that we are all pretty solid hikers and climbers, so it shouldn't take that long. Hahaha. We hiked on out and followed a friend's advice to not turn off the main trail to the Needle until you were pretty much dead center of it, or slightly past. We skipped turning at the first set of cairns, which I believe is where some people end up getting into a bushwhacky mess among the shorter hoodoos there. We checked out the second set (pictured in the photoset), but decided to keep going farther on the main trail just to be sure. Walked another half mile and never saw more cairns, so went back to the second set and crossed the creek.

The "trail" up is fairly well-marked. Cairns in various places just showing you the easiest way up. End goal is the gully between the two loaves of the Needle. We worked our ways up.. it took a while (I think some of us were still full of holiday treats), but then got up to the scrambly sections. This might technically be where the "first pitch" is, but really it was never truly obvious where any of the pitches were until you're in the section below the chockstone. It was pretty darn wet in the gully, and the rock was very slick. Will was more confident, so he belayed us up the worst section above the slung tree, then we set up for a roped pitch. Will went up first, placed some gear (couple of small to medium cams) and set up a belay on the chock, after doing the 5.2 section on the right side over the chock. It's good to note that for belay purposes, it's best to go left or right of the chock and not under it, to avoid stressing out the rope with an unnecessary 90-degree angle. He belayed Claire up on a bight, and then I simul-TR'ed at the end of the rope. None of us fell or weighted the rope at any point, but I was glad to be tied in. Probably should have had helmets on too. Twice when I weighted a foothold, it blew right off the wall and crashed down into the gully.

Once on top of the chock, we turned the rope into a backpack and climbed up the 3rd-4th class sections until we finally got to the top. The exposure was something else, so I didn't look down. The climbing was nice and easy, and usually pretty straightforward. And now everything was in the sun, so it was dry. :)

At the top, we signed the log and took some pictures, then set up a rappel on the huge obvious chains at the edge of the cliff. Rapped down a short way to the lower section, then downclimbed everything down to the chock. It sounds like there used to be more rap bolts somewhere along this route, but we never saw any. Rapped off the chock and then again off the slung tree since it was wet and slick down the final portion. Followed the cairns back to the trail and hit Peralta before dusk. Quickly hiked back to the saddle and had a saddle beer just after darkness fell. On our trek back down the final portion of trail, we talked to two guys who were on their way up and looking for the Cave Trail. We lent them advice to leave it for the daylight, especially since it was their first time. They continued up to the saddle. Not sure if they followed the advice, so hopefully everything turned out well for them.

Getting back to the car is usually a joyous occasion at the end of a long day... well, when a tire goes flat it can get exhausting. Fought with various troubles for an hour and a half (not gonna get into details... it was not good), then eventually got out of there on a donut. So, cheers to a long day of awesome adventuring, and still getting to sleep in your own bed at a reasonable enough hour! :y:
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Dec 24 2016
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37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
Barks Lower Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2016
juliachaos
Hiking4.00 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
900 ft AEG
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The skies were threatening water, and Claire and I needed a cool hike that would take advantage of that. Gotta love water in the desert. Barks is one of my favorite places, and it's got options for hikes from a couple hours to a full day. We went the opposite direction of how I usually go, getting Cardiac out of the way at the beginning. There were rangers at the trailhead, checking to make sure hikers starting out knew where they were going. We flew up the hill and were treated to views of the canyon and wash ahead. Eventually dipping down into it and boulder-hopping over the flowing water. Kivah definitely had a better time than when we went to Reavis Falls last year. She was able to do most of the rock-hopping herself, and even gave in to the water here and there. When the canyon walls began to disappear, we looked for the easiest way up the walls of the wash and scrambled out, heading across the desert and to the Dutchman Trail. Kivah chased a rabbit for a couple minutes, then followed us out. We walked along the trail above the trailhead, and got some nice views of the opposing cliffs against the clouds and impending dust storm. The weather on the drive back made us glad we left the mountain when we did.
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Mar 24 2016
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Neighborhood Run, AZ 
Neighborhood Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Mar 24 2016
juliachaos
Run/Jog3.80 Miles
Run/Jog3.80 Miles
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Mar 21 2016
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 Phoenix, AZ
Papago Buttes - Papago ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 21 2016
juliachaos
Run/Jog2.75 Miles 100 AEG
Run/Jog2.75 Miles
100 ft AEG
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A run around the park with James & the dog. Staying kinda warm still after dark..
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Mar 07 2016
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Hash, AZ 
Hash, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Mar 07 2016
juliachaos
Run/Jog3.69 Miles
Run/Jog3.69 Miles
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Todd P. decided to hare for his 39th birthday. Bought 39 shots for people, had 39 fishhooks, and a check-back 39. Had a really great time and got my exercise fix in. Foot and knee feeling much better for running!
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Mar 06 2016
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37 female
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 Phoenix, AZ
Bike Commute, AZ 
Bike Commute, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Mar 06 2016
juliachaos
Road Biking18.50 Miles
Road Biking18.50 Miles
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Oskar Blues was having a bike ride carnival tour, where we stopped at various spots, played games (like Plinko, Dunk Tank, and bowling with a bike wheel!) and won prizes. Ended up with two cool Pinner shirts, so I handed one off to Clairebear. Had a great time and a great bike ride... but I will never forget my chamois again when riding my mountain bike anywhere. ](*,)
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Feb 28 2016
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Verde River - White Bridge to Beasley FlatCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Kayak avatar Feb 28 2016
juliachaos
Kayak10.44 Miles 102 AEG
Kayak10.44 Miles   4 Hrs   4 Mns   3.39 mph
102 ft AEG      59 Mns Break
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Day after the long run. LL suggested we go sit in a kayak for a while, and I agreed that it was a great idea. Chumley, always down for sitting on a floatable and drinking a beverage, joined in as well. Because I needed someone to load/unload my boat and drive me places. ;) (Thanks, Chumley!) This turned out to be the perfect day. The rapids were fun and fairly low-key, and the water was running better than we thought it would. Ended up going ten miles, then gorged on Mexican food after! Looking forward to coming back to this one when there is a bit more greenery.
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Feb 27 2016
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Phoenix Half Marathon, AZ 
Phoenix Half Marathon, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Feb 27 2016
juliachaos
Run/Jog13.10 Miles
Run/Jog13.10 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   18 Secs5.81 mph
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I keep doing these things but haven't figured out why, yet.

Not my best work, for many reasons. I'll just skip all that, though, as it's done and over with.

Really nice, easy course, with lots of aid stations and not a whole lot to look at in between. About six miles in I remember seeing a Taco Bell, Papa Johns, Beer & Wine store, and massage parlor, and was tempted to just stop there for the day. :D

At mile 8 I was running like a rock star, and then at 9 had a sudden stabbing pain in my knee.... still finished though, and in better time than I thought I would after the pain started!

I'll probably be back next year, in hopes that it will be even better!
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Feb 21 2016
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Charles M. Christiansen Trail #100Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Feb 21 2016
juliachaos
Mtn Biking3.00 Miles 790 AEG
Mtn Biking3.00 Miles
790 ft AEG
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I've gone out mountain biking several times, but I don't know a whole lot about it, and decided to join a little beginner skills clinic run by Amy Regan. She's an excellent instructor who went over a lot of the fundamentals of mountain biking.. great for beginner or as a refresher. Had fun riding the trails up around 40th St/Shea. Beginner-friendly area with just enough little hills and washes to keep things interesting.

After riding around for three(ish) hours, I joined James and his dad down at Spokes. Quite apropos. ;)
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Feb 20 2016
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Queen Creek Cyn / Devil's Cyn Upper - ThroneGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 20 2016
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 Dr. Giggles Toprope 5.7
my favorite of the three 7's in this area
 Squeeze Play Toprope 5.7
 The Jester Toprope 5.7
Got notified a few days ago that some climbers were getting together for a memorial climb and dedication to John Scott/johnr1. We met up at Lost Wall, beneath his final route, where they had installed a plaque in his memory. The route has been renamed "Great Scott" (formerly Projectiles). We then shared some memories and experiences with John.

Afterwards, we went up top, had a small potluck-style lunch, and then went over to the Throne where there was shade. Had a nice afternoon of easy climbing with a good group of people.
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 Phoenix, AZ
Lost Dutchman Half Marathon, AZ 
Lost Dutchman Half Marathon, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Feb 14 2016
juliachaos
Run/Jog13.10 Miles
Run/Jog13.10 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   32 Secs6.26 mph
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First of five half marathons this year. Off to a good start. First completely road race, so I PR'ed easily.. all my others have been trail or had trail sections (or accidentally added an extra .7 miles to the race). Imagine if I'd actually been training... my only training has been the hash! James came out just to cheer me on at the finish line before heading back to Phoenix and packing for his own little adventure. Our co-ed team got second place, so that was cool too.

Nice day and nice views of the Supes, and a well put-together event. Went to a friend's after, had a beer and food and then went home and :zzz: for several hours. :D
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