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Nov 06 2011
Kenny
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58 male
 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Jug Trail #61 - Salome WildernessGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Nov 06 2011
Kenny
Canyoneering3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Canyoneering3.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
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Took a fall trip to the Jug, beautiful! Not a sole anywhere :)
Just out for a day trip in the jeep, Tortilla Flats for breakfast, Fish Creek hill, past Apache Lake, to Roosevelt, North to A cross road up to the Jug for a hike, exit south to Young hwy, thru Globe back to Mesa.
Found a pile of cattle bones, with what looked like a dogs paw on top, check pics ??
Perfect day, snow on the back of 4 peaks & to the East.
Just a trickle in the Jug, no flow.
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Aug 21 2011
Kenny
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58 male
 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2011
Kenny
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   4 Hrs      2.56 mph
3,313 ft AEG
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Made the first motorcycle ride to snowbowl this summer, picked a great day! Sunsine, clouds, very little wind.... perfect day :) 2 hr 25 mins up counting a stop at the saddle to issue mole skin to a determined hiker. I get the assist, for her & husbands first summit. New York transplants to Phoenix. Told them about HAZ, hope they enjoy AZ.... 1.5 hrs down .... beer in the cooler! :y:
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Feb 24 2011
Kenny
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58 male
 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Humphreys Summit via Dutchman GladeFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 24 2011
Kenny
Snowshoeing5.50 Miles 3,313 AEG
Snowshoeing5.50 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   1.00 mph
3,313 ft AEG
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Did not make the top, :( Fingers got cold, grabbed the wrong gloves, got a late start, but had a great time. First snowshoeing adventure. Great day, a bit breezy towards the top, gotta love goggles in the cold wind.
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Dec 30 2010
Kenny
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58 male
 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Hawes Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2010
Kenny
Hiking3.00 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour      3.00 mph
400 ft AEG
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Went for an evening hike around the Mine trail section of Hawes, had to catch Four Pesks with a fresh blanket :y:
Got lucky, clouds out, sun still shining.... yay!
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Apr 11 2010
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
Camelback Summit - Echo Canyon THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2010
Kenny
Hiking2.30 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
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33 up..... 24 down
Started ay 9 AM, lots of traffic. View form the top still a beauty, nice and clear out.
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Apr 04 2010
Kenny
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58 male
 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Lone Mountain 2809 - E J PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2010
Kenny
Hiking2.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
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Took some friends out for an Easter hike. Great views, good flower count.
EJ Peak is a good climb, similar to Piestewa Peak.... but no crowds... nobody on the trail.
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May 02 2009
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
Four Peaks Mother LodePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2009
Kenny
Hiking7.80 Miles 4,060 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   7 Hrs      1.11 mph
4,060 ft AEG
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There are probably as many routes as people.... on this adventure.
I left the lot @ 6:30, made the Southern summit by 9:00, sister peak, mounted @10:00 ;)
Brother, taken by 11:30, had a bite to eat... atop Brown @ 12:30 back to the cooler, I mean car @ 1:30 :D
I encountered no close calls, the most uncomfortable part was asking permission to trespass :worthy: After a discussion & giving my info, I got a pass :thanx:

By the time I reached Browns, the wind was pretty strong, 2 guys on top, 3 more encountered going down.

I feel satisfied :GB: .... for now :D
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Jul 13 2006
Kenny
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58 male
 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 13 2006
Kenny
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   6 Hrs      1.71 mph
3,313 ft AEG
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Got a 5:30 start from Mesa, trailhead start about 9:30.
Jodi & I took Cabo (the dog with endless lung capacity) up the mountain.
With minor altitude issues, Jodi took an hour nap at the saddle, while Cabo & I hit the top.
Lots of bugs on top, so we did not stay long, back to the saddle in an hour for lunch.
Great day for the hike, a few clouds, no rain or lightning.
Back in the parking lot, spent time in the shade of the aspen, drinking beer enjoing the weather, no hurry to get back to the valley.
Will do it again in late Sept/Oct for the colors. :)
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Aug 29 2004
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2004
Kenny
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.25 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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We went out at sunset for a full moon hike, it got dark at 7:30 with a moon rise about 7:45. I knew we would see a rattler at6 some time on the 9 miles, found him about 4 miles in, looked like a rock on the dim light. The critter count was 4 tarantulas, 1 wolf spider, a fat toad, large grasshopper and a glowing worm.
Great hike, the temp was perfect. We used LED lights to see. If you have not hiked a trail before, I do not recommend doing it at night for the first time, the trail can be hard to find.
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Jul 07 2004
Kenny
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 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Weatherford Trail #102Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 07 2004
Kenny
Hiking16.00 Miles 4,609 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles   8 Hrs      2.00 mph
4,609 ft AEG
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Beautiful day, made it up to Freemont saddle, before having lunch. Got turned back by pea sized snowballs falling from the sky, along with some rain, lightening & thunder. Small amounts of snow in the shady parts past Doyle Saddle.
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Jul 05 2004
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
West Clear Creek Trail #17Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2004
Kenny
Hiking12.00 Miles 2,822 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles1 Day         
2,822 ft AEG
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Went in for an overnighter. Hiked in 3 hrs, Found the most beautiful red rock creek side camp spot, no others around for miles. Can't beat private creek side camping. Fireflies at night, full moon, cool night.

Pictures in the future....
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Jun 27 2004
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
Barnhardt Trail #43Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2004
Kenny
Hiking12.40 Miles 1,912 AEG
Hiking12.40 Miles   7 Hrs      1.77 mph
1,912 ft AEG
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We hiked up to the divide on this Sunday morning (crime scene tape was up)....oops Smoke was rising over the ridge to the North. It was a beautiful morning, I am sure we were the last to hike this trail before the fire swept through, so sad. As fires go, there may be large unburnt areas, that remains to be seen.

I will have pictures in the near future.
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May 02 2004
Kenny
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 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2004
Kenny
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   2.84 mph
1,125 ft AEG
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We got started at 8:30, three of us, one dog. Humans hiked 9 miles, dog Tyson did about 15 chasing lizards.
Beautiful morning, all water holes are now dry, covered with sun bleached moss, a little dampness under the moss that will be gone this week.
lots of flowers still blooming.

First Water T/H Pay stations are removed for the summer.
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Jul 31 2003
Kenny
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 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2003
Kenny
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.50 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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What a great day it was, I started from home at 7:30, made it to the trailhead by 9:00, not bad to be in the pines at 57,00 feet so fast. I stoped once on the road up to get a tortoise to pose for a picture, he did not seem to mind. It took me an hour to get to browns saddle and a good look up the scree chute ahead.
About 45 minutes later I was on top of the world, took extra time for lots of pictures. Found some beautiful yellow columbine on the way up, among other wild things, no not other hikers. The value of getting out on a Thursday .... My mountain!
My hats off to those who climbed this chute with snow in March, although there are great hand holds where needed, I did not have to deal with cold fingers. It is a very fun climb, one section is vertical for about 15 feet, solid rock, good hand holds. I don't know what it would be like for short people, guess I'll never know. Lots of lady bugs up top, as you can see from the pics, looked like lady bug bark on the trees.
Going down the chute was just as fun as going up, just watch your step.
When I got down to the saddle, I checked my watch, lots of time, so I headed south to the Amethyst mine. This is a great trail for views of the west side and back up to the 4 peaks. The springs on the west side provide lots of dense vegitation to hike through, which was still wet from the previous nights rain. The trail is mostly down while traversing the peaks, until you arrive at the heli pad just North of the gate marking the private land boundry.
Fun hike, lots of great views, the monsoon clouds made for a great back drop for the many pictures I took.
Same great scenery on the way back.
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Jul 20 2003
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
West Clear Creek Trail #17Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2003
Kenny
Hiking12.00 Miles 2,822 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.18 mph
2,822 ft AEG
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I had a great time, it was hot and real dry when the trail leaves the creek, the afternoon cloud cover was nice.
I started about 9:30, the lot had about 5 cars (about 25, when I got back @ 3:30) fairly easy hike most of the way. When you get to the first water crossing, you can go straight across (big jump) or stay to the left for the more interesting trail. Both trails meet up at the second water crossing.
For your water activity, the furtherup the creek you go, the nicer it is, less people, better pools, but also a bit less accessable, more challenging. I tested many side trails to the water, some turned up great pools, some nothing or a great look from a 50 foot cliff.
I hiked about 6 miles up, before getting distracted by a beautiful area down by the creek that required a closer look, lots of fish, remote camp sites and swim areas.
Next trip I will spend more time lounging by the water and less time hiking .... I think :D
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Jul 04 2003
Kenny
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 Joined Apr 09 2003
 Mesa, AZ
South Fork Trail #97Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2003
Kenny
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
1,500 ft AEG
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I hiked a portion of the South Fork trail (Little Colorado) over the weekend, it is a beautiful trail that follows the stream, you can always hear the water flowing. From the trail head to to the river crossing is 3 miles, to Mexican Hay lake is 7 miles, lots of wild flowers along the trail and stream, some pools had trout.
We had a group, with kids and only made it about 2 miles up, but it was a nice outing and I would like to go back for the entire hike.
The hike starts at the end of the camping area, which happened to be full (4 of July weekend), I would bet plenty of spaces would be open on any weekend.
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Jun 29 2003
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
Tonto NarrowsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 29 2003
Kenny
Hiking4.70 Miles 135 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   6 Hrs      0.78 mph
135 ft AEG
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The narrows were calling me again, this time all the way to the large pool and sheer walls where Soldier Camp Creek (dry) meets Tonto Creek. Clear water and beautiful pools are found all the way up the creek, plenty of fish of all sizes. You have to navigate your way through a few stands of thick cat tails, and brush in places, but it only makes the adventure more fun.
On the way in, past the main swimming hole, we stayed high to the right side of the canyon, which was faster, but dry. If you go this way, be sure and take the first well used trail to the left after about 1/2 to 3/4 miles, this will get you back down to the creek, time to hit the water.

Great fun!

Kenny
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Jun 14 2003
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
Weatherford Trail #102Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 14 2003
Kenny
Hiking17.40 Miles 4,609 AEG
Hiking17.40 Miles   8 Hrs   50 Mns   1.97 mph
4,609 ft AEG
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Wow! .... Did I forget to say ...Wow!! What a beautiful day for a hike. I got a bit of a late start, 7:50, I was shootin' for 7:00, but oh well. This trail has a very gradual incline, often seeing the switchback a stones throw below, 100 yards from the turn, but steadily climbing the whole time. Big pines at the start, giving way to a mix with aspen and grasses, lupine, various other flowers and ground cover. A great start for a long hike.

About a mile up the trail you come to a fork, the Weatherford angles left, Three hikers behind me went right, I met them on the trail about a mile and a half later. I highly recommend this cut-off trail, I took it on the way back. This trail goes through the Aspen Spring meadow area, a beautiful aspen filled valley, well worth the short-cut.

I found my way to Doyle Saddle after about 2 hours 10 minutes, from there you can see Humphreys, Agassiz and the trail cutting across the snow pack. Black dots, hikers were visible crossing the snow a few miles ahead, time to get movin'. A mile or so later the trail turns up through a tree lined area with at least 7 or 8 downed trees, which require you to step or climb over them, some still in the snow. This area would be challenging for short legged hikers.

You soon pass Freemont Saddle, the 11,000 foot mark and work your way above tree line and the around the back of Agassiz. From here you can see most of Flagstaff below, a snow pack ahead and Humphreys still in the distance. Crossing the snow was fun, but a slip and fall would land you far below, with good speed, right on the rocks, so watch your step.
Agassiz Saddle was next and the first view down the Snow Bowl side to the parking lot and Humphreys TH, which I found was quite crowded as I headed down to the Humphreys Saddle, oh my .... look at all those people. It was a bit like Piestewa Peak, well, down to the saddle and up to the peak with all the people. I found this part a bit more taxing on the body then last years hike, I think it was having almost 8 miles on the legs and 12,000 feet might have something to do with it :)

At the summit! After 4 hours 40 mins, it's time to sit ..Woo Whoo! It was easy to find one of the 20 -30 people to take a picture by the summit sign. Oh yea, talk about bugs... there were swarms of bugs all over the top, I guess with minimal wind, about 70 degrees and lots of sunshine, their has to be a down side.
The view was spectacular, I ate lunch drank water and rested for about 20 minutes, then I thought to my self .... as I looked across the Inner Basin ....... Wow! .... now I have to go back :)

Yea .... I'd do it again
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May 24 2003
Kenny
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 Mesa, AZ
Seven Falls - Mt LemmonTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 24 2003
Kenny
Hiking7.60 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.85 mph
700 ft AEG
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It was a beautiful morning, at least when you get started before sunrise. The hike in was all shade and a great temp, low 70's. I had done this hike about 9 years ago, and still don't like the long start on the tram road (yuck .. road hiking), but once you hit the trail it's great. Not much water at the end of May, so you won't get wet at any one of the 6 or 7 stream crossings.
Water could be heard trickling at various points along the trail, but many sections were completely dry. We arived at the overlook to the falls, all pools were full, but not much could be said for the seven falls. Some nice morning reflections in the pools, some trash around :cry: but over all a good hike :)

On the way out we saw about a dozen hikers in small groups, working up a sweat hiking in the, now sunny trail, it does not take long for the shade to disappear. We were soon back on the tram road headed for the parking lot, I swear the road got longer on the way back ... :?

It was a great way to spend the first hours of the morning.
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May 11 2003
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Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 11 2003
Kenny
Hiking 2,780 AEG
Hiking   3 Hrs   30 Mns   0.00 mph
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I had a friend from Alaska in town who needed a work out.
We started early, beautiful morning hike, in the shade, arrived on top in an hour & 20 minutes. Up top, I found the flag was gone, I looked around and found a 4 inch tall Randy Johnston figure glued to a rock on the edge of the cliff??? Does that explain anything for his bad start this year? Is he afraid of heights?
We continued to the top for the view ... still as good as ever.
Back to the car ... er ..cooler for a late morning refreshment,
I am sure it was after noon, somewhere :)
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