username
X
password
register help
GuidesRoutes
 
Photosets
LabelsComments
triplogs photosets comments more
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next
170 triplogs

Sep 20 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
West Clear Creek Trail #17 to Maiden FallsCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Backpack avatar Sep 20 2019
ALMAL
Backpack12.00 Miles 1,800 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles2 Days   4 Hrs      
1,800 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
With no rain in the forecast I was able to sneak in one more trip to WCC and head to Maiden Falls. I chose the entry off of road 214 and parked by the big curve. The road to the actual trailhead is very rough. This trail is steep, has lots of loose rocks, and sun exposure almost the entire way down. Fortunately it only takes about an hour to descend. I dropped down by the little wooden thing with a tin roof, and found the flood has spared it. Heading upstream is much easier since the flood. I passed no one as I slipped into a familiar campsite upstream. The flood actually improved this spot by depositing sand in just the right spots. Into the hammock in record time too! A group of 5 came along around 2PM heading upstream. They did not make the falls and returned 2 hours later. Caught dinner right at camp. Had to battle a skunk at 2AM. There was no winner.
On Saturday, a group of 5 and a group of 2 passed my camp before I started my trek upstream. I saw 1 of 3 tarantulas on the way up. I took my time hoping others would visit and leave the falls before I arrived. With floatie in hand I arrived at the falls as the others were just leaving, perfect! Hung out for a few hours, then another group of loud young folks showed up so I left. Camp was great, the skunk came back for round 2 at night, and I never saw a cloud during the 52 hours I was there.
The hike out is just as you would expect.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Aug 18 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Oak Creek / Sedona, AZ 
Oak Creek / Sedona, AZ
 
Fishing avatar Aug 18 2019
ALMAL
Fishing
Fishing
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Took the longer way back from Flagstaff to include a stop along Oak Creek @ Indian Gardens. I caught 4 trout, all stockers, in less than an hour and lost as many more, without walking more than 100 yards up or downstream. Fishing seems to be pretty good right now and the stream is well stocked.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Aug 03 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Chevelon Creek - Larson Ridge RoutePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2019
ALMAL
Hiking0.94 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking0.94 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Dodged a few rain drops on my drive in. Road 237 is in decent shape anyway all the way down to the usual parking spots. I cruised the mountain bike on down the last mile or so and ran into a father son duo that were looking for the route down to the creek for a 3 day stint. They followed me on the bike as far as they could drive and I gladly showed them the route down. The trail is loose, steep, and hard to follow in spots. The creek is pretty low and the deeper spots are getting mossed in pretty good. I saw several other fishermen working their way upstream. The campsite with the fortress has been modified since last year. Hiked back out just as the skies darkened and opened.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Jul 27 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Oak Creek / Sedona, AZ 
Oak Creek / Sedona, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2019
ALMAL
Hiking2.60 Miles
Hiking2.60 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Checked on a previous fishing hot spot. This area was loaded with nice sized brown trout last time I was here.
Nothing doing today. Lots of ripe blackberries, including some of the largest I've seen in AZ.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Jul 13 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Rock Crossing Trail #18C - Blue RidgePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canoeing avatar Jul 13 2019
ALMAL
Canoeing4.00 Miles
Canoeing4.00 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Left at 4AM with my canoe and cruised into the lake. Road 751 is good, but wait until a few gully washing rains hit the last mile of it. The boat ramp was already busy at 6:30 but I did not have to wait. Lots of folks out fishing too. Just around from the dam as you enter the southern arm of the lake, the debris field of floating logs had me second guessing my destination of Bear Canyon. It was slow going for a bit but the debris was negotiable, would not want to be riding anything inflated though. After that, the lake really opened up, the water was much more clear, and just about every campsite was taken, except the one I like at Bear Canyon. Got some rain later in the day that lingered into the evening. Great night to hang under a tarp. Left plenty of firewood under the rock ledge for the next. Smooth sailing until back to the boat launch. Avoid this area on Sundays around 11AM!
The signs prohibiting swimming around the boat launch are ineffective.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Jun 29 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Cabin Loop - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Jun 29 2019
ALMAL
Backpack26.20 Miles 950 AEG
Backpack26.20 Miles
950 ft AEG
 no routes
Decided to hit the Cabin Loop when it isn't raining for a change. Marched up the Col. Devin at 6:30am and hit the rim road down to Houston Bros. Quick stop at the B-shop turn off, then down to a favorite water spot for a refill. Some folks were camped at Aspen spring but Pinchot was empty and quiet. Continued on down the road to the turnoff for the lake and hiked into an empty spot. There were some folks camped a bit further down, but I like the first little spot. Hung the hammock and chilled, fished a little, caught 1 rainbow and lost two others on downed trees. I spoke to others that were catching "stockers" too. Quiet night, but the sun comes up early these days. The washout on FR95 is a pain. Fred Haught was quiet on the return as well.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
1 archive
May 25 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
West Clear Creek Trail #17Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Backpack avatar May 25 2019
ALMAL
Backpack4.70 Miles 101 AEG
Backpack4.70 Miles
101 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The gate that was previously closed at the cattle guard is now open. The road is still crappy. Major flood evidence at Bullpen parking area. The first and second crossings were unrecognizable. The third crossing is worse. The swimming hole beyond the third crossing is still there but not as deep. Just about every creekside campsite is gone. Still caught a couple of trout😀
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
1 archive
Apr 06 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Bluff Spring Mtn Loop via DutchmanPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2019
ALMAL
Hiking14.70 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking14.70 Miles
2,000 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Rolled into Peralta at first light. The air was thick camp fire smoke, many spots being used. I set out for a variation of this loop to include Whiskey Springs down to La Barge creek, strolled down stream a couple of miles and back out on Bluff Springs. Very nice day, a bit of rain at 7:30, light wind, and lots of water and color out there. Hung out along the La Barge creek section and took my time, was in no hurry to leave the lush environment. Saw lots of folks out backpacking.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Mar 22 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Hell's Hole Trail #284 - Salome WildernessGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 22 2019
ALMAL
Backpack11.00 Miles 943 AEG
Backpack11.00 Miles
943 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Decided to make an annual check on things at Hells Hole Friday. I don't normally go there anymore on weekends, since the article in Arizona Highways the place is just overrun. If you go and want solitude, shoot for Wednesday or Thursday.
The road in is in good shape with no snow, at least up to the Reynolds trailhead. The parking lot was empty at 7AM. As expected, the first crossing of Workman creek required me to slip on the sandals to cross. After the Boyer junction, the trail became very gnarly with sticker bushes. I suppose, weighted down by recent snow caused so many to fall into the trail? The final mile was constant use of hands to clear a path all the way down. Don't try this in shorts... The creek was raging, as Reynolds creek empties in upstream and very murky. It was almost too loud to sleep, but I managed. The waterfalls 100 yards downstream were flowing nicely, and they were worth the trip alone. Allergies set in Saturday morning and I made the decision to exit.
Good thing I did. About an hour into the hike out, I heard voices coming from an area way off the trail down a steep ravine. I stopped and hollered down to see if they had lost the trail. They had. 1 adult and 4 boy scouts. I waited, then steered them back on course and continued. 10 minutes later 3 more boy scouts. 10 more minutes 4 more boy scouts, all headed down to the campsites. Glad I left, can't imagine 13 people camping down there. There were 5-6 people camped at the creek crossing also.
Don't go here on weekends is the best idea if you want to enjoy it. Tried out my new LL Bean Continental Ruck and I like it a lot.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
1 archive
Mar 02 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Marsh Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 02 2019
ALMAL
Backpack16.25 Miles 2,330 AEG
Backpack16.25 Miles
2,330 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Left FW at 7AM for a clockwise loop this time. Kept my feet dry at Boulder canyon first crossing but that didn't last long. After the third crossing I just left the sandals on until I hit the Cavalry turnoff. Passed a few folks by the first crossing of LaBarge creek, and back on went the sandals until I found my favorite empty campsite. Got about an hour of rain later in the afternoon, but the sun came back out and dried the tent pretty quickly. The campsite beach is looking really nice these days and I think the site was untouched since my last visit in 2018. Lots of firewood in this area right now.
Passed tons of people on the way out Sunday.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Feb 23 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2019
ALMAL
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles
1,125 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Started the loop counter clockwise at 7am. I could hear water from the parking lot. Every little nook and cranny is flowing, trail not too muddy since frozen. Had to scramble at each crossing but kept dry feet until Boulder creek. Even split in half both were knee deep soakers. Black Mesa trail was more muddy since the thaw was on. Some snow still on top. Soooooooooo many cars parked along the entrance road on my exit.
The road is in terrible shape. The “Looky Lou’s” were all out today!
Named place
Named place
Superstition Wilderness - West
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
1 archive
Feb 09 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Boulder Canyon Loop from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2019
ALMAL
Hiking13.90 Miles 1,560 AEG
Hiking13.90 Miles   5 Hrs   17 Mns   2.63 mph
1,560 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hit up Boulder Canyon loop counter clockwise with a shot of Hackberry on the return. There is water the entire length of Boulder Canyon trail, even now at second water junction. Lots of folks out. Pools all around hackberry.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Boulder Creek at #103 / #236 Jct Medium flow Medium flow
Not enough to launch a kayak but flowing.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Needle Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Loaded and flowing

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Second Water Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max West Boulder - Dutchman Crossing Medium flow Medium flow
Lots of water
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Jan 26 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Dripping Springs from PeraltaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 26 2019
ALMAL
Backpack14.10 Miles 1,800 AEG
Backpack14.10 Miles2 Days         
1,800 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Left Peralta at first light Saturday. The trail was empty. There is good clean water under the boards in the well at Reeds.
There is flowing water above and below Dripping Spring which is dripping. Had a nice quiet campsite picked out. Then about 12 or more rolled in and camped 100 feet away.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Jan 19 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Boulder Canyon Loop from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2019
ALMAL
Hiking11.30 Miles 1,560 AEG
Hiking11.30 Miles   4 Hrs   47 Mns   2.36 mph
1,560 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice early loop clockwise. The lower portion of Boulder canyon is still dry. Once past Cavalry turnoff there is flowing water the rest of the way. Water still flowing once back in Dutchman.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
1 archive
Jan 12 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Marsh Valley LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2019
ALMAL
Hiking16.25 Miles 2,330 AEG
Hiking16.25 Miles
2,330 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Left the lot at 7, very few cars. Did loop CCW today. Water in numerous places along Dutchman. Water at turnoff for Bull Pass. Bull Pass is in great shape. The water dried up at Cavalry and there was none in Labarge along Cavalry. Lower Boulder Canyon is dry. 2nd Water has water flowing in several spots.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Jan 01 2019
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Boulder Canyon Loop from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2019
ALMAL
Hiking11.30 Miles 1,560 AEG
Hiking11.30 Miles
1,560 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Did the loop clockwise today. Garden Valley was a bit muddy as expected. Dutchman too in some spots. Boulder had some fresh pools but nothing flowing. Dutchman did have a few spots with flow over the trail.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Dec 29 2018
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Black Mesa Trail #241Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2018
ALMAL
Hiking9.70 Miles 448 AEG
Hiking9.70 Miles
448 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Hit the trail early for a loop out on Dutchman, back on Black Mesa, across Garden Valley, down to Hackberry and back to the parking lot. Plenty of folks out today. Tested out new pair of gaiters. I was skeptical, but I like them.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Nov 22 2018
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2018
ALMAL
Hiking3.00 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
650 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
First time on this trail. My nephew picked it, he was hoping to see water. Easy trail, I may have worn them out the other day on So Mo?
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
Nov 09 2018
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Reavis Frog Tanks Rogers Canyon Loop, AZ 
Reavis Frog Tanks Rogers Canyon Loop, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Nov 09 2018
ALMAL
Backpack31.80 Miles 4,940 AEG
Backpack31.80 Miles3 Days         
4,940 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Started Friday morning with a full parking lot, 3 big trucks with trailers taking up most of the spaces. Followed Mr. Squishy route. Smooth sailing to Plow Saddle, only some sketchy water in the troughs. Continued on to Fish creek and a nice campsite. Saw a fox before dark, not aggressive, just nosy. Threw a couple of rocks and it thought I was throwing food I think. Quiet and not too cold night. Saturday headed down to Angel Basin and then up past the ruins and on to Reavis. Landed at the ranch by 2pm, camped at same spot as 3 weeks ago. Not too crowded, picked a few apples, one landed square on my forehead looking up, got a little bruise. Stood still for a couple of minutes and listened to apples falling at the rate of 2-4 per minute nearby. Got cold after dark. Left early and back to the lot by noon.
Nice loop! Water in Fish creek and throughout Rogers as well.
Culture
Culture
Campsite
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
1 archive
Nov 04 2018
ALMAL
avatar

 Routes 7
 Photos 1,915
 Triplogs 171

54 male
 Joined Oct 17 2010
 GILBERT
Bear Canyon Trail #29Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2018
ALMAL
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,109 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles
1,109 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Made a quick stop to check out some water.

As usual, I parked at the end of Bear Canyon Rd and hiked in to the falls from there and back.
_____________________
You aren't late if you don't show up!
average hiking speed 2.5 mph
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

help comment issue

end of page marker