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Feb 27 2021
wallyfrack
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Reavis Gap Trail #117Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,563 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   5 Hrs   5 Mns   2.07 mph
2,563 ft AEG
 
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I wanted to get away from the busy trails and since it was mentioned that the Reavis Gap trail has been cleared that was my choice. The Campaign trail was worked up to the Reavis Gap intersection and the Gap trail is good all the way up beyond Pine Creek. I searched a bit off trail west of Pine Creek. I hiked by a small ruin on a bench along the way but didn't find the boulder I was looking for. The traction hiking down the Reavis Gap trail is better since the clean up. The temperature was cool at the start but nice once I got moving. No other hikers out on the trail. The trail signs are up and it looks good.
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Feb 17 2021
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60 male
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 AZ
Peter's CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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wallyfrack
Canyoneering6.50 Miles 1,215 AEG
Canyoneering6.50 Miles   6 Hrs   56 Mns   0.94 mph
1,215 ft AEG
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I trip up to Peters Cave. The hike of the creek is the same as I remember. The area just past the cave was washed down to the bedrock and you'd need to wade in the water to get past. It used to be easy to climb up on the right side not now. I threw a few rocks in to see how deep the water was but it was too deep for stepping stones. The the hike I we went up a side canyon and stopped at El Gato's lair. A nice day to be out and not other hikers were seen.
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Feb 13 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Second Water Trail #236Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking13.20 Miles 1,408 AEG
Hiking13.20 Miles   4 Hrs   44 Mns   2.79 mph
1,408 ft AEG
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A hike out to La Barge Creek to search. The spot didn't look good so I visited some old haunts and hiked out. the weather was good but the trails were busy. I hiked in from the Needle Vista lot to avoid the crowds at First Water. I passed about 20 hikers on the way in and almost as many on the hike out. I run in to Lorne from Montana who I've see a few times on my summer hikes.
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Feb 06 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2021
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Hiking13.30 Miles 1,284 AEG
Hiking13.30 Miles   7 Hrs   26 Mns   1.79 mph
1,284 ft AEG
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A trip with Preston and Denny into Haunted Canyon to see the sites. Neither had been to the Periz cabin so we stopped there first. I know where it is but started to doubt myself as we neared the area and it was still not in view. It's amazing how well the cover hides it. We pointed out the cave from the trail as we passed by. Preston hadn't seen it yet so we decided to explore it on the way out. We passed Tony cabin and went to an old trough in the hills. The idea was to determine what used to be up there. The prospect hole nearby was to be filled with rocks and mulch so no clues to what they where digging for. On the way out we hit the cave. It was larger and more fun than I remembered. On the hike out we passed many young backpackers on the way in to camp. We also saw two deer and some riders along the way. Party in Haunted Canyon! It was nice to get out with Denny & Preston again and rehash old stories.
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Jan 31 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking13.00 Miles 1,465 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   4 Hrs   19 Mns   3.01 mph
1,465 ft AEG
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A hike from the Needle Vista Trailhead to avoid the traffic on First Water road. The trails were moist but not muddy. I expected to see more water. There were several people out but the trails did not seem crowded. The weather was nice and I kept a decent pace. A nice workout stroll.
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Jan 23 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Second Water Trail #236Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking9.50 Miles 1,602 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   4 Hrs   16 Mns   2.23 mph
1,602 ft AEG
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When they were passing coronas around at work I thought it was beer. ](*,) So, I missed a few weekends hiking but it was now time to test out the legs. I decided to hike in to La Barge Creek below Geronimo Head and see if I could locate the ruin mentioned in the book "West of Dawn". The hike in was nice. I started about 7:45 am and felt good. The gloomy clouds gave the burn area a strange feel. I passed a two hikers on Second Water trail beyond the Black Mesa trail junction and that was all on the way in. Someone pulled the bed springs out of the mine near the Indian Paint Mine and now they are out by the main shaft? I hiked across La Barge Creek and up to the cliff base of Geronimo Head. I danced around up there but saw no sign of any ruins. I could hear hikers and canines hiking down below as they were going up La Barge Creek. On the hike out I was feeling a little stiff but pressed on and made okay time. This is nice hiking weather as it wasn't cold at the start and didn't really warm up.
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Jan 03 2021
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Charlebois from Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2021
wallyfrack
Hiking14.90 Miles 3,335 AEG
Hiking14.90 Miles   6 Hrs   20 Mns   2.35 mph
3,335 ft AEG
 
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I set out on trip to try and locate some native cave dwellings on the side of Bluff Spring Mountain. I read about these in one of Tom Kollenborns articles but failed to locate them at least 3 times before. When we did the backpack to Music Canyon Steve had a photo of the lower cave entrance. For some odd reason that made the difference for me. I had an off trail loop planned by once I got out there and started the climb up the wash it just didn't feel right. Well that and it looked hard. :lol: I saw some ledges that looked interesting and headed that way. The first two were duds and the third had an open cave but then I looked down and saw the partial wall on the lower cave and knew I was there. The temps are great for a long hike and there were several people out on the trails. I didn't see anyone while climbing up the side canyon 900 feet above La Barge Creek? I made great time on the trails but the off trail was steep and loose. I saw a pretty skunk and that was it for the fauna. Vive la Supes!
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Dec 30 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Peters Trail #105Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,782 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   7 Hrs   3 Mns   0.92 mph
1,782 ft AEG
 
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A hike up Peters trail to Crab Canyon. We were looking for an old route which seems to have faded into oblivion. There was a cross placed in 2016 where Jesse Capen was found. The Woodbury fire charred the wood but only on the surface. We hiked to a high point farther down and took a break. On the way out we stopped by the helicopter wreckage left in the canyon. There was not much to see but something I read about once so worth a look. Peters Trail is overgrown and messy but it's wilderness. Kane spring is full and there is water below it in the wash. The spring area looks different without the bushes. We saw two backpackers hiking in when we were hiking out. Not sure where they are from since they said they originally planned on hiking to Reavis Ranch but didn't know the road was closed? There was a truck with Utah plates parked at the trailhead. The temperature was nice but the wind coming over the saddle was annoying. A nice day out in the Supes.
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Kane Spring

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Kane Spring Dripping Dripping
full and water below, in the wash
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Dec 26 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2020
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Hiking12.30 Miles 1,183 AEG
Hiking12.30 Miles   4 Hrs   39 Mns   2.65 mph
1,183 ft AEG
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Ever since hikerdw taunted me we photos of Periz Cabin, I knew I would look for it one day. :lol: The morning was cold and the sitting water on the trail road was solid ice. I went beyond the cabin and back tracked off trail. I was within 50 feet of it a still could not see it. It's well hidden in the bushes but now that I know the landmarks it will be easy to find in the future. I continued down the trail which seemed easier to follow this trip. There was no sun in Haunted Canyon so I kept my jacket on until the last few miles on the way out. As usual I ventured off trail but saw nothing of interest so circled back. I decided tp stop a Tony Cabin since I was close by and ate some Christmas cookies sitting in the sun nearby. The hike out went fast and I saw several hikers coming in on the last few miles.
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Tony Ranch
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Dec 19 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Rogers Canyon - JF Trail LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2020
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Hiking14.48 Miles 3,159 AEG
Hiking14.48 Miles   8 Hrs   16 Mns   1.87 mph
3,159 ft AEG      32 Mns Break
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I haven't been out to Angel Basin in a while so this loop was overdue. The hike up to Tortilla Pass seems to drag on but the temperature was nice. The JF trail was rocky but easy enough to follow. There was a short catclaw gauntlet nearing Angel Basin but that's normal for that area. Chris and I made up to the ruins and had not seen any hikers yet. After a break for lunch we continued up Rogers Canyon pointing out other ruin locations and the Ore Cart mine. We passed several hikers coming down the trail. There were not as many hikers out as I would expect on a Saturday. After making it to Rogers Trough trailhead we continued down Fr 172A to the Upper Woodbury trailhead. The road is rough in spots but I could drive it. :lol: The upper section of Woodbury trail is easy going and I think we made up some time in the last few miles.
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Randolph Canyon
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Dec 16 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 16 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   3.27 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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I had my sights set on a longer hike but played it safe. I pulled something or other in my knee on the cave excursion and was testing it out. Everything was fine but thought it best to give it a few more days before going long. I went counter-clockwise this trip. The start was cold at 7:30am and I didn't catch the sunshine for a few miles in. There were several hikers out but the trails weren't busy. The area could use some rain to start the healing.
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Dec 12 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Lost Goldmine Trail #60Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 12 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking8.70 Miles 1,848 AEG
Hiking8.70 Miles   5 Hrs   8 Mns   1.69 mph
1,848 ft AEG
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After scouting a route to get to the cave in the cliffs above Turks Head it was time to try it out. Upon arriving at the Hieroglyphic trailhead the coyotes were serenading the daylight and the early bird hikers. The trails were still moist and not dusty which was nice. I hiked passed Turks Head and jumped the trail going straight to the fence. I followed any easy ridge to the cliff band hiked along the cliff band to the cave. That sounds simple enough but there was the usual rocks, brush, a few climbs and several ups and downs to keep it interesting. At no point was it exposed or crazy but a good workout. The views are nice but there wasn't much to see up at the cave. I did kick up a nice white-tailed buck on the hike down. Several hikers out on the trail but not crowded and very nice temps.
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Dec 09 2020
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Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking8.25 Miles 1,527 AEG
Hiking8.25 Miles   8 Hrs   15 Mns   1.00 mph
1,527 ft AEG
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Took a day to tour some of the mines near the Dutchman trail. We followed the old mine road toward Black Mesa. Looked at the Perlite Mine, then on to the P&G Mine. Next we hiked up on Black Mesa to high point 3097. on the way down, we visited a more recent prospect I first saw in 2015. Someone has been there since then. :-$ On the hike out we stopped by an old site near Parker pass just off the old trail alignment. It was a nice day, no snakes spotted but I did see a busy bee hive which we stayed away from.
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Nov 28 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Old Turk's Head - Peak 2777Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2020
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Hiking6.50 Miles 1,317 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.44 mph
1,317 ft AEG
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I wanted something easy and had not been up on Peak 2777 so off I went. I started from Hieroglyph trailhead. There is a nice spur trail all the way up Old Turks Head and it never gets too steep. The summit was easy and the views nice. On the way down I noticed a spur trail made by mountain bikers so I took that farther east instead of using the Lost Goldmine trail. As I was hiking down toward the old road by Turks Head I heard some noise off to my left. A Big Horn Ram was milling around the saddle. I stopped and took several photos of the ram who has a collar on. I reconnected with Lost Goldmine trail and hiked a little father east to get some more miles in before heading back. The early morning has very windy but the winds calmed after a few hours. When I returned to the trailhead there was a line of about five vehicles waiting for a parking spot. A nice morning to be out on the trail.
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Nov 21 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking5.70 Miles 2,509 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles
2,509 ft AEG
 
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Another Hike with Pelicano & Tortuga. The drive in was more exciting than I imagined but only in a few spots. The temps were nice on the hike up and we had some shade. Denny let us time to take breaks to make it easy. Bob kneed a rock but the rock won. I hiked here once before 10 years ago. The hike is little longer than I remembered and worth doing if you haven't done it in a while. The drive in can be easier if you follow rwstorm's route from the south. The usual banter went on and while there were no Denny Christmas songs with that goatee I did imagine him dressed up as a snowman singing Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.
It was nice hiking with the boys again.
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Nov 17 2020
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Charlebois from Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 17 2020
wallyfrack
Backpack21.00 Miles 3,550 AEG
Backpack21.00 Miles3 Days         
3,550 ft AEG
 
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Yes, once in a while I get out and backpack. I try to like it but it's just not my thing. The weather was a bit warm which made the evenings nice but the days were hot. We camped near Music Spring and got water there as well. The water at La Barge Spring or Charlebois Spring is better but this was convenient. We basically explored some in the morning and in the late afternoon to stay out of the heat. We did see one Black-tailed rattlesnake in a side wash north of Charlebois spring. The snake was between to boulders that were about 4 feet apart. I was following Steve down the wash and he went through and just before I stepped in between the two boulders I saw the snake. It never rattled or even moved. It was nice to get out and explore a little.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Music Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Better at La Barge Spring and Charlebois.
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Nov 14 2020
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60 male
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 AZ
Trap CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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wallyfrack
Canyoneering16.90 Miles 2,909 AEG
Canyoneering16.90 Miles   8 Hrs   20 Mns   2.03 mph
2,909 ft AEG
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I haven't been into Trap Canyon for a while so it was time. I took a short cut through a side canyon then up over the saddle, up a summit and then into Trap canyon. I forgot how nice it is inside that canyon. You have shade most of the time it's cool and scenic and nobody else is there. I hiked almost to the end but decided to turn around and return via the canyon to avoid the sun. I saw about 4 other hikers all day.
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Trap Canyon
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Nov 07 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Whiskey West-Red Tanks LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 07 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking15.90 Miles 2,969 AEG
Hiking15.90 Miles   6 Hrs   20 Mns   2.51 mph
2,969 ft AEG
 
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I decided to take advantage of the cooler weather and check out La Barge Spring. The drive down Peralta road at about 6:30 am was a line of cars. Carney Spring was packed and Peralta lot already half full. The morning was warmer than usual but it stayed in the 70's the entire hike. There were a few sprinkles and some thunder and lightning early on and then some wind later which kicked up the dust. The Dutchman trail is in okay shape but the Whiskey Spring and Red Tanks trails are messed up some. I like the trails that way but someone tried to cut the catclaw back so it's jumping catclaw now and it sticks to you until you take it off. Eventually I wandered off trail and ended up on the ridge next to Trap Canyon for the view. The grasses still have seeds late this year the socks and shoes take a beating. I talked to a few campers from St Louis near La Barge Spring (yes, the spring is running) and probably saw another ten hikers/backpackers on the way out. A nice day on the trail but I was hoping to be cold.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max LaBarge Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
A least a quart per minute. The pipe is obscured by the overgrowth but the water is flowing out of the trough.
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Nov 01 2020
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Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 01 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking11.90 Miles 1,268 AEG
Hiking11.90 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   2.80 mph
1,268 ft AEG
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I thought about this one on Halloween but decided to wait and hope for less trail traffic. This seemed to work but the backpackers were still exiting and I passed them on the way out. I took detour up a side canyon to revisit some limestone cliffs I saw on a previous trip. I had the cabin to myself and the temps were nice most of the hike. Some joker painted red arrows on the rocks along the trail. I'm not why they thought it was needed. The both springs were trickling and there was a fair amount of bear scat on the trail. No fires left burning this time but a tent and blanket were left behind at a new camping area. The hiking was good.
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Oct 28 2020
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60 male
 Joined Mar 11 2003
 AZ
Dutchman Trail #104Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2020
wallyfrack
Hiking11.10 Miles 2,281 AEG
Hiking11.10 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   2.05 mph
2,281 ft AEG
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Another stroll up Old West Boulder to look around. Lots of ash and loose dirt that will wash away with a good rain. Relatively easy traveling down canyon now that the brush is gone. A good place for solitude.
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