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Apr 04 2020
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 Routes 75
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cockscomb Loop, AZ 
Cockscomb Loop, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Apr 04 2020
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Mtn Biking10.90 Miles 997 AEG
Mtn Biking10.90 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   5.45 mph
997 ft AEG   1 Hour   18 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Went up to Sedona today for a mtb bike ride with SCA. Found many trail heads closed with a big "STAY HOME" sign. Was planning on parking at Mescal, but everything along Long Canyon road was closed. Drove over to Fay Canyon and parking there was open. Made an impromptu plan B and hit the trails. Fantastic day. Also rode Canyon of Fools - that was FUN!
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Mar 31 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Lucero Loop Estrella, AZ 
Lucero Loop Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 31 2020
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Mtn Biking4.10 Miles 404 AEG
Mtn Biking4.10 Miles      53 Mns   6.15 mph
404 ft AEG      13 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 
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1st trip
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First time riding the Lucero trails in Estrella Mountain Ranch. Parked in the lot at Copper State Bike and Hike and it's just a short jaunt up the hill to the trail head. Trails are in excellent shape and provide very scenic views of the Estrella community. We rode the mountain bike trails, but there are also hiking designated trails that head up to the high point for, I'm sure, excellent 360 degree views.
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Mar 29 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
PSPN Sidewinder Ocotillo MTB, AZ 
PSPN Sidewinder Ocotillo MTB, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 29 2020
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Mtn Biking13.80 Miles 1,549 AEG
Mtn Biking13.80 Miles   2 Hrs   43 Mns   6.57 mph
1,549 ft AEG      37 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Meet up with SCA at Apache Wash for a mountain bike ride. Made a new friend, Anthony, on the first ascent who ended up riding the whole loop with us. Rode all of Sidewinder and Ocotillo. Lots of hikers. Lots of dogs. Some mountain bikers. Everyone polite.
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Wildflowers Observation Extreme
Everything in bloom.
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Mar 26 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 26 2020
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Mtn Biking6.50 Miles 381 AEG
Mtn Biking6.50 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   6.39 mph
381 ft AEG      31 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Rode today with Craig and Jess (his first time on FINS).
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Mar 25 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
White Tank MTB Bike, AZ 
White Tank MTB Bike, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 25 2020
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Mtn Biking6.60 Miles 545 AEG
Mtn Biking6.60 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   7.76 mph
545 ft AEG      20 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Mid week ride with Carey. Ghost town at White Tanks Regional Park. Finished ride with another biker on a Specialized full suspension bike. Made it up to the second switchback on the big hill before pushing.
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Mar 24 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 24 2020
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Mtn Biking5.40 Miles 469 AEG
Mtn Biking5.40 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   6.75 mph
469 ft AEG      21 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Riding with my neighbor Craig. Stayed on the east side.
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Mar 22 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Pirate Trails, AZ 
Pirate Trails, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 22 2020
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Mtn Biking9.10 Miles 846 AEG
Mtn Biking9.10 Miles   1 Hour   41 Mns   6.00 mph
846 ft AEG      10 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 21 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Lime CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Mar 21 2020
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Canyoneering3.30 Miles 482 AEG
Canyoneering3.30 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   2.61 mph
482 ft AEG      22 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Drove out to Horseshoe Dam to see the water release. Hiked up the road to Lime Creek to the high point. Was planning to make a loop out of it, but my planned return route is currently 20' under water. The road to Lime Creek is serious high clearance and narrow at spots. Great views of Horseshoe Lake from the high spot.
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Mar 20 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 20 2020
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Mtn Biking7.00 Miles 699 AEG
Mtn Biking7.00 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   6.36 mph
699 ft AEG      4 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Rode Exposure for the first time.
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Mar 17 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 17 2020
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Mtn Biking6.20 Miles 479 AEG
Mtn Biking6.20 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   7.29 mph
479 ft AEG      33 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Went out for a ride with my neighbor Craig after work this evening.
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Mar 16 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 16 2020
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Mtn Biking5.60 Miles 427 AEG
Mtn Biking5.60 Miles      45 Mns   7.64 mph
427 ft AEG      1 Min Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 15 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 15 2020
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Mtn Biking6.40 Miles 443 AEG
Mtn Biking6.40 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   7.38 mph
443 ft AEG      18 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hot and humid this afternoon. Picked up a stray Canadian (Gary) and asked him to join me.
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Mar 14 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Salt River Canyon View from Peak 3042Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2020
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Hiking7.20 Miles 1,860 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   6 Hrs   18 Mns   1.62 mph
1,860 ft AEG   1 Hour   51 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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I got a notification from AZDOT last week that AZ88 had been reopened east bound out to Fish Creek overlook. I was like, wow, we should go do Black Cross Butte / Salt River overlook. With all the rain and the road being closed, I was a little concerned what kind of shape the trail would be in. How hard could it be? I had a GPS track from last year :) Understandably, the trail was grown over. It was still fairly easy to follow up to the high point. Even in the past, from there out to the overlook the trail was faint at places. Today, it was mostly erased. Not only is the trail covered in vegetation, but palo verde, buckhorn, and prickly pear was blocking our way at every turn. The ground was saturated with water and the drainages were flowing. It was slow going but we did make it all the way to the overlook for that spectacular view of the Salt River. Getting back to the high point went well, but going down was a challenge. Lots of slipping and sliding. I think we all fell at least once. We were mentally and physically exhausted when we got back to the truck.
Flora
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Owl Clover
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Named place
Salt River Canyon
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Mar 08 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Pirate Trails Round Up Loop, AZ 
Pirate Trails Round Up Loop, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 08 2020
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Mtn Biking10.50 Miles 991 AEG
Mtn Biking10.50 Miles   3 Hrs   6 Mns   4.67 mph
991 ft AEG      51 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Carey decided to take another stab at mountain biking the Pirate Trails at Estrella Foothills. I've been jonesing to ride Round Up and today was Carey's lucky day. Started at Estrella Foothills Park and headed out to Park Ave, Grasky, Up There, Up Yonder, to get to Round Up. It took us an hour to complete the 3 miles of Round Up. Came back on Buccaneer and Pirate's Cove. Great day on the bikes.
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Mar 07 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Hunter Trail - Picacho PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2020
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Hiking4.20 Miles 1,926 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   3 Hrs   23 Mns   1.61 mph
1,926 ft AEG      46 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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SCA
Return to Picacho Peak with the harem. Ran into State48 meetup hikers with an hour head start on us. Crowded trail on the way back down.
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Mar 01 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Mspn Mtb, AZ 
Mspn Mtb, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 01 2020
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Mtn Biking16.20 Miles 1,083 AEG
Mtn Biking16.20 Miles   3 Hrs   16 Mns   7.42 mph
1,083 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Mountain bike ride at MSPN today with 100's of my closest hiking and mountain biking friends ;)
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Feb 29 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
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Hiking6.00 Miles 2,077 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   4 Hrs   38 Mns   1.81 mph
2,077 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Headed out to Superior with Gallydoll to hike Picket Post today. Cool start in the ever lasting morning shade heading up the east side of Picket Post. As mentioned, painted arrows not necessarily on the right line :( New mailbox at the top. I had no idea that someone stole (or threw over the side) the old mailbox and bench. Who does that? Great hike and post hike treats at Porter's afterwards.
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Feb 27 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Feb 27 2020
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Mtn Biking7.40 Miles 577 AEG
Mtn Biking7.40 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   7.53 mph
577 ft AEG      9 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Post work ride. Bunch of other mountain bikers out on the trail this evening. Mixed up my normal weekday loop.
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Feb 23 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Fins, AZ 
Fins, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2020
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Hiking2.08 Miles 188 AEG
Hiking2.08 Miles      49 Mns   2.77 mph
188 ft AEG      4 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Went out to see if the trails were muddy from yesterday's rain. They were not.
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Feb 23 2020
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
FINS Estrella, AZ 
FINS Estrella, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Feb 23 2020
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Mtn Biking9.60 Miles 827 AEG
Mtn Biking9.60 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   6.55 mph
827 ft AEG      48 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners partners
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WOW! Lots of folks out on the trails today at FINS. Epic conditions after Saturday's rain. SCA joined me and I gave her the tour. Best ride!
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