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Apr 23 2021
paulhubbard
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 Guides 6
 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Mossy CaveSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking1.00 Miles 25 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.33 mph
25 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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The cave is cool to see, but the big attraction is the little waterfall!
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Apr 22 2021
paulhubbard
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 Photos 2,902
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Tower Bridge - Bryce CanyonSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.20 mph
      30 Mns Break
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The first of several hikes in the Bryce Canyon area. We weren't expecting to go to the bottom of the canyon, but once we started we couldn't stop - Bryce is just too beautiful to not explore completely! Started out in mild, partly cloudy weather, by the time we got back to the rim it started snowing on us.
Fauna
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Steller's Jay
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Mar 07 2021
paulhubbard
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Red Mountain Park to Granite Reef Dam, AZ 
Red Mountain Park to Granite Reef Dam, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking5.40 Miles
Hiking5.40 Miles   2 Hrs      2.95 mph
      10 Mns Break
 
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Unsuccessful hunt for wild horses, but I did find my next car!
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Mar 01 2021
paulhubbard
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 Guides 6
 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Lower Salt River Meander, AZ 
Lower Salt River Meander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking3.31 Miles
Hiking3.31 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.21 mph
 
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Took a friend out to see if we could find any wild horses on the Lower Salt. Saw two walking together, cool... Then we came across a herd of 10 or 12, then two other herds with more than 20 each, and finally a group crossing the river. Also saw a big ol' lone bull that crossed the river 3 weeks ago when it was low, he's still hanging out in the same area.
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Feb 28 2021
paulhubbard
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Western Loop Trail - FHPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking2.30 Miles 514 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour      2.76 mph
514 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Took advantage of the cooler wearther and did this nice little loop up and over the Western Loop Trail.Pretty view of Sunrise peak (and it's trail) and Rio Verde to the north. Took the long way home via Bush Highway in hope of seeing some wild horses, and it didn't disappoint!
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Jan 20 2021
paulhubbard
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 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Twisted Sister - HawesPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking4.50 Miles 438 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.57 mph
438 ft AEG
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We parked at the first turnout near Granite Reef Dam, then walked a mile up the road to the Wild Horse trail. Twisted Sister forks off that, took it to Sagauro trail, then the Mine trail over the hill and back to the parking spot. Saw a HUGE hawk circling probably 200' above. Got back to the truck just as it was getting dark.
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Jan 18 2021
paulhubbard
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 Guides 6
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 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Red Mnt Park to Granite Reef Dam, AZ 
Red Mnt Park to Granite Reef Dam, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking5.40 Miles
Hiking5.40 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   2.23 mph
      30 Mns Break
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What a great afternoon!
1. A 5.4 mile hike from our house to Granite Reef Dam.
2. Ran across a few of our beautiful wild horses, complete with a little one!
3. Caught a glimpse of the lower, lower Salt River (below the dam).
4. Another Spectacular Arizona Sunset on the way home.
5. Excitement as Mesa's finest do their best to rescue a Javelina that got stuck in a drainage right behind our house.
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Jan 17 2021
paulhubbard
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 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.00 mph
1,000 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
I haven't been to Praying hands in over 10 years. It hasn't changed much, imagine that. Quite a few people today in the park, but not as many as we expected. Wondering where the trail heading east ends up? does it meet the Massacre Falls trail?
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Jan 10 2021
paulhubbard
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 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Hawes Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking5.70 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.53 mph
400 ft AEG
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It's been a few years since we hiked the Hawes Trails north of Las Sendas. Not much has changed, except the trails are obviously getting lots of use by the mountain bikers, and one of my favorite cactus' growth seems to have been stunted. Great day to get out!
Fauna
Fauna
Javelina
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Jan 09 2021
paulhubbard
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 Routes 18
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 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Sunrise Peak from Adero Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,260 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.44 mph
1,260 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Saw this trail when doing the Ridhgeline and said, "We gotta do that one!" This is a nice, not too difficult trail that end with great 360 degree views of 4 peaks, the Supes, Camelback and the McDowells. The Western Loop trail is next on our list in this area.
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Jan 06 2021
paulhubbard
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 Routes 18
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 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Red Mountain Regional Park, AZ 
Red Mountain Regional Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.40 mph
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Trying to get at least a good couple of miles every day this year, haven't failed so far. This is a nice desert area just outside of our neighborhood (~1,000 feet from our house), that is due to be subdivided and built into a high-end gated community. If it does happen, we'll miss it, seeing as there are a lot of nice paths that seem to be miles from nowhere but are right next door.
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Jan 03 2021
paulhubbard
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 Guides 6
 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Ridgeline Trail via Overlook Trail - FHPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking4.18 Miles 870 AEG
Hiking4.18 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.39 mph
870 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Day 3 of 2021, hike #3 of 2021! We read about this in the newspaper, so had to check it out. It's a good hike, albeit a bit crowded, and the fact that you're surrounded by the town of Fountain Hills (definitely not in the bondocks!) during the whole hike. The 360 degree views at the end are nice, you can see from South Mountain to Mount Ord and beyond.
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Jan 02 2021
paulhubbard
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Sunset Park - Red Mountain RanchPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking4.70 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.82 mph
400 ft AEG
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This is a loop (or I should say "Loops") with multiple trails/paths throughout the area just north of Red Mountain Ranch. There is a heart made of rock outlines that can be seen on google earth that is a tribute to the victems of Sandy Hook. There used to be names on all the rocks but the sun has faded them all away. Someone(s) took great deal of effort to line the pathways in the immediate area with rocks. Great little getaway close to home.
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Jan 01 2021
paulhubbard
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Elephant Mountain Trail - Spur CrossPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking7.00 Miles 667 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.33 mph
667 ft AEG
 
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We've vowed to track our hikes here (again). Starting the new year off right with this little gem. We've never been to the Spur Cross area before, and we're definitely going back for more! We were going to do a different loop, but the guy at the pay station recommended Elephant Mountain - it certainly did not disappoint! Plus, with a completely packed parking lot, we encoutered zero people once we were on the actual EM trail portions. I recommend doing this loop counter-clockwise, the view at the saddle is a nice reward for the steep uphill getting there, and the gentle downhill at the end of the loop is a welcome cool-down.
Named place
Named place
Black Mountain
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Feb 16 2020
paulhubbard
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Gateway Loop Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2020
paulhubbard
Hiking4.40 Miles 838 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   2 Hrs      2.20 mph
838 ft AEG
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Nice, albeit very crowded, hike in the MSP. We've never done any of these trails, its a nice trail system! Next on the list is to stage a car and start and the Tom's Thumb trail and end up here.
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Jan 04 2020
paulhubbard
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 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2020
paulhubbard
Hiking8.00 Miles 1,194 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   2.23 mph
1,194 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Started at the Meridian TH and went counter-clockwise. Beautiful day for this hike, not too hot.
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Dec 25 2019
paulhubbard
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 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Sabino DamTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2019
paulhubbard
Hiking3.00 Miles 10 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.40 mph
10 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Needing to work off some Holiday cheer and dinners, we headed to Sabino Canyon. No fee day, and it showed (crowded!). Only got rained on for a little bit, still a nice littel hike. We always love the Sabino area, crowds or no.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
Still some colors, even though it was Christmas Day.
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Dec 22 2019
paulhubbard
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 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2019
paulhubbard
Hiking3.70 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.48 mph
560 ft AEG
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We haven't been hiking nearly enough this year, so getting a head start on a totally "keep-able" New Years Resolution, we did this nice little loop in South Mountain. A lot less people than we expected, cloud cover to keep it cooler, it was a nice little hike! The ridgeline is should be named the Rollercoaster trail.
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Aug 26 2019
paulhubbard
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 Routes 18
 Photos 2,902
 Triplogs 183

63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Mystic FallsYellowstone, WY
Yellowstone, WY
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2019
paulhubbard
Hiking4.00 Miles 505 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.60 mph
505 ft AEG
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Found this hike on HAZ, and opted to do it instead of Fairy Falls. We di this counter-clockwise, taking in the uphill and overlook before getting to the falls. Our timing was perfect, when we hit the overlook, Old Faithful just began erupting. The falls were if course spectacular, with lots of "myst."
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Jun 08 2019
paulhubbard
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Chuckwagon TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2019
paulhubbard
Hiking5.00 Miles 512 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs      2.50 mph
512 ft AEG
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Marking off trails in the Sedona Area. This is a nice loop trail near Long Canyon. We did it counter-clockwise, but should have gone the other way. The west side of the loop has more shade that would be nice on the return leg.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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