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Oct 02 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Rim Trail - GC South RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking2.00 Miles 1,165 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
1,165 ft AEG
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Belated post. Following day hike (after R2) with wife along the Rim Trail. I wasn’t looking for a lot and my wife is not a big hiker so we only did a short section, picking up from where we left off from last year. We took the red shuttle out to Mojave Point and walked to Monument Creek Vista. This is probably one of the nicer sections of the Rim Trail. Unpaved, and relatively secluded with some great views of the Canyon. Wife got some great photo ops with some elk and javelina. Weather was great with clouds and light sprinkle.
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Oct 01 2022
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Rim to RimNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking23.90 Miles 11,000 AEG
Hiking23.90 Miles   12 Hrs   55 Mns   1.85 mph
11,000 ft AEG
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Belated post. My hiking has been very minimal this year. A bad knee has made trail running and even hiking difficult. That being said, we had made reservations a year ago for this event and I wasn’t going to let a bum knee stop me from attempting it. Departure from the north rim was delayed by an hour as an unexpected storm passed through just as we (my sisters and I) were prepping for departure.

Got on the trail around 2am. Temps were surprisingly warm (low 40’s) with little wind. The rain hadn’t been too bad; a few puddles that were easily avoidable if you kept your eyes on the trail. The rain did a nice job of cutting down on dust which is a nuisance on the upper portions. Hikers coming out warned us of hearing rockfalls (from the rain) but we never saw any damage on the trail. Even with the late departure we made decent time. We were in the box a little after sunlight and at Phantom Ranch around 8 am. Trying to gage the Colorado…the banks are about 5 and 1/2 bridge cables on the north and 4 cables on the south. There seems to be a growing island down stream of the silver bridge. We better figure out this water situation fast :(

Going up was rough. Felt good for initial part of the corkscrew but just as we were approaching the Tonto plateau I felt myself hit a wall. This is typically one of my favorite parts of the BA…..water roaring along side a relatively flat trail. Took a half hour break at Indian Gardens before the final push but still needed multiple breaks along the way. Wasn’t a question of if, just when we would get to the top. We were met by multiple family members around the second tunnel with mom, wife and others awaiting up top. Rough climb, rough day…..had to settle for a coke rather than a Mountain Dew. Ohhh the misery (lol). Actually did better on my R3 last year than on my R2 this year. The knee played a small role in my performance (though it was very sore for days afterwards), but conditioning is what made it so grueling. Not prepping/training for a canyon hike is just stupid. We already have rim reservations for next year….lesson learned!
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Sep 10 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Western Loop Trail - FHPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking2.92 Miles 514 AEG
Hiking2.92 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   2.78 mph
514 ft AEG
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Wife was attending a bridal shower in the area so I thought it would be a good time to knock another trail off the list. Got to the Adirondack TH a little after 1pm. Decided to do the Western Loop going clockwise. There is a biker’s segment that takes off directly from the gate and a hiker’s option that takes off a little further up the Promenade Trail. I opted for the hiker’s segment. Both these trails come together in under .5 miles…the biker option might be a little longer as it gains the elevation in a more gradual manner. At first going up the Western Loop was fairly aggressive. Almost stair-like, or at least, with that kind of grade. But once you past the emergency helicopter spot the trail becomes much more gradual as it climbs to the saddle. The option to hit peak 3098 is a no brainer and took very little time and effort. Tried to get a picture of the house where the bridal shower was at….big house….it was in a gated community, within a gated community :doh: After enjoying the views I headed down the backside. Talk about switchbacks!! I can’t think of a trail that has that many switchbacks in such a short area. At least this gives you a chance to see the views from all directions without having to turn your head :lol: The backside is steeper, for a longer duration than the front side. So clockwise is the easier option. Connected to the Promenade to get back to the TH. Nice to get back to this area. Had the trails to myself except for a number of lizards.
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Sep 07 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Pipeline Trail #42 - FlagstaffFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking11.70 Miles 158 AEG
Hiking11.70 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.60 mph
158 ft AEG
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First full day of a Flagstaff vacay. I was up here a few months ago and had done some “gridding” in the Elden Environmental area. Today got to the Elden TH just before 5:30am. (Actually heard the police altercation as I was getting out of the car). Initial thought of the day was to do a trail description for the Lower Oldham trail, which is surprisingly not in HAZ. Took a roundabout route up to where the Elden trail connects to the Lower Oldham/Pipeline trail. It took me about .7 miles to reach this juncture. The Lower Oldham/Pipeline share the same trail initially. A solid single track that heads off to the west. It dances nicely through the boulders and trees losing most of its elevation in the first mile. About a mile in the trail split with a sign indicating that the Pipeline trail descended. An unnamed (assumably Lower Oldham) continued on at the current elevation. Not sure why they don’t name the trail at this juncture. Continued on this single track as it weaves along the lower slopes of Elden. When I reached the Elden Environmental area I got my first signed confirmation that I was still on Lower Oldham. As I continued west the number of user trails that interacted with Oldham began to increase. Most of them were obvious user trails, but a little after the 2 mile mark (of being on this trail) I took a wrong turn. Eventually ended up on Pipeline and took that to where it intersected the trail that came out Buffalo Park. The Lower Oldham was signed at this juncture as well and I could see it climbing above the Pipeline trail. This was my turn around point.

On the way back I followed the Pipeline trail back. Initially, coming from the Buffalo Park direction, the Pipeline is an exposed dual track. At first, though exposed, the trail is surrounded by trees on both sides, but as the trail goes east homes become a common theme on the south side. I was surprised at how much the Pipeline bounced between a dual track and single track. Guessing here. I would say it was it switched from a dual to a single track to a dual back to a single in about .8 miles increments. It was pretty much split 50-50. As I headed back east I started “gridding” the user trails that interacted with the Pipeline. Didn’t do all of them, but I got over half of them done. Most of them were less than .25 miles in length, but some “spider-webbed” quite a bit and might of added a close to a mile for that side trip.

Weather was great. Little windy early on, but that didn’t last long. Wildlife was extensive though nothing spectacular. Saw my first skunk while hiking, along with squirrels, chipmunks, lizards and a multitude of birds. Stellar blues were out in force! Flowers had a nice showing as well; yellows especially, but whites, purple and red were represented as well.
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Sep 03 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Axle Grease TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking9.70 Miles 287 AEG
Hiking9.70 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   4.89 mph
287 ft AEG
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Early morning hike. Got to the new and improved TH (at Dynamite and Pima Rd) around 6am. All the trails that are in the vicinity of this new TH have had a facelift with how they interact with the TH and each other. As the preserve has grown the trails have changed and grown with it: Axle Grease being one of them. I think Axle Grease has finally reached maturity and will not change anymore. Starting from the north end of the TH it twists and turns for 4.6 miles where it terminates with the West Express trail. There are several trail connectors along the way where one can opt for a shorter loop. I choose to go to the end of Axle and then take West Express and Latigo back to the TH. Weather wasn't too bad though it was a little humid with very little breeze. Wildlife included quail, rabbits, lizards and chipmunks. Nice to have this TH up and running.
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Aug 27 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Pima Wash Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 27 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking5.62 Miles 203 AEG
Hiking5.62 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   4.22 mph
203 ft AEG
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Early morning hike. Got to the Javelina TH just before 6am and was able nab the last parking spot before cars started lining the entry street. Did a loop going clockwise involving the Pima Wash. Started on the Beverly. Went up and over the hill to the dry wash and then made a left on what was known as the West Loop trail. I really enjoy WL trail. It is a “border” trail. So you only have the wilderness on one side, but the trail is a solid single track that interacts nicely with the hillside. From here, I connected to the Pima Wash. The “authorized connection” has changed quite a bit over the years. Several years ago, before the replanning of SM, there were multiple, well-used connector points between Pima Wash and WL trail. Now they have created a well defined route, with trail markers that hug the sides of the hill. Pima Wash is a decent Wash trail, though not as sandy as one might imagine. Over the years, users have created routes that hug the wall and keep you out of the sand for almost half the trail. Briefly on the Mormon Loop to connect to the Javelina trail which I took back to the TH. Having hiked these trails so frequently in the past, I had timed destination spots in mind. Trying to keep my heart up with minimal running. But it turns out I had to jog more times than not to keep pace with my expectations. Sore knee at the end, but a happy heart.
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Aug 18 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Ranger Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking4.44 Miles 804 AEG
Hiking4.44 Miles
804 ft AEG
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Did an out and back on the Ranger with a visit to Goat peak. Saw a couple of hikers, but pretty much had the area to myself.
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Aug 12 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
North Mountain National Trail #44Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking1.83 Miles 626 AEG
Hiking1.83 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.22 mph
626 ft AEG
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Power went out at work which forced me to leave “relatively” on time and allowed me to get a hike. Met up with Jose and did a loop involving the National trail and the tower road. Got to the TH around 5:30 and did the loop clockwise. Weather was great!! Cloudy and windy. Got spit at by the clouds but nothing else. Leisure hike. Talked quite a bit along the way. Saw a few people along the way; mainly along the tower road. Good to get another hike with Jose.
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Aug 09 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Hau'Pal TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 09 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking3.08 Miles 1,060 AEG
Hiking3.08 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   1.89 mph
1,060 ft AEG
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Hard for me to get out, but managed to get a hike in after work. Did a loop which is a little unusual for me. Typically I do an in and out on this trail. Got on the trail around 4pm. Really out of shape….knees and cardio. 34 minutes to the peak to the right of the trail. Then continued on the Hau’ Pal as it went along the ridgeline and down. Pretty neat section of the trail, a little more rugged. Should probably do it more often, especially since I am not running. Didn’t see anyone until I was making my down the final descent. No wildlife. Warm and very humid.
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Jul 22 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Western Vista Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking4.00 Miles 255 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   2.86 mph
255 ft AEG
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Short after work hike. Got to the TH around 4pm and did an in out on the Dixie and the Western. Did the shortest version, going clockwise on the Dixie Loop. Warm, but once again the breezes made it decent. Had the trails to myself; didn’t see anyone or thing while I was out there. There wasn’t even another car at the TH while I was hiking. Miss running, bit it’s still nice to be able to hike.
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Jul 19 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Chuckwalla Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 19 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking2.32 Miles 76 AEG
Hiking2.32 Miles      37 Mns   3.76 mph
76 ft AEG
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After work hike. Took Chuckwalla over to Sunrise. Hit the top. Then back on Ridgeline and Chuckwalla. Saw a chipmunk and 4 other hikers. Once again, not a bad hiking day with the breeze.
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Jul 18 2022
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Hau'Pal TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 18 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking2.28 Miles 1,060 AEG
Hiking2.28 Miles   1 Hour   7 Mns   2.04 mph
1,060 ft AEG
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After work hike. Got to the TH around 4pm. Did a short up and down. Struggled a little near the top. Had to take a couple of short breathers. Warm but not too bad with the breeze. Had the trail to myself, except near the end, I encountered one young man heading up in blue jeans and a long sleeve shirt...can you say uncomfortable. Can't imagine hiking in that kind of attire when it is 105 out.
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Jul 16 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Hau'Pal TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 16 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking2.28 Miles 1,060 AEG
Hiking2.28 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   2.14 mph
1,060 ft AEG
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Hiking once a month…sucks. Feeling the calves on the way down. Got there around 5:30. And did a short up and down. Didn’t bring my Garmin so mileage and time is based off of a previous hike. Pretty humid today. Sweating within the first few minutes. No wildlife. Had gnats with me for the first few switchbacks, but luckily lost them after that.
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Jul 04 2022
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 Phoenix,Az
West Skip Rimsza Paseo - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking6.08 Miles 159 AEG
Hiking6.08 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   4.24 mph
159 ft AEG
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Short after work hike. The Rimza trail had been on my list for about a month and finally made it out there. Little disappointed to find that I had already done this trail in July, but in the flip side it turned out to be a good choice. I got to the park around 3:30 only to find the entrance closed due to the 4th of July. This caused me to use the west end trailhead…..basically a dirt lot just off of Dove Valley Rd. Did the trail (sidewalk) as an in and out. Went to the gated park entrance and turned around. Not much to say (sidewalk). Desert looked rough…..very dry. There are 11 bridges, most of them occurring after the first mile as you head west. There are also two covered structures that provide the only shade on this trail (sidewalk). One about 1.5 miles in and the other about 2.5 miles in when hiking west. Neither shaded structures have benches, so it is “standing room only.” Really not much of a trail, but it is nice to get out.
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Jun 14 2022
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Ridgeline Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 14 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking2.17 Miles 149 AEG
Hiking2.17 Miles      36 Mns   3.62 mph
149 ft AEG
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Short after work hike. Parked at the TH on the 67th side. Got on the trail around 3:30. Took a user trail out wide (west side), briefly used the Coachwhip before taking the Ridgeline over to the Sunrise trail. Hit the top and then took the H4a back to car. Actually pretty nice out. Met 4 hikers and saw a squirrel.
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Jun 13 2022
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Telegraph Pass Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
 Hiking avatar Jun 13 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
 Hiking4.70 Miles 536 AEG
 Hiking4.70 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   3.24 mph
536 ft AEG
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After work hike. Got to the Kiwanis TH a little after 4pm. Did an over and back with the Telegraph trail. Kiwanis is in good shape. Still has some big steps to be negotiated, but most can be minimized by using other rocks. Telegraph is in ok shape. The steeper section has been broadened considerably through use. The rock work which use to be an integral part of the trail at the top and bottom of the steep incline has now been bypassed by dirt paths that parallel these sections. I’m sure this is the result of a heavy weekend traffic. Not a problem today. Went to to the Telegraph TH and returned the way I came. Saw 3 people in total; all on the Telegraph side. Also saw some quail and that was it. I was surprised at the amount of shade that had developed on both sides (Telegraph and Kiwanis) on my return trip. The canyon walls make this one of the nicer (shadier) afternoon trails to hike in the summer. I was never a fast runner but it is amazing how much longer it takes for me to hike these routes :( jogged what my knee would let me…which wasn’t much.
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Jun 11 2022
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Heart Trail #103Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 11 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking11.95 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking11.95 Miles   4 Hrs   59 Mns   2.40 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Last week, the wife and I had a 4 day vacation in Flagstaff. That “weekend” reminded me how much I enjoyed hiking in Flag and how many trails I have left to hike. So that inspired me to drive up and revisit Elden TH again. Got there a little after 5am, ( fourth car in the lot). Initial thought had been to do the Sunset Trail, but upon looking at the map at the TH it seemed to make more sense to knock out another trail that I hadn’t done before…the Heart Trail.

Hit Elden Peak first. Kick my but last week. It did this week as well, but I did better. Splits FM 22: ST 42: SS 1:15: LO 1:24. After hitting the peak, I headed down and started on the north on the Sunset. I’ve done this trail a couple of times over the years and it’s cool to see how the Aspens have matured. This was my first time taking the Sunset north. (I’ve always come up from Schultz before). I don’t remember there being such extensive fire damage in the interior basin. Not sure if that is a result of my jogging and keeping my head down, the direction I was coming from or there being a fire since my last visit. The Sunset trail went right by a road a couple of times. On the second encounter I noticed a sign and went down to check it out. While down there, I noticed there was another trail across the road. This trail was not signed, but I believe it was the Upper Oldham trail. Weird that there was no signage for it. Went back and continued on the Sunset. With my meanderings it took me 5 miles to reach the Heart Trail. Not prepping for this trail, I did not realize that there were now two different routes for this trail. At 5.45 miles I came to the split in the trail. It was not marked, but both routes looked pretty solid. Without realizing it, I opted for the older version, which started switchbacking below the juncture. This route is supposedly shorter (it took me 2.5 miles to reach Little Elden, rather than the posted 4.25 miles) and definitely steeper. For most of the hike down the trail was very exposed from the the fire. Nice distant views and of the nearby rock formations, but very little protection from the sun. Once I reached the Christmas Tree trail I continued with my gridding (following user trails) that I had started last week. Ironically, one of the northbound trails tied into the Heart Trail. According to my count I still have 10 southbound trails and 9 northbound trails that I still need to investigate. Fun times! When I got back to the Elden TH it was a zoo!! Parking capacity is probably designed for 40 cars. There were at least 10 over their limit. I had to back up twice trying to exit because the entry/exit point was only wide enough for one car at time and cars kept coming in as I was trying to exit. :(

Nice hike, but a long drive. Looks like I will have to come back and do the new version of the Heart Trail. :)
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Jun 08 2022
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking5.78 Miles 890 AEG
Hiking5.78 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   3.27 mph
890 ft AEG
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After work hike. Got to the TH around 4pm. Started from the east side TH and did the loop clockwise. I think this is the first time of done the loop going this direction. I think the trail might be a little more challenging going this direction because of the incline on the east side. Trail was in good shape and I had it all to myself :) . Warm day (109). Not much of a breeze, but when it came it felt good. No wildlife.
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Jun 06 2022
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 Phoenix,Az
Christmas Tree Trail #160Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking1.50 Miles 341 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
341 ft AEG
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This was my last hike in Flagstaff. I wanted to hit another of the San Francisco Peak trails. It’s kind of embarrassing how few I’ve done. I got to the Elden TH around 5 AM. The Christmas tree trail is an interior trail so to get there you have to hike in a bit. I went in about .55 miles on the Elden Trail and then the Fatman Loop trail to reach the Christmas Tree trail. From there the Christmas Tree trail takes off east north east direction. The trailer is relatively wide averaging 4 feet or greater in width and gains elevation only gradually as a heads northward. There are several minor up-and-down sections as the trail crosses drainage areas, but for the most part the trail is “close” to flat. The trail ends at approximately 2.1 miles after you leave the trail head and junctures with Sandy Seep and Little Elden Trails. On the way to this terminus I noticed numerous use trails that connect to the Christmas Tree trail so on the return trip I hit several of these. I hiked the first one south that was closest to the Sandy Seep trail. A solid single track with its own side trails. (More potential exploring). I also briefly followed a northward track that went to a wooden building with solar panels and a couple of cement ground structure. One looked like an uplifted man hole covering. (The single track went past these structures so more potential exploring).I also hit the first two trails just east of the Fatman Loop juncture. These trails head down to some residences and a KOA trailer park. Lot of “spider webs” from these areas. Weather was perfect. 60’s with a nice breeze. No wildlife, though I did see a dog walker on one of the “use” trails.
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Jun 05 2022
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 Phoenix,Az
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2022
mt98dewTriplogs 1,877
Hiking1.85 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking1.85 Miles      42 Mns   2.64 mph
100 ft AEG
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Returned to this “TH” to do some gridding among a myriad of trails. Honestly, repeated a lot of the trails that I did yesterday just filled in some side trails that my wife didn’t feel like doing. Once again mainly stayed east of the TH. Noticed a trail sign near the Elden gravesite that Lower Oldham trail. Also noticed a similar trail sign when I hiked Elden earlier in the day. Surprised to find that this trail is not on HAZ. We’ll have to do something about that. :) Will need to return to do some more gridding.
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