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Sep 15 2014
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46 female
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Isabella LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 15 2014
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Hiking7.40 Miles 1,661 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   3 Hrs      2.47 mph
1,661 ft AEG
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My faithful four-legged hiking companions (Hana and Koda) and I decided at the last minute to "beat the Phoenix heat" and enjoy a new trail near Prescott. Thankfully the trail was nicely shaded since we got a late start around 10:30am. 8)
After a nice lunch at the picnic spot below the lookout, we ambled up the hill only to discover that it was closed. That was fine by me, as the view was amazing! We started back down the trail and kept our eyes out for the turn off for the Transcendent Mine Road. The signs referenced in the description have been removed but it is pretty obvious where the four way intersection is location. This section of trail and the spring were by far my favorite portion of the hike. The climb back up to the Groom Creek Trail was good cardio and the rest of the trail went by quickly. What made the day even better was the fact that we saw a deer, coyote, hawk, and only ONE PERSON! A good time was had by all. :y:
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Mar 02 2013
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46 female
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
South Fork Trail #46Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 02 2013
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Hiking4.50 Miles 2,808 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
2,808 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Quick summary:

*No shade on the trail + cloudless day = one warm adventure
*Trail improvements and HUGE cairns were very much appreciated
*No trace of the cabin described in the South Fork/Gold Ridge Loop entry
*Water was plentiful after 2 miles with lots of "swimming holes"
*Boulder hopping a plenty
*We lost the trail after 4 miles and ended up on an old stock trail in the snow!
*Returned to the trail which became AMAZING around 4.5 miles in.
*Wishing we had more time, we turned around and vowed to return.
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Feb 24 2013
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46 female
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2013
Treehugging Hiker
Hiking 2,064 AEG
Hiking   2 Hrs      0.00 mph
2,064 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Snow Day!
The road to Lone Pine Trailhead was pretty good but the last 1/2 mile was covered in snow.
We knew we were in for an adventure when the trailhead was covered in snow too. After bundling up in the 30 degree morning, we headed out for an adventure. ;)
We started up and were able to follow some footprints for a good distance past "Woodstock." Once that person had given up and turned around, we could see the basic outline of the trail beneath several feet of show. So glad we remembered the poles, but wish I brought the snow shoes. Unfortunately, we lost the trail just below the saddle and didn't want to get lost. We turned around and vowed to return another day. : queen :
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Jul 16 2012
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46 female
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
West Clear Creek Trail #17Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 16 2012
Treehugging Hiker
Hiking 2,741 AEG
Hiking   3 Hrs      0.00 mph
2,741 ft AEG
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1st trip
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My loyal hiking companion "Hana" and I arrived on Sunday afternoon to relax and enjoy a quiet night along the creek. As we entered Bull Pen Campground, I couldn't believe how many cars had crammed themselves into the primitive camping spots or how much trash they thought it was ok to leave behind. [-X
Anywho, after riding out the evening thunderstorm and had the entire area to ourselves on Monday. The creek rose several feet and was raging as a result of the storm, and was sadly impassable. We explored the area and made it out in time for lunch. Good times.
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average hiking speed 2.47 mph

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