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Sep 04 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Willow Springs Canyon to Bagley TankPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking7.60 Miles 611 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   3.45 mph
611 ft AEG
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I was looking for an old road to hike with room from to avoid the recent overgrowth. I haven't hiked this one yet so I took a stroll. The road has a few ups and downs but not much AEG. The Goldfields look good in green. The bugs weren't too bad until you stopped and then you are the main attraction. :lol: I did see a javelina and a tortoise and no other hikers or vehicles. I stayed out of the sun for most of the hike and the humidity was moderate.
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Aug 29 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Lone Mountain 2809 - E J PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking2.20 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      59 Mns   2.24 mph
800 ft AEG
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Nice little hike up to a summit. The trail wasn't busy but the parking lot was packed. This one would be better on a week day.
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Aug 21 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   38 Mns   3.42 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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Back to the Superstitions, the humidity was a bit better than the past week. The mosquitos were feasting early but disappeared once the sun came up. I was making good time and came up on a diamondback quick but he never flinched. The greenery is nice but the trail is obscured in a few areas. I didn't see anyone on the trail but there was a car leaving and another parked when I finished.
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Aug 18 2021
wallyfrack
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,194 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   3.38 mph
1,194 ft AEG
 
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A morning stroll around Pass Mountain. I saw two trail runners and not much else. There was some erosion from the recent rains but the trail is still good. Wore the humidity at the end of the hike. :sweat:
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Aug 15 2021
wallyfrack
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Lost Goldmine Trail - Cloudview to LG THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking8.90 Miles 1,041 AEG
Hiking8.90 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   3.34 mph
1,041 ft AEG
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An out to the green gate and back on the LGM trail. I started at 5:30 pm and there were a few others at the trailhead. A fire was visible to the the south which turned out to be the Coolidge gas line fire. Lots of bunnies but not much other fauna out. I saw one hiker and several mountain bikers along the way. The humidity was high and I was drenched by the end.
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Aug 08 2021
wallyfrack
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 08 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   3.33 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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I started a bit too early and needed a headlamp. It was light enough by 5:30 to put the light away. I saw one diamondback on Black Mesa trail. The desert was green from the rains. Three others passed me along the way on the Dutchman trail. There were 6 cars at the trailhead when I got back.
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Jul 31 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   3.03 mph
1,440 ft AEG
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Evening stroll up to Fremont saddle. Only one other hiker out on the trail. Warm on the way up but nice on the hike down.
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Jul 28 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,194 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   3.17 mph
1,194 ft AEG
 
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An evening stroll. It was 100 at the finish but the last few miles were shaded so not too bad. I saw 2 mule deer, bunnies, doves and lizards. There were a few hikers going up to wind cave and a few more hiking up to the pass after 6pm.
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Jul 24 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Needle Vista to Hackberry SpringPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking8.50 Miles 830 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles   3 Hrs   33 Mns   2.39 mph
830 ft AEG
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I asked the turtle if he was hiking Saturday & got the nod. We questioned the weather but at 5:30 am the light rain stopped so we continued on. The trails were pretty firm and we only passed by a few muddy spots. Denny had tickets to the WWE Frog smackdown so we stopped and watched the show for a bit. It's rare to see large frogs in the desert and there were four. Lots of bunnies and quail along the way but no turtles. We took a side trip to the old mine. The mine shaft was longer than I remembered. On the trip out the rain started up again but that kept the temperature cool. I only drank one quart the entire hike. Thanks for the swim turtle.
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Jul 21 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Miners Needle LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,750 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   3.10 mph
1,750 ft AEG
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An alternate 9 before 8. I was the only one at the trailhead. There were signs that it rained and some puddles along the way. Only bunnies & lizards were seen out on the trail. There was a forest service truck at the trailhead when I got back but no one was around. The clouds kept the sun away so not a bad stroll.
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Jul 10 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
 Photos 5,072
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   41 Mns   3.35 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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I started at 5am and had the trail to myself. Only one other car in the lot when I got back. Only bunnies and lizards out. It was warm but didn't heat up before 8am.
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Jul 03 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Mormon Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,258 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   3 Hrs      2.37 mph
1,258 ft AEG
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With all the closures Denny lured me over to the dark side. :o We started hiking about 4:35am and the temps were ok. It didn't feel hot the entire hike but it did warm up toward the end. Denny took me to Hidden Valley but it wasn't the one I remember. The trails we're too busy and we did run into Johnlp which was a nice break. I saw some towers but Denny said it wasn't Mt Ord. On the way home we stopped by QT and I opted for the sour apple since it had my name on it. Thanks for the hike Turtle.
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Jun 26 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Lost Goldmine Trail - Cloudview to LG THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   2 Hrs   53 Mns   3.47 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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This is a county trail just south of the Tonto NF border. I was first to the hieroglyphic trailhead at 4:30 am. It was a bit early but the moon light was enough for the first 30 minutes. The temperature was nice and the sun didn't come out until after my turnaround point 5 miles in. No hikers, bikers, rabbits, snakes or beeves only birds along the way. No evidence of the forest closure and people were hiking up Hieroglyphic trail when I got back. I would have told them of the closure but then people would say I can't keep a secret. :lol: Nice hike. I could see the Supes.
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Jun 12 2021
wallyfrack
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 12 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   3.33 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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An early start 4:36am and no headlamp needed. It was cool out but there were some warm pockets of air along the way. I went clockwise and stayed out of the sun until about 6:00am. The air had a chill near the Black Mesa/Dutchman trail junction. There were still some areas of shade hiking back on the Dutchman trail. I didn't see another hiker the entire loop but there were 3 other vehicles at the trailhead. Finished up at 7:18am.
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Jun 10 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Sunrise Peak from 145th StreetPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 10 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking4.10 Miles 1,218 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   3.15 mph
1,218 ft AEG
 
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This a hiking stop on the way home from work. The trail is shaded most of the hike after 5:30pm. This one has more traffic than I like but is nice for a change.
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Jun 08 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Bell Pass - Bell / 104th THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,577 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   2 Hrs   1 Min   3.52 mph
1,577 ft AEG
 
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I haven't tried this one after work in two years. The cool 99 degree high gave me the go. The hike up was warm with the sun on behind me but not bad. I caught another hiker at the saddle as he turned to hike back down. I let the other keep the pace and followed him down till at turned off at the Crossover trail. I finished about 7:15 pm plenty of time before the 7:33 pm close.
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Jun 05 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
 Photos 5,072
 Triplogs 1,386

60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   2.88 mph
1,440 ft AEG
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Too lazy to get up early so I tried the evening Peralta hike. One one escape at the trailhead. I saw the hiker while he was coming down Peralta from doing the loop. The hike up was good and the hike down was strangely pleasant. No one else at the trailhead when I got down at 7 pm.
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May 31 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
 Photos 5,072
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,194 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   2.81 mph
1,194 ft AEG
 
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Went out for the early bird special with Denny. :lol: We started at 4:45 am and finished by 7:30am. The trail was shaded most of the way and we saw our first rattlesnake of the year. I guess we were ahead of the crowd because we didn't pass that many hikers but the parking area was full when we finished. Thanks for coming out Turtle.
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May 29 2021
wallyfrack
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 Routes 91
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 29 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   3.38 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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An early morning stroll hoping to see some critters. No snakes, just bunnies and lizards. Light traffic on the trail and finished before 8 am.
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May 26 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking15.50 Miles 4,108 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   3.44 mph
4,108 ft AEG
 
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Trying to burn some PTO, the higher temps but early clouds made Mt Ord a good choice. My first trip up since the fire. I wanted the break up the duopoly held by @DixieFlyer and @AZOutdoorsman :lol:. AZOutdoorsman chased away the bears so I knew it would be safe. :o Some find this hike boring but I try to push the pace every time and it seems to go by fast. I only saw one trail runner who said I had a twin? That's scary. :scared: The SRP trucks were at the top gate on my way down so I didn't get dusted on this trip. No deer, bears or snakes but a good hike. The clouds finally burned off with 5 miles left. The hillsides look bare but the bushes will come back. The pines higher up are there so I am optimistic.
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