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Feb 10 2020
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Pedestal Arch - Goldfields, AZ 
Pedestal Arch - Goldfields, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2020
gmaclachlan
Hiking10.50 Miles
Hiking10.50 Miles
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Started this trip from the Horse Trailer Parking Lot and made our way west north west mostly following horse trails in the valleys and crossing over low saddles until we had to turn up to the arch. The small canyon leading up to the arch seemed to be filled with vegetation so we went a bit to the west and avoided the stuff. On the way back we bee-lined over a saddle to the south east and down into the wash. Next time I would use this route to get there as seemed a lot easier. On another note we found a couple of trucks parked (hiking) about 1.5 miles in which appeared to come in on (Tomahawk road)?? Going to this point would shorten this hike a bunch if you had nothing but the arch in mind. Probably need combination for gate on road available from Forest Service Office in Mesa????
Fauna
Fauna
Desert Tortoise
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Dec 13 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Kings Crown Peak 5541Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2019
gmaclachlan
Hiking5.13 Miles 1,734 AEG
Hiking5.13 Miles
1,734 ft AEG
 
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Went to Kings Crown Peak from the East approach. Followed the mine road for about 1.5 miles and then went left up the slope. A bit steep and rocky all the way, but not hot so had a great hike. Found the benchmark but couldn't find a log book ??? Looked in the obvious places but no luck. On the way down we detoured over one ridge to look at a rock wall someone had built for some unknown reason. Maybe for fencing.
Culture
Culture
Benchmark
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Jul 15 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Sherbrooke Lake TrailBritish Columbia, BC
British Columbia, BC
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2019
gmaclachlan
Hiking4.00 Miles
Hiking4.00 Miles
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The trail head for Sherbrooke Lake in Yoho National Park, BC, Canada is a couple of hundred yards west of the "Great Divide Lodge" along the north side of the Trans Canada Highway 5+ kilometers west of the Alberta - British Columbia border. It can only be accessed West bound as there is no left turn lane from the East on this busy four lane highway.

This three hour out and back trail slowly climbs thru the forest paralleling Sherbrooke Creek. The forest allows you glimpses of Catherdral and Victoria Mountains to the south showing off the glaciers high in shaded areas near the peaks. Numerous planks placed across small water runs and boggy sections keep you from getting your feet wet. Two miles in you come to the lake surrounded by high mountains on three sides for some great photo opportunities. The trail continues for another mile to the end of the lake.
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Jul 14 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Wapta Falls TrailBritish Columbia, BC
British Columbia, BC
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2019
gmaclachlan
Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles
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A short hike off the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of Yoho Park. Started in a drizzle and finished in rain. Thank goodness for frog-toggs.
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Mar 14 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
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 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2019
gmaclachlan
Hiking8.90 Miles 2,040 AEG
Hiking8.90 Miles
2,040 ft AEG
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Couldn't go past the canyon at the florescent tape. Too much water to walk upstream. Another day!!
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Mar 07 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
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 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Romeo CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Mar 07 2019
gmaclachlan
Canyoneering3.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Canyoneering3.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 
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Found this hike on HAZ , thanks are due to previous trip-log contributors. Not too far out of town, secluded location and great views. Lots of animal sign but only seen one whitetail deer on top. Too fast for a picture. The hike up to the saddle is loose and steep in places but not really bad and does keep the hike restricted to those that don't mind a little sweat. Once on top it's a walk in a park. Of course we were not there to attempt the technical part of this hike, it was only an out and back to the drop off.
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Feb 07 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Peak 4618 - Fraser BenchmarkGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2019
gmaclachlan
Hiking8.60 Miles 2,200 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles
2,200 ft AEG
 
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Started this hike from what I think is Mil-site trail-Head on Rogers Trough road. The objective was photo's of the arch and maybe visiting the top if we have the time and energy. Went north in wash and connected with FS1900. Walking the road from this location wasn't a big deal, I think we (four of us)were starting up the hill in about an hour. Made it to the top and signed in to the register. Attached a track, that's usually better than my description.:-). Quite a "puzzle" to get up there!!
Fauna
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Bighorn Sheep
Named place
Named place
Fraser Arch - Millsite Canyon
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Jan 14 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Terrapin Trail #234Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2019
gmaclachlan
Hiking8.00 Miles 790 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
790 ft AEG
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Today was our annual trip to Terrapin with the Forest Service staff ( Mike Salvuccui) to trim vegetation off the trail. Our "Venture Out" hiking group has volunteered for a number of years to complete this task and this year we decided to tackle it from two different directions. JIm headed one group of five from "First water" to trim the west end near the junction with the "Dutchman Trail" and the rest of us (eighteen) hiked in from Peralta. Our group trimmed the cat-claw etc. all the way to Terrapin Pass and Jim's bunch worked the west section below the pass. Anyone going out in that direction should have no problems with navigating Terrapin for the next while. Sorry, we didn't do the "crosscut" trail :-)
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Jan 10 2019
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Panorama Peak - Goldfield MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2019
gmaclachlan
Hiking6.70 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles
1,800 ft AEG
 
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Went to Panorama Peak with a few friends. Drove to the big wash on FR10?? south of the gate on SR88, then struck out east for a high saddle. Over the top we looped as best we could CCW on the ridge but soon found ourselves dropping down to cross a wash/canyon and then back up to the ridge between Dome mountain and Panorama. Made it there for lunch and then continued our CCW loop for a bit. The terrain once again forced us down off the ridge and we basically bee-lined back to the original saddle and back down to FR10. Not a bad hike for vegetation, yes most of us were a bit bloody on arms but that's to be expected off trail. Good workout for the distance and the view is pretty good.
Fauna
Fauna
Tarantula
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Dec 05 2018
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Canyon Lake, AZ 
Canyon Lake, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2018
gmaclachlan
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Boat trip to Skull Cave on Canyon lake.
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Nov 29 2018
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Peter's CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2018
gmaclachlan
Hiking6.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Small group from our snowbird park visited Peters Cave today. Surprised to see a log book at the cave and quite a few visitors signed in for what I thought was out of the way. A bit of a "rock hop" but could be worse.
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Aug 05 2018
gmaclachlan
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Old Goat Glacier, AB 
Old Goat Glacier, AB
 
Hiking avatar Aug 05 2018
gmaclachlan
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
2,500 ft AEG
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Just south of Canmore Alberta the hike to Old Goat Glacier is a lightly used trail compared to other trails in the area. The elevation gain mid- way through the hike may deter some. We met four souls going up and maybe a dozen coming down. The glacier is receding however you can still pick out the toe and hear the water running under the ice.
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Jun 19 2018
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Besnard Lake, SK 
Besnard Lake, SK
 
Fishing avatar Jun 19 2018
gmaclachlan
Fishing
Fishing
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Besnard Lake is about 5 hours north of Saskatoon, 60 miles west of Lac LaRonge. Connected to the Churchill River system it is an excellent Walleye reproductive lake. It has just enough gravel road getting there to keep the expensive Walleye boats away. Couple of small campgrounds at the end of the road, nearly full this time of year but never seen another boat on the lake in two days.(outside of the dock)
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Mar 24 2017
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Ironwood Ridgeline, AZ 
Ironwood Ridgeline, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2017
gmaclachlan
Hiking5.20 Miles
Hiking5.20 Miles
 
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Parked a car at Idaho Road TH and then got dropped off at Meridian. Took the trail to Bulldog saddle and then a hard right up to the ridge. Trail was cairn-ed all the way up to there. We were then off trail and made our way along the ridge to the southeast dropping off the ridge a bit when necessary to avoid risk of injury. The views were great from the ridge looking east to Dome Mountain and south or west to the city.

Just past an alignment with Ironwood we dropped down to a saddle which I will assume is "Ironwood saddle" and then took the draw to the east down to "Deer Tanks" Trail (the mask). This draw was straight and gentle all the way to the trail with indications of a trail in places, someone had done some work defining a route??? Made for an easy out from the ridge.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Jul 06 2016
gmaclachlan
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 Photos 535
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Beechy Sandcastles, SK 
Beechy Sandcastles, SK
 
Scenic Drive avatar Jul 06 2016
gmaclachlan
Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive
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While fishing near Riverhurst we decided to check out the Beechy Sandcastles. They are on the North side of Diefenbaker Lake about 20 miles south of the town of Beechy Sask. We had to cross the lake and drive about forty miles southwest to get there. The last three or four miles is NOT where you would want to be driving in a rain storm.
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Mar 17 2016
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Salt River-Gateway Canyon Loop, AZ 
Salt River-Gateway Canyon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2016
gmaclachlan
Hiking
Hiking
 
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We wanted to try this all winter and although it was going to be warm we figured we would give it a shot. Parking at Water users John, Ken and I crossed the Salt and headed East. Got "cliffed out" on the south side pretty much right away so crossed the river again. A bit more East (once more across the river) and turned right into a wash coming in from the south west. Followed this wash most of the way up to the top of Gateway Canyon cutting off a bit of distance near the top as we cut toward "Precarious Arch" but the heat got to us and we headed for "Delicate Arch" and down the Canyon back to Water users Parking area. Good day of exercise with a couple of tough +70 year olds.
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Mar 03 2016
gmaclachlan
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Cibecue CreekGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2016
gmaclachlan
Hiking5.00 Miles 240 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
240 ft AEG
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With temps in the mid 70's in the White Mountains we thought it may be our only chance to see Cibecue Creek and the falls. (have to head back north soon) Creek was only flowing 30 cfs and was about the same temperature as a Canadian Lake in the summer. Called the Band office and found out a Band Member would be at the bridge dealing with the "rafters" so we could get day hiking passes from her. Road has had some repair work done and was in good condition. Lots of "rafters" on the Salt and few tourists at the trail head, but we had the creek all to ourselves. Lost count of how many times we crossed the stream, most crossings were ankle deep with a couple above the knees. Some boulder hopping and muddy spots make the hike just above "easy" but a great day trip.
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Cibecue Creek
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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Feb 25 2016
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Horns Of DilemmaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2016
gmaclachlan
Hiking5.00 Miles
Hiking5.00 Miles
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We hadn't been out to the horns for a while and hadn't circled them so chose this for our Thursday hike. Started at the "mailbox" west of Canyon Lake. To lengthen the trip a bit we headed southwest and followed Willow Spring Canyon upstream till we hit a waterfall we didn't want to ascend. From there up to the right to a ridge we could follow north to overlook the "horns". Down and around the horns and back to the TH
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Feb 08 2016
gmaclachlan
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 Routes 15
 Photos 535
 Triplogs 38

68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Terrapin Trail #234Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2016
gmaclachlan
Hiking10.00 Miles 790 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles
790 ft AEG
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Our winter vacation park “Venture Out at Mesa” hiking group volunteered to work with the Forest Service and their “Adopt-a Trail " program. We were asked to work on Terrapin and although it is a ways out there we took on the challenge. Dividing into three groups and with assistance from a couple of volunteers from the forest service we “brushed “ a large portion of the trail and got in a great hike at the same time. Did see a couple of hikers on Weavers Needle about 1:30, waved at them but no reply.
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Feb 04 2016
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68 male
 Joined Apr 03 2011
 Mesa, Az
Rhyodacite CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 04 2016
gmaclachlan
Hiking6.30 Miles 660 AEG
Hiking6.30 Miles
660 ft AEG
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Parked at Water Users lot and crossed the river (on the stones). We then walked the horse trail around to intersection of Gateway Canyon and Rhyodacite Canyon. Just past the big cave on the west side we hiked up to a saddle for lunch and a view of Fountain Hills and Phoenix. A quiet scenic hike with an elevated heart rate at the saddle :-)
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